Depression Counseling in Van Nuys, CA.

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


Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

As a couple we bring an enhanced experience of support and collaboration in dealing with feelings of depression. If you are feeling lonely, hopeless or isolated from your partner, we strive to put you back in each other's care. When we are both in the room we bring safety to the exploration of obstacles and patterns that are keeping you from getting what you need. We make it easier to ask your partner for what you want and bring connectivity back to your life.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

If you're feeling depressed, you're not alone. Roughly 12% of the population is depressed. Depression and anxiety are the most common symptoms treated by psychologists, and virtually everyone experiences these feelings with varying intensity throughout their life. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of effective treatments available, beginning with an exploration of the causes of your feelings with a trusted psychologist.

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Many of us will experience depression at some point during our lifetime. Depression has many different causes, including loss, life transitions, divorce, childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, genetics, illness, and many others. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the first tool in helping you to feel better. I will compassionately and supportively help you to identify and get to the root of the underlying thoughts, feelings and experiences in your life which may be contributing to your depression. In an atmosphere of non-judgment, you will begin to explore, process, and integrate these contributing factors, allowing you to feel a new sense of peace, lightness, and optimism.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Most of us get depressed at times in our lives. Sometimes, we need some guidance to help us through these difficult periods. I believe that the client/therapist relationship is very important in dealing with depression. If you make the decision to seek psychotherapy to help you deal with your depression, I think it is necessary to find a therapist that you can relate to. I work very hard to establish that bond and then explore your history and reasons why the depression exists. Using various techniques, my goal is to help you gain insight into your issues, learn better coping skills and ways of thinking and then help you move forward in your life to attain your goals.

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

In 90066 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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!

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

In 90401 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Young adults across the country are struggling, and often their parents often don’t understand why, or how to best help them. By waiting until emotional problems with your child have escalated, the issue becomes more complicated to solve. Seeking my services as a Young Adult Life Coach offers the opportunity to address and remedy these problems. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for your child to express their feelings and overcome their challenges. I invite you to take advantage of my FREE Initial Parent Consultation.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Suffering with depression may feel like living with a weight around your neck. Maybe you have damaged relationships, caused problems at work, turned to substance abuse, and struggle overcome physical illnesses all within the throws of the depression. But I invite you to learn little, effective ways you can overcome your depression, one day at a time.

Marcy Muray, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Marcy Muray, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90232 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

I understand how depressing depression is! I know most people that struggle with depression do not appear to be struggling--they go about life much like everyone else, but what people don't know is how much harder it is to be fighting a constant uphill battle. Depression is not just about feeling sad or being pessimistic. It holds you back from doing the things you want. It gets in the way. There are good days when it doesn't affect you much at all, but then there are bad days that bring you to a dark, dark place in your mind. I know what it is like and I can help you in your battle against depression, contact me now

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, 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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression has many different faces. It can be triggered by sad events, like the loss of a loved one, or by seemingly happy events, like the birth of a child. Sometimes it can even be caused by influences we don’t really understand. Helping individuals identify the causes of their depression, and explore new ways to cope are at the heart of my work in this area. Often clients who begin therapy because of depression discover that what they are feeling is to past trauma, issues related to their family history or upbringing, negative thinking or limiting beliefs. With the opportunity to work through past issues in a safe, non-judgmental setting often helps people find relief from their overwhelming emotions and lift the fog of depression that has been weighing them down.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Depression Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90211 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91367 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Can’t get out of bed? Unmotivated? No energy? Sleeping too much? Isolating? Depression can be so debilitating! But it doesn’t have to be. You can feel better. You can find healing from depression and live the life that you are meant to live. My approach is one of mindfulness. We will address how mind, body, and emotion are interconnected. You will learn how your reactions to the depressive spiral is what actually caused the damage and how your efforts to get out of depression keep you stuck in the pain you are trying to escape. Do you find that nothing you do seems to help make the depression go away? This is because trying to solve what is “wrong” with you just makes things worse!

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Depression Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91350 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

My approach to working with depression utilizes a combination of depth psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and existential therapy. Depression is the soul speaking of its pain and isolation through the body. My clients benefit immensely from learning to listen to the unconscious through dream analysis and the use of active imagination. CBT provides a tool for clients to identify negative thoughts and replace them with life affirming thoughts. Through existential work my clients learn to take responsibility for and take charge of their depression. For those clients who are taking anti-depressant medication I work closely with their psychiatrists to maximize outcomes.

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.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Many people have felt sad or depressed at times. Our moods go up and down based on our experiences, physical wellbeing, affected by our day to day encounters. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life's labors, or a wounded self-esteem. But when feelings of extreme sadness -- including feeling hopeless, and worthless last for many days and then to weeks and keep you from performing normally, your depression may be something more than sadness. It may very well be clinical depression – which is a treatable medical condition. A sign of depression is either depressed mood or loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed for more than just a few days. In addition, the depressive symptoms need to cause clinically significant distress or...(view profile to read more)

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Depression Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90069 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression is a complex condition that involves changes in mood, behavior and thinking. It can effect our most important personal and work related relationships. Physically, it can interrupt our sleep, appetite and energy level. Sometimes, a medical solution is needed and other times a psychological approach is best while other times a combination of both is the optimal treatment. As a psychotherapist with 32 years experience, I have helped many people overcome their depression through proven treatments that change the patterns of thinking, acting, and relating that tend to maintain depressive moods. Psychotherapy can greatly benefit the person seeking relief from this condition.

David Highfill, LCSW
Depression Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Among the most common events leading to depression are; experiencing changes in our daily functioning & feeling a loss of control in our lives, such as in our relationships, health, careers, family, divorce, death, history of abuse, finances, sex lives, or even moving. In dealing with depression, I utilize a holistic, strengths based approach. We will explore how these changes are impacting you physically, personally and socially. Together, we will draw on the positive aspects of your existing supports & routines that remain intact, reinforce or rebuild these, & work toward helping you maneuver through the depression you are experiencing.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90036 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression often results in a person believing that the only position to take is one of helplessness and hopelessness. Friends and family often cannot understand why their loved one cannot take action. However, to the person affected by depression, ruminating is the action they are taking which feels just as valid as any other type of action. Negative memories and negative interpretation of events dominante. It is difficult to accept the unknown and they under-estimate their ability to cope. Fatalistic beliefs, ambiguity and unfocused attention add to the overwhelming power of depression. In therapy, I help clients accept the unknown, focus attention, and transform the critical voice.



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Van Nuys is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Van Nuys is 104,000 people.