Depression Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Emily Elson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I always tell people who are looking for a therapist that you should like your therapist, and you should feel that you’re making progress rather than just spinning your wheels. A clinician’s knowledge, approach, and personality are key to achieving that, so I offer free 20 minute phone consultations in order to determine whether we may be a good fit. I have 20 years experience treating adults, teens, and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression , relationships, and general self-growth. Other specialties include: mindfulness, introversion, highly sensitive people, and integrative health.
(310) 220-4038 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Mike Lane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Often when a person is either massively anxious or depressed , they have taken on beliefs that are inaccurate distortions of reality.
Congratulations on taking action! We both know that if things are going to change for you in a positive direction, you will need to be brave, open-minded and willing to do things you have resisted doing for one reason or another. I can be most helpful in that regard. Now is the perfect time. Your life is about to change dramatically. Together, in a collaborative and supportive relationship, we will identify your critical needs, uncover and resolve resistances, and map out the incremental steps to getting your needs met. Make the call that will change your life.
(424) 277-3885 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Gerardo Horischnik
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I believe people want to express who they are and pursue satisfying work and relationships, but have emotional and cognitive patterns that keep them stuck. These patterns often consolidate into a persona that leaves people feeling not quite themselves, with needs unrealized, feelings ignored, and potential unused. Symptoms of anxiety and depression , addictions, or low self-esteem, are often the only messengers trying to let us know that we are needing change. In a supportive and safe environment, therapy can help to bring these patterns into awareness and liberate needs to connect, create, and expand with fuller emotional support.
(310) 449-1125 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Karen Clay Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with clients from children, adolescents, and teens, older adults, and those who are moving through life transitions, divorce, grief and loss, anxiety, depression , chronic pain, multicultural contentions, and trauma.
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
(310) 807-1866 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Clear Mind Treatment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Our licensed and Joint Commission accredited program is designed to break through treatment resistant depression , pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder using a combination of scientifically validated therapies and treatments.
This program contains an in-person component and a telemedicine component, but is ultimately tailored to meet your individual needs. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of ketamine/esketamine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neurofeedback, group therapy (including couples and family therapy), individual therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Note that while some of these modalities are optional, attending group therapy is an insurance-mandated requirement to attend our program.
(424) 328-5535 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Samy Harbert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, AMFT
Verified
I am passionate about helping others connect with the most authentic version of themselves. Growing up in LA, I understand what it's like to feel pressure to succeed in every aspect of your life. Because of my experiences, I care deeply about helping my clients slow down and find meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Whether you may be struggling with anxiety, depression , relationship issues - or something else entirely, I will help you understand and improve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
(310) 340-2262 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Lisa Kirsch Ginsberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I love my job! I’m a LMFT and although I treat clients of all ages and those struggling with many issues, my primary focus is anxiety, panic disorder, episodic depression and OCD. I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression on and off throughout my life and together with my mother and business partner, Barbara Kirsch MFT, ran the TERRAP anxiety treatment program for 20 years. I consider myself an expert in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. Our office is a beautiful, serene, safe place and in these trying times I am available by zoom, FaceTime and phone sessions. I look forward to working with you!
(818) 730-8002 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Vula Baliotis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Within a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, I work with: * Depression , anxiety, self-esteem, & relationships *Women's issues (specialize in working with professional women) *Gifted/creative individuals & their families *Adoption issues *Greek/Greek-American individuals (fluent in Greek) *Orthodox Christian individuals *Identity development (e.
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
(424) 226-6838 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT, APCC
Verified
I use a warm, direct, and empathetic environment to help with anxiety, depression , transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma.
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
(805) 608-3474 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Annie Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
In my many years of experience, I have been fortunate to witness the curative benefits of the therapeutic relationship. My interest lies in working with individuals, from young children to adults, who are suffering from anxiety, depression , relationship issues, grief, loss, and trauma. The children and adolescents I have had in my practice have struggled with issues of divorce, adoption, peer pressures, anxiety, depression , sibling rivalry, and social difficulties. Utilizing a somatic understanding and focus has deepened the work with many clients, especially those who have experienced trauma.
