Depression Counseling in Alton, IL.

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


Perry Dodge, MS, MA, LPC, CPC
Depression Counselor

Perry Dodge, MS, MA, LPC, CPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63303 - Nearby to Alton.

Depression is one of the most common, least understood, and least treated difficulties facing individuals and families today. Sometimes it can seem like a dark cloud simply won’t leave us alone, and we’re waiting for the sun to come burn it away. Effective treatment for depression addresses both external factors--like a person’s environment--and internal factors--such as thought and behavior patterns. I enjoy helping my clients regain their zest for living and once again enjoy being with family and friends and living out their God-given purpose.

Amy Goldstein, PLPC, CHT, MA
Depression Counselor

Amy Goldstein, PLPC, CHT, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 63132 - Nearby to Alton.

Everyone can experience sadness at times, but depression Is considered to be something more. Depression can affect individuals differently with some of those symptoms being: Feeling of helplessness, emptiness, worthlessness or guilt, irritability, and anger, appetite changes, stomachs, or even headaches. Amy believes that depression is not a sign of weakness, nor is it something that you can quickly snap out of. Depression can be caused by a combo of biological, genetic, psychological, environmental and social factors. Amy works with her clients to find ways to accept, adapt or change those depressive life events once pinpointed, and set realistic goals for their future.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 63105 - Nearby to Alton.

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.

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC
Depression Counselor

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to Alton.

Depression comes in many different shapes, colors and sizes. It is not a one size fits all experience. Depression can be anything from feeling "blue" or sad for an extended period of time to feeling helpless, hopeless or like a burden, to thoughts of suicide. No matter where you might be on the depression spectrum, it can be helpful to seek counseling. My approach in treating depression is to assist you in identifying patterns of thought and behavior that may be contributing to your experience of depression. Identifying negative thought or behavior patterns is helpful in determining which new coping skills would benefit you the most in treating your depression.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCTP
Depression Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Telehealth Professional

In 63131 - Nearby to Alton.

Are you tired of sleepless nights or difficulty getting out of b in the morning? Having trouble concentrating or getting motivated during the day? Is crying or tearfulness getting the better of you? Don't despair. Depression affects 20% of people at some time in their life. The consequences of clinical depression can become life-threatening.The good news is that it is usually very treatable. You don't have to live like this. Just make the call for help today. Additional information on depression may be found at: www.judykoehlertherapist.com.

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Depression Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Alton.

Depression is a word that is thrown around a lot these days. In therapy, you'll learn the difference between feeling sad and being stuck in a state of depression. You'll be able to recognize the root causes of your depression which often times have to do with unmet expectations or needs, how you view yourself and God, and/or unresolved grief or relational conflict. I look forward to helping you live life to the full!


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

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed therapists in Alton 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 Alton will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Alton is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 15.46 square miles and a water area of 1.26 square miles.  The population of Alton is 27,003 people with 11,817 households and a median annual income of $36,250. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Alton are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Alton may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Alton public health department.