Depression Counseling in Downers Grove, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Depression is an intruder. It gets in the way of personal happiness and pursuits. Depression also interferes in interpersonal relationships. So how do you deal with this intruder? Either you manage depression or it manages you. I assist my clients in developing coping strategies to manage depression so that it is less intrusive. Using modified thinking and acting strategies, individuals report improved mood and energy. I often hear my clients report, "I feel like myself again!"

Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

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

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Learn and understand the complicated nature of depression, the biology as well as the emotional impact. Develop ways to help you access your strengths again, and see the world differently,A person with depression can suffer major depressive episodes that last for at least 2 weeks. These episodes include a depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Additional symptoms may include the following: Increased irritability, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, agitation or restlessness, fatigue and loss of energy, trouble thinking, making decisions or concentrating, disturbed sleep, such as insomnia, changes in appetite or weight, thoughts of self harm.

Depression Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Sometimes people feel depresed and can atribute it to stressful events that have occured, other times people can't quite put their finger on why they feel depressed, they just know they're not happy, feel unmotivated, and in some cases hopeless and helpless. What we now know about neuroscience helps us understand how and why depression occurs. I will help you determine whether your depression can be improved through talk therapy combined with some changes to your daily routine or whether a clinical depression has set in that may respond well to medication too. I have a wonderful, caring Doctor I work with who will assess clinical depression and offer recommendaitons if necessary.

Depression Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Research has provided significant evidence that depression can be improved or even eliminated with a wide range of interventions. Although many believe that the “gold standard” treatment for depression is medication and talk therapy, I believe that the least intrusive intervention should be targeted first. Try talking to a therapist before getting medication prescribed. I will help you examine how you’re thinking about the problem may be actually supporting your depression, how your relationships may be contributing to your sense of sadness and frustration and how you can begin to make concrete behavioral modifications to begin the path to recovery. Recent studies show that medication is most eff....

Depression Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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.

Depression Counselor

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modes/ models or approaches of therapy to help people achieve the desired goals-depending on who they are and what they respond to Best. Depression and emotional Dysregulation is often at the center of somebody struggling with grief and loss. This situation is often handled best with CBT and other modes therapy like EMDR and DBT.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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.



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