Depression Counseling in Downers Grove, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

As a mental health professional of considerable experience I've worked with individuals and couples with issues of demoralization, depressed mood and various forms of acute and long-standing depression. Depression isn't only an individual matter. as it sucks the life out of a couple and a family. In our work together clients often find hope by actively discussing their life issues, often their shame and anger at themselves and others for the predicaments they are a part of. Depression can be harmful medically and medical issues can cause depression. It can kill. I work well with the medical community, referring when necessary,

Depression Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

If a client is depressed the client will (1) be able to know what is depressing him/her (2) be able to know the major thoughts he/she has (3) know 3 to 5 new thoughts that will overcome the major depressive thoughts (4) know 3 to 5 new things to do to stop being depressed (5) know 3 to 4 new things to do to improve his/her relationships with others (6) know how to live with increased happiness and purpose

Depression Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Making sure that if the depression is chemical in nature is very important to get a medical/psychiatric evaluation. Many of symptoms of depression stem from unresolved self esteem issues and early childhood issues. Changing the way we self talk and how we view self and who we operate in the world can change our mood state. Being more aware of the cognitive nature of ones perceptions allow the individual make significant changes in how they feel.

Depression Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

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

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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 Downers Grove

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

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Clint Zavakos, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Having trouble getting out of bed? Feeling run down every day? Normal hobbies lose their appeal? Depression can feel different to everyone. Clint believes in using an eclectic approach to treat depression with an emphasis on making the client feel heard and appreciated, changing destructive through patterns and helping individuals realize their value.

Depression Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

All human beings experience sadness, but depression can be overwhelming and impair your functioning in various areas of life. Feeling depressed, hopeless, helpless, and/or worthless is no way to go through life, and I can help you get back to a healthier level of functioning. Life is more stressful now than it's ever been before, and more and more people are seeking treatment for depression. Allow me to assist you in alleviating this burden that's been holding you back from being the person you want and deserve to be.

Depression Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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.



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

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

Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.50 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Downers Grove is 49,732 people with 19,579 households and a median annual income of $83,513. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Downers Grove 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