Depression Counseling in San Pedro.


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Depression Therapist

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Torrance and RPV office accessible to all South Bay at 3655 Torrance BLvd, Third Floor Torrance, CA 90503, San Pedro, CA 90731

Depression comes in all forms and degrees. Some are immobilized by depression: unable to move, work, sleep or wake-up. Others function feeling bleek, numb, without motivation or enthusiasm. Some depression fits a sad situation such as loss, divorce, death, worry. Regardless of the cause, depression needs to be addressed simultaneously on the mental, emotional, and physical level. I have 36 years using in-depth psychotherapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and EMT along side nutritional and fitness training all of which can people rise above depression into feeling alive again. No one tool fits all people nor all types of depression. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824.

Depression Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

You don’t need to struggle trying to get out from under the dense, dark, lonely and sometimes messy boulder of profound sadness all by yourself. I am here to help you hold and lift that burden, or sit with you until you are ready for me to help you move safely into the light. We can explore what has shaped who you are, what you want to change or keep as it is, what makes life worth holding on to. Together we can uncover, break down and manage the thoughts, feelings and beliefs preventing you from realizing your options and opportunities, your strengths and skills. You will learn to accept yourself with love and tolerance, to move forward toward having the relationships and life you long for.

Depression Therapist

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Discover the cause of depression and what to do about it. Many times people feel depressed because they feel that their life should look different than it does in the moment. Dr. Eris Huemer joins with her clients by helping them explore a preferred future for themselves. She takes her clients through a process that helps them change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. The emphasis here is on finding solutions to current problems and focusing on future wellness rather than past hurts. This is not to say that the past is ignored but the main emphasis is on teaching new skills and creating the life that you want and deserve.

Depression Therapist

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression feels terrible! You may not be sleeping. You may be more irritable than usual. You may be have tears coming out of your eyes unexpectedly. The great news, is that of all the illnesses you could be experiencing, depression is one of the most treatable. You don't have to feel like this forever. You are not your depression. Using CBT, solution focused brief therapy, and positive psychology we are going to work to get you on the road to feeling better! Call me today for a complimentary confidential phone consultation and let's get started right away! You are cordially invited to view my blog at: www.blogger.com/profile/05583261728767907328

Depression Therapist

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Life can be very stressful these days. Cell phones, I Pads, smart phones, e mail, social networks all are fun and wonderful but they also bring with them higher expectations from work, family, friends and even ourselves. Our world keeps speeding up and the pressures can be great. Depression as an outgrowth of the stresses and pressures that surround us is becoming increasing common and a part of each of our lives. Most of us will experience depression at one or more points in our lives. Medication can help but is usually not the long term answer. We will work to identify the problems, find solutions, set goals and work toward minimizing the causes and find more peace and calm.

Depression Therapist

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is that feeling that zaps out the good and somehow makes the bad seem 100 times worse. It is the spiral that spins you dizzy with sadness, makes time go by slower and subtracts the happy from our worlds. Depression comes in many shapes and sizes and masquerades as all kinds of other issues. I can assist you in addressing your depression through reality testing, unconditional positive regard and rational behavior therapy.

Depression Therapist

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

When a loved one dies many people experience depression along with their other symptoms of grief. As a bereavement therapist I understand that grief takes a long time and that it is very difficult to learn to live without your loved one. Through grief counseling we can together help you regain your sense of balance and begin to lift the depressive feelings that can be overwhelming.

Depression Therapist

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression takes away your ability to feel joy in life. But with the right help you can overcome it. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you understand your emotions and take concrete actions to change how you feel. It's not easy, but it is an evidenced based therapy that can offer you a chance to feel joy. Understanding how you can change your mood in positive ways can help you find joy again. I can help you do that.

Depression Therapist

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is biological, emotional and physical in nature. If you're feeling overwhelmed, or like you are paralyzed in specific areas of your life. It's easy to stop trying. Make attempts to seek out help and connect to someone in the areas that bring you shame and feelings of worthlessness. Therapy can give an opportunity to confess those thoughts, in a safe environment, in order to come out from under the shame you feel and begin to find freedom.

