Depression Counseling in Santee, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Every person has times of sadness and discouragement, however if these feelings persist for long periods of time depression may result. Depression is like a weight that slows a person down and makes everything seem more difficult and strenuous. Depression can affect a person's ability to work, make decisions, focus, concentrate, sleep, eat and socialize. I have found that A key factor in effectively treating depression is motivation. In the first phase of treatment, I assist clients in finding small and simple ways to generate positive feelings as this provides hope that things can get better. Secondly, I assist clients in unloading or unpacking the issues that are weighing them down.

Depression Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Understanding that there are different types of depression, different levels of severity, and various causes, I work with each individual to assess what kind of depression they are experiencing and possible causes. Often anxiety and depression occur together. Along with providing a safe, non-judgmental place and therapeutic relationship for people to talk about their depressive feelings/emotions and experience, I also utilize research-based therapies that have proven effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Depression Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of Santee

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT). Research shows that those who suffer from depression actually benefit quite well from EFT therapy. Depression can be very isolating. The pain of isolation is inherently traumatizing. We are meant to be in relationship with others. I work with indiviudals and couples who struggle with depression by strengthening their relationship so that there is a deeper felt sense that the person who is suffering from depression can experience that they do matter, that they are important, that they are cared for and loved by another. This helps create a more secure attachment to self and others which is therapeutic and needed for healing.

Depression Counselor

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Santee

Many things can lead to feelings of depression. Often, depression is actually grief in disguise. I specialize in guiding individuals, couples, and families through times of struggle, often brought on by events out of their control. When the rug feels like it has been ripped out from underneath your life, it is time to seek support and guidance.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Santee

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

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

If you are experiencing sadness that just won't go away, or a hopelessness that is immobilizing you, it may be clinical depression. There are a variety of very effective ways to treat depression, from cognitive therapy, exercise, nutritional supplements, biblio-therapy, or medication. The least effective is to get a medication from your primary physician and wait. I will help you plan a full intervention that will give you the earliest relief possible. Whether your depression is mild or crippling, I know how to take care of you. Sometimes, just getting to be listened to brings new hope and some relief. But we will do whatever it takes to bring you to health again.

Depression Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Are you struggling with depression? Are negative thoughts and feelings making your life a daily struggle? I can help you to break free from these destructive thought patterns by helping you to reconstruct your thinking patterns and changing daily behaviors in your life. Having someone to listen to you and help guide you out of this painful place can make a tremendous difference. I am empathetic and connected to my clients and will walk with you through this difficult struggle.

Depression Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Santee

As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, I know how to treat depression. Depression is a very common and devastating condition. It affects your self-esteem and motivation to enjoy life, your ability to concentrate and work, and often effects your relationships. I use a variety of treatment modalities tailored to your unique needs to reduce your depressive symptoms as quickly as possible. My goal is for you to go back to fully enjoying your life as soon as possible.

Depression Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Is depression weighing you down? Are you feeling sad, hopeless, tired, irritable and discouraged? When depression takes over, it colors everything in our lives with a negative tinge. People suffering from depression need someone who is warm and caring, and who understands pros and cons of medications. I help people who are depressed to identify the areas where they feel stuck, process the underlying issues, and find a new joy in life. I would be glad to walk with you through depression and help you to come out on the other side.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Santee

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.

Depression Counselor

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Santee

There are many types of depression. The people that I see usually have "the blues" or a situational depression. Most people are high functioning and respond really well to the Cognitive-Behavioral therapy techniques that I use to help people feel a greater sense of happiness and well-being overall. The good news is that new brain research supports the action-oriented techniques that I teach to facilitate feeling better and making changes in overall mood.

Depression Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Every life has times of sadness. When that sadness becomes depression, it is important to get support from a therapist. You can’t “just snap out of it,” and the effects can be devastating. Signs that you might be suffering from depression include a depressed mood most of the day, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities you previously enjoyed, poor or excessive, loss of energy, significant increase or decrease in appetite, thoughts of death. If you are experiencing these types of symptoms, don’t wait to get the support you need. Help is available. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to assess your situation and work together toward relief. Contact me today.

Depression Counselor

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Santee

Depression is accompanied by sadness or despair. It can be extremely difficult to endure, especially since Christians are taught to "count it all joy." In some cases, there may be a chemical imbalance which will require medical intervention. However, having someone walk this painful journey with you as a guide and provide a safe place to share the pain has proven helpful.



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

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

Santee is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 16.23 square miles and a water area of 0.29 square miles.  The population of Santee is 57,787 people with 19,364 households and a median annual income of $76,104. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Santee 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