According to the CDC, 1 in 10 Americans reported experiencing depression last year. I am a senior level psychologist in Orange County, CA and specialize in treating depression; the good news is that depression can get much better with the right approach. The best counseling for depression, like anxiety treatment, includes cognitive therapy but current research shows that more modern counseling approaches, including mindfulness are also highly effective in treating depression. I use a combination of cognitive therapy and mindfulness counseling for optimal results.​

“All human beings have in common the desire

to avoid suffering and to know happiness.”

~Jack Kornfield
Depression Quiz

Think about how you have felt over the last two weeks, then answer the questions below either yes or no.

1. I often feel sad.Y__ N__
2. I seem to have lost interest in things that used to matter to me.Y__ N__
3. I’m not as interested in sex as I used to be.Y__ N__
4. I don’t feel pleasure in things I used to enjoy.Y__ N__
5. I often feel hopeless.Y__ N__
6. My sleep has changed – either I can’t sleep, or I sleep too much.Y__ N__
7. I feel agitated or irritable.Y__ N__
8. I have trouble concentrating.Y__ N__
9. My appetite has changed; either I eat too much or I don’t feel like eating at all.Y__ N__
10. I often feel tired even when I’ve had enough sleep.Y__ N__
11. I sometimes think about dying. Y__ N__

If you answered yes to 5 or more of these questions you may be experiencing depression. Depression can get better. You can email me at or call me at 949.481.4221 and I can help you determine if you would benefit from therapy to treat depression.