Santa Monica Depression Therapist ~ Depression Specialist


The deeper sadness carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. –Kahlil Gibran

Sadness is present in everyone's life to some extent, but when it is accompanied by feeling hopeless, worthless, or numb, it's time to get help. Whether you are simply going through a rough time or are in the throes of severe depression, therapy can help to identify and change underlying patterns of thought and behavior that are contributing to these feelings and can provide strategies to decrease the pain and restore a sense of joy, peace and competence. See the
About Therapy page for a deeper look at this process.

Brooke Sprowl, LCSW Speaks About Depression Therapy

Depressive Disorder Specializations

Our team of experienced therapists specializes in a wide range of depressive disorders including:

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Post-Partum Depression
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Symptoms of Depression

Most people think of depression as synonymous with sadness, but depression can manifest itself in many ways that may not be apparent to the untrained eye such as:

  • lethargy, fatigue or loss of energy
  • loss of interest, lack of motivation, lack of pleasure
  • feelings of hopelessness or emptiness
  • hypersomnia or increased need for sleep
  • insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • weight loss or weight gain not due to dieting or exercise
  • increased or decreased appetite
  • feeling worthless or guilty
  • difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • thoughts of hurting your self or self-injurious behaviors (e.g. cutting)*
  • thoughts of death or suicide*
**Please call 911 immediately if you are having thoughts of harming yourself in any way**

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Therapy Specializations

Contact Us

To learn more about our how the therapy process works, visit the
About Therapy page.

If you have any questions, feel free to
contact me at 310-896-5568.

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