Depression Therapist

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I practice a type of therapy for depression called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown to be especially effective with depressive disorders. Using CBT, we work together to discover underlying beliefs (which we call cognitive distortions) that are causing or contributing to your depressive symptoms. Once identified, we then use a variety of techniques to help you correct those thinking patterns that are causing you difficulty. We measure progress constantly so that we can try new techniques if needed, to help you feel better.

Depression Therapist

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI

Registerned MFT Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Talk therapy is incredibly beneficial for all areas of treatment, especially depression. Psychotherapy will help the depressed client to identify and understand life problems. Therapy will explore life problems and the cognitions behind the thoughts that lead to the depressed feelings. Together, in a safe and warm environment the client will be able to regain a sense of control and pleasure.

Depression Therapist

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is stigmatized, leaving sufferers feeling isolated. Lack of education regarding depression causes others to assume its under the person's control; when often there are biological factors blocking healing. Callous terms like "Snap out of it" leave the sufferer feeling all the more hopeless, because they can't snap out of it any more than a diabetic can snap out of diabetes without medical attention or treatment. Depression can be the result of a depletion of significant hormones in the brain. The Word of God is a powerful tool I use with clients to stifle the negative cognitions of depression. I refer clients for medical intervention when depression is not responding to therapy.

Depression Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is that feeling that zaps out the good and somehow makes the bad seem 100 times worse. It is the spiral that spins you dizzy with sadness, makes time go by slower and subtracts the happy from our worlds. Depression comes in many shapes and sizes and masquerades as all kinds of other issues. I can assist you in addressing your depression through reality testing, unconditional positive regard and rational behavior therapy.

Depression Therapist

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I like to work collaboratively with my clients with a special emphasis on going at their own pace. When feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or lack of motivation is a primary concern, it is important to help clients find goals that they feel they are actually able to achieve. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental and peaceful atmosphere in therapy can help a client explore some of the more challenging struggles that has made him or her feel stuck, either in their personal goals or in important close relationships. Finding new strategies or coping skills to replace the ones that have stopped working becomes the new goal and transformations in outlook and relationships can begin.

Depression Therapist

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Again deep breathing is the key here. The inhale will energize you and the exhale will relax you. Low energy is a key symptom of depression. Also hopelessness and helplessness. Changing the way you breathe will directly change your nervous system and change the way you feel physiologically. It will also change the way you perceive reality. If you have clinical depression (not situational) then medication in addition to psychotherapy may be advised. Mostly I help people get off medication. Exercise is as effective in treating depression as medication.

Depression Therapist

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We provide a supportive, but challenging climate for clients to equip them with coping skills to improve their level of functioning. We provide psycho education on depressive symptoms and on grieving in order to contextualize client's experiences, while equipping them with knowledge they can apply to challenge harmful behavior patterns that keep them trapped in a negative cycle. We support clients in addressing and processing unresolved trauma, issues that led to the depression.

Depression Therapist

Tom Andre, MA

MFTI

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is a particularly cruel and insidious companion, often working in tandem with other problems to try to silence us, to steal joy and passion, and to convince us of our uselessness. Depression may try to convince us that there is one truth - our own unworthiness - to the exclusion of all others. Together we will challenge depression's version of your story.

Depression Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Not being alone and feeling supported when we are hurting is vital. I am a very active, encouraging, supportive therapist and I give clients homework and exercises to start seeing their power and impact from the start. There is a balance that needs to be found between expression and action. I assist clients in making certain that they are healing and growing.

Depression Therapist

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT Stanford Therapist

Free phone consult/or try a Free First Session.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

In treating mood problems, the most important piece in collaborating is to find rays of hope in your life. What did you love to do before that you no longer enjoy? What are/were your interests in life? Who are the people in your life you want to feel closer to? What are your strengths? How can we interupt habitual feelings of hopelessnes, by changing the way you think about triggers that lead you to depressed feelings? How can we challenge negative or unrealistic thinking? With sensitive, open communication in sessins, we can find answers to these questions that can curtail habitual depressive thought and feelings. Coping skills can be taught and mastered.

Depression Therapist

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Does the heaviness make it hard for you to get out of bed? Do you wish you could keep the covers over your head rather than face life right now? Are you sleeping too much or not at all? Are you having difficulty taking care of routine things like paying the bills or cleaning the house? All of these can be signs of depression and there is help. I know it’s hard to reach out when you feel so bad, but doing nothing will be harder in the long run. Please take the first step & give me a call at 714-751-0888. We will work together to release the grip that depression has on you and restore you back to the person you truly are.

Depression Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you feel depressed? Sadness? Do you get less enjoyment out of activities you used to enjoy? When depression takes over your thoughts and behaviors, it can make you feel like you don't know yourself anymore. I can help you develop the ability to recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. I can help you alleviate your depressed mood and return to your previous level of functioning. I can help you develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world to not only alleviate your depression, but also regain your true gifts and talents. Want less stress and more happiness in your life? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today to get started. Call/text 24/7.

Depression Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Over 17 million people suffer with depression every year. Feeling sad, irritable or unsettled can impact relationships, work productivity and everyday functioning. Still, depression is a highly treatable problem. With a full understanding of the origin and symptoms, the right treatment plan can help to guide you in a direction that gives you more hope for your future. Therapy will uncover what created the depression, as well as prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

Depression Therapist

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We can get so overwhelmed. You may have heard the following: "depression is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of being strong for too long." I can help you learn to cope, give you that outside view of what can help you live in a way that is peaceful, meaningful, and purposeful. If you have been suffering from depression, I know that you have tried all you know to feel better. It is too difficult to overcome without professional help and I look forward to helping you get on a positive path to a life of contentment.

Depression Therapist

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Are you feeling helpless & hopeless? Is sadness interfering with your ability to work, eat, sleep, or have fun? If so, you may be struggling with depression. I’d like to show you some ways to overcome your sadness, so you can live the happy, productive life you deserve. There’s a lot we can do to change how you feel: We can explore the thoughts & behaviors that cause your sadness & change them to improve your mood. We can also identify the underlying causes of your sadness & develop a plan to eliminate their negative impact. I’ll create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you feel safe being open & honest, so you can tap into your personal strengths to achieve your goals.

Depression Therapist

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Clients will be able to improve their depressive symptoms through therapy and have freedom from the things that hold them down. They will be able to identify and develop appropriate ways of dealing with their symptoms. My desire is that clients also get to experience an improvement in their day to day functioning, as they talk through their depression in counseling.

Depression Therapist

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can be debilitating and sometimes just getting out of bed is a monumental effort. Sufferers just want to feel better and less overwhelmed by life and that's where I come in. I have extensive experience in this area and I think part of the reason my clients have shown improvements with their depressive symptoms is because we take small steps and tackle things one at a time. Negative thoughts and limiting beliefs can often contribute to depression and my approach is to explore where they come from and then replace them with healthier beliefs and patterns. Clients will be able to see the connections between their beliefs and behaviors and then be given tools on how to make changes.

Depression Therapist

Stephanie Mintz, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Having a personal understanding of depression gives me a better perspective of what you are going through. Having this understanding helps with empathy but I want to better understand what your specific depression looks and feels like. Together we will create goals and find exercises and tools to help you move passed the depression and find the joy in your life again.

Depression Therapist

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can be debilitating and seldom goes away by itself. It is often a result of built-up feelings of hurt and anger that have not been expressed outwardly or have turned toward the self. It is unfortunate that many people go through their lives experiencing depression when something can be done about it. When depressed, because we feel lethargic and lack energy, it is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness - a feeling that one can never escape it. There is hope however, and together we can help get the joy that life has been missing back. Feel free to call my office for a free 15 minute telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.

