Depression Counseling in Valley Center, CA.

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


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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

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.

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling
Depression Counselor

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling

Military and First Responder PTSD Specialist

In 92010 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Depression can drain energy, twist values, and assault one faith. We will identify the temperament of the client, assessing the strengths and weaknesses to give the client a greater understanding of why they are depressed and the power to convert any weaknesses into purposeful and meaningful challenges that can set them free from the bondage. When the depressed feelings caused the client to turn away from God and from those who care and love them, we can teach the client to return quickly in the Spirit of confidence and optimism. The client will learn to embrace the challenge and gain a new purpose in your life. 951-581-4200

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.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92008 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy effective for treating depression. Through CBT, we can learn how to identify and challenge thoughts that work to maintain our low mood and regain a sense of well-being and enjoyment in the things we do. As a skilled and experienced licensed psychologist, I can help clients find relief from symptoms, gain valuable skills tailored to their unique needs, and reestablish a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and joy in their lives.

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA
Depression Counselor

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 92590 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Feeling lost? Feeling trapped? Feeling low- motivation and a lack of hope? Feeling like everything takes more effort and energy than you have to give? Feeling isolated and alone? Depression can feel overwhelming, unmanageable, lonely, and daunting. We can reach for unhealthy, self-destructive coping mechanisms during times like these just to get by. Together we can uncover root causes of these feelings, discover unhealthy behavior patterns that have been developed, and start to create a path that is untangled with desirable, healthy behavior patterns creating feelings of hope, motivation, self- worth and clarity.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Depression Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93065 - Nearby to Valley Center.

TIRED OF FEELING DOWN ALL THE TIME? Are you struggling with insecurities, stress, and self-doubts? Are you stuck in some strange vicious cycles? I can help you go deep and identify the source of your unhappiness, take charge of your life and move on to happiness, empowerment and meaning... Counseling can help you overcome sadness, and destructive emotions. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

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.

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.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression: As an experience psychologist, I can help people struggling with intense sadness, hopelessness, low motivation and energy, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life. Through specific evidence-based interventions as a Certified Mindfulness-Based therapist, and guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help people mindfully navigate these painful emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Depression Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92058 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Depression can cause experiences of lonliness, sadness, agitation, tearfulness, hopelessness, and decreased motivation. Together we can work to identify potential causes of depression symptoms and how these symptoms may be impacting your life. In most cases a core belief about ourself or the world can cause depression to persist. Some of these beliefs can include but are not limited to "I'm not good enough", "noone cares about me", "it's not safe to express my emotions", and "bad things always happen to me". Taking a collaborative approach we will incorporate both self compassion strategies and tangible skills based interventions as a way to work on improving your mood.

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.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Depression Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92054 - 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.


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.