Depression Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Kevin Stolper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression , relationship issues or trauma, these modalities are highly effective in healing and ultimately growing.
Are you feeling stuck in life, wanting something different but not sure what it is or how to get there? Maybe you are overwhelmed with the pressure to be perfect in relationships or work, resulting in the feeling of never being good enough. You’ve most likely scoured the internet or read self-help books before reaching out to a therapist. I get it. You just want to feel better and ultimately, find joy. I can help you identify what you are wanting or needing, what is keeping you stuck, while developing the tools to live the life you want to live and become the person you want to be.
(310) 340-2355 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Amy Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Psychotherapist, private practice, adult, child and family psychotherapy, child custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression , addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and career counseling
(424) 324-3329 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Dr Joshua Prager MD, MS
MD, MS
Verified
Ketamine for Depression , Anxiety, and PTSD. Our treatment program helps patients address the many symptoms resulting from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as well as the effects of anxiety and PTSD. Our program includes low-dose ketamine infusion to help patients manage CRPS symptoms and improve functional abilities. Our primary goal of ketamine and functional pain management is to treat anxiety, depression , and resulting effects associated with acute and chronic pain.
(424) 379-4389 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Casey Siegenfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Often times, feelings of anxiety, depression , and fear can leave us paralyzed and unable to achieve our goals and find real fulfillment. I believe that through therapy and the relationship created in the therapeutic process, people can confront and overcome the feelings that may be keeping them from fully realizing their potential. As a therapist my goal is to create a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which you can explore feelings, resolve painful issues from the past and present, improve relationships and achieve fulfillment.
(310) 626-4887 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Leyla Salmassian Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
There are moments of intense anxiousness, bouts of depressed feelings, painful losses, life changes that we can't make sense of, feelings of aloneness even when surrounded with loved ones, a particular something or someone in our life that causes us heartache and distress ... these are all a part of our lived experiences. Therapy with me is a space where we tend to these places together, make room for all that feels shaky, scary, intolerable, and overwhelming, so to find new understanding, new openings, new capacities and resources.
(323) 377-6033 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Alison B Hatter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work collaboratively with clients to alleviate symptoms, change behavioral patterns and negative thinking, transform family-of-origin dynamics, and improve relationships. For the past 20 years, I have helped clients with anxiety, depression , relationships, grief/loss, eating disorders/body image, racial identity, chronic illness, postpartum, infertility, and life/career transitions. I specialize in working with new mothers, women at mid-life, and women in transition. I provide a supportive environment where clients learn to be present with their experience and explore emotions and thoughts with acceptance and non-judgment.
(310) 736-4819 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Kentaro Nakajima
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you or your family having difficulties with life transitions? Are emotions and thoughts taking control of your life? Is intense or frequent anger, depression or anxiety leading to unwanted outcomes? And are you not able to engage in tasks and activities you would like to? You may have already tried different things but the situation is not improving. Do you feel stuck? You are not alone and I can help.
(818) 350-5723 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Don M Goodman Inc
Psychologist, PhD, CCHt, CDMHRS
Verified
I believe anxiety and stress to be the foundation of many issues we all face. My first goal is to help my patients reduce stress thereby decreasing chronic pain, depression and even the ravages of disease and illness. By developing rapport and trust and then utilizing healthy coping skills, the goal of anxiety reduction can be achieved. Its important to remember that we are engaged in a collaborative process where we learn to accept, resolve, move on and let go. I find that mindfulness, meditation and breathing is highly effective in decreasing anxiety and depression .
(818) 462-8293 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Karlyn Michél Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CCTP
Verified
I have had success with clients struggling with issues related to depression , anxiety, relationships, family conflict, multi-racial/multi-cultural identity, chronic pain, impostor syndrome, domestic violence, self-esteem, and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I enjoy working with individuals (adults, teens, & tweens), couples, and families. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
(310) 882-7067 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Barbara Dreyfus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have worked extensively with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression .
I work with individuals and couples on a variety of relationship and interpersonal issues. I believe that each of has the innate desire and ability to lead satisfying and fulfilling lives. We are often stuck in old patterns of behavior and relating. Working together we can explore those patterns and how to move beyond them. There are times in our lives when feelings of isolation, depression , loneliness pervade. It is helpful to have a trained professional to discuss these feelings with.
(310) 452-2260 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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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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Joe Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Anyone who experiences depression , anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, issues of identity, or cultural conflicts can benefit from collaborative work with a skilled psychotherapist.
We try to make sense of our lives through telling our stories, but when we are unable to find the words, we express ourselves in other ways, such as in symptoms, dreams, and behaviors that we don't understand. My previous training in fine arts and filmmaking (MFA, USC School of Cinema) make an excellent fit with the type of in-depth therapy I provide. I have a wide range of professional experiences from my private practice, in residential and outpatient clinics, as an adjunct professor of psychology at Antioch University, and as a supervisor training other therapists.
(310) 879-5964 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Blythe Million
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Together we will help you learn how to handle difficult emotions, understand your behaviors and intentions, treat yourself with kindness and overcome anxiety and depression , through a combination of mindfulness techniques, insight, homework, and talk therapy.
It is the goal of us all to have the chance to live in the wonder of our real selves. But we often find ourselves in an outside life that doesn't match the inside one. We can spend years struggling with making decisions, dealing with sadness and anger, anxiety and grief, as well as distrust, fear and longing, all overwhelming feelings and the behavior that goes with them, not knowing how to change but knowing we must. My job is to help you get back to and live the wonder that is the real you.
(310) 359-9380 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Rachel Jane King Neporent
LCSW
Verified
I work with clients on anxiety, depression , wellness and self-care, relationship (s) with self and others, codependence/attachment, as well as the impact of substance use within family and relationships. I work with families on communication, connection, trauma, and substance use histories. The clients I work with want to increase self-connection, and connection to others in their life. They are curious and open-minded. I am a licensed clinical social worker and modern millennial psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. I am so excited about the work I do, and hope to connect with you on your therapy journey!
(914) 677-0442 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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Inessa Manevich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I offer a personalized, highly-trained approach to psychotherapy. My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I pride myself on being approachable and try to be straightforward and encouraging. I specialize in showing individuals how to reach their full potential, and achieve their own definition of success. I work with individuals, couples, families, kids and adolescents who are struggling with various life's difficulties. My personal specialties include relationship issues, postpartum support, parenting skills, depression , anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, self-esteem issues and women's issues.
(310) 736-2707 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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Megan Cser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My clinical specialties include working with people with depression , anxiety, insomnia, and trauma.
I am committed to helping clients formulate and realize their goals for their lives and relationships based on the values that are important to them. Grounded in research and clinical experience, I view the therapeutic relationship as an active partnership through which I assist clients with better understanding themselves and the ways in which they relate to others and the world. From there, I work with clients to identify opportunities for change and to develop and implement new tools in line with their distinct objectives.
(310) 861-3372 
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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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Dr. Alexia Holovatyk--Thrive Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
, body image and perinatal mental health), life transitions, depression , anxiety, trauma, addiction, and grief.
Are you objectively successful in life, but something still feels missing? Have you noticed yourself repeating old patterns that no longer serve you? I utilize integrative healing techniques with a focus on the mind, body, spirit connection to uncover the root causes of your stuck points and help you move forward to live a more full and authentic life. Together we can discover how your past influences the way you currently relate in relationships, to yourself, and to the world.
(424) 392-7060 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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.