Depression Therapist

Kate Boswell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Is depression knocking the wind out of your sails? Are you finding it hard to do things? Do you worry you will never enjoy life again, that you will never get your bearings? I help people struggling with depression to take small steps toward getting their lives back, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies. This involves looking at your thoughts, and strategically changing them, toward a more hopeful interpretation of your situation. It also involves taking small actions toward feeling better. This is all done at your pace, with my support and encouragement. If you would like to start feeling better, give me a call to see if I might be the right therapist for you.

Depression Therapist

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression Sucks! I mean this literally. It sucks the energy, motivation, and pleasure right out of your life. If you are suffering with depression, it is easy to fall into a negative feedback loop that perpetuates the depression. In treatment we will break this loop and get you into a positive feedback loop, so that you can begin to feel better. At first it can feel like trying to push a rock up a hill, but your therapist will support you until you are able to take small steps to feel better.

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Sarah Neustadter, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can feel overwhelming and debilitating. But it's not who you are. There are many causes of depression. Together, we examine how this depression got started and help you shift those unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, or clear and heal any old traumas that leave you feeling depressed. I teach you new tools for thinking and feeling so that you no longer are at the mercy of depressed thinking. As you do this deep inner work, you will start to feel happier, lighter, less- stressed and notice that things in your life start to change for the better.

Depression Therapist

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can be hard to identify because it can look like many different things such as mood swings, relationship problems, weight loss or gain, sleeping too much or not sleeping enough, or just not wanting to do anything. I can help you look at the symptoms and develop a plan of self-care and support so that your symptoms lesson and you are able to get back to feeling like your self again. We will also explore deeper reasons that could be contributing to your feelings. You deserve a life that is fulfilling and rewarding.

Depression Therapist

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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 Therapist

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can rear it's ugly head when we least expect and without being fully aware that it is happening. Losing interest in activities that were once pleasurable, feeling overwhelmed and tired, sleeping in excess can all be signs of depression. Learn skills such as relaxation techniques, changing negative thought processes, and proactive ways of coping with stress to help you get back on the right track.

Depression Therapist

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Clients that come in with depression can be in a very difficult time and phase in their lives. With therapy, you will be able to identify what is making you depressed and how to decrease it significantly by using every day tools that can be learned. You will be in a safe environment and able to share your feelings that are related to feelings of depression and sadness.

Depression Therapist

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

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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....

Depression Therapist

Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can be one of the most terrifying, isolating, and immobilizing conditions that a person can go through. It can occur in varying degrees of seriousness, and can be either due to a situation, or a chemical imbalance. It can negatively effect us in several areas of our lives, including our family, friends, health and jobs. When one is facing this, it can be very beneficial to have a therapist who can help you learn techniques and positive coping skills, to help reduce the negative symptoms, and increase overall functioning in your life.

Depression Therapist

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Knowing that you have a certain sadness or even a low mood for consecutive days may indicate that you have depression. Gaining a proper diagnosis and treatment plan with help you on your way to recovery. I work with clients who perhaps can't put their finger on what is really causing their constant low mood. However, just accepting that there is an issue and reaching out for some support takes great strength and courage. This is the first step to not only self actualization but so your path to inner peace.

Depression Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you feel depressed? Sadness? Do you get less enjoyment out of activities you used to enjoy? When depression takes over your thoughts and behaviors, it can make you feel like you don't know yourself anymore. I can help you develop the ability to recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. I can help you alleviate your depressed mood and return to your previous level of functioning. I can help you develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world to not only alleviate your depression, but also regain your true gifts and talents. Want less stress and more happiness in your life? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today to get started. Call/text 24/7.

