Depression Therapy Life Adjustment Team
Navigating Depression Together

Understanding Depression

Depression is more than just a feeling of sadness; it’s a complex mental health condition that can be life-altering. It can stem from genetics, trauma, brain chemistry, medical conditions, and major life changes. In 2021, an estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode, representing 8.3% of all U.S. adults. With proper care, most individuals can fully recover from depression.

Prevalence and Impact

Depression affects about 264 million people globally. Symptoms and experiences vary by gender, culture, and personal history, highlighting the need for personalized understanding and care.

Symptoms and Types

Symptoms include persistent sadness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) are the main types.

Customized Care for Depression

Treatment Approaches for Depression

At Life Adjustment Team, we focus on personalized treatment plans for depression. We employ a Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach, which includes a range of therapies and interventions tailored to each individual’s needs.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Our treatment includes individual sessions with Master’s level staff, focusing on developing skills and tools for emotional balance and life fulfillment. This approach encompasses a holistic view of the client’s needs, integrating mental health care with social and vocational support.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP offers a structured, therapeutic environment for intensive care. This program includes daily therapy, psychiatric assessments, and focuses on stabilizing symptoms and preparing for everyday life. PHP is effective for severe depression, bridging inpatient and outpatient care.

Primary Causes

What Causes Depression?

Depression is a complex mental health condition with various contributing factors. Understanding these causes can help in managing and treating this pervasive disorder. While everyone’s experience with depression is unique, several common causes are widely recognized by mental health professionals.


A family history of depression can increase the risk, suggesting a genetic component in the development of this condition.


Experiencing traumatic events, especially in childhood, can lead to long-term emotional and psychological impacts that contribute to depression.

Medical Conditions

Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, or chronic pain can be linked to higher rates of depression.

Life Changes

Major life events, such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, or job loss, can trigger depressive episodes.

Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug use can lead to or exacerbate depression, creating a vicious cycle of substance abuse and mental health struggles.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, such as those experienced during pregnancy, postpartum, or menopause, can contribute to depression.





Help us match you to the right program

It’s important to have a program that meets your unique needs and helps you establish a personal connection. The following questions are designed to match you with the right program at Life Adjustment Team based on your needs and personal preferences.

Empowering Long-Lasting Change

Over 45 Years of Leading Depression Treatment

We empower individuals to achieve lasting change and improved quality of life. For more information on our comprehensive treatment options, including Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization Programs, contact us to learn how we provide the support and expertise needed to overcome Depression and embrace wellness.

Accredited and Certified Treatment

Life Adjustment Team is committed to excellence in mental healthcare, achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission and exceeding licensing standards. Our dedication to client success has also led to valuable affiliations with leading organizations.

Certified by the State Department of Health Care Services. DHCS Dates of certification: 12/01/2016 - current Facility Number: 190820AP Effective Date: 12/01/2022
Expiration date: 11/30/2024
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Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one needs our programs, contact us today. We have the expertise and passion to help individuals reclaim their lives from debilitating mental health conditions. Overcome anxiety, regain confidence, and take the first step towards a brighter future with Life Adjustment Team’s support.

4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 255
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

The Life Adjustment Team provides effective in-home structure and support systems that empower patients to live stable, active and productive lives using evidence-based treatment concepts for successful rehabilitation and recovery.

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