Depression Counseling in Santa Ana, CA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Santa Ana, California.


Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90806 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Depression feels terrible! You may not be sleeping. You may be more irritable than usual. You may be have tears coming out of your eyes unexpectedly. The great news, is that of all the illnesses you could be experiencing, depression is one of the most treatable. You don't have to feel like this forever. You are not your depression. Using CBT, solution focused brief therapy, and positive psychology we are going to work to get you on the road to feeling better! Call me today for a complimentary confidential phone consultation and let's get started right away! You are cordially invited to view my blog at: www.blogger.com/profile/05583261728767907328

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

I work with individuals who experience an inner critical voice that attacks them with messages such as: “I am not enough”; “I need to be a better person”; "I cannot trust others". Some explain feeling overly responsible and share that they have difficulty expressing their authentic feelings to others. I help my clients discover that there is plenty of room for every aspect of their personhood. Shame, depression and anxiety dissipate and self-acceptance is the natural byproduct. Letting go of shame and worry leads to greater joy and fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.

Philip R Copeland, LISW, BCD
Depression Counselor

Philip R Copeland, LISW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92637 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

In working with depression it is important for me to know a persons life history of depression. We look at when and how often a person has experienced or and been treated for depression in the past. Since there are several kind of depression ranging from depression related to acurrent problem or what we call a stressor to a depression which is caused by chemical changes in the brain which suggests a person may need psychotherapy as well as medication from a doctor. When I have determined the type of depression the person is dealing with , I make atreatment plan to help them get through the depression. I do individual therapy which can be for support as well as helping them to look

Lilia Sheynman, PhD
Depression Counselor

Lilia Sheynman, PhD

Psychologist

In 90755 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

There is no reason for you to go through this alone; depression is like a dark cloth over your life. I have years of experience in helping individuals to throw off the cloth and to reconnect with themselves and their loved ones. We will work together to reclaim your life, to build healthy habits for the future, and to build the life that see for yourself.

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

In 92663 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Knowing that you have a certain sadness or even a low mood for consecutive days may indicate that you have depression. Gaining a proper diagnosis and treatment plan with help you on your way to recovery. I work with clients who perhaps can't put their finger on what is really causing their constant low mood. However, just accepting that there is an issue and reaching out for some support takes great strength and courage. This is the first step to not only self actualization but so your path to inner peace.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Clients in therapy for depression with Dr. Parke can benefit from a warm and safe environment that nurtures them back into hope. Though the darkness and heaviness of depression can be overwhelming, Dr. Parke can provide you with tools and walk alongside you in this journey so that you know you're not fighting this battle alone. There is hope for depression, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the courageous first step is reaching out for help.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92626 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Are you spiraling downward and unable to retain a positive outlook? The effects and perceptions of external circumstances can create internal disturbances. Together, in a secure environment, you will be able to express and explore your inner most thoughts and feelings. By increasing awareness of self defeating negative thoughts and patterns of behavior, we will be able to identify alternative choices of being and relating. Acknowledging and reconfiguring our thoughts is often the path to regaining a healthy sense of self and the future.

Steven Harris, PhD
Depression Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Not that I do not empathize with the suffering depression brings, but I do think depression can be instructive to your lives. While many people view depression as simply a bad thing and/or something we just want to get rid of, I view depression as a unique opportunity to learn from the depression. Why is the depression there? I have not met anyone who was depressed that did not feel that way for a reason. Symptoms of depression usually tell us clues as to why the human soul is suffering, and also can also provide further clues to the solutions. Many solutions easily flow right out of finding out the "why's" and "what's" of the depression.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

In 90631 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Most clients suffer from some form of depression, due to work, marriage, family, or addiction problems. First if the symptoms are sever we recommend a consultation from a medical doctor. If the client suffers from insomnia, difficulty concentrating, anhedonia, or dramatic weight changes , we strongly suggest the client meet with their medical doctor. Also many people will call because they are struggling with depression, and sometimes it is due to an underlying medical condition, such as anemia, vitamin D deficiency, mono, thyroid condition etc. So we ask clients to request blood test be ordered by their doctor. After the vegetative symptoms are assessed and treated, then we proceed .

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP
Depression Counselor

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

In 92780 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

With assessment as a tool, we can determine if you simply have a depressed mood due to a loss or if it is clinical depression. We find that clients experience depression sometimes as a result of shame, guilt, or anger directed toward the self. Because the best treatment for depression is medication + therapy, If we determine that you are experiencing the symptoms of clinical depression, we may refer you to obtain medication. Using therapeutic tools such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Acceptance Commitment Therapy, we've seen clients recover, interrupting the patterns of thinking and behaving that have maintained their symptoms of depression.

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Sometimes "talk therapy" alone can relieve depression and most clients find it to be helpful. I do utilize cognitive therapy when dealing with depression because our thoughts have a great deal to do with our feelings and there is evidence that this treatment approach to depression can be quite effective. When necessary, I will provide a psychiatric referral for an evaluation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for medication.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Santa Ana, CA.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Santa Ana who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Santa Ana will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Santa Ana is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 27.14 square miles and a water area of 0.24 square miles.  The population of Santa Ana is 335,400 people with 74,757 households and a median annual income of $52,253. .


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Therapy in Santa Ana is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Santa Ana therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Ana public health department.