Depression Counseling in Carol Stream, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

I've been treating depression and bipolar since 1996 and it is what I do best from chronic lifelong depression to a sad mood that is based on temporary circumstances. I am a constant researcher because I write for several columns a month and keynote speaker at conferences so I am up to date on the implementation of current evidence based therapies that produce results. I am also in an office with a psychiatrist and two psychiatric nurse practitioners if medication management is needed. We all work together providing continuity of care. I am also a top referral source for several local hospitals when a patient is discharged due to depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders.

Depression Counselor

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

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

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

You may feel like you're drowning. With little motivation or energy, every task feels a million times harder than it should. You may feel completely alone; like no one could possibly understand your pain. How do I know? I've been there before. Depression is incredibly hard to manage alone. I know what it takes to overcome the challenge of depression and I regularly help my clients regain happiness in their lives too. During the therapy process, I help clients let go of things that aren't working anymore, regain their energy, motivation, happiness, and belief in themselves. Let me help you feel better!

Depression Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

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

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been identified as the treatment of choice for depression. Whether you are on medication or not, CBT strategies can offer relief from the heavy weight of depressive symptoms. Kari's clients gain an understanding of what makes someone vulnerable to depression, how to increase motivation, energy, and positive mood. They will learn how to react to difficult situations with control and composure and better combat depressive tendencies in the future. Because teens display depression differently than adults, parents are often unsure about their son/daughter. Kari will provide an assessment and if necessary, a plan for effective treatment.

Depression Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

Feeling depressed is one of the hardest emotions to deal with--especially if you have been suffering with it for a long time. Know that there is always hope for feeling better. First, I will closely listen to your story, and assist you in identifying what is contributing to your depression. Then I will recommend helpful resources to use, and begin to equip you with skills that will improve your mood and foster a growing sense of well-being.

Depression Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

Using primarily cognitive behavioral, supportive, insight-oriented therapy techniques with a Christ-centered focus, I assist clients in finding hope and healing from symptoms of depression, and addressing its root causes. Clients will be able to learn and apply various coping and emotional management skills to help them overcome depression and increase and maintain a higher functioning level.

Depression Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

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

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

When 1 or both partners in a relationship are depressed, it can take a toll on the couple. It's very difficult to invest any energy or time into a relationship when you feel completely distant and overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges you are up against. It's also difficult for a partner to really understand why depression is so intense and why it effects all of the different aspects of a relationship. I use research proven methods to help couples talk about their depression and what kind of impact it has had on them personally and on their relationship. You don't have to struggle with depression alone. Your partner can help you through it and I can show you how that works.

Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

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.

Depression Counselor

Marilyn Fettner, LCPC, MCC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

Depression. The pain can be unbearable. The tears and fatigue can seem endless. The hopelessness can be physically palpable. None of this is your fault. Life is tough and the "human condition" gives us built-in frailties, flaws, and vulnerabilities. Some of us are more susceptible to depression triggers and stressors than others. But please do not despair. Do know that you can feel better. Evidence-based treatments, such as, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and behavior therapy (ACT), and others have helped many people regain hope and rebuild satisfying relationships, careers, and lives. Take the first step toward hope and feeling better - please call for an appointment

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

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

Margo Milano, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, EAP-S

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Family Life Educator

Within driving distance of Carol Stream

Everyone will feel depressed at some point in life, because it is part of being human. If the feelings of sadness are not addressed quickly and effectively, sadness may become long-term depression. Depression affects all parts of your psychological and physiological systems; altering your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When your body becomes overwhelmed with a blanket of sadness, it is hard to get out from under it. This is why it is critical to seek expert intervention as quickly as possible. No one wants to go through their days or weeks feeling unhappy most of the time. Everyone deserves the time and attention necessary to feel better, including you.



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

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

Carol Stream is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 9.12 square miles and a water area of 0.32 square miles.  The population of Carol Stream is 40,356 people with 14,628 households and a median annual income of $73,229. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Carol Stream for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees