Depression Counseling in Van Nuys, CA.

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


Sandra Santana, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Clinical depression is not something that someone "gets over" or can manage on their own. It is real, painful and harmful. I will provide you the tools to help you overcome this debilitating condition. We work on stopping and changing those negative thoughts that can spin out of control, and also how to change some behaviors, such as being more active and social. It's difficult but we can do it together.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Are you living in a cloud, where everything seems foggy and dark? Depression can be a debilitating and hopeless experience. I understand that it can be incredibly difficult to reach out for help; remaining isolated is tempting for those struggling with depression -- whether it be from grief, trauma, loss, or "just because." I have experience working with depression and can help you not only develop more effective coping skills, but also identify the core reasons behind your depression in order to provide longer-term healing and change.

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.
Depression Counselor

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered

In 90049 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

You can fight depression by exploring how your present emotions relate to past experiences. These insights, gained under the guidance of a caring professional, can deliver release, increase your understanding, build self-esteem and lead to healing. In parallel, you can learn ways to examine your thoughts regarding negativity, distortions etc. This helps you create more positive and realistic thoughts, moving away from having no control towards taking control. In addition, relaxation/meditation techniques can bring you a sense of balance and peace. If poor exercise, nutrition, sleep and social support contribute to your depression, I'll guide you to make changes and keep track of them

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Depression Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - 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.

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA
Depression Counselor

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90008 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Are you feeling helpless & hopeless? Is sadness interfering with your ability to work, eat, sleep, or have fun? If so, you may be struggling with depression. I’d like to show you some ways to overcome your sadness, so you can live the happy, productive life you deserve. There’s a lot we can do to change how you feel: We can explore the thoughts & behaviors that cause your sadness & change them to improve your mood. We can also identify the underlying causes of your sadness & develop a plan to eliminate their negative impact. I’ll create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you feel safe being open & honest, so you can tap into your personal strengths to achieve your goals.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Tom Andre, MA
Depression Counselor

Tom Andre, MA

LMFT

In 90245 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression is a particularly cruel and insidious companion, often working in tandem with other problems to try to silence us, to steal joy and passion, and to convince us of our uselessness. Depression may try to convince us that there is one truth - our own unworthiness - to the exclusion of all others. Together we will challenge depression's version of your story.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Depression Counselor

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Working with the experience of depression is much more than changing our thoughts to change our behavior. Our brains are wired to notice the negative; it's part of our survival. I support my clients in expanding what they notice, and help them discover what works for them by creating a tool kit through experiential relational interventions in session. When I see children, I utilize play therapy as the modality, including Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy. When working with adolescents and adults, I utilize expressive arts, DBT, CBT and Narrative Therapy.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression is often a state of confusion resulting from the lack of permission or guidance in processing difficult situations. An opportunity to work through past trauma can help lift depression so there is a greater emotional freedom to move forward and make choices in life. This support to process needs to be kind and understanding while providing a bit of a "push" to find the courage to face whatever scary feelings might be hidden away.

Pasadena Relationship Center, MS LMFT 40546
Depression Counselor

Pasadena Relationship Center, MS LMFT 40546

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91011 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

There are many types of depression. If you believe that you, or someone you care about, is struggling with this common disorder, please reach out for help with us or another qualified mental health professional. Treatments vary, depending upon the type, severity, and duration of the problem. Please know that depression is treatable and that there is hope.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression can express itself in a variety of forms. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. While occasional depression might be considered normal, it is not normal for it to become a hinderance to enjoying and living life. If you are depressed, allow me to provide you with tools to manage the depression while we explore the roots of the depression to create a path out of it.

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Persistent depression can steal your passion for life and make everyday feel hopeless and pointless. Sometimes it can feel as though nothing will ever change. At VOBH, our psychologists strive to help you identify the roots of your depression so that you once again be optimistic and hopeful about your life. We strive to collaborate with you on ways to alleviate you depression and manage sadness through research-proven therapeutic techniques.

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91436 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

When working with depression I take an eclectic approach. At the outset of therapy I work with the client to establish concrete goals. I employ various techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a psychodynamic approach to examine the underlying causes of depression. I believe depression should be approached in a holistic manner and often times requires incorporating other techniques and interventions outside of the clinical setting.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Depression Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90004 - 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

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90077 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

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.

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D

Psychologist | Therapy for 13-24 Year Olds

In 90266 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

A majority of high school and college students experience significant depression. Our team is focused on supporting teens and young adults struggling with depression so that they can improve their mental health and live a rewarding life. At Joon, we utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to provide clients with the right tools and coping skills to improve their depression symptoms.

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.

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

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Studies show that talk therapy along with medication are the most effective for chronic depression. Although I cannot prescribe medication, I have a vast amount of experience practicing talk therapy with depressed clients. Depression can be debilitating and can interfere with every aspect of your life. Whether your depression is situational or hereditary, through psychotherapy we'll get to the root of it.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91436 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Are you tired of living a life without joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment? Do you feel lonely and isolated? I specialize is helping you to build your self-confidence and motivation so that you can live a life that feels more satisfying and joyful. Through our relationship you will develop insight and motivation to finally move out into the world so that you can live the life you have always wanted to live.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Depression is an overused word, and therefore misunderstood. I will work with you to help you understand if you are truly depressed, caught in grief, or going through a rocky life-transition. How we respond to our life is as, or even more important than the facts of our life. Our reactions to our circumstances will guide our emotional path in either a positive or negative way. Let me help you embrace the parts of yourself that are unknown, even to you. Bringing your darkness to light, will help you to see yourself in a much more empathetic way.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.



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