Depression Counseling in Santa Clarita, CA.

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

Depression Counselor

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Santa Clarita, California

My approach to working with depression utilizes a combination of depth psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and existential therapy. Depression is the soul speaking of its pain and isolation through the body. My clients benefit immensely from learning to listen to the unconscious through dream analysis and the use of active imagination. CBT provides a tool for clients to identify negative thoughts and replace them with life affirming thoughts. Through existential work my clients learn to take responsibility for and take charge of their depression. For those clients who are taking anti-depressant medication I work closely with their psychiatrists to maximize outcomes.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Depression Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

28494 Westinghouse Place Suite 214, Valencia, California

Many clients who come to therapy are suffering from depression at some level. Often, "talk therapy" is sufficient to help them overcome negative thinking and get back on track. Sometimes, the feelings of sadness or hopelessness are the result of a recent (or distant) life event. Other clients report having always experienced life in this way. Depending on the circumstances and the severity of the symptoms, a referral to a physician for a consultation about medication is necessary. Even in those cases, having a trusted, experienced counselor to talk to on a regular basis (in conjunction with the use of medications), can be invaluable.

Depression Counselor

Donald Goodman, LCSW

licensed clinical social worker

27955 smyth dr. Suite 101, Valencia, California

Nowadays, Depression may be the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. It seems that everyone you know is on medication or has been on medication. However, before we continue a discussion on depression let’s define it. Major Depressive Disorder The person experiences one or more major depressive episode without a history of manic, hypomanic, or mixed episodes. It is characterized by a depressed mood and /or loss of interest in nearly all activities, It lasts at least two weeks, it represents a noticeable change from previous functioning, and includes 5 of the following symptoms with one of them being a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure: 1. Depressed moo....

Depression Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

28494 Westinghouse Place, Ste. 213, Valencia, California

Are you sad or lonely? Does stress from work or family get you "down." Maybe you feel like there is "no hope" or no one understands you. I help people feel better by helping them develop new strategies and skills to reduce their stress. Having a professional counselor to talk to can be helpful. People who work with me report that they feel better. If you want to feel better, please call me for an appointment.

Depression Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

28494 Westinghouse Place, Suite 203, Valencia, California

Suffering from depression can be one of the most challenging experiences that one can face. Every day takes an enormous amount of effort and can feel like walking through molasses. One can feel hopeless, helpess, not enjoying day to day activites, becoming more isolated and having difficulty concentrating. The good news is that there are treatment approaches that can be very helpful in healing depression to bring the joy and vitality back into one's life. These treatments can enable the client to reingage in life, connect with loved ones, and experience greater happiness and fullfillment.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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

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

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Santa Clarita 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 Clarita will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Santa Clarita is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 52.75 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Santa Clarita is 182,371 people with 59,247 households and a median annual income of $83,554. .

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Santa Clarita for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees