Depression Counseling in Scotts Valley, CA.

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


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

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

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

Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression is one of the most disabling conditions a human being can experience. When you're going through it, it's nearly impossible to believe it can get better. But it can. If you're experiencing depression, I urge you to get treatment as soon as possible, whether with me or someone else. If you work with me, we'll start out with behavior changes you can make that will help you feel a little better right away. As our work progresses, we'll look at a wide variety of influences on your depression and tailor your treatment plan to your needs. I include positive psychology perspectives in my work, which means I can help you not only reduce symptoms but increase the level of happiness.

Depression Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression feels like walking through mud. We lose ourselves and wonder if we will ever be found again. Often depression is a result of unexpressed negative emotions (which we were never allowed to safely express in our family of origin - so we swallowed it instead). I am very comfortable with the shame and humility that the human condition sometimes hands us - and I can sit with my clients while they work through unexpressed sadnesses - and ultimately find joy in their lives.

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

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

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

Tom Cheney, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

When self-criticism meets self-compassion, the heavy fog of depression lifts. I will help you release the chronic worry, regret, and feelings of inadequacy that fuel depression. I will help you end the rumination that fuels insomnia, one of depression's most painful and debilitating symptoms. I will also help you seek out and celebrate all that is good in you, your loved ones, and your world. Moreover, we will identify the activities, behaviors, and people that make you feel good. We will then make these sources of good feeling more prominent in your life. With the tools of compassion, gratitude, and skillful behavior at your command, you will be empowered to create a life worth living.

Depression Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

Depression has many causes. Sadness or low energy are what most indicates someone is depressed. Often there are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual reasons when one is depressed. When looking at a brain scan, one can see indicators of depression. Depression is a biological problem. Yet it is not only our genes that influence our depression, but sleep, food, and exercise also affect us. Our thinking, feelings, and choices of action affect our depression as well. When we criticize ourselves excessively, we magnify our depression. Our depression may be a result of avoiding emotions that seem overwhelming. Depression is affected by my relationships. When depressed, one can isolate them self and then be deprived of the energy that comes from human interaction.

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

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Scotts Valley

In my depression treatment practice, I use a therapeutic approach that is exceptionally powerful. Some of my clients have experienced remarkable results in as little as one session. How can this happen? I combine an unusually effective combination of methods known for producing rapid and significant change. As a psychotherapist, I bring to therapy the skills I acquired while studying for a Masters and a Ph.D. in Psychology. My book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health examines thousands of studies that have demonstrated the superior level of healing that is possible when mental health is addressed from a mind-body-spirit perspective.

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.



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