Depression Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in West Palm Beach, Florida.


David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, CHt
Depression Counselor

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, CHt

Clinical Director

727 Penn St., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 | 561-865-6112

So often, depression is a natural response by people who feel overwhelmed by all that is required to engage with and enjoy the world. After 42 years in the field, I have learned that the secret to helping clients get past that overwhelmed feeling requires only two easy steps. First, I listen closely to find out what people's natural strengths, skills, and gifts are. Then I gradually give them very small assignments called "baby steps" that rely on their strengths. Each small change has huge results, and depression soon fades away as each step is achieved.

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)
Depression Counselor

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can color your world with a grayness that is hard to escape from. Depression can be very complex, involving a lot of heavy feelings and emotions. Let me help untangle the emotions and heal the pain. My job is to listen and find out gradually where the wound is - and then heal it. You don't have to live with the pain- let's work on it together.

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT
Depression Counselor

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

“The Impossible Task”…if you’ve ever struggled with depression you get it. Something that ought to be so easy; sending that email, taking a shower, making the kids lunch, or walking the dog feels as if it’s insurmountable. Well-meaning friends and family aren’t very helpful when they suggest things like, “Just get dressed and exercise. It’ll make you feel better.” I get it. Calling a therapist might be the hardest thing you ever do. If you can take this one step, we’ll walk the rest of the way together.

Sidney Nelson, PsyD, ELCA
Depression Counselor

Sidney Nelson, PsyD, ELCA

CHR Clinical Counselor

801 Northpoint Pkwy, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 | 561-235-0929

Depression therapy has many parts to it. It is often driven by two key self-statements: “I have no hope” and “I am helpless.” By addressing these two key misstatements, the burden of depression can be lifted. With help, it is possible to move from depression to a life of hopefulness and strength in the face of adversity. Depression no longer has to control our life. Come and learn the secrets that bring us a new found freedom.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Monica Buttafava, M.S., LMHC,
Depression Counselor

Monica Buttafava, M.S., LMHC,

Licenced Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist

More than 70% of children and adolescents with depressive disorders or other severe mood disorders do not receive appropriate treatment. Early intervention provided by a Mental health professional gives them a voice to communicate negative emotions, regulate moods swings, reorganize their thoughts, and lessen the tendency towards somatization of internal conflicts usually externalized as general aches and pain, headaches, stomachaches, anxiety, guilt, and hopelessness.

Beachway Therapy Center, Several licensed professionals
Depression Counselor

Beachway Therapy Center, Several licensed professionals

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center

1700 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 | 877 284 0353

Depression is a major cause that can lead to substance or alcohol addictions. Without really delving into the core issues behind someone's depression, there is no real rehabilitation from these addictions. Our Licensed professionals would use an individualized and personal approach into ensuring a positive outcome in healing and overcoming addiction.

Susan Christiansen, Ph.D, LMFT, MSW
Depression Counselor

Susan Christiansen, Ph.D, LMFT, MSW

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Suite 405, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 | 561-688-8787// 561-818-2221

When clients come to me for help with depression, I want to hear about their most sincere intention. I invite them to go to that place within themselves and say what it is that they are really wanting. This gives me an idea of what their parameters are and what's possible. I like to ask, “What’s asking for attention in your life right now?” My assumption is that they are yearning for inner peace and a loving heart. All of us sense a yearning for existence or a looking for what will feel more at home and at peace. This thought process keeps us energized in hope and less in the depths of despair.


You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in West Palm Beach, FL.

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

West Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. It has a land area of 55.13 square miles and a water area of 2.55 square miles.  The population of West Palm Beach is 106,779 people with 41,474 households and a median annual income of $45,800. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West Palm Beach, FL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in West Palm Beach, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around West Palm Beach may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local West Palm Beach public health department.