Depression Counseling in Van Nuys, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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

Depression Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

Suffering from depression can be one of the most challenging experiences that one can face. Every day takes an enormous amount of effort and can feel like walking through molasses. One can feel hopeless, helpess, not enjoying day to day activites, becoming more isolated and having difficulty concentrating. The good news is that there are treatment approaches that can be very helpful in healing depression to bring the joy and vitality back into one's life. These treatments can enable the client to reingage in life, connect with loved ones, and experience greater happiness and fullfillment.

Depression Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

CBT is a particularly effective treatment for depression, both as a combined approach with medication and as a stand alone treatment. Participating in CBT therapy for depression can help you restructure negative thought patterns and get out of negative cycles of thinking. Changing the way you think can help you interpret your environment and interactions with others in a more effective and positive way, improving the way you feel about yourself and helping improve your relationships with others. It may also help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression and help you start doing things that lead to a reduction of symptoms and feelings of meaningful happiness.

Depression Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

Depression and Anxiety are the number one mental health issues in the United States. Most people who suffer from depression don't get help for it, instead they suffer alone. Rather medicating it away, therapy can help you understand the roots of the depression and/or anxiety and learn specific tools to find relief from it. You don't have to continue living with sadness.

Depression Counselor

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

Depression presents itself uniquely in each individual. Further, in working with children and young adults, they can too often be misdiagnoses as their behavioral presentation is labeled as disruptive and oppositional. Having a clear understanding of depression impacts the behavioral outlook of the individual is pivotal on developing an effective plan in addressing these concerns. By working with my clients and families in understanding the depression we are often able to shape the environment in which the depression exists. Joining this with cognitive behavioral and evidenced based interventions, we are then able to more effectively address these symptoms in our pursuit of long term goals.

Depression Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

People who have depression have problems thinking, acting, behaving, and even getting through the day. Sometimes, depression can feel as though one is living in a black hole, like an ever-present sense of impending doom looming over them. Some adolescents and adults who have depression don’t feel sadness at all – they may feel empty, angry, and apathetic about their world. I offer life-altering care for adolescents and adults struggling with depression and other challenges in a safe, serene, and confidential environment. I understand that depression treatment is never a one-size-fits-all approach, so I spend the necessary time evaluating and getting to know each adolescent and adult I meet in order to develop a plan of care that meets all their needs. I...(view profile to read more)

Depression Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

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.

Depression Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

Within driving distance of Van Nuys

Depression can come in many forms. When you feel depressed, life is not working, you feel exhausted, you tend to isolate, and hold a negavite perception about your life, your self esteem, and not feeling hopeful about your future. My approach to treating depression is to move you out of isolation, work through your feelings of hurt, shame and guilt, and begin to trust and connect with others. You will benefit from learning how boundaries can help you to say yes to life, how to say no to others and their hurtful control, and take control over what is yours and what you want for yourself and your relationships. You will benefit from finding hope and solutions to depression.



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

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

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