Depression Counseling in Santa Barbara.

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Depression Therapist

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Most people will be faced with an episode of depression at least once in their lives. When you first come in we explore whether the depressive feelings are based in the past or the result of current events. Sometimes people who present with depression seem to have unresolved child hood issues. Together we find ways of bringing closure to these unexplored and unexpressed 'childhood wounds'. Clients often report a new sense of joy and more vitality after feelings of sadness, grief or anger have been expressed. Also relationships with parents and or other loved ones usually greatly improve. If the depression is based in current affairs we often use behavioral therapy to increase your coping.

Depression Therapist

Alissa Gregory, MA, MFT

Psychotherapist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Are feelings of depression dimming your experience of life as whole, making you feel hopeless or stuck? Whether your feelings of depression are something new or something that you have felt for a long time, Alissa can guide you in an exploration of these feelings and help you to develop the tools and strategies you need to transform your emotional experience of life. Let Alissa support you in discovering the joy, energy, and vitality that you need to make the changes you want!

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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

Depression Therapist

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

22 West Micheltorena St. Ste.A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never get out from under its shadow. However, depression is a treatable problem. If your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t hesitate to contact me. Learning about your depression treatment options will help you decide what approach is right for you. From therapy to medication to healthy lifestyle changes, there are many effective treatments that can help you overcome depression and reclaim your life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has shown in studies to have the best results for depression because it is a practical, hands-on method for challenging automatic negative thoughts.

Depression Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA


Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

22 W. Micheltorena St. Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Depression can hit all of us at times. If you have depression either clinically or circumstantially because of something that's happened to you I can help you to work through it and get back to a better feeling place about your life. I felt literally hundreds of people work through their depression and learn skills to deal with symptoms of lack of motivation, problems with her sleep, extended anxiety that leads to frustration and feelings of defeat. Having a better life takes action and change. If you have depression give me a call and let's work on this together to make the changes you need to live the life you want.

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