to help you find hope


Find a therapist who can help with depression
We help people overcome depression and discover renewed hope.

Depression can feel like a cloud hanging overhead, that never leaves. It can feel endless – the low energy, the hopelessness, the isolation. When we feel depressed, the whole world can feel meaningless and it’s difficult to even ask for help.

We provide counseling for depression in downtown Los Angeles.

Psychotherapy for depression can give you the strength and tools to move through difficult feelings. Our counselors who specialize in treating depression can help you learn to regulate and cope with overwhelming feelings of sadness, depression, and isolation so it doesn’t take control of your life. Find a counselor for depression that connects with you, then contact us so we can set up a time to meet.

Connor McClenahan

We're here to help

See a therapist that interests you?
Request an initial phone call


Let's get you on the path toward healing

Feel Like Yourself Again

Depression can constrict the connected, happy, and motivated parts of you. Therapy helps you recover those feelings.

Stop the critical voice

Depression can be a tug-o-war between sadness and critical anger. Learn to develop kindness and release yourself from criticism.

Find Hope During Difficult Circumstances

Lifting depression means discovering meaning in your life.

Gain the Emotional Skills You Need

Having the right tools helps you feel secure even in a large storm. Therapy can help you build internal coping skills that help you long after you’re out of therapy.

Connect with Those Closest to You

Depression is isolating. Therapy helps establish deep connections with those around you.

Assessment for Depression

Get clear insights. We provide psychological testing using empirically validated measures so you can get accurate feedback about the way depression is affecting you.

Articles on Depression

Read our recent blog articles on anxiety

Setting a Centering Affirmation: How 1 Minute in the Morning Can Set You up for Success All Day.

Stress is everywhere these days.  You’re trying to stay afloat economically.  You’re concerned for the safety of your loved ones.  Some days just seem doomed from the start no matter the effort.  This toll on your body and mind diminishes your sense of hope and peace, until you find yourself

Spending too much time on social media? Instead of a detox, try this

Sometimes your phone can feel needy. It demands your attention and pulls you away from time you wish you could enjoy. You find yourself constantly opening your apps, scrolling mindlessly through your feeds. It might be hard to notice how much time has passed! You wish you could have a

How does EMDR work? Here’s why tapping your knees can make a fundamental difference in your relationships

It’s so easy to get stressed out by the people around us. You have a parent with a different political or religious perspective than you. Your coworker consistently finds ways to push your buttons. Your partner can’t seem to understand how to squeeze the toothpaste correctly. Whatever it is, you’re

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is always worthwhile, but as quarantine set in, this may have begun to feel like an impossible goal. You are not alone. As many of us find ourselves spending all our time in confined spaces with loved ones, recognizing and respecting one’s physical and emotional limitations is

Calming Your Child’s Fear about the Fires

A lot of children are feeling anxious right now because of the fires all over California. As parents, it can be hard to know what to say to help your child feel better, especially if you are feeling anxious too. Here are some things to keep in mind when talking

Dissolve Self-Criticism with these 3 steps

You find yourself having grace and patience with people in your life but when it comes to giving those gifts to yourself… you are sure out of luck. As the current of life continues on it’s quick, unforgiving pace it is easy to be swept up in rigid expectations of

Therapy at Home: Moving through Meaninglessness

During quarantine, many of us have felt not like ourselves, including feeling unproductive, lonely, bored, easily emotional, or lacking in meaning. To understand why this may be, we’re going to review Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow theorized that we are initially motivated by the lowest or most basic need. As

Therapy from Home: Working Through Depression

Too often, depression is dismissed as sadness. When this happens, people who are depressed receive trite and unhelpful comments: “You’re just feeling sad” “You just need to get out” “Just look on the bright side” “Just go exercise” Depression is different than sadness Sadness is a common, everyday emotion. We

Therapy from Home: Practicing Serenity During Quarantine Chaos

When faced with what we cannot control, we can often feel stressed, aimless, and defeated. Sometimes we then try numbing ourselves with things like junk food, Netflix, or alcohol. A single chocolate bar won’t hurt, but relying on these to cope can end up leading to bigger problems long term

COVID-19 Helpful Blog Articles

This post is a list of blogs that I’ve come across and thought were worth sharing. I’ve included a brief snapshot of each article and organized them by topic. I’ll continue to update this page as I come across articles worth sharing. Also, be sure to check out blog posts

Depression Test – Is this depression?

Everyone goes through difficult seasons of life, but there is a difference between a bad season and an episode of depression.  Do you know the signs of depression? Depression is one of the most common mental health diagnoses in the United States, with an estimated 17.3 million adults and 3.3

Your Brain on COVID-19

Feeling unsure of how to respond in times like these can lead to panicky decisions while we seek control in an out of control world. In this blog, I respond to a CNBC article about the panic-shopping and panic-investing we are witnessing. I’ll go over the processes underlying our behavior

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Era with the Help of Telehealth

Experiencing feelings of isolation, panicking about the scarcity of resources, and fearing for one’s health can be overwhelming during this time of uncertainty. Due to the threat of Coronavirus, we are being forced to alter the way we interact with colleagues, friends, and family, shifting our work and social schedules.

5 Ways to Get the Rest You Need this Week, and 4 Things Getting in the Way

There’s a stigma against rest. Rest is seen as lazy, unproductive, and weak. In a culture that prizes 60 hour work weeks as a sign of productivity, we can often see tiredness and overwhelm as obstacles in our path. When we feel tired, stressed, or overwhelmed, we reach for a

Couples need to stop asking passive questions. Here’s what you can do instead

Close relationships are the center of a happy life. And while each of us wants to feel connected to others, often our words, actions, and non-verbals don’t seem to pull us closer to others. I want to talk about “passive questions” – a kind of interaction that can be tough

Panic Attacks: Manage anxiety and return to calm

Panic attacks can be frightening and overwhelming. Many people worry about what’s happening to them, and they don’t know what to do to make it stop. We’re going to take you step by step through everything you need to know about anxiety, panic attacks, and some simple steps you can

Reduce stress at work: Tips from a Psychologist in Downtown Los Angeles

Reducing stress at work is both simpler and harder than it seems at first glance. As a psychologist who specializes in anxiety and works in Downtown Los Angeles, I want to give you a few tips to reduce your stress at work… and be more productive. Meet Ian. Ian just

“Am I too emotional?”: Do this one thing today to manage difficult emotions

People tend to see emotions like anger, sadness, or fear as bad things; at best they’re a distraction, at worst a weakness. There’s a perception that these feelings disrupt logical thinking and lead to bad decisions—that negative emotions simply get in our way.  You can even hear it in how

We know finding counseling is hard

That's why we have a step-by-step process to finding you the help you need

Talk with our Care Coordinator

Don't know where to start? She'll connect you with a therapist that's available to work with you on the issue you're needing help with.

Call during normal business hours
Find a therapist that fits your needs
Get an initial phone appointment with a therapist

Connect with a therapist with a free 15 minute call

A therapist will listen to your concern
“Try on” whether this therapist connects with you
Schedule your first in-person appointment

Quality psychotherapy tailored to you

Get the counseling you need to overcome life's challenges

Set goals for treatment
Explore, understand, and overcome longstanding patterns with weekly appointments
Your therapist will regularly review goals and adjust treatment
Find the right therapist and get the help you need

Give us a call today. We’ll help you choose a therapist and schedule an initial phone call at a time that works.