Depression Counseling in Taft, CA.

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


Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC
Depression Counselor

Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

In 93309 - Nearby to Taft.

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.

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

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

Counseling Agency

In 93306 - Nearby to Taft.

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.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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.


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

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

Taft is located in Kern County, California. It has a land area of 15.26 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Taft is 9,495 people with 2,306 households and a median annual income of $51,369. .


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Therapy in Taft 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 Taft 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 Taft public health department.