Depression Therapist

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I am Kristi Starkey a therapist in Ladera Ranch, CA and when a client comes in with depression, I start by asking you questions to pinpoint what life situations are contributing to your depressive symptoms. I will help you identify negative and distorted thinking patterns that contribute to hopelessness and helplessness that often accompany depression. I will use cognitive behavior therapy to challenge those thoughts and feelings. And, I will teach you coping skills which are tools to help you offset your feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

Depression Therapist

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Are you feeling sad, blue, lessor than, unable to see the joy in life? You could be experiencing depression if this is happening more often than not. I am so sorry you are struggling. I believe I can help you feel better and find some happiness. There is hope and you don't have to live this way. Begin by finding even the smallest thing to be grateful about. Please call me at 714-432-9856.

Depression Therapist

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Feeling blue? Having a hard time finding the joy in your life, work, or relationships? I can help you to identify the source of your depression and work toward taking steps to a more fulfilling and functional outlook. Many times, our memories of the past keep us stuck in dysfunctional emotions and behaviors. Give yourself the gift of unlocking these patterns and authoring a new, more functional story.

Depression Therapist

Roni(t) Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Clinical Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Org. Psych.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is far more common than has been generally thought. Folks find themselves feeling hopeless, unable to concentrate, lacking initiative, having difficulty making decisions, trouble sleeping etc. Depression involves a slowing down of the entire human organism as well as lowered self-esteem. Often our dreams and images can lead us to discover the deeper meaning of the depression. Therefore sometimes depression can be a pathway to self-discovery. As we explore how you feel, I listen in a way that provides the client with clarity, offer guidance without imposing decisions, accept the client as they are, without making judgments, as they move forward in achieving

Depression Therapist

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

The benefits of a successful treatment of depression include reductions in the severity and frequency of depressive episodes. The capacity to reframe depression as an experience of growth into wisdom, leads to recovery. This can include the return of the ability to enjoy life, greater clarity of thought, improved ability to relax, and greater social engagement. I practice a relational, psychodynamic therapy informed by psychoanalysis and Gestalt.

Depression Therapist

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is one of the most common problems people seek out therapy services. Because I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, I am able to offer you a holistic approach to depression treatment. Sometimes depression is habitual, other times it is caused by your cicumstances, and still other times we need to work through the root causes of depression. These may be childhood abuse, traumatic events, bereavement or problems in your relationships or lack there of! I am highly trained and skilled at treating all types of depressions and can help you work through the feelings to resolve even long term depression. Call me! I can help!

Depression Therapist

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Young adults across the country are struggling, and often their parents often don’t understand why, or how to best help them. By waiting until emotional problems with your child have escalated, the issue becomes more complicated to solve. Seeking my services as a Young Adult Life Coach offers the opportunity to address and remedy these problems. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for your child to express their feelings and overcome their challenges. I invite you to take advantage of my FREE Initial Parent Consultation.

Depression Therapist

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I have worked for many years with people who are suffering from depression. Depression can manifest in a number of ways- lack of interest in activities that previously made you happy, low energy, a decrease or increase in appetite, a sense of hopelessness, substance usage etc. When one experiences sadness which is pervasive it can be very troubling and frightening. One's outlook on life when depressed can seem very bleak and as thought it may never lift. However, talking about ones feelings about feeling depressed with a skilled caring professional is one way to help to start alleviate these feelings.

Depression Therapist

Kristin Martinez, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Making the decision to go to therapy can be a difficult one to make. Finding the right therapist can be even harder. My treatment focuses on depression that stems out of childhood trauma. Feelings of despair, worthlessness, and feeling little hope can all be rooted in the isolation of trauma as a child. I specialize in working with survivors of childhood trauma (children, teens, and adults) in a short-term therapy model.

Depression Therapist

Hillary Goldsher, Psy.D, MBA

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

My belief is that depression is born from unexplored feelings intersecting with past and present life events. I gently guide clients to deeply explore core belliefs and emotions that are impacting how they view themselves and the world around them. As we challenge the myth and mystery of these feelings and beliefs, a new way of moving through the world begins to unfold and recovery can begin.

