Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location: 515 James St., #1, Geneva
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People may medicate their depression with TV, alcohol, food, isolation, or excessive sleep. One definition of depression is "anger turned inward." Talking with a psychologist is one of the best methods to understand your down moods, unusual thoughts, and self-defeating beliefs. Friends may say, "Get over it" about your jealousy toward your sister or your sadness over your girlfriend who texted "it's over" 3 months ago. If you are on medication for already-diagnosed depression, therapy is important to bring new ideas into your brain. If you are considering medication, start with talk therapy. Don't keep waiting for "it" to go away. What's at the bottom of your depression?

Joe Bynum, MA, LPC

Joe Bynum, MA, LPC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 62 S Madison Street, Oswego
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Are you feeling Depressed? Having difficulty finding joy or satisfaction in your life? Depression is more than just feeling sad. Seeking help for depression is the first step to getting better. I utilize a person centered, strength based approach to depression. You and I will identify your own strengths and assets. We will then establish a plan to use these strengths to overcome your depressive symptoms. In this way you will learn to take control over your thoughts and emotions. I understand that every situation is different, so I will customize my approach to meet your unique circumstance. You are not alone.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Location: 628 Norfolk Avenue, Westchester
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Research has shown that the most effective approach to depression is a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication (if appropriate). I provide compassionate support for the painful challenges of depression while teaching the client to develop effective coping strategies including the ability to lessen negative thinking and increase their enjoyment of daily life. If a client is taking or wants to try anti-deprresants, I can help them with medication management. I also help family members of those with depression manage the stress it causes them as well as learn to use effective approaches to support their relative.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Location: 311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake
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I think that my most important technique is to assist individuals in recognizing that depression is a condition and is not a form of laziness; many individuals have expressed a sense of relief as others have encouraged them to "just get over it". I utilize a combination of support and encouragement, including discussions of successes and challenges. I strongly discourage the use of the word "should" and any judgmental language. In addition, I believe that there is no specific time table for recovery, and that each individual is unique in their recovery.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 2210 Dean Street, Suite F-1, Saint Charles
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Karen’s approach in assisting people suffering from depression varies with each person. She initially searches for the reasons causing the depression, and together she and the client will pursue the changes needed to alleviate the symptoms. Karen uses the word picture with her clients of viewing depression as being down in a valley, and by putting the accepted interventions into practice, she can assist them in climbing out of the valley. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well researched therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating people suffering from depression, and this is the intervention Karen most often uses along with other accepted techniques.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 20, St. Charles
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Making sure that if the depression is chemical in nature is very important to get a medical/psychiatric evaluation. Many of symptoms of depression stem from unresolved self esteem issues and early childhood issues. Changing the way we self talk and how we view self and who we operate in the world can change our mood state. Being more aware of the cognitive nature of ones perceptions allow the individual make significant changes in how they feel.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 2300 N. Barrington Road Suite 400, Hoffman Estates
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Sometimes people feel depresed and can atribute it to stressful events that have occured, other times people can't quite put their finger on why they feel depressed, they just know they're not happy, feel unmotivated, and in some cases hopeless and helpless. What we now know about neuroscience helps us understand how and why depression occurs. I will help you determine whether your depression can be improved through talk therapy combined with some changes to your daily routine or whether a clinical depression has set in that may respond well to medication too. I have a wonderful, caring Doctor I work with who will assess clinical depression and offer recommendaitons if necessary.

Meghan Reitz, MA, LCPC, NCC

Meghan Reitz, MA, LCPC, NCC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 1101 Perimeter Dr. Suite 450, Schaumburg
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Depression. This form of mood disorder is extremely common among the clients I see. I meet the client where he/she is at. We take time to look at they triggers for the depressive response. Then we come up with a gameplan to build skills and tools to cope with the symptoms of depression. These symptoms typically include sadness, lack of motivation, increased/decreased sleep, problems in relationships, difficulty managing daily routines, and lack of hope for the future. I work with the client, side-by-side, to find that light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.

Lauren Robinson, MA, LCPC

Lauren Robinson, MA, LCPC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 1101 Perimeter Dr. Suite 450, Schaumburg
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Depression can affect us both mentally and physically. I believe that our thoughts and behaviors are very closely related in the sense that our thoughts can affect our behaviors, which in turn can affect our thoughts. This is not to stay that we are doomed to a vicious cycle, as I also strongly believe that we have the ability to change our thoughts and behaviors, thereby decreasing our depressive state. Depression does not have to be a way of life, and I enjoy helping others finding the joy in their lives again.

Alisha Rybicki, MA, LPC

Alisha Rybicki, MA, LPC
Depression Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Wheaton, IL
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Depression can be a debilitating disorder. The symptoms can be very disruptive and have a significant impact on daily functioning. Aren't you tired of feeling disconnected, fatigued, sad and unmotivated? Surprisingly, doing things a little bit differently can help. I can help you get motivated to make some changes to improve your overall mood and your quality of life.


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