Depression Counseling in Lake Forest, IL.

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


Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Depression Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Depression Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression — that unshakable, helpless, empty, heavy, irritated, or numb feeling — can be triggered by stressful life events, be it conflicts, life transitions; unresolved grief, relationship breakup, or impoverished relationships. Remember that stressful events in life do not cause depression. But depression often occurs within a reciprocal interpersonal context. You can overcome depression and get your life back with the support of counseling/therapy wherein you’ll learn new ways of perceiving and coping with problems with your family, friends, or co-workers; you’ll learn new ways of expressing yourself and interacting with people. You’ll regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Depression Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any 1-year period. Depression is a real illness and carries with it a high cost in terms of relationship problems, family suffering and lost work productivity. Yet, depression is a highly treatable illness. It is critical for people who suspect that they or a family member may be suffering from depression seek care from a licensed mental health professional who has training and experience in helping people recover from depression. I have a great deal of experience in helping people recover from depression. I offer a non-judgmental, healing environment.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60657 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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?

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA
Depression Counselor

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60201 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression affects how you think, feel and behave and can lead to a variety of physical and emotional problems. It affects people differently and can cause disturbances in sleep, mood and behavior. It may disrupt work or home life and relationships and lead to thoughts of self harm. Help is available from your mental health provider or medical doctor. My approach to treating depression starts by exploring where it began. Understanding whats causing the depression makes it easier to treat. If you think you might harm yourself, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also call the national suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, (1-800-273-TALK)

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Depression Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

I have a lot of background in treating patients with depression. I have achieved great results with people with certain forms of depression by making changes in their lifestyles, as well as cognitive behavioral changes. However, sometimes a patient's depression is too severe and talk therapy is not enough without medication. I work with a network of caring psychiatrists that have helped my patients with serious depression.



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

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

Lake Forest is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 17.17 square miles and a water area of 0.06 square miles.  The population of Lake Forest is 19,408 people with 6,673 households and a median annual income of $155,792. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lake Forest, IL

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Lake Forest is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Lake Forest an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lake Forest public health department.