Depression Counseling in Santa Paula, CA.

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


Maureen Houtz, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Maureen Houtz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93001 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Making change when depressed is very difficult. Getting to the root cause is ideal but not very swift. Having a medical evaluation to determine if medicine could be useful is important. If clients are willing, we will discuss changes to lifestyle, exercise, diet to decrease depression. CBT and DBT are great tools to teach clients to manage their thought processes.

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Depression is very common, and often is a symptom of other problems that are going on. When I work with depression, I assess how long it has been present, what the root causes are if they are known, and what solutions have been attempted so far. Usually I will ask for a thorough evaluation by your doctor, because there are many underlying physical conditions that can cause feelings of depression. This does not mean that you necessarily need an antidepressant medication. Some people find them very helpful, and others don't want to add a medication to their systems. Your preference is important, and we will work with it. Depression sucks the joy out of life, and therapy can help!

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91301 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Many people have felt sad or depressed at times. Our moods go up and down based on our experiences, physical wellbeing, affected by our day to day encounters. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life's labors, or a wounded self-esteem. But when feelings of extreme sadness -- including feeling hopeless, and worthless last for many days and then to weeks and keep you from performing normally, your depression may be something more than sadness. It may very well be clinical depression – which is a treatable medical condition. A sign of depression is either depressed mood or loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed for more than just a few days. In addition, the depressive symptoms need to cause clinically significant distress or...(view profile to read more)

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93020 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Depression can be debilitating and make life feel hopeless. Many times people with depression want to get better, but don't know how. That's where a good therapist can help! My training, background, and experience can provide those suffering from depression the necessary tools and strategies to help improve mood and return to stable and healthy functioning. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to face these challenges, but that is why I focus on taking baby steps, taking it one day at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other, and providing a lot of support and understanding. I have witnessed many clients improve and successfully fight off their depression. There is hope!

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 93021 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Depression is an overused word, and therefore misunderstood. I will work with you to help you understand if you are truly depressed, caught in grief, or going through a rocky life-transition. How we respond to our life is as, or even more important than the facts of our life. Our reactions to our circumstances will guide our emotional path in either a positive or negative way. Let me help you embrace the parts of yourself that are unknown, even to you. Bringing your darkness to light, will help you to see yourself in a much more empathetic way.

Wendy Jones, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Depression, fear and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Therapy can help you to talk things out, cope with feelings, problem solve and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your symptoms. Through our work together in therapy, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had so that you can live your best life.

April De Higes, LMFT
Depression Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

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.

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.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

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.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Depression Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91361 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

You might be experiencing profound loss and feel isolated and alienated from those around you. Perhaps the loneliness you feel comes from a profound sense of not being fully known and understood. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore, discover, illumine, and heal the wounds that have kept you from expanding into the fullness of who you are meant to be.

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Depression Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

We have learned much in the past decade or so about the neurobiology of emotions and their relationship to our body, genetics, and past experiences. Although there may be medical causes of depression that may be medically treatable, research has shown that a combination of psychotherapy and medication is the best treatment. In therapy, we will explore your experiences that may be contributing to depression. We will identify ways to improve self-care (i.e., sleep, diet, exercise), and the ways in which thoughts and emotional responses to stress contribute to depression along with options for improving managing symptoms and coping with emotions.


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

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

Santa Paula is located in Ventura County, California. It has a land area of 4.59 square miles and a water area of 0.11 square miles.  The population of Santa Paula is 30,546 people with 8,614 households and a median annual income of $52,824. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Santa Paula 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 Paula 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 Paula public health department.