Depression Counseling in Gages Lake, IL.

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


Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

My approach will vary depending on the severity of the depression. The first importance is stability of well being. From there I will work on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors working towards short terms goals. Goals will include small behavior changes that will help to be building blocks and also cognitive work on realistic truths. Often things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise are also evaluated and improved in the process as ways to counter depression.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression can feel overwhelming and unshakable but is in fact, very treatable. I seek to deeply understand the specific nature of each individual's depression. Together, we consider the aspects of your life that might be contributing to your depression. Maximizing your strengths, increasing useful skills and developing thought processes that support growth and healthy living, all help to create a life that feels hopeful and meaningful. I support clients in creating workable and realistic solutions to problems while finding ways to create the life you have been wanting to move towards.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

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!

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression is debilitating, enduring and is a silent killer. It can permeate every facet of our lives, interfering with our relationships, our jobs and our overall enjoyment of life. Counseling is often misunderstood and overlooked as an important form of treatment for depression. Understanding your own depression is essential to regaining control of your life. Our therapy services identifies and treats underlying depression as it pertains to and effects every part of your life.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Depression Counselor

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression is an energy disorder, a thief of enjoyment, accomplishment, connection with others, and self-care. It comes in many forms and facades. You can feel helpless not being able to change your feelings. Depression can be scary and cannot be reasoned away. I can help you identify, understand and regulate difficult emotions, and find a workable plan to address how difficult it can be.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

I provide a safe place to explore and change the destructive thoughts and behaviors that can fuel depression. We will use a grace based approach to find positive and healthy solutions to manage your overwhelming feelings so that you can find freedom from shame based cycles. We will look at your life holistically to determine if their are health problems or biochemical reasons for your depression.In addition, I lovingly challenge you to develop a healthy sense of self worth, competence and identity in Christ so you can experience joy and hope again.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

I have a real heart for people who suffer from depression, having experienced depression personally myself. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in counseling people who are dealing with various levels of depression. I believe CBT is extremely effective in treating depression, because depression causes the mind to have distorted and untrue thoughts about oneself and a person's self-esteem and self-worth. I work hard to show a person that depression can be managed and that people can overcome depression by practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and also by learning how to care for themselves in the physical, emotional and spiritual areas of their life

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Depression Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Symptoms of Depression: Withdrawal, inappropriate guilt, overwhelming self-doubt, unwarranted pessimism, inappropriate irritability, unwarranted weight gain or weight loss, dysfunctional use of drugs or alcohol, over-sleeping or under-sleeping, inappropriate deficiency in energy, excessive lethargy and abnormally unpleasant mood. Depression Treatment: Re-structuring of psychological perspective, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectal behavior therapy, drama-response extinction, re-framing of catastrophic predictions, anti-depressants, narrative therapy and state-of-the-art self-hypnosis. Benefits of Treatment: Rapid enhancement of mood, increased optimism, more energy, reduced fatigue.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Depression Counselor

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53142 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression can be biological or situational. It should always be taken seriously, and a person who believes they are suffering from depression should see their doctor, a counselor, or if they have suicidal ideas or thoughts, then they should call 911 or go to their closest emergency room. The suicide hotline # is !-800-273-Talk. I'm an expert in this and I'll help pave the way for you. Brain chemicals and hormones may be a factor in this, but there also may be situations such as a death of someone close, even the loss of a pet, loss of a job, divorce, loss of a baby, PPD...People with depression definitely DO NOT need to be told "get over it". It is a legitimate concern. Don't be a judge!

Martin Scripp
Depression Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

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....

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Depression Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depressive symptoms can stem from a variety of sources in an individual’s life usually reflecting a sense of loss. While medications can be helpful, it’s the behavioral symptoms associated with depression that can leave a lingering impact even after the depressive symptoms have stated to improve. Being pulled into depressive experiences over and over reflects both habits that can be difficult to break and/or subconscious issues that have yet to be addressed. Through processes such as hypnotherapy that address the whole person, we are able to capture a wider range of challenges and help the individual to regain the ground lost to he depressive illness.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Gages Lake.

Depression is seen by some as a biochemical imbalance that is genetically transferred to the individual and can only be treated through medication. This might be part of the picture, but also a depressive, negative style of thinking can result in changes in the brain that bring about this unhealthy biochemical imbalance - and psychological treatment can change the thinking style that leads to this imbalance, rendering the individual to be free of reliance on medication and overall improved life that lasts on it's own merits.



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

Gages Lake is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.98 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Gages Lake is 10,330 people with 3,809 households and a median annual income of $86,370. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Gages Lake 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gages Lake public health department.