Depression Therapist

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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 Therapist

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

The benefits of a successful treatment of depression include reductions in the severity and frequency of depressive episodes. The capacity to reframe depression as an experience of growth into wisdom, leads to recovery. This can include the return of the ability to enjoy life, greater clarity of thought, improved ability to relax, and greater social engagement. I practice a relational, psychodynamic therapy informed by psychoanalysis and Gestalt.

Depression Therapist

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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 .

Depression Therapist

Tom Danis, LPCC, M.ED

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression robs us of joy and the ability to thrive in life. When I work with a client suffering from depression, we discover ways to both alleviate the symptoms that make daily life such a struggle and look at the underlying issues that are causing the depression. Gestalt therapy builds our awareness to the beliefs and past experiences that interrupt our ability to get the sense of connection in life needed to not be depressed. My approach helps people have greater awareness of the dynamics within them that lead to their depression so they can get at the underlying issues and truly change their lives.

Depression Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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 Therapist

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I have witnessed countless clients struggle from the weight of depression. I have also seen how quickly therapy can work to dismantle depression. Therapy, under my guidance, is extremely effective in diminishing many of the symptoms of depression. The benefits of therapy for treating depression are tremendous and multifarious. You do not need to live a life of sadness and depression.

Depression Therapist

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If the people in your life haven't ever experienced depression (which is different than being depressed), they can't understand why you can't get over it, move on with your life, or do the things that you used to do. Some people even get into "cheerleading" (c'mon-- you can do it!). That's why I work to understand your depression and help you to manage the feelings of helplessness, despair, and frustration related to depression--little by little, day by day, you might start to get better under my care as I would do my best to understand what you're going through.

Depression Therapist

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression feels like a giant weight, the glue on your body that binds you to your bed. It is hard to see out of the dark fog that surrounds your everyday experiences. Finding a psychotherapist is like finding an ally; you don't have to bear the weight of your problems alone. Psychotherapy for depression and anxiety can offer hope for a changed perspective and happiness.

Depression Therapist

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is a crippling experience that often goes unidentified by ourselves or those in our lives for way too long. It is self-sustaining, as it causes us to withdraw from our lives and from possible support. Mild to moderate depression may be treated with traditional "talk" psychotherapy, although severe depression may require pharmaceutical intervention. I work with you both to make sense of your depression and take steps to challenge it and move through it, into a better quality of life. We will talk. We will work somatically, with your breath and your body, to move stuck emotions and energy and remove the blocks to getting back into your life. Depression IS treatable. Seek out help.

Depression Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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 Therapist

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.

Depression Therapist

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Clients in therapy for depression with Dr. Parke can benefit from a warm and safe environment that nurtures them back into hope. Though the darkness and heaviness of depression can be overwhelming, Dr. Parke can provide you with tools and walk alongside you in this journey so that you know you're not fighting this battle alone. There is hope for depression, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the courageous first step is reaching out for help.

Depression Therapist

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can have roots in the earliest years of our lives due to hurts at a sensitive age, or can result from current experiences of traumas, losses, and disappointments. Often these two origins dovetail, with current stressors resurrecting earlier levels of depression. A good therapy will take seriously the level and personal experience of depression. Clear introspection into the cause, development of truly effective coping strategies, and support for a process of working through depression is the basis of my therapeutic approach.

Depression Therapist

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

All of us occasionally experience feelings of sadness. Most of the time, these painful interludes clear rapidly. Clinical depression, however, is an extremely painful state which is characterized by intense feelings of hopelessness and despair. When this mood state occurs, professional help is needed. My therapeutic process allows the here and now experience between therapist and client to reveal how present day thoughts, feelings, and beliefs formed in the past influence your current life and affect your mood. Bringing to light the cognitive processes that may be holding the depression in place help you gain the clarity and control needed to restore your health. Please feel free to call.

Depression Therapist

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression is a debilitating condition hallmarked by feelings of hopelessness and futility. Although you may want to isolate when feeling depressed the best thing you can do is to begin to talk about the feelings we have and create a caring support system for yourself. In your treatment you will begin to understand your feelings and find ways of regaining balance and mastery. I can help you to turn depressive feelings around so that you can feel stronger and live a richer and fuller life.

