Depression Counseling in Santa Monica, CA.

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


Jessica Achugbue, LMFT, PMH-C, EMDR
Depression Counselor

Jessica Achugbue, LMFT, PMH-C, EMDR

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

5175 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste #403, Long Beach, California 90804 | 562-741-6964

As a perinatal mental health specialist, I use EMDR therapy, a mind-body therapy approach that helps new moms re-connect with themselves, highlight strengths and values, build strong coping and relaxation skills, adjust negative beliefs about themselves, and shift their whole selves into a state of peace, confidence, and hopefulness. I am excited to help you lift the fog of postpartum depression so you can find joy in bonding with your baby and adapting to this new life chapter.

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP
Depression Counselor

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Are you feeling sad? Hopeless? Worthless? Are you struggling to find motivation? How about the energy needed to connect with friends? Or are you feeling isolation? All of these (and more) are very common symptoms of depression. As your therapist I will use CBT therapy to improve your quality of life. I love using CBT for depression because it makes common sense. We learn to notice those negative thoughts. Then we learn together which thoughts are hurting you and causing you to feel emotional pain. Lastly we work together to change and replace those thoughts with something better. It's not a magical cure, but this is a long standing and proven technique for depression and I find it helpful!

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Depression Counselor

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Working with the experience of depression is much more than changing our thoughts to change our behavior. Our brains are wired to notice the negative; it's part of our survival. I support my clients in expanding what they notice, and help them discover what works for them by creating a tool kit through experiential relational interventions in session. When I see children, I utilize play therapy as the modality, including Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy. When working with adolescents and adults, I utilize expressive arts, DBT, CBT and Narrative Therapy.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Free 30 minute zoom call - 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.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I use a blend of cutting-edge therapeutic techniques such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems, and object-relations psychotherapy to create a personalized healing journey. Focused on working with individuals who desire more permanent solutions to their emotional pain, my approach to depression therapy is as compassionate as it is transformative. By engaging with these specifically tailored methods, clients find themselves nurtured, understood, and empowered, unlocking new pathways to well-being and joy. This personalized care provides clients with a value-driven and life-enhancing experience that goes beyond traditional therapy.

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)
Depression Counselor

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)

Psychological Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can be like trying to climb out of a hole that keeps getting deeper. Therapy can help. I use ACT and IFS techniques to help you build a discover compassionate and effective healing. You are ready to: Feel a new sense of purpose, balance, and passion in life. Create boundaries that honor your well-being, Explore how your past may have shaped where you are now. Create fulfilling relationships with yourself, your loved ones, and life. Discover you are enough

John Kane, LMFT
Depression Counselor

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Santa Monica, California 90405 | 408-461-9658

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Venice, California 90291 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Depression Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Century City, California 90067 | 16267883122

I work with a depressed nervous system by working with the body. Often we struggle to sleep, eat, or accomplish relatively simple tasks. Our bodies are stuck with the brake on. When our body thinks it is futile, out mind follows quickly thereafter and we begin to tell ourselves how pointless things are and how worthless we are. I work with the whole body to re-regulate the body to enable you to get back to a whole integrated self.


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

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

Santa Monica is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 8.41 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Santa Monica is 93,220 people with 46,688 households and a median annual income of $76,580. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Santa Monica 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Monica public health department.