(310) 740-9821 
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Katrina Paulino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression , trauma, and those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
(323) 431-5418 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Maya Rasak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IBP
Verified
Feeling stuck in familiar self defeating patterns? I can help uncover unconscious habits or behaviors that keep you anxious and depressed . Through active listening, interactive exercises, my direct approach helps you encounter hidden parts of yourself, enabling you to integrate these into one whole, thriving person with greater capacity to live and love completely. With extensive background in Western Psychology and Eastern practices I treat the whole being which leads to deeper awareness, changes in behavior and more satisfying relationships with others. Nothing changes if you don't take action. The journey begins with you.
(310) 895-9811 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Takira Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 10 years’ experience working with individuals suffering from depression , postpartum depression , anxiety, bipolar disorder, difficulties with self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mood disorders.
Greetings, Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with life’s circumstances while trying to manage all of the different areas in your life? Do you feel like you are losing control, are isolated from others, or that no one understands what you are going through? Is stress and anxiety starting to affect your daily activities? If you are struggling with different life situations, such as trauma, relationships, shame and guilt, or you would like to better develop yourself, please allow me to help you. I know that entering counseling can feel uncomfortable or uneasy, but it is even harder to struggle alone in silence.
(818) 928-4874 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Katrese Epps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I may be the therapist for you if you are a high achieving woman dealing with symptoms of depression , anxiety, self-esteem issues, going through a break-up/divorce, relationship conflict or having difficulty coping with stress.
(510) 369-4011 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Mary Linda Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you experiencing depression , anxiety, phase-of-life issues, marital conflict, family dysfunction, job stress? Are you interested in learning ways to find relief and create changes that lead to greater peace and balance in mental and emotional functioning in your personal, family and relationship life?
(323) 918-5771 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Stefani Reitter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Some of my areas of specialization are: couples, trauma, depression , anxiety, LGBT, mood disorders, divorce and blended families, perinatal therapy, and addiction recovery.
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression , anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
(424) 326-0125 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Kristen Welke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Whether they are struggling with anger, depression , anxiety, substances, identity issues, grief and loss, LGBTQIA specific issues, or relationship issues, I will collaborate with the client to help them achieve their therapeutic goals.
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
(424) 383-6792 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Todd Allen Bursaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Do you feel stuck, depressed , alone? Are you ready to take the next step, but don't know where to begin or to whom to turn? My practice is firmly rooted in depth psychology built on the traditions of Carl Jung and Buddhist thought with emphasis on employing the imagination and dream work. I am a firm believer in human potential and growth and have a deep reverence for the workings of spirit and soul. Psychotherapy is an adventure in self-discovery and healing. Let's begin your journey.
(424) 294-8869 
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Santa Monica, CA 90406
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Dr. Sarika Seth Psychotherapy, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My hope is to help clients reconnect with the sweetness of life. Challenging life circumstances, traumatic experiences, unanticipated changes, opposing messages, and oppressive forces can knock us off our course. We may find ourselves having difficulty navigating through heightened states of anxiety and the depths of depression . Or, we just need to be seen and heard. In this instance, therapy can be a refuge- a place to explore, observe, make sense of, find meaning in, and heal from pain we have long been carrying. We may experience a newfound state of peace as we gradually sit with, accept, let go, and move forward.
(310) 947-8614 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Cathy Goldfarb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
If you are struggling and feeling stuck in ways that make it difficult to enjoy and be present in your life and in your relationships; if you feel alone, lost, anxious, depressed , overwhelmed and under a lot of stress and want to make changes for yourself, one of my primary goals is to provide you a safe place in which to do this work. You don't have to try to find your way alone. This experience can be a transformative and empowering one for you. Asking for help comes from a place of strength, not of weakness.
(310) 736-2847 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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 Santa Monica. 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.