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Teen & Childhood Depression Treatment in Los Angeles

Your Child Can Overcome the Challenges of Depression With Specialized Care

Receive support with integrative childhood and teen depression treatment from a collaborative team with 15 years of experience.

Are These Symptoms Interfering with Your Child’s Daily Activities?

kid with depression studying

Behavior Changes

  • Frequent irritability or short temper
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Behavioral or academic problems in school
  • Increased sensitivity to criticism


kid with depression not participating in activities

Physical Changes

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Lower energy level
  • Changes in eating or weight fluctuation
  • Frequent physical complaints without an identifiable cause
  • Signs of self-harm or other self-destructive behavior
The ResWell team uses coordinated care and integrative treatment plans to meet your child’s unique needs and support them through every step of the journey.

Our childhood depression specialists do not just prescribe medication and send you back into the maze of behavioral healthcare. We uncover and address the root cause of your child’s depression while proactively managing other contributing factors, from physical activity and nutrition to sleep hygiene and mindfulness. The Reswell Team Approach serves to treat your child’s depression, help them build resiliency for the future, and create a pathway for lifelong success.

Help Your Child Manage Depression Symptoms

With Support From One of the Only Pediatric Integrative Mental Health Practices in Southern California


Withdrawal from family and friends

Engagement with others once again
Loss of interest in activities

Return to favorite activities and hobbies
Frequent headaches and stomachaches

Fewer days lost to symptoms without cause
Behavior and academic issues at school

Improved grades, focus, and attitude
Frequent outbursts and irritability

More peaceful home environment

Get the Facts from Childhood Depression Specialists

Around 17% of children aged 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode in 2020, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Childhood depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. When the two conditions exist together, they can usually be treated simultaneously.

Depression is not “all in your head” — it is a medical condition that impacts millions of people throughout the world each day.

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Childhood Depression Treatment Looks Different at ResWell

In Addition to Standard Treatment Options, Your Child May Benefit From Our Integrative Therapies:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • CBT is an evidence-based form of talk therapy that helps children identify and address negative thought patterns that contribute to depression.
  • With this treatment, your child can learn effective coping skills that help guide them through recurring symptoms and other challenges in the future.
  • CBT can work well with other childhood depression treatments, including equine assisted therapy, neuromodulation, and other forms of talk therapy.
CBT specialist in Los Angeles talking to her childhood depression patient
equine therapy specialist during treatment with her depression patient

EquusLed Program

  • EquusLed involves interactive horse activities and experiences that can help improve mental health issues and promote emotional growth and learning.
  • Your child can expect to engage in activities and/or unstructured interactions with the horses — no riding is involved.
  • Children learn about themselves and others and then discuss their associated feelings, behaviors, and patterns with our expert child and teen depression treatment specialists.


  • Neuromodulation, also known as neurostimulation, is a non-invasive treatment that can help address depression. Though research is still ongoing in children, studies so far have found neuromodulation for depression to be safe, effective, and long-lasting for adults.
  • Neuromodulation can be especially beneficial for patients with treatment-resistant depression that medication, therapy, and other approaches cannot effectively address.
neuromodulation specialist explaining benefits for treating childhood depression
childhood and teen depression specialist showing exercises to combat depression

Personalized Fitness, Nutrition, & Mindfulness Program

  • Physical well-being supports optimal mental health, so your child will receive expert guidance on physical activity, nutrition, and sleep as part of their depression treatment plan.
  • Our clinical dietitian will develop an effective nutritional plan for your child.
  • Our resiliency coaches will provide your child with personalized physical activity/yoga routines, mindfulness exercises, and meditation techniques.

Meet Our Team

Restoring Compassion. Building Resilience. Creating Community.

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Our ResWell Team Approach Can Make a Real Difference

At ResWell, we understand that although childhood depression is a treatable condition, its symptoms can return down the road. The ResWell Team Approach guides your child throughout their recovery journey and prepares them for the future – no matter what challenges it may hold.

Even when your child is feeling better, we continue guiding them on how to maintain their recovery progress, prepare for future obstacles, and develop techniques they can use to overcome new challenges.

Our mental health experts will develop an integrative treatment plan to guide your child through depression recovery, support continued progress, and build resiliency against recurring symptoms.

Our team will coordinate with pediatricians, therapists, schools, and childcare providers to ensure your young one is supported in all aspects of their life.

Our clinical dietitian will develop an effective nutritional plan for your child, and our resiliency coaches will provide personalized physical activity/yoga routines, mindfulness exercises, and meditation techniques.

We will guide your child in building Mental Health Equity. Developed by Dr. Navarro, Mental Health Equity is the philosophy that promoting nutrition, fitness, sleep, and mindfulness can help optimize mental wellness and foster resiliency against difficult situations, symptoms, or setbacks in the future.

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You and your child can enter into our Cycle of ResWell Health in any of the phases of care. You can also visit to receive guidance on mindfulness, meditation, and movement/fitness without being seen as a regular patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most effective treatment for depression?

Most patients benefit from a combination of treatments that are personalized to their specific situation and needs. Treatment may be most effective when combined with talk therapy, equine therapy, and other treatment modalities. We believe integrative treatment that includes nutrition, sleep hygiene, and daily physical activity makes the biggest difference for our patients.

How do I know if my child is depressed?

If your child displays some of the symptoms listed above, and those symptoms interfere with daily life, depression could be the reason. However, a comprehensive evaluation by a childhood and teen depression treatment center is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Pharmacogenetic testing can then assess how your child metabolizes different medications if used in treatment.

Do you see adult patients with depression also?

Yes, we are board-certified with nearly 20 years of experience treating adults. Our behavioral therapists have expertise in depression so they can provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients of all ages. We offer Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression in adults.

Do you offer telehealth appointments for patients with depression?

The first meeting is always in person. We do provide telehealth follow-up appointments to make treatment as easy and convenient as possible for our patients and their parents. Specific availability depends on the treatment plan developed with your provider.

Do you accept insurance for your childhood depression tests and treatments?

While we do not accept insurance, we do provide our patients with the documentation necessary to file a claim with their own insurance carriers.