Depression Counseling in Topanga, CA.

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


James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Depression Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression can envelop all aspects of a persons life, but with proper support and guidance it can be worked through. Although life can feel hopeless at times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that can be found with professional help. Let me help you regain a love for the things you once enjoyed, and rebuild connections with people that improve your wellbeing. Overcoming depression is a process, and I can help.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Topanga.

I like to work collaboratively with my clients with a special emphasis on going at their own pace. When feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or lack of motivation is a primary concern, it is important to help clients find goals that they feel they are actually able to achieve. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental and peaceful atmosphere in therapy can help a client explore some of the more challenging struggles that has made him or her feel stuck, either in their personal goals or in important close relationships. Finding new strategies or coping skills to replace the ones that have stopped working becomes the new goal and transformations in outlook and relationships can begin.

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression, or feelings of depression, is one of the most common reasons one seeks out the services of a therapist. Depression can be detrimental to one’s daily functioning if not appropriately addressed and can ultimately lead to other mental health issues. Depression can be triggered by a wide array of day-to-day issues as well as immediate issues. Such issues can present either with delayed onset or immediately. Depression can also be impacted by one’s sexuality and sexual experience. I appreciate you trusting your therapeutic needs with me.

Salpi K. Maghakian, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Salpi K. Maghakian, M.A., LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Topanga.

Does your child feel, irritable, sad, withdrawn or bored most of the time? Feeling hopeless and helpless. These are some common signs of kids that may be experiencing depression. For the younger kids I use play therapy as an option and bring in art therapy techniques. Children express easily through art and play and give voice to what is hidden in their hearts and thoughts. With proper treatment and supports in place, your child can thrive and enjoy everyday activities once again.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression has a way of taking away our zest for life, our sense of vitality, and even sometimes our will to live. I begin my work in depression treatment with a thorough assessment of not just the number of symptoms of depression but as importantly the quality of the depression. Depression that stems from guilt has a different feel than that which stems from shame. I observe and interact with my clients and I provide my observations back to them for their assessment and collaboration in this very engaged and intimate process of identification. I make note of how my client is feeling during these conversations and I make my observations and senses my guides in treating depressive feelings.

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90505 - Nearby to Topanga.

My aim is to help you find your own way through your personal recovery. My goal is to support you every step of the way, as you break free from depression and find your own voice. I will help you recognize and build upon your strengths so that you can overcome any obstacles you may be facing.I will offer you an effective and compassionate therapy plan which works towards your goals and, most importantly, at your own comfortable pace.

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression is a condition that can be insidious in that the symptoms are frequently physically and emotionally debilitating. Friends and relatives often suggest as a cure to merely "take a walk" or "think positively" in order to combat those symptoms which usually only increase feelings of shame and encourage patients to further isolate. I don't offer such simple suggestions but construct a treatment plan that includes supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrating an evaluation for medication if indicated and desired by the patient.

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

You don't need to live with depression, feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Understanding what happened to create the depression is helpful but creating the life you want is my job to help you with, so you can get out from under the influences of depression. I use many techniques to help you through, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused. We can also explore if natural or drug treatments are appropriate. I use the types of therapy that are the right fit for you.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Depression Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90211 - Nearby to Topanga.

I offer support while teaching reduction strategies that address both the mind and body to help break free from depression, not only by controlling it but also by keeping it in remission. This means not only being free of symptoms, but also having the ability to live a happy, healthy and productive life. You will will gain the ability to cope more effectively with depressing situations

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Stephanie Weston, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90066 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression can be debilitating and sometimes just getting out of bed is a monumental effort. Sufferers just want to feel better and less overwhelmed by life and that's where I come in. I have extensive experience in this area and I think part of the reason my clients have shown improvements with their depressive symptoms is because we take small steps and tackle things one at a time. Negative thoughts and limiting beliefs can often contribute to depression and my approach is to explore where they come from and then replace them with healthier beliefs and patterns. Clients will be able to see the connections between their beliefs and behaviors and then be given tools on how to make changes.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

I have witnessed countless clients struggle from the weight of depression. I have also seen how quickly therapy can work to dismantle depression. Therapy, under my guidance, is extremely effective in diminishing many of the symptoms of depression. The benefits of therapy for treating depression are tremendous and multifarious. You do not need to live a life of sadness and depression.

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.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Topanga.

