Depression Counseling in Valley Center, CA.

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


Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to Valley Center.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Experiencing the symptoms of depression can be debilitating. Individuals do not have to suffer in silence with depression. Effective treatment is available to alleviate symptoms of depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a research-validated treatment approach to eradicating depression. Freeing oneself from depression will allow the individual to reclaim their life, improve their mood and return to a previous level of functioning. Living free of depression is essential to attaining a high quality of life and a meaningful existence.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Depression Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Kicking the habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving that contribute to depression can seem like a monumental task. With an estimate of 50,000 thoughts a day there is a lot of opportunity to get stuck in negatives thoughts of anger, fear, worry, and pessimism. With the possibility of a genetic component and the effects of role modeling treating depression becomes even more complex. With a combined approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotional release and relaxation skills training it is possible to find solutions for depression and to develop alternatives that contribute to happiness, both personal and relational. The joy of living in the present moment can be yours.

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Depression Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to Valley Center.

It might be nice to know "where" our depression "comes from", "probably from childhood somewhere", but having that information might not be the most effective key to moving out of it, and live a more purpose driven, satisfying life. I have begun to use hypnosis to help clients access new experiences of their inner strengths and resources, rather than continue to absorb themselves in problems. Therapy using hypnosis can help generate an alternate, more positive view their lives, and facilitate processing information in exciting new ways.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Is depression weighing you down? Are you feeling sad, hopeless, tired, irritable and discouraged? When depression takes over, it colors everything in our lives with a negative tinge. People suffering from depression need someone who is warm and caring, and who understands pros and cons of medications. I help people who are depressed to identify the areas where they feel stuck, process the underlying issues, and find a new joy in life. I would be glad to walk with you through depression and help you to come out on the other side.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92078 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Depression is a very common and devastating condition. It affects your self-esteem and motivation to enjoy life, your ability to concentrate and work, and often effects your relationships. I have been practicing psychotherapy in North County for over 22 years and I am an expert in treating depression. My goal is for you to get back to fully enjoying your life as soon as possible. Please visit my website at Rakefet Benderly.com for education about depression. The website also lists strategies you can use to start reducing your depressive symptoms today. Call today for a free 20 minute phone consultation and to schedule an appointment at (760) 930-0886. I look forward to speaking to you soon.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92075 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Depression and anxiety often occur together and treatment is similar from a cognitive view. However, treating depression requires some special approaches to stop the cycle of negative thinking, loss of energy, and feelings of hopelessness and guilt. My approach is to first explore if there are events or situations that might explain the depression. When there are no apparent reasons for depression, then it is likely that there is a biological or genetic underpinning. Most important is for the person suffering from depression to recognize that treatments can and do work to break the depressive cycle.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Depression Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Every life has times of sadness. When that sadness becomes depression, it is important to get support from a therapist. You can’t “just snap out of it,” and the effects can be devastating. Signs that you might be suffering from depression include a depressed mood most of the day, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities you previously enjoyed, poor or excessive, loss of energy, significant increase or decrease in appetite, thoughts of death. If you are experiencing these types of symptoms, don’t wait to get the support you need. Help is available. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to assess your situation and work together toward relief. Contact me today.

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.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Valley Center.

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT). Research shows that those who suffer from depression actually benefit quite well from EFT therapy. Depression can be very isolating. The pain of isolation is inherently traumatizing. We are meant to be in relationship with others. I work with indiviudals and couples who struggle with depression by strengthening their relationship so that there is a deeper felt sense that the person who is suffering from depression can experience that they do matter, that they are important, that they are cared for and loved by another. This helps create a more secure attachment to self and others which is therapeutic and needed for healing.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Depression Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to Valley Center.

People errantly think depression is merely about sadness. It is not. The key "emotion" found in depressed people is shame. Their desires, dreams, and goals seem to disappear behind a cloud of shame. If you go to another therapist, you can spend 3-5 years with them never really hitting upon the key issue, shame. Contact Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT to begin working your way out of your funk today.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, our approach to relieving the symptoms of depression, such as fatigue, hopelessness, trouble concentrating, is to share with the client the healing power of the Holy Spirit and to administer a temperament report. We use cognitive behavioral therapy to help the client change his/her negative thought patterns.

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Depression can be the result of biochemistry or situations seemingly beyond one's control. I can help you determine what underlies the depression. Has there been abuse in your past? Are you unhappy about the choices in your life? Do you want to change the way you react to life's challenges? Let me assist you in finding the answers to these questions and finding your way to true happiness.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Are you sad? Having trouble functioning? Has life lost it's meaning? Are you outwardly successful yet wondering "Is that all there is?" Although many of us feel down from time to time, depression can sometimes feel debilitating. Depression has many causes. My approach includes work on various levels: emotional, relational, cognitive, and spiritual. Therapy can help you be mindful of your experiences, your emotions and your thought patterns, have compassion with yourself, develop resilience and hopefulness and get you back to living the life you desire.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92011 - Nearby to Valley Center.

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.

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92590 - Nearby to Valley Center.

I've worked with depressed clients in every environment from private practice to locked wards over the past couple of decades. I use everything from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to deep root issues with a Psychodynamic approach. This is what a client recently stated..."I wasn't able to function on my job.I had to have someone else do my work! I'm now doing GREAT at work! Before I was only able to sleep 2-3 hours a night. My sleep's back to normal! No more thoughts of suicide and no more depression! I can't believe it! Now...I'm...EVEN... happy! I've been doing the things you suggested and THEY'VE WORKED! I feel blessed! All this within a few visits?!"


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

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

Valley Center is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 27.44 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Valley Center is 9,872 people with 3,079 households and a median annual income of $82,799. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Valley Center for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Valley Center public health department.