Depression Counseling in Chicago, IL.

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


Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773-766-7727

When working with clients who suffer from depression, I create a safe and comfortable space where clients can feel honored and protected. I work with clients to discover how it is that they have come to struggle the way they do. I help them to practice self care and self respect during the times that they are down and live life without boundaries when they are in a good mental space. I help clients with depression to let go of the judgement they have of themselves or that they might hear from the world.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Chicago, Illinois 60608 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

1136 S Delano Ct Suite B21, Chicago, Illinois 60605 | 630-423-6010

I recognize how debilitating depression can be, as well as how differently it can impact people. Whether you battle low self-esteem, sleep issues, lack of motivation, or more, we will set goals that pertain to your experience. In addition to using evidence-based treatment interventions, I will offer you a non-judgmental and compassionate space to identify and work through some of the persistent difficult thoughts and beliefs that depression may be giving you, especially the ones that may feel like they can't be escaped.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

750 Almar Parkway, Suite 201, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 | 815-935-5053

I work with individuals who are feeling down as a result of experiencing some stressful life events. Symptoms of depression are common in the days and weeks following a stressful life event. By talking through your situation you will begin to feel better much more quickly than by trying to carry it alone. My approach is to assist you in changing your perspective about what is going on and to identify specific actions you can take that will help you feel better.

Home Psych Services, P.C.
Depression Counselor

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

800 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 106-B, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056 | 847-867-7924

Home Psych Services, P.C. provides comprehensive behavioral health treatment for depression involving evaluation, psychotherapy, and, when appropriate, medication management. Because our services are delivered in your home, we are in a unique position to assess the triggers of your depression which are often related to factors within the home enviornment such as family tension, financial hardship, or struggles to maintain independence. Our treatment approach targets depression at its source utilizing solution-focused practices to get the best outcome in treating your problems.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

25 East Washington St. , Suite 1719, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 708-308-4149

Being mired in depression is one of the worst feelings in life. When someone feels like they have been turned upside down and the life has been poured out of them - it may seem like an impossible dream to feel better. But depression is often treatable. I approach depression work from a cognitive, behavioral and emotional approach. Once the mood starts to life we then can delve deeper into why you are depressed in the first place to help keep you from going down that hole again.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4050 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 312-401-6574

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.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Depression Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | (312) 348-6296

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.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1025, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | 312.883.3318

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.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Depression Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 331-703-5032

As a Mood Disorders Specialist, I focus not only on depression; I also assist with bipolar I and II disorders. Depression can make a person feel sluggish and unmotivated. I use techniques from Internal Family Systems to help address the causes of depression. We will review how to cope with depressive symptoms through interactive role play, open discussion and meditations.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Depression Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

155 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 603, Chicago, Illinois 60601 | 773-649-4135

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.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

3257 N Sheffield Ave #118, Chicago, Illinois 60657 | 7732368566

Are you struggling to see light in your life through the cloud of depression? My focus is on helping you identify what's most important in life and providing you the tools to start to move toward your goals. Depression can be a struggle, but learning to be effective even when it starts to show up is key to overcoming the challenges of apathy, sadness, and frustration. How would your life change if depression no longer got in your way?

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Depression Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

500 N. Michigan, Avenue, Suite 1530, Chicago, Illinois 60611 | 847-868-3443

Depression is far more common than has been generally thought. Individuals find themselves feeling hopeless, unable to concentrate, lacking initiative, having difficulty making decisions, trouble sleeping etc. At Portrait Health Centers, our expert team of the therapists works with clients to identify the process of how their particular depression is experienced and strive to create a treatment plan individually customized for maximum benefit. We have helped many people overcome their depression through proven treatments that change the patterns of thinking, acting, and relating that tend to maintain depressive moods. Therapy can greatly benefit the person seeking relief from depression.



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

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

Chicago is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 227.34 square miles and a water area of 6.80 square miles.  The population of Chicago is 2.72 million people with 1.04 million households and a median annual income of $48,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago, 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 may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chicago public health department.