Depression Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Landon Hallbrooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My specialties include anxiety, depression , life transitions, substance use, men’s issues, women’s issues, psychosis, and trauma (PTSD) as well as those who are dually diagnosed with substance dependence and other mental health diagnoses.
As a therapist who will be as invested in your success as you are, I truly believe that a successful and therapeutic relationship happens when the therapist and the client join and agree to work toward achieving goals together. Through the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques, a strengths-based approach, and unconditional positive regard for you, we will focus our joined efforts towards uncovering connections, gaining understanding, and learning new skills to manage from day to day while achieving the results that will help you to be a better and happier you.
(858) 289-6867 
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
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Susan Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have been in practice over 41 years, and Licensed in Va. for that length of time. I have moved to San Diego about two years ago. I'm still licensed in Va, not licensed in California I talk to clients from Va. on the phone. And I don't take Insurance or provide insurance. My fees are reduced and in Va. I can talk to a variety of clients with various issues. In Va. I'm a L.C.S.W. in California I'm A consultant who works with couples in conflict. with all the problems today, clients are needing support, and I'm here to do that. Many folks are very anxious and depressed . I have worked with theses problems my whole career.
(571) 616-9955 
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
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Vanessa Villasenor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals who struggle with depression & mood disorders, anxiety, childhood trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, military life, relational challenges and more.
Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth. Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
(858) 519-8002 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Kirstie Sorenson Arvizu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
I am EMDR trained and specialize in treating anxiety, depression , trauma, substance use disorders, self-esteem and mood disorders.
When I was a junior in high school, I began to struggle with severe anxiety and panic attacks. Even with a great support system, trying to “take a deep breathe” when panicking was just not cutting it. I needed to go deeper than that. It wasn’t until I found a counselor that allowed me to feel comfortable sharing my insecurities and fears, that I learned to take control of my worries. I instantly felt more at ease when I knew I was going to see my counselor. That is when I realized: I want to be that sense of warmth and guidance for others.
(760) 840-2206 
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
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Edie Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We know how overwhelming it can be to start therapy and find the right fit for you. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, food or body image issues, anxiety, depression , trauma, or difficult life transitions—you’re in the right place. Your pain and struggles are so valid, and the team at Stark Therapy Group are ready to meet you to help support you on your healing journey. You do not need to do this alone- recovery is possible, healing is possible and you are capable of amazing things!
(619) 931-2906 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Carly Blalack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Have you or a family member been struggling with life transitions? Coping with the loss of a loved one? If so, I am here to support you. Over the past 15+ year I have been working in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and community agencies. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience treating a variety of presenting concerns such as: Life transitions, depression , grief/loss, bipolar, addiction, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, school and work issues, parenting, and behavioral challenges. I look forward to connecting and helping you achieve your goals.
(858) 879-0427 
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
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Analia Chapero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I love working with young children (3-5), as well as helping older children and teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties, self-esteem issues, and school problems. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression , trauma/PTSD, and grief, and families with relational issues. I was licensed as a psychologist in Argentina in 1993, moving to the US in 1998. I have more than 16 years of experience in mental health services. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural, and am sensitive to cultural factors in my work. I work with underserved populations and take Medi-Cal.
(619) 350-4305 
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San Diego, CA 92128
Offers online therapy
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Jamie (Lydia) Shorthill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, MA
Verified
Through rigorous training, certifications and professional experiences, I have developed specialties in the area of trauma, grief, anxiety and depression .
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of helping clients, I strive to help each person come to a better place of understanding, fulfillment and peace. The quest to understand and conquer trauma, anxiety, mood difficulties, stress and grief in a safe and caring environment is possible. Each plan is tailored to the client and their specific needs and wants to help find relief from symptoms and feel more confident. Connecting through Telehealth and/or Video Therapy to begin the healing process.
(858) 914-2841 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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San Diego Psychological Services
Psychologist
SDPS specializes in marital problems, depression , anxiety, and addictions. We offer "intensives" (3-6 hours in a day) for couples or individuals looking to make a dent quicker into overcoming their problems. This is in addition to individual or weekly therapy. For couples intensives - options to do a two-day visit to San Diego and then continue on working with the referring therapist are common.
 
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San Diego, CA 92122
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Whelan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Whelan is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about establishing a strong alliance with her patients and providing excellence in care. She provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with an array of psychological, neurological, and medical conditions. Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders, chronic pain, sleep/eating disorders, substance use, grief, trauma, and bipolar spectrum conditions. She provides individualized, evidence-based psychotherapy involving a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT),
(619) 738-2306 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP
Verified
I provide tele therapy for individuals, and couples for CA residents. I do not have a physical office in CA. I also offer treatment for trauma. In today's world we are all finding that after working full time there isn't enough time to eat right, exercise, take care of errands, help the children with homework, and spend quality time with your significant relationships. What we end up with is exhaustion, feeling "burned out", anxious, and maybe even depressed . You are not alone. Don't suffer any longer. It's time to address your issues and get your life back.
