Depression Counseling in Whittier, CA.

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


Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Depression Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Elizabeth Armstrong,  MA, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

Tired of seeing the world through a grey sky? Feeling so overwhelmed that the thought of getting out of bed is too much? It sounds like depression has shown up at your door, and it is not welcome. You are not your sadness. Together we will find ways that work for you to lift the weight of depression of your shoulders and bring joy into your life once more. I utilize mindfulness, solution-focused, Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to help relieve some of the burden of being down dragged down by depression. Don't allow depression to keep you in isolation, let me lead you through the darkness, onto a brighter day.

Mark Pines, MA LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Whittier.

I know what it is like to be depressed. I help people transcend the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness to find their own resilience. The good news is that depression is very well studied and no one should suffer needlessly. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT
Depression Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Whittier.

If you tend to look at your past, present and future as painfully sad I can help you develop a plan to lift your mood and help you to become more hopeful. You will be able to measure your progress based on changes you can achieve and believe in, step by step. We can work together at whatever pace you need. Learn tools you can use for a lifetime. Taking the first steps by gettting expert help can make the difference.

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS
Depression Counselor

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

In 90010 - Nearby to Whittier.

When treating depression, I employ cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapy which is empirically validated in research studies to help people with depression. By modifying routines and behavior and learning how to challenge dysfunctional thoughts, clients are helped to improve mood in a relatively short time. This approach is collaborative, active, and supportive. Clients are usually asked to keep records, complete worksheets, test new behaviors, run experiments, and report back on the outcome.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression is a condition that can be insidious in that the symptoms are frequently physically and emotionally debilitating. Friends and relatives often suggest as a cure to merely "take a walk" or "think positively" in order to combat those symptoms which usually only increase feelings of shame and encourage patients to further isolate. I don't offer such simple suggestions but construct a treatment plan that includes supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrating an evaluation for medication if indicated and desired by the patient.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Depression Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to Whittier.

Who or what hurt you so bad? We can explore this and ways for you to get passed this pain you're experiencing. We will custom make a plan that will fit you and get through this together. There's no more reason to suffer. Let's find out your temperament and figure this out together. Call us now and tell us what you're going through so we can help you .

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.

Gary Brainerd, PhD
Depression Counselor

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

Depression should be seen as normal in that all of us experience depression periodically. Too much depression is discouraging and can be treated. Find out of your depression is "normal" or clinically troubling. Relief from depression is available for most depressed persons. Often depressed persons are understimuated with not enough fun or activity. On the other hand depression can be seen as the opposite of "expression" where thoughts, feelings and needs are not sufficiently acknowledge and expressed.

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.



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.