At West Hollywood Psychology, therapy for depression is a collaborative relationship. Dr. Oeding, PhD, offers professional and compassionate Los Angele Depression Therapy to clients that are seeking to change the mental, emotional, and/or behavioral patterns that are preventing them from feeling your best. Having a reputable and experienced therapist by your side during this dark time can make all of the difference. Dr. Jennifer Oeding provides Los Angeles depression therapy that is grounded in dialogue and implemented in a safe and supportive setting. West Hollywood Psychology offers you the opportunity to talk openly with a depression counselor who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
If you are one of the 350 million people suffering from depression and are in search of a professional Los Angeles Depression Therapy, Dr. Jennifer Oeding, PhD is here to provide that help. While we focus on treatments for depression, our services cover a broad range of personal and relational concerns and we are committed to helping each individual. Our Los Angeles depression therapy sessions are tailored to your specific needs, and provide a comfortable and open environment to foster communication and growth. Â Dr. Oeding begins with understanding your concerns and the ultimate goal you are trying to achieve, and builds a Los Angeles depression therapy plan tailored to your specific needs.
When someone is suffering from depression it is natural for them to feel alone and to isolate themselves. While it may sound cliche, it is indeed the honest truth. Depression is a common mental disorder and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, accounting for the majority of the global burden of disease. Globally, more than 350 million people from a variety of backgrounds suffer from depression. While more women are affected by depression than men, it is important to recognize that ALL humans suffer from this imbalance. Your Los Angeles depression therapist Dr. Oeding offers caring, confidential and professional treatment that makes it easy to conquer your fears and mounting anxieties.
Dr. Oeding, PhD is a West Hollywood licensed psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has the knowledge and a gift for helping people make positive changes in their lives. West Hollywood Psychology was started after years of Dr. Oeding’s involvement in hospitals, non-profits and community mental health settings. Her dream was to create a practice that was open and welcoming, where people of all backgrounds, facing any number of challenges can get the help they need.
Dr. Jennifer Oeding treats a broad range of individual and couple’s issues, having been trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Clinical Psychologist. Special interests include health psychology â€“ helping individuals, couples and family members coping with illness; trauma â€“ providing prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD; and couples therapy â€“ including non-traditional relationships and divorce/co-parenting.
Therapy for depression has been shown by scientists to be beneficial in hundreds of well-designed research studies. There are numerous positive outcomes, some of which include:
Frequently Asked Questions:
The length of your depression therapy varies based on each person or couple’s needs. Sometimes therapy will be brief (just a few sessions), and sometimes therapy lasts longer (more sessions). If the length of treatment is a concern to you, you can discuss it at your initial session and create a plan with your Los Angeles depression therapist. For couples, we offer extended sessions to provide both clients ample time to discuss their concerns. We understand that couples may have a more difficult time coordinating schedules, and may desire longer therapy sessions, but less frequently.
Some people begin therapy for depression to address a specific situation; while others may have life-long struggles with depression that they need care and support for. Treatment for Depression in Los Angeles can be utilized to treat a specific problem, or it can be a means of self-discovery, growth and improved well-being. There are a myriad of reasons why people seek therapy, a few of which include:
Everything that you discuss in therapy is kept confidential and private. We want you to feel safe and assured that no one will be informed of your participation in counseling without your specific request for a release of information in writing.
However, there are legal limitations to confidentiality. These limitations include, but are not limited to: reporting child, elder and dependent adult abuse; when a client makes a reasonable threat of violence towards a reasonably identifiable victim; when the client is dangerous to him/herself or another person; or when there is a court order. If confidentiality (or the limitations) is a concern for you, please be sure to mention this to me at our first meeting. I will be happy to discuss your concerns further.