Depression Counseling in Columbia, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. Using cognitive behavioral approaches, clients can learn to identify negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones. We explore relationships and experiences, and work to develop positive interactions with others. And find better ways to cope and solve problems.

Depression Counselor

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Moments of depression will likely hit just about everyone, but for some it can last a long time, and may even get worse. If you have been told by someone that you look sad or gloomy all the time, or you just can't seem to get out of bed or function as normal, you are likely depressed. People get depressed for a variety of reasons, such as job loss, death or sickness of a loved one, financial stress, a child misbehaving or doing poor in school, or relationship conflcts. Sometime the depression just won't go away on its own. Depression can be caused by a variety of reasons and I would like to help you discover how you can begin to live your life again.

Depression Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Living with depression hurts ... just getting from one day to the next feels like an effort. You may experience chronic sadness, irritability, and depression can be coupled with anxiety. Research shows that a combination of medication and talk therapy is most effective for treating depression. I can help you learn simple techniques to feel better immediately, such as changing irrational and unreasonable thoughts. I can also suggest non-drug therapies as appropriate. Finally, some depression is related to one's situation, so just changing some things in your life can make a BIG difference!! You don't have to live this way - you CAN feel better!!

Depression Counselor

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

I believe in the importance of providing an integrated approach emphasizing positive self-care, a renewed hope in oneself and one's circumstances, , and making effective life choices for promoting positive feelings. Without ignoring physiology of depression, it is essential to understand that depression may stem from issues relating to lower self-worth, non-utilized coping skills, and negative life circumstances.

Depression Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Depression can range from being mildly disruptive to your life and realtionships, to feeling completely debilitating. It is often difficult for others around you to understand why it can be such a challenge to face each day when depression has settled into your life. The struggle you face is real, and I am committed to walking alongside you to help you better understand why depression can be so disruptive and to develop methods of dealing with depression so that you can experience freedom and healing.

Depression Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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.

Depression Counselor

Lori Oge, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Depression is a very difficult situation to be in and one not so easily fixed by conventional means. My therapy methods look at the individual circumstances of origin and tear each one down slowly while at the same time creating a new vision for my client to replace it with. We discuss alternate approaches and create new skill sets that will stay with them for life.

Depression Counselor

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Sharon looks forward to collaborating with individuals experiencing depression because it so rewarding to see them improve. She provides individualized therapy and offers a variety of treatment options (counseling, EMDR, EEG biofeedback, Quantum biofeedback, temperature training, relaxation exercises, etc). Frequently clients utilize a combination of counseling, biofeedback, and EMDR. Biofeedback can provide a calming and stabilizing effect. Counseling and EMDR are used to process trauma, identification of, and changing of negative core beliefs that are at the root of depression. Please call Sharon today and start addressing your negative core beliefs (314.707.4560).

Depression Counselor

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Columbia

Depression can be devastating and debilitating. At times you can feel as though you are drowning in hopelessness. But depression is also treatable. There is hope. I have worked successfully with many clients suffering from depression. CBT is a thoroughly researched, highly effective technique for dealing with this disorder. I will also work collaboratively with you to discover the roots of the pain you are feeling, so that you are able to move on with your life in a direction that is meaningful and positive.

Depression Counselor

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

There can be various factors contributing to depression. Sometimes medication is helpful. But, it is universally understood and accepted that supportive and insightful counseling is an essential part of treating and managing depression. Jerry can help you assess the nature and source of depression and help provide a road map for negotiating its many twists and turns.

Depression Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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!

Depression Counselor

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Depression is often the symptom of a story unprocessed, a chemical imbalance, or extremely pent up anger. If your story is about staying invisible your whole life, perhaps being invisible isn’t working for you any longer and depression has covered you in a dark cloud as you try to be seen. Or perhaps you have an untold story about that one moment in middle school when the bully found you alone in the bathroom. What did you believe about yourself afterward? How did it affect your shame? Depression can also be a chemical imbalance and might require medication for a season. Perhaps even being on the medication is a source of pain and it would be nice to couple medication with counseling.

Depression Counselor

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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.


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

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

Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.25 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 10,191 people with 4,050 households and a median annual income of $62,708. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Columbia are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans