Depression Counseling in Santa Cruz, CA.

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


Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2955 Park Ave, Soquel, California 95073 | 831-566-8077

Depression can make it difficult to reach out, but in a safe and supportive space you can find ways to heal and to move out of the heavy and dark place into a richer life in which connecting with others becomes easy and enjoyable. Therapy can be the first step in connecting with another person to look at the various reasons that can cause depression and to find and practice resources that will lead out of the depression.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

5819 Soquel Drive, Suite A, Soquel, California 95073 | 410-330-9517

Depression may be hereditary, may be created by enormous stress over time, or from a recent stressor that results in an assault on one's serotonin levels. The results are symptoms of depression; poor sleep, appetite issues, bad moods or mood swings, low energy, poor focus/concentration and difficult functioning in every-day life. There are many ways to approach the problem of depression, and I usually recommend a multi-faceted approach to really solve the problem. I've helped hundreds of people with the issue in my career. People don't usually "snap out of it" and it is a serious issue. Professionals, like myself, know what to do to help you.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 | 15103355222

Depression often really just means "repression". It is usually a sign that the human system is overwhelmed with thoughts & emotions that have become unmanageable. People with depression are often stuck & unmotivated. A shift in circumstances is usually needed for people suffering from depression AND expressing emotions through a variety of outlets is extremely helpful.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Depression Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

The root of depression is complex. There is probably a genetic predisposition and may often accompany anxiety and trauma. Some difficult triggers can include the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, or having a challenging relationship with alcohol and other substances. It is not uncommon for life transitions that on the surface appear positive (weddings, pregnancy, children going to college, retirement) to trigger feelings of depression. You can find relief and healing through psychotherapy. Together, we can identify the triggers to get to the source of the suffering, identify short and long term solutions to bring about a sense of relief, and explore different avenues to help.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Depression Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

5905 Soquel Drive, Suite 400, Soquel, California 95073 | 831-479-1960

Do you want to feel happy, productive, hopeful - feel like yourself again? Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, can help you break out of depression. He has over 25 years experience and incorporates various treatment approaches when appropriate including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Dufford is also Director of Anxiety Treatment Services and has a strong specialty in overcoming anxiety disorders as well as depression. Please call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.


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

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

Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 12.74 square miles and a water area of 3.08 square miles.  The population of Santa Cruz is 64,220 people with 21,516 households and a median annual income of $62,164. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Cruz, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Santa Cruz are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Cruz public health department.