Depression Counseling in Addison, IL.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Addison, Illinois.


Depression Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Addison

Depression counseling, because of its nature, requires commitment from both of us. Frequently I ask that you consult an MD about the value of medication in treating depression. It would allow you to more readily resolve the issues so that you are better able to find satisfactory ways to gain a perspective of your conflicts. This will allow you to move forward. There are books, workbooks, CD's, groups, all of which can be helpful.

Depression Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Addison

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?

Depression Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Addison

Research has provided significant evidence that depression can be improved or even eliminated with a wide range of interventions. Although many believe that the “gold standard” treatment for depression is medication and talk therapy, I believe that the least intrusive intervention should be targeted first. Try talking to a therapist before getting medication prescribed. I will help you examine how you’re thinking about the problem may be actually supporting your depression, how your relationships may be contributing to your sense of sadness and frustration and how you can begin to make concrete behavioral modifications to begin the path to recovery. Recent studies show that medication is most eff....

Depression Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Within driving distance of Addison

My personal experience with depression has given me helpful knowledge in how to tackle this insidious emotional state. Depression often robs us of the joy we so heartily want in life and can lead to feelings of loneliness, exhaustion and emotional isolation. Seeking help for depression is key to learning manage the thought processes that weigh down the body/mind during depressive episodes. My approach is rooted in mindfulness practices helping each person learn to track and trace their thought patterns related to depressive thinking and felt-sense emotions along with engaging the body in self-care activities aimed at building a health sense of self-efficacy.

Depression Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Addison

Depression robs us of our motivation, drive, even our ability to feel anything. It seems impossible to climb out of or to change. Through therapy we can explore the root and causes of your depression in order to free you from the crushing pressure preventing you from living a life you want to have. By both exploring the past and implementing present coping skills you can receive relief from depression.

Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Addison

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.

Depression Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Addison

Amanda has a great deal of experience working with depressed individuals. Part of the healing process will be developing an understanding of how your unique depression has ebbed and flowed over the years. Together you will develop a plan to improve your life and better manage your depression. Improvement is possible! No one should suffer from depression alone.

Depression Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Addison

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any 1-year period. Depression is a real illness and carries with it a high cost in terms of relationship problems, family suffering and lost work productivity. Yet, depression is a highly treatable illness. It is critical for people who suspect that they or a family member may be suffering from depression seek care from a licensed mental health professional who has training and experience in helping people recover from depression. I have a great deal of experience in helping people recover from depression. I offer a non-judgmental, healing environment.

Depression Counselor

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of Addison

Depression is so common in today's world as a symptom of relentless stress. We use evidenced based treatments combined with supportive therapy to guide you. We are able to assess if medication would be helpful and can refer and coordinate with other health care professionals. We also have access to other levels of treatment as necessary.

Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Addison

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 you to develop effective coping strategies including the ability to lessen negative thinking and increase their enjoyment of daily life. If you are taking or want to try anti-deprresants, I can help 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.

Depression Counselor

Daniel Kill, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Addison

Depression affects the lives of many millions of people. Current research indicates that 1:5 of the US population will suffer from a psychological health problem like depression at some point in their lives. Psychological health problems like depression is a real, medical conditions and not just "all in the mind". They are partly caused by an imbalance of chemical neurotransmitter hormones and by emotional and psychological distress encountered in our everyday life. Though depression can be a complex emotional disorder, these feelings are among the most successfully treatable health conditions that we experience in our lives. In a compassionate and collabortive setting healing is achieved.

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Addison

The goals we develop together in counseling will identiy the causes and effects depression has on the client. We will work collaboratively to identify triggers to depression and understand why they exsist and underlying causes to depression as well. We will work together to strive towards building healthy coping skills and improving the quality of the client's life.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Addison

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Addison, IL.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed therapists in Addison who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Addison will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Addison is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 9.77 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Addison is 37,208 people with 12,250 households and a median annual income of $54,928. .


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Therapy in Addison is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Addison therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility