Depression Counseling in Topanga, CA.

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


Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Depression Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Topanga.

You might be experiencing profound loss and feel isolated and alienated from those around you. Perhaps the loneliness you feel comes from a profound sense of not being fully known and understood. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore, discover, illumine, and heal the wounds that have kept you from expanding into the fullness of who you are meant to be.

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.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Topanga.

We all feel down sometimes. Real depression is when we can’t get back up. Or it’s when we do so only after great effort, and even then it’s not all the way back. If sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness get in your way, that’s depression. Even mild or periodic depression can interfere in your life. It can also increase conflicts at work and in your relationships. Therapy helps, even without medication. Some people may benefit from medication, but that’s on an individual basis, and research shows that medication works best when it’s combined with therapy. We’ll examine what causes the depression, what you’ve tried, and what else can be done. Depression doesn’t have to stop your living.

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Topanga.

When we feel depressed we can forget about taking care of our basic needs. Simple things like running errands or making the bed can feel insurmountable. Isolating from others can feel like the right thing to do but propel us further into a depressed space. Often we are unaware of how our mindset contributes to this state. And we try to cope by engaging in habits that increase feelings of shame and hopelessness. I can support you in your journey of coming out of the heaviness and into a lighter way of being. We can look at how shame may play a role in remaining stuck. We can look at unresolved fears and needs along with cognitive distortions that may keep you from moving forward.

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Topanga.

If you feel depressed, I can help you by putting your feelings in perspective and changing your thoughts to be more positive. I have successfully treated people with depression with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and they are living a happier more fulfilling life. There's no reason that life can't be happier and more in your control. Gaining those tools by a professional therapist is sometimes the way to go. Let me help you by showing you the tools to make your life happier. For a free and confidential consultation, call now.

Shana Lutsky, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90064 - Nearby to Topanga.

I have worked for many years with people who are suffering from depression. Depression can manifest in a number of ways- lack of interest in activities that previously made you happy, low energy, a decrease or increase in appetite, a sense of hopelessness, substance usage etc. When one experiences sadness which is pervasive it can be very troubling and frightening. One's outlook on life when depressed can seem very bleak and as thought it may never lift. However, talking about ones feelings about feeling depressed with a skilled caring professional is one way to help to start alleviate these feelings.

Ellen Roese, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90277 - Nearby to Topanga.

When a loved one dies many people experience depression along with their other symptoms of grief. As a bereavement therapist I understand that grief takes a long time and that it is very difficult to learn to live without your loved one. Through grief counseling we can together help you regain your sense of balance and begin to lift the depressive feelings that can be overwhelming.

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.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Topanga.

Many clients enter therapy feeling depressed or overwhelmed. After assessing for safety issues and/or the need for a psychiatric evaluation, I work with cients to understand the stressors or underlying issues (or events in the past) that have produced the depression. I work with the client to challenge their feelings of helplessness and focus on actions and beliefs that promote feelings of strength and hope. I help them redefine themselves as capable and valuable; moving from hopelessness to hopefulness, and finding the internal and external tools and strength to battle depressive, negative views of themselves that may have been burdening and depressing them for many years.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

Many clients who come to therapy are suffering from depression at some level. Often, "talk therapy" is sufficient to help them overcome negative thinking and get back on track. Sometimes, the feelings of sadness or hopelessness are the result of a recent (or distant) life event. Other clients report having always experienced life in this way. Depending on the circumstances and the severity of the symptoms, a referral to a physician for a consultation about medication is necessary. Even in those cases, having a trusted, experienced counselor to talk to on a regular basis (in conjunction with the use of medications), can be invaluable.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT
Depression Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Topanga.

Depression is a word commonly used by clients to describe their experiences with not measuring up to the status quo of achievement, happiness, fulfillment, success, extroversion, among others. I help clients look at the expectations that they are living under in order to explore and expose the origins of these expectations and look for their personal and unique values.

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.



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

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

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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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Topanga is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Topanga public health department.