If you are seeking professional treatment for depression in West Hollywood and in the Los Angeles area, West Hollywood Psychology is here to provide that help. While we focus on depression our services cover a broad range of personal and relational concerns focused on helping you. Our therapy sessions are tailored to your specific needs, and provide a comfortable and open environment to foster communication and growth. Treatment for Depression in West Hollywood begins with understanding you and your concerns.
At West Hollywood Psychology, therapy for depression is a collaborative relationship. Grounded in dialogue and implemented in a safe, supportive setting, depression therapy offers you the opportunity to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. Together, we will work to identify and change the mental, emotional, and/or behavioral patterns that are preventing you from feeling your best.
It is important to know that you are not alone. While it may sound cliche, it is indeed the honest truth. Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. While more women are affected by depression than men, it is important to recognize that ALL humans suffer from this imbalance. Dr. Jennifer Oeding, PhD offers caring, confidential and professional treatment for depression in West Hollywood and throughout Los Angeles, CA.
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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 involvement in hospitals, non-profits and community mental health settings. Her dream was to create a practice that was open and welcoming, providing a safe space for people from all backgrounds, facing any number of life challenges, to 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.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 West Hollywood 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:
The length of 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 length of treatment for depression is a concern to you, we can discuss it at your initial session and create a plan that works for you. 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 less frequently.
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:
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.