(858) 298-2710 
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San Diego, CA 92104
Not accepting new clients
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Matthew Kohagen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My specialties are addictions, specifically pathological gambling, depression , anxiety, self esteem & LGBTQ issues.
I have 30 years experience in behavioral healthcare, mostly in private in-patient psychiatric hospitals but also in outpatient settings as well. I use person-centered and solution focused modalities.
(562) 352-1319 
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San Diego, CA 92113
Offers online therapy
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The Lotus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
I offer Telehealth counseling services for a wide range of life's challenges. I provide services that span from therapy for depression , anxiety, transgender related issues, women's issues, adolescent issues, trauma, addiction, to serious or terminal heath issues. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each clients' individual needs to assist in attaining the personal growth they are striving for.
(619) 279-5782 
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San Diego, CA 92115
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Moynihan, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
I specialize in helping adults of all ages with post trauma symptoms, stress, anxiety, and depression .
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, confidential, and empowering environment. I can provide individual therapy to help you heal from past traumas, gain healthy coping skills to deal with stress, life transitions, and relationship issues, and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression . Along with my primary modality of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
(858) 384-4579 
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San Diego, CA 92131
Not accepting new clients
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Autumn Backhaus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I can help with depression , anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions.
I believe that people have the capacity for amazing feats of growth and change and as a psychologist my role is to partner with my clients as they take this great journey. Change and growth are not always easy, doing something different than what you used to can be overwhelming. I am here to provide a supportive, safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that allows for you to further explore the issues you are struggling with and to make the most effective changes to better handle life's challenges, while also striving toward living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
(858) 251-7091 
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San Diego, CA 92122
Offers online therapy
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Natalie Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
When we struggle with feelings of depression , anxiety, and conflicts in relationships, this can lead to feelings that hold us back making it difficult to find balance as we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Fortunately, therapy is effective for individuals, couples, and families looking to regain emotional health and balance in their lives. I am passionate about my client's wellbeing, building their emotional strength, and arming them with comprehensive and healthy life skills. As your therapist, I will join you in identifying your personal strengths to accomplish your immediate and future goals.
(858) 251-7870 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Jim Coil
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
I treat a wide-range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression , addictions, trauma, grief, and stress.
Do you hear your inner critic telling you “I am not good enough; I am not worth it?” Does it feel overwhelming to experience uncertainty in everyday life and relationships? Does it feel as though you “have not been yourself lately”, feeling sad or anxious longer or deeper than you expected? Do you desire to have healthier relationships? I hear you. My hope is to help you have greater quality of life, and achieve healing. Whether you wish to become a happier person, to feel less anxious, more confident, have better relationships, stop an unhealthy habit, or to simply understand yourself better, I can help you achieve this.
(619) 452-1168 
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
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John Lee Evans Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Whether you are an executive, a professional athlete or a frustrated parent, you want someone who will help you overcome depression , anxiety, addictions and many other problems.
People want straight talk from a psychologist, not psychobabble. They don’t want a passive therapist who just listens. Nor do they want a know-it-all to tell them exactly what to do. They want a competent psychologist who gives real feedback about what he sees going on. They want someone with real life experience who can relate to their problems as a professional, a parent or a child. Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Evans had experience serving in the Peace Corps, running a business, getting married and having children.
(858) 673-9600 
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San Diego, CA 92127
Offers online therapy
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Jesse Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I can help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression , identity, relationship challenges, societal stressors (including racism and sexism), trauma, and life transitions.
Do you feel like you can never be who you really are? Dealing with challenges and complex issues can become difficult to navigate by yourself. You are not alone; I am here to offer help and support, and to join you as you move toward a more fulfilling and joyful life. As your therapeutic partner, I facilitate the conversations that are important to achieving your hopes and desires. You are the expert and the author of your own story, and my presence is a thoughtful and encouraging influence to help you discover, develop, and trust your innate power, abilities, and sense of self.
(619) 393-7925 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Rafael M. Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Reyes has years of experience in the field of psychology and has had extensive training in the treatment of child and adolescent issues. His practice currently focuses on helping children and families overcome issues related to behavior problems, depression , anxiety and anger. He also sees adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Dr. Reyes has practiced in San Diego for the past ten years and is also affiliated with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. He speaks fluent Spanish and can provide all services in both English and Spanish.
(858) 376-7963 
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San Diego, CA 92103


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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in San Diego. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.