Depression Counseling in Whittier, CA.

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


Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Whittier.

In our life journey we inevitably come across a period of darkness, depression or lack of motivation. Sometimes it is triggered by an event or failed relationship and sometimes we come to the realization that much of our lives has already been lived in this gloominess. Through the counseling process you can share what you've truly been experiencing and explore the depths of your depression in a private, safe environment all while coming to an understanding of what it means to be good to yourself. And in turn others.

Christine Brown, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Christine Brown, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90742 - Nearby to Whittier.

When you've suffered a setback, a personal struggle or a loss, the sad feelings you have are probably not clinical depression. But, if your sad feelings have lasted more than a few days; if you're not eating or sleeping well, if life feels like more than you can handle, then you might be experiencing clinical depression. Depression can become a serious life issue, and it is also treatable. Through therapy, you will learn new ways to think and behave to alleviate depression. You will also learn how to form relationships with healthy people who can lift you up rather than hold you down. If medication seems necessary, a doctor referral can be made.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Whittier.

If you are seeking a therapist because you or someone you love is feeling depressed or struggling with depression, I'm sorry! This can been a dark place where you feel alone and stuck. You have come to the right place to seek support! If you have feelings of sadness and gloom, maybe you are having difficulty getting up in the morning to start your day, perhaps crying often or even feeling more irritable toward people around you, then still you have come to the right place. I am here to support you and help you understand your thoughts, change them if needed and consider new choices to be made that will help you feel better. I have seen the most success with motivated individuals.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

In 90631 - Nearby to Whittier.

Most clients suffer from some form of depression, due to work, marriage, family, or addiction problems. First if the symptoms are sever we recommend a consultation from a medical doctor. If the client suffers from insomnia, difficulty concentrating, anhedonia, or dramatic weight changes , we strongly suggest the client meet with their medical doctor. Also many people will call because they are struggling with depression, and sometimes it is due to an underlying medical condition, such as anemia, vitamin D deficiency, mono, thyroid condition etc. So we ask clients to request blood test be ordered by their doctor. After the vegetative symptoms are assessed and treated, then we proceed .

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Depression Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90211 - Nearby to Whittier.

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

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression counseling involves assessing and making appropriate changes in the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of a client's life that are contributing to depressed mood. I work with clients to both remedy the underlying causes and their resulting cognitions, and the lifestyle habits that hinder their recovery. Often it is appropriate to work in conjunction with medical professionals who may suggest medications and/or nutritional supplements to correct the biochemical aspects of depressive episodes. Clients benefit most when their treatment is comprehensive and avoids dealing solely with symptom relief.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Depression Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Whittier.

Talk therapy, when combined with medication, can play an important role in helping clients manage depression. Working together with a professional therapist helps you gain a new perspective on any issues you may be facing at work, with family or friends or in your general life. Having the support of a therapist through a depressive episode will provide you with an ally who will see you through your depression, help you manage your medications and be able to monitor the progress should it become worse.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92821 - Nearby to Whittier.

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Depression Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

In 92780 - Nearby to Whittier.

My philosophical work on the nature of hope and despair is particularly well suited for working with clients suffering from depression. While my explicit aim is cultivating and creating a space of genuine hope, I also believe it is essential to recognize the reasons for despair and to diligently work through those circumstances. Compassionate understanding and patience facilitate hope.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression often times is a result of ignored emotions and/or unmet needs or desires you feel there is little or no hope of obtaining. Maybe you feel lonely or empty inside. Or maybe you've lossed a significant relationship or job or have difficult finding a good relationship or job. The good news is that depression is highly treatable. Almost 100% of my clients have successfully moved out of depression and into a better place in life. Call today and learn new ways to cope with these difficult emotions.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression does not have to keep you from feeling like yourself any longer. You may be feeling unfulfilled, hopeless, discouraged- even seeking support in therapy can feel overwhelming. In the safety of our relationship, you can face these difficult feelings and gain insights into yourself and your relationships. We will develop necessary coping skills and work to understand what is contributing to your depression. As we process through painful feelings and thoughts you will be more free to re-claim the life you want and experience the joy and fulfillment that you deserve.

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Whittier.

Does life just seem too much? The simplest tasks, like getting out of bed, are overwhelming now? Are you exhausted by putting on a happy face when inside you feel miserable or numb? Want someone who understands and can help? Therapy can help walk with you down this path of depression, helping you have more realistic thoughts about the world and yourself as well as help you implement healthier ways to deal with your mood and lack of motivation.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

Are you experiencing any depressive symptoms such as low motivation, fogginess, sadness, loneliness, or hopelessness? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thoughts and emotions that can feel like they are weighing you down and leading to a lack of purpose and direction? You don't have to go through this alone. There is a way to move forward, and the therapeutic relationship can be a great way to seek healing and freedom. I am here to journey alongside you if you are ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

I work with individuals who experience an inner critical voice that attacks them with messages such as: “I am not enough”; “I need to be a better person”; "I cannot trust others". Some explain feeling overly responsible and share that they have difficulty expressing their authentic feelings to others. I help my clients discover that there is plenty of room for every aspect of their personhood. Shame, depression and anxiety dissipate and self-acceptance is the natural byproduct. Letting go of shame and worry leads to greater joy and fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91766 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Whittier.

Untreated depression can lead to destructive and often fatal behaviors if an individual has little or no social supports or coping skills intact, as well as vary between age, gender & cultural groups. Often what many depressed people feel is empty, hopeless, helpless and completely alone, even if family or others are physical nearby. Often clients report that they cannot function with what would be considered daily simple tasks, i.e., bathing, getting out of bed, and even making meals or eating can be taxing. Feeling excessively tired and worn out has been common with chronic depression. Psychotherapy can possibly make all the difference when individuals feel life is no longer worth living.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Depression Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Whittier.

A need for emotional connection is wired into our DNA as a survival mechanism. But in response to childhood experiences, you may have developed patterns of relating to people that interfere with that essential attachment, so you feel chronically disconnected and depressed. At one time, these patterns protected you from a less than nurturing environment. But now they’re doing more harm than good. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, your expectations about how others will treat you can lead you to behave in ways that elicit the very responses you fear. EFT can help you heal your relationships and mood. Research shows EFT can be as effective as medication in relieving the symptoms of depression.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Whittier.

Sadness is a part of life, but depression can lead to serious problems if not treated correctly. If you are suffering from a sadness that goes on day after day you may have a clinical depression that is in need of professional help. If you are not sure if you are depressed we can help you figure that out. Don't let the cost of therapy stop you. We have over 25 therapists with fees ranging from $45 to $250 per session so we will find just the right person to help. You don't have to suffer another day, give us a call.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Depression Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91107 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression is not something that exists "in" you. It is something you experience in a context. When we are out of connection with others we can become depressed. My approach to healing depression is not to simple help people get "over" their depression but by helping people move in and through it. That means, feeling into the pain and potential danger of feeling the feelings that are in you. When we are not alone in our feelings they can change.

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression causes a major disruption in the life of individuals due to constant feelings of sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion and even anxiety. This mood disorder causes persistent changes in the way you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. By getting treatment you can progressively work with a supportive therapist and together embark on your journey towards healing.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

Research shows that Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment (sometimes in conjunction with medication), for Clinical Depression. I was originally trained in CBT. Also, I have found that other modalities, such as Voice Dialogue, Assertiveness Training, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy can help. Finally, a Mindfulness practice helps & a good exercise & nutrition program are crucial.

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Depression Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

In 91001 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.



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

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

Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 14.64 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Whittier is 87,438 people with 27,525 households and a median annual income of $66,457. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Whittier, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Whittier are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Whittier public health department.