Depression Counseling in Chicago Ridge, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Everyone feels sad or down occasionally, but if feelings of despair and hopeless have taken hold of your life and just won't go away, you may be suffering from depression. Identifying depression in yourself and learning more about it is the first step to overcoming it and leading a happier existence. Depression drains your energy and isn't always that easy to "snap out of" once it has taken root. I will work with you to help you find ways to cope with your depression and help you get back to feeling like yourself.

Depression Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Depression is frequently referred to as the common cold of mental health issues. Everyone experiences difficulties in life from time to time but when normal grief, stress,work, family issues or other stressors become overwhelming depression can set in causing individuals very serious symptoms and struggles including, decreased energy/motivation, alienation from relationships, feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, poor concentration and at worst no longer wanting to go on with life. The good news is there is help available. When dealing with depression it is important to be able to talk about the struggle but we will also give you strategies and tools to relieve your distress.

Depression Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

Erik Christensen, LCSW***Lloyd Christensen, MSW, LSW

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect your thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. This depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable or restless. You may have lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present. Depressed mood is a feature of some psychiatric syndromes such as major depressive disorder, but it may also be a normal reaction to life events such as bereavement, a symptom of...(view profile to read more)

Depression Counselor

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Managing depression can be difficult because we may feel alone, like we do not want to burden others for support or understanding. This can contribute to periods of feeling alone and suffering alone and in silence. Now is the time to act. Please contact me or another therapist for aide. We are here and very willing to those going through depression.

Depression Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

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

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Do you struggle with DEPRESSION or are experiencing a loss of interest in what normally brings you pleasure? Are you feeling fatigue or sleeping too little? Too much? Muscles aching or a general sense of anxiousness? Not finding joy in your personal relationships? These are just a few of the signs of a depressed state. I have over 20 years of professional experience in working with depression. Whether it be chronic sadness, a first time episode of depression, postpartum, bi-polar or issues surrounding loss, our work together will find a solution. I utilize supportive, solution-oriented and a caring approach in therapy. You will experience being heard with respect and patience.

Depression Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

My approach to the treatment of depression is step-wise. I like to diagnose the nature of depression, determine the need for medication, use of supportive, empathic, an cognitive behavioral techniques. I also like to get other family members involved in the treatment process. Strengthening of the coping skills is one of many methods which I like to use.

Depression Counselor

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Depression has been called "anger turned inwards" and it seems that when a person talks about their depression, they may have hurt and anger underneath it. It's typically not easy to get to these complex feelings and subjects alone. With counseling, the layers are peeled away, the emotions find relief and the person begins to feel better. Depression is treatable.

Depression Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. offers evidence-based treatment solutions for depression. Our approach combines thorough evaluation with counseling and psychiatric medication management. We believe that in order to effectively treat any psychiatric problem, it is first important to understand what you are treating. This way, the optimal treatment strategy can be implemented. Our counseling staff will work with you to establish clear, concise, obtainable goals. We have the ability to involve more than one counselor in your care to safeguard your right to privacy in individual counseling. And, when needed, we provide expert psychiatric medication management.

Depression Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Many people struggle with feelings of depression: fatigue, not enjoying life the way you once did, feeling over-whelmed by life's demands, a constant feeling of sadness. Individuals who seek counseling report that their feelings of depression are often diminished or reduced. Don't struggle with this alone. It would be my honor to journey with you during this season of life. There are solutions to help you feel better. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you find solutions and support.

Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

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

Daniel Kill, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

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

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Depression can happen to anyone and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes. Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make-up, upbringing, and our reaction to life events. Furthermore, depression is often accompanied by other feelings such as guilt, shame, anger, and anxiety. The good news is that therapy is a very effective way of eliminating depression. When you see me for therapy to treat depression, we will identify any events contributing to it and create a plan together to help you feel better. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.



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

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

Chicago Ridge is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.26 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Chicago Ridge is 14,373 people with 5,303 households and a median annual income of $45,458. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago Ridge, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago Ridge, 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 Chicago Ridge may have flexibility or sliding scales