Depression Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you feel depressed? Sadness? Do you get less enjoyment out of activities you used to enjoy? When depression takes over your thoughts and behaviors, it can make you feel like you don't know yourself anymore. I can help you develop the ability to recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. I can help you alleviate your depressed mood and return to your previous level of functioning. I can help you develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world to not only alleviate your depression, but also regain your true gifts and talents. Want less stress and more happiness in your life? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today to get started. Call/text 24/7.

Depression Therapist

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression, just the very word feels hopeless and limited, there is a sense of internal and external collapse of the world. Yet it can also be used as a tremendous starting point to examine one's life, goals, expectations and longings, both current and historical. Depression can actually function to suppress emotional pain that has been cut off, denied and stuffed away. Depression is treatable today.

Depression Therapist

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Feelings of depression can interfere with our relationships, work and ability to feel joy. Some of us may feel hopeless, worthless or sad. These feelings are capable of clouding our perspective and ruining our lives. It may be hard to get out of bed. You may experience difficulties with sleeping, concentrating, and/or focusing. Depression is one of my specialties. I help my clients to accept and express their feelings without judgment or shame. I provide a safe, comfortable, non-biased and nurturing environment to help you feel at ease. Through counseling, we will work together to help alleviate and overcome your depression. There is HOPE.

Depression Therapist

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

Depression Therapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

TIRED OF FEELING DOWN ALL THE TIME? Are you struggling with insecurities, stress, and self-doubts? Are you stuck in some strange vicious cycles? I can help you go deep and identify the source of your unhappiness, take charge of your life and move on to happiness, empowerment and meaning... Counseling can help you overcome sadness, and destructive emotions. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Depression Therapist

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Depression can impact even the healthiest people at times. Is life just not holding the same spark it once did? Feeling blue and not having much energy? Depression affects people in different ways. Some people have a loss of appetite or find themselves eating too much. Many struggle with insomnia. Many lose their joy for life. The bottom line is that depression hurts. But there is some good news. Most of the time feelings of depression can lift by talking it out, learning some new skills and taking small action steps. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton CA want to help you. Visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com or call 714-381-5778 and talk to one of our caring, licensed counselors

Depression Therapist

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We can get so overwhelmed. You may have heard the following: "depression is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of being strong for too long." I can help you learn to cope, give you that outside view of what can help you live in a way that is peaceful, meaningful, and purposeful. If you have been suffering from depression, I know that you have tried all you know to feel better. It is too difficult to overcome without professional help and I look forward to helping you get on a positive path to a life of contentment.

Depression Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Not that I do not empathize with the suffering depression brings, but I do think depression can be instructive to your lives. While many people view depression as simply a bad thing and/or something we just want to get rid of, I view depression as a unique opportunity to learn from the depression. Why is the depression there? I have not met anyone who was depressed that did not feel that way for a reason. Symptoms of depression usually tell us clues as to why the human soul is suffering, and also can also provide further clues to the solutions. Many solutions easily flow right out of finding out the "why's" and "what's" of the depression.

Depression Therapist

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Are you feeling sad, blue, lessor than, unable to see the joy in life? You could be experiencing depression if this is happening more often than not. I am so sorry you are struggling. I believe I can help you feel better and find some happiness. There is hope and you don't have to live this way. Begin by finding even the smallest thing to be grateful about. Please call me at 714-432-9856.

Depression Therapist

Tamara Kubiak, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you struggle to get out of bed each day? Are you unable to find joy in activities that used to bring you pleasure? Have you stopped hanging out with friends or family? Are they worried about you? I would be honored to help you understand the root of your sadness and help you make changes that will bring joy back to your life. I provide a safe and compassionate environment for you to explore the subconscious rules you live by that leave you feeling hopeless and alone. Please call me at (949) 445-3160 to see how I can help you.

Depression Therapist

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

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.

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