Depression Counseling in Scotts Valley, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression can be painful for the person suffering from it as well as those closest to them. When we are depressed, previously enjoyable activities can appear meaningless. We lose interest in connecting with others (often exacerbating symptoms). Furthermore, it can feel as though there is "no point" to life. We all have periods of time when we feel less than ideal, but depression is severe and enduring. Counseling provides an atmosphere where it is safe to discuss these feelings.

Depression Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

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.

Depression Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression is different from grief, sadness, or challenging transitions. If you find yourself feeling stuck in states of low energy, low motivation, and apathy, it is time to seek help. I primarily use Hakomi Experiential Therapy to help you uncover old beliefs and patterns that may have been adaptive in your family, but that aren't serving you anymore. I can teach you practices to use all your sensory awareness to bring pleasure to your life again. This discovery process can bring capacity for new choices, new feelings of energy and creative vitality.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

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

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

In the journey to healing your depression we work together to identify past stressors and unresolved issues that are dragging you down today. I will also collaborate with you to define step-by-step concrete actions you can put to use immediately to start feeling better. I am here to offer support, guidance, knowlege and empathy. I have had the privilege of helping many others beat depression, and I believe you too can get better. Depression is painful, but it doesn't have to win. You can take back your life. Don't believe the negative thoughts and feelings. Just take the first step and call or email so that we can begin to take charge of this debiltating illness.

Depression Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

I work with each person to individualize and tailor their specific goals to alleviate symptoms of depression. I use a compassionate approach to help each person feel less alone in their experience, and feel empowered to make positive changes in their life. Building a strong therapeutic relationship aids the process by feeling well supported and hopeful of the future.

Depression Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Has anyone ever implied you should just "snap out of" depression? Oh, boy, do they not understand! If depression is keeping you from living the life you want, I can help. I understand that depression is a complex emotional, physical, and psychological disease. Often historical, genetic and environmental factors contribute to depression. Together we can sort out those complex factors and address them one by one. Depression is not your fault, nor is it a moral failing. You can feel better. You can feel alive again. Studies show that even contacting a therapist can give you hope. Give it a try. I'm waiting to hear from you.

Depression Counselor

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression can bring on feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness. There are times when it may feel like the feeling will never end and nothing will help. The good news is that psychotherapy can be very effective in assisting the improvement of symptoms associated with depression and I have helped many clients through this difficult process. Working with me, I will help you identify your thoughts, feelings and unconscious behaviors that may contribute to your depression and, from there, you may come from a place of greater empowerment and choice.

Depression Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression and chronic worry often go hand in hand and both leave us feeling helpless and alone. I work with people who are locked in cycles of repetitive, negative thinking to see that the wisdom of the body can be harnessed to help change the cycle. You can learn to listen to your body-mind's need for being accepted, encouraged, and loved, rather than harassed, put-down and pushed. Depression is the fear of doing things on the job, in relationship or in life less than perfectly. And yet perfection isn't possible. We can work together to release you from the bonds of skewed thinking. You can practice new skills, especially acceptance of yourself, other people and our human frailties.

Depression Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Does life seem bleak right now? Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy? Do you feel sad most of the time? Do you have little to look forward to, and a lot you’d prefer not to look back on? When you are convinced that things will never get better no matter what, you are depressed. I can give you tools and teach you how to use them to dig yourself out of the emotional ditch you’re in. It is possible to feel hope again when you know how.

Depression Counselor

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression can be a very lonely and scary experience. People experiencing it can feel hopeless and helpless at times. The good news is that counseling is a very effective treatment for mild to moderate depression and I have seen my clients improve when they have struggled with depression. Having a safe place to talk about the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with depression, helping my clients identify their blind spots and generating alternatives, and knowing that I am on my client's team trying to help them through this challenge has been very beneficial for the people I have helped.

Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Depression Counselor

Magda Wroblewska, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Are you overwhelmed by sadness, hopelessness, or constant worry? Are you struggling to find the motivation to do simple, everyday tasks? Do the things that once brought joy and excitement to your life no longer seem appealing? Being depressed doesn't mean you have to suffer. Together we will look for underlying causes of your depression. Whether you're adjusting to a life transition, experiencing hormonal changes, criticizing yourself relentlessly, or struggling with an unresolved trauma from your past, I've helped many individuals cope with and overcome their depression and restore light and joy to their lives. I look forward to helping you do the same.



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

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

Scotts Valley is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 4.61 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Scotts Valley is 11,945 people with 4,332 households and a median annual income of $101,475. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Scotts Valley, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Scotts Valley is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees