Depression Counseling in Santa Maria, CA.

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


Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

35+ years as Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Life Coach

In 93460 - Nearby to Santa Maria.

“Stinkin’ thinkin’” isn’t what causes depression. It’s just one manifistation of this bewildering, joy-sucking, often recurring illness. The good news is that depressive illness does not last forever, even though it can feel like it. The not-so-good news is that for many people, depression is a recurrent illness that hides in the shadows and may strike without cause or warning. MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) is an 8-week program that’s been scientifically-shown to prevent—or at least, decrease the likelihood of— recurrence in people who have suffered from 3 or more episodes of depression. It is a skill-based program that reduces the body’s vulnerability to depressive illness.

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.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, our approach to relieving the symptoms of depression, such as fatigue, hopelessness, trouble concentrating, is to share with the client the healing power of the Holy Spirit and to administer a temperament report. We use cognitive behavioral therapy to help the client change his/her negative thought patterns.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Clients usually experience a progressive decline in mood, which can impact their emotions, the quality of their sleep, relationships (they may even begin to withdraw from others), and have persistent negative thoughts. Many clients prefer to explore viable holistic and integrative strategies before trying medication. In our collaboration, we will design a plan to explore possible options, strategies to strengthen effective coping mechanisms, and identify a plan to enhance the opportunity for recovery.


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

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

Santa Maria is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 22.78 square miles and a water area of 0.63 square miles.  The population of Santa Maria is 105,093 people with 27,365 households and a median annual income of $50,433. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Maria, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Santa Maria 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 Maria 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 Maria public health department.