Depression Counseling in Bellwood, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

A very useful book is "The Instinct to Heal: Treating Anxiety and Depression Without Drugs or Talk Therapy" - written by a psychiatrist who is also a specialist in integrative medicine. Research shows that Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils), exercise, thought-changing, Dr. Pennebaker writing techniques, light therapy and a simple biofeedback process called HeartMath can all help resolve depression. I offer all these interventions to my clients. Together we will find the right combination of treatments for you. You can have more energy, sleep better, feel more positive and look forward to your future! If depression has resulted in weight gain, you can safely lose that weight. Don't give up!

Depression Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Learn and understand the complicated nature of depression, the biology as well as the emotional impact. Develop ways to help you access your strengths again, and see the world differently,A person with depression can suffer major depressive episodes that last for at least 2 weeks. These episodes include a depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Additional symptoms may include the following: Increased irritability, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, agitation or restlessness, fatigue and loss of energy, trouble thinking, making decisions or concentrating, disturbed sleep, such as insomnia, changes in appetite or weight, thoughts of self harm.

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Within driving distance of Bellwood

From mild to severe, the levels of sadness or depression that may color your world can be oppressive. We can help you understand the complicated nature of your own sadness or depression, including both the bio-chemical aspects as well as the emotional impact. Through this understanding, we develop a plan with you to access your strengths again, and see the world differently.

Depression Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Depression can be paralyzing and make it challenging to have the motivation to take care of daily life activities. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can provide insight to your emotions and help with identify values that you want to live by. We can work together to not allow depressive symptoms to determine how you live your life. We will identify commitments that will build positive experiences and decrease depressive symptoms. The first step and often the most difficult is making an appointment and coming in for your first session, and you will begin feeling better once you do!

Depression Counselor

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC, EFTC

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Depression can leave individuals and families feeling debilitated. In addressing the underlying emotions that occur with depression, you'll develop new thinking and behavior patterns, thus easing overall symptoms of depression. Depression doesn't have to control you; together, we will take control of it - and help you find joy again - internally and externally.

Depression Counselor

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

Within driving distance of Bellwood

If you are depressed, you may feel that you are all alone with your problems, but you are not alone, we are here to help.  At Polaris, we understand the feelings of hopelessness associated with depression.  You may feel that your life can’t get any better, or that you do not deserve a better life. But it can get better, and you do deserve a better life! Let us help…

Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

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

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Depression is the most commonly seen mental health disorder seen in counseling and I have 25 years experience working with it. I screen for it when I do my initial psychological assessment. Depresson is a serious mental health disorder, but there are many proven and effective treatments for it. Incorporate several pschotherapapeutic modalities to resolve it., I can refer a patient for medication and I offer supportive services that can help the patent move towards health and happiness.

Depression Counselor

Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC, BCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

People who struggle with depression often report feeling overwhelmed with life or less interested in activities. They struggle with maintaining focus and have difficulty in interpersonal relationships. While there are many types of therapy for the treatment of depression, today, most people with depression can be treated successfully with antidepressant medications, “talk” therapy (psychotherapy), or a combination of the two. Talk therapy is effective because it helps you to understand and work through the root of depression, helping you to identify patterns of thinking and behaving that underlie personal difficulties. With therapy, you will be able to live in accordance with your values.

Depression Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Are you feeling sad or depressed? Do you sometimes feel hopeless? Working with a therapist has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. Within a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment, I will work closely with you to identify the causes of your depression, to develop effective coping skills, and to make positive and enduring life changes.

Depression Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Bellwood

Depression is seen by some as a biochemical imbalance that is genetically transferred to the individual and can only be treated through medication. This might be part of the picture, but also a depressive, negative style of thinking can result in changes in the brain that bring about this unhealthy biochemical imbalance - and psychological treatment can change the thinking style that leads to this imbalance, rendering the individual to be free of reliance on medication and overall improved life that lasts on it's own merits.

Depression Counselor

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of Bellwood

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 Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bellwood

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.



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

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

Bellwood is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.39 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Bellwood is 19,308 people with 6,108 households and a median annual income of $48,978. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bellwood, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Bellwood, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Bellwood may have flexibility or sliding scales