Are you struggling with depression or other emotional concerns? Feeling stuck or unable to get out of unhealthy patterns that don't feel good? Depression doesn't have to take over your life - relief is possible. Together we will explore the challenges that are keeping you from living your preferred life and identify new possibilities for growth and change. I will support you in working toward your goals so that you can achieve a sense of well-being and live a more meaningful life.

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

In 90066 - Nearby to Topanga.

If you struggle with depression, you may be able to greatly benefit from therapy. Therapy can provide you a space to connect and heal. You can learn specific techniques, whether through mindfulness, insight or changes in thoughts and behaviors, that can help you find more joy and interest and connect more to others. Please reach out to get the support that you deserve!

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified
Depression Counselor

Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

As you seeking help for depression? Perhaps you have tried therapy before and it didn't help or only helped a little bit? Perhaps medication isn't something that works for you, or has given you difficult side effects. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified EMDR therapist, I specialize in using psychotherapy techniques that are scientifically researched to treat depression, the industry standard in treatment, are the most efficient in reducing and eliminating symptoms of depression and the most cost effective.

Marilyn Jhung, MSW, LCSW, Coach
Depression Counselor

Marilyn Jhung, MSW, LCSW, Coach

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist

In 90034 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression could be fatally debilitating and bring one's life to a complete halt if left ignored and neglected. Yet there remains a flickering candellight within that wants to live and be happy. Yes, the flickeriing light can be transform to its full brilliance with the "right help at the right time." Where is depression exist? Where do the depressive thoughts linger? Yes, in the mind; that's where depression and depressive thoughts linger and live. We must examine the contents of the mind. For what purpose? To get to the Truth...for "the Truth shall set you free"...free from the contents of the mind.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Depression Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner

Available for Online Therapy

I work with a depressed nervous system by working with the body. Often we struggle to sleep, eat, or accomplish relatively simple tasks. Our bodies are stuck with the brake on. When our body thinks it is futile, out mind follows quickly thereafter and we begin to tell ourselves how pointless things are and how worthless we are. I work with the whole body to re-regulate the body to enable you to get back to a whole integrated self.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Coach/consultant

In 90025 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression and Anxiety are the number one mental health issues in the United States. Most people who suffer from depression don't get help for it, instead they suffer alone. Rather medicating it away, therapy can help you understand the roots of the depression and/or anxiety and learn specific tools to find relief from it. You don't have to continue living with sadness.

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Topanga.

Again deep breathing is the key here. The inhale will energize you and the exhale will relax you. Low energy is a key symptom of depression. Also hopelessness and helplessness. Changing the way you breathe will directly change your nervous system and change the way you feel physiologically. It will also change the way you perceive reality. If you have clinical depression (not situational) then medication in addition to psychotherapy may be advised. Mostly I help people get off medication. Exercise is as effective in treating depression as medication.

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression can be a lonely place. A place where you are surrounded by your darkest and deepest thoughts. A place that feels isolated. A place that prevents you from moving forward, getting out of bed, and having a fulfilling life. Depression can become so powerful that instead of having hope, you can become consumed with feelings of sadness and hopelessness. In therapy, I will make you connect your emotional and physical pain into your depression and teach you self care, though stopping techniques, and relaxation techniques in order to overcome the symptoms. You and I will work together to work through your past traumas you have experienced growing up.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Depression Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression often results following some type of loss. However, often it is not the loss itself that causes the depression, but the person's assessment and thoughts about the loss that produces feelings of depression. Cognitive therapy, as practiced by Dr. Levine, can help reverse such clinical depression. It is normal to feel sadness following a loss or unexpected negative life event and cognitive therapy is frequently an excellent method for insuring that normal sadness does not morph into clinical depression. If medication might help in addition to therapy, Dr. Levine will help direct you to a competent psychopharmacologist to provide this additional assistance, if you choose.

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91365 - Nearby to Topanga.

Sadness vs. Depression? Which is it? Treatable YES! Everyone feels sad or 'blue' on occassion. People tend to grieve over a loss, but usually, the feelings of grief tend to lessen over time. Depression occurs when feelings of extreme sadness or despair last for at least 2 weeks or longer and tend to interfere with activities of everyday living. Deperessed feelings include helplessness, hopelessness and even thoughts of death and possibly suicide. People with these feelings may feel overwhelmed. Causes may be from body chemistry which influence mood and thought. Chronic illness can accompany depression. Start feeling better. Give me a call and make an appointment now. Dr. Sobo



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Topanga is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 19.12 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Topanga is 8,923 people with 3,221 households and a median annual income of $112,330. .


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