Depression Counseling in La Jolla CA.


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Depression Therapist

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

3211 Holiday Court, #201 (Off I-5, Near UTC/UCSD), La Jolla, CA

Depression comes from many causes, including: bio (genes, hormones..); psychological (blocked anger, wounded esteem..); social (loss of person/place/thing, loneliness..), mental (pessimism, self-criticism..); economic/career (loss of job, finances..). There are also a variety of ways to manage and lift depression, including: bio (meds, exercise..); psychological (boost esteem, harness energy/emotions..); social (develop better relationships and social skills..); mental (greater optimism/hope..); economic/career (new ways to increase success and finances). Successful counseling changes patterns and leads to greater happiness. Get started. Email or Call - Act today for a happier tomorrow!

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

As I have been in the therapy field for over 10 years, I have witnessed the many different ways that depression can manifest in a life. Depression does not look the same for everyone and I have the knowledge, training, and understanding to dig deep with you and help you begin a journey towards new hope and healing. I know it often feels helpless but having an advocate to hold a safe and caring space for you to heal in can be very beneficial.

Depression Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Experiencing the symptoms of depression can be debilitating. Individuals do not have to suffer in silence with depression. Effective treatment is available to alleviate symptoms of depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a research-validated treatment approach to eradicating depression. Freeing oneself from depression will allow the individual to reclaim their life, improve their mood and return to a previous level of functioning. Living free of depression is essential to attaining a high quality of life and a meaningful existence.

Depression Therapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

If you are experiencing sadness that just won't go away, or a hopelessness that is immobilizing you, it may be clinical depression. There are a variety of very effective ways to treat depression, from cognitive therapy, exercise, nutritional supplements, biblio-therapy, or medication. The least effective is to get a medication from your primary physician and wait. I will help you plan a full intervention that will give you the earliest relief possible. Whether your depression is mild or crippling, I know how to take care of you. Sometimes, just getting to be listened to brings new hope and some relief. But we will do whatever it takes to bring you to health again.

Depression Therapist

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Every life has times of sadness. When that sadness becomes depression, it is important to get support from a therapist. You can’t “just snap out of it,” and the effects can be devastating. Signs that you might be suffering from depression include a depressed mood most of the day, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities you previously enjoyed, poor or excessive, loss of energy, significant increase or decrease in appetite, thoughts of death. If you are experiencing these types of symptoms, don’t wait to get the support you need. Help is available. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to assess your situation and work together toward relief. Contact me today.

Depression Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Understanding that there are different types of depression, different levels of severity, and various causes, I work with each individual to assess what kind of depression they are experiencing and possible causes. Often anxiety and depression occur together. Along with providing a safe, non-judgmental place and therapeutic relationship for people to talk about their depressive feelings/emotions and experience, I also utilize research-based therapies that have proven effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Depression Therapist

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Symptoms of depression can sometimes be devastating and cause an inability to function and at other times can be mild but chronic. Depression counseling with me involves talk therapy along with mind/body therapy that helps release whatever stuck patterns and negative beliefs that may be contributing to the low self-esteem, lack of motivation and energy, hopelessness, isolation, sleeping and eating problems. Using a holistic approach, it can be important to look at biological, psychological and social/external factors that may be causing the depression and make sure that each area is addressed. Depression may also be accompanied by anxiety and I have extensive experience treating both issues.

Depression Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Depression Therapist

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Depression can be caused by many different factors originating from internal (biological) and/or external (social) sources or a combination of inner and outer. In addition, there are many different kinds of depression because each of us has developed a unique way of coping with distress. Also, each of us has a unique personality which also will influence how we may experience depression. Regardless of the starting point or the manner in which it is manifested, depression is usually experienced as defeat. Feeling defeated can lead to psychological paralysis if left unaddressed. I help my patients overcome their feelings of defeat so they can feel hopeful about their future.

Depression Therapist

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Depression is accompanied by sadness or despair. It can be extremely difficult to endure, especially since Christians are taught to "count it all joy." In some cases, there may be a chemical imbalance which will require medical intervention. However, having someone walk this painful journey with you as a guide and provide a safe place to share the pain has proven helpful.

Depression Therapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Are you sad? Having trouble functioning? Has life lost it's meaning? Are you outwardly successful yet wondering "Is that all there is?" Although many of us feel down from time to time, depression can sometimes feel debilitating. Depression has many causes. My approach includes work on various levels: emotional, relational, cognitive, and spiritual. Therapy can help you be mindful of your experiences, your emotions and your thought patterns, have compassion with yourself, develop resilience and hopefulness and get you back to living the life you desire.

Depression Therapist

Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Depression is treatable. Depending on the severity, it is quite amenable to talk therapy and sometimes medication, if indicated. I help clients understand the root causes of their depression and how to empower the parts of themselves that are NOT depressed gain strength and resilience. In addition through Mindfulness we can alter our thoughts and feelings to work for us, not against.


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