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TF - 9/2019

"I was between a rock and a hard place when I found Depression Exam. I was severely depressed, paralyzed with fear of leaving the house, unable to work and, therefore, not eligible for unemployment benefits.


I didn't know what was my next step. I was looking for a therapist but I wasn't having luck finding one who could/would see me via video conference. Michael helped me connect with a psychologist and get diagnosed and treated. He then helped me to complete the paperwork to receive the SDI benefits I deserved.


I have recovered enough to go back to work now and I recently found a new job! I can't thank Depression Exam and Michael enough for helping me through this very dark period of my life. Toni F."

TD - 8/2019


Where do I start? Michael and my doctor have done so much for my family and I. After being laid off from my job, and my husbands hours reduced, my depression was at an all time high.  we wondered how we could get thru this with our children, stress and bills! 

That is when Michael found me and while sceptical at first, I took a leap of faith and I am really glad I did.

Michael took me by the hand and walked me thru the process of working with my doctor and the entire filing process.  A short time later I began receiving my benefits and counseling.

I am happy to say that my depression has improved considerably and I have learned some valuable tools to help me cope, along with some great insight as to my triggers.

The best thing - I am back on my feet again and I'm going back to work and my husband is interviewing for better positions as well!

Thanks again Michael and company for being there to help.

AC - 2/2019

I would once again like to thank Michael and Dr. T for everything you guys have done for me. The difference to my life since the first time I called you back in May is truly remarkable. 

MF - 9/2018


Finding depressionexam and working with the team has been a truly enlightening experience for me.

I have had bouts of depression for 50 years and this is the first time I have seen light at the proverbial 'end of the tunnel'

Thank you depressionexam for saving my life and giving me the skills to truely love my life - for the 1st time in my life.

I have been able to think clearly for the first time in many years, my life has changed and continues to change for the better every week.

YK - 2/2018

I was depressed and in denial. My denial was making matters worse. Because it was so easy, I reached out to the folks at after some simple advice from a friend. Oh what a friend indeed; seriously the best advice I have ever received! I am happy to pass on the advice to you: Depression is a normal process, not to be ashamed or denied. There is help out there. If you think you might be depressed, one simple solution is to call the helpful team at

DC - 1/2018

My depression and anxiety from a work related issue was seriously impacting my personal and professional life. I found and it was just the thing I was needing in my life!  I could barely function however I still continued my daily job searches.  I was able to land a few job interviews and sometimes even making it to the 2nd or 3rd round of interviews, unfortunately no job offers were coming my way.  I believe my anxiety was keeping me from interviewing well. With each rejection letter my depression worsened and the things I once loved and enjoyed seemed to be out of reach.   Michael helped me with all my disability forms and kept me on track with getting me qualified for my benefits.  Dr. Hall provided me with excellent care and tools to cope with everything I was going through. I am greatly appreciative for both of them.  My life has changed for the better because of their attention, understanding and skills. I highly recommend anyone suffering to use  

MR - 7/2017 - has truly been a lifesaver for me.  After being told by several people that I would likely qualify for short-term disability: even after seeing my physician multiple times on the subject of my depression, I had no easy way to begin.  Every process feels overwhelming when you are in that mental space. 


The staff at depression exam are SDI policy experts who can calmly and kindly help organize and guide you through the process.  It is infinitely better to work through this time in your life with certified professionals in a secure online environment, rather than multiple in-office appointments.  I had a lot of questions for them, but their prompt response time was very reassuring and helped me gain my SDI benefits in a very short period of time.  It was all much easier than I had anticipated.


Depressionexam has given me valuable time and resources to heal.  After just a few weeks, I am hopeful for the first time in a while :) 

KK - 5/2017 -


When I first learned about this program I was in a very bad place. I was laid off for the second time in my life and my unemployment had run out. I was very depressed and at times even had suicidal thoughts.


After reaching out to, I was not totally convinced that they could really help me and I gave up. Thank God Michael was persistent. I received the help I needed both financially and mentally. I was so surprised when I received my first check.


My doctor was very easy to talk to. I was relieved that I could see her from the comfort of my own home. I'm back on my feet now working and able to breathe again.


Thank you so much for all your help through a very rough patch in my life. I would recommend this program to anyone that is in a similar situation. 

MM - 4/2017 -

I came across the posting from Depression Exam when looking for help with my own mental illness. In the past I looked into filing for state disability insurance but it looked so complicated and confusing, that I just gave up without trying.


Working with the staff at Depression Exam was a fantastic experience! Michael is caring, understanding, funny, and became a friend. They helped to guide me through the process of filing paperwork and recommend a fantastic therapist to work with. 


I needed help, and they were there for me. I would recommend to anyone in my same boat to reach out and contact them. There is nothing to lose, only gain.

NY - 4/2018

I had struggled with depression for basically my whole life. For me the process of taking advantage of our California EDD programs for employees was incredibly daunting. You have to find a doctor, juggle a bunch of forms, learn a bunch of guidelines. You almost have to think like a lawyer. Michael has a lot of experience with the system and handles all of the details for you. If you've thought about getting help before but been intimidated by what you have to do to get it, Michael will take care of all of it for you.

BC - 7/2018

I was at a point in my life where nothing seemed to be going right.  My home life was a mess, I had lost my job and in the process of going into foreclosure.  I was in complete denial about possible depression.  

I came across Michael's ad, looked into it and I can honestly say it saved my life.  Facilitating the process of matching me with Dr. G and streamlining the SDI paperwork gave me the opportunity to really work on getting myself better mentally and not having that financial burden over me.  

Michael really helped and has been a great support.  I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

MB - 2/2017 -


I was a professional with a good career in the past, but fell under difficult times due to depression. I was having trouble at work and needed time to heal, but I could not afford the time off on my own to heal. I was looking for a solution and had heard in the past that depression falls under a disability in CA.   I found online and admittedly at first was a little skeptical if they could actually help me with CA disability.


I was desperate and decided to reach out to Michael and team at Too my surprise, the entire process with was seamless and professional. really is full of people that care about others with depression and want to help them financially.   I was approved for SDI payments within about a month after doing multiple assessments and meeting with the doctor.


I am now on my way to recovery from depression while getting the money I need to support my family. The team at was a lifesaver through this process and I cannot thank them enough for helping me through this period of my life.


Thank You!

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