Joseph Symonds (d. 1652) was an English Puritan who served as an assistant to Thomas Gataker, later became an Independent and served for a time as the pastor of an English congregation in Rotterdam along with William Bridge and Jeremiah Burroughs. He wrote The Case and Cure of a Deserted Soul, which is said by J.I. Packer to be "the classic Puritan treatment on spiritual depression" (Meet the Puritans, ed. Joel Beeke and Randall J. Pederson, p. 570) and is recommended by Dr. Don Kistler. A helpful review is found here.