Depression Counseling in Shafter, CA.

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


Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC
Depression Counselor

Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

In 93309 - Nearby to Shafter.

Clinical depression is different than just having the "blues" or feeling "down" for a short while. The prophet, Elijah, is a good example of how serious depression can be (see 1 Kings 19:4-14). If you are experiencing the following on most days over the past two weeks, we advise contacting us: Feeling sad or empty; diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities; a change in body weight of more than 5% within the past month; sleeping more/less than usual; fatigue or loss of energy; feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt; diminished ability to concentration or indecisive; recurrent thoughts of death.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression counseling involves assessing and making appropriate changes in the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of a client's life that are contributing to depressed mood. I work with clients to both remedy the underlying causes and their resulting cognitions, and the lifestyle habits that hinder their recovery. Often it is appropriate to work in conjunction with medical professionals who may suggest medications and/or nutritional supplements to correct the biochemical aspects of depressive episodes. Clients benefit most when their treatment is comprehensive and avoids dealing solely with symptom relief.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, 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.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.

Counseling Agency

In 93306 - Nearby to Shafter.

There are many different factors that lead to depressive symptoms, and often time some symptoms can be alleviated by addressing environmental issues. When that is not enough, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for depression. This is typically the course of treatment I will engage with for clients suffering from depressive symptoms; however, I like to do a comprehensive assessment to determine if other treatments might be more effective for an individual's needs. When depressive symptoms are significantly impacting a person's life (i.e., effecting sleeping, eating, daily functioning) medication combined with therapy can be effective.


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

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

Shafter is located in Kern County, California. It has a land area of 27.94 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Shafter is 18,336 people with 4,394 households and a median annual income of $40,881. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Shafter is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Shafter are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Shafter public health department.