Depression Counseling in Lake Forest, IL.

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


Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Depression Counselor

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression, whether situational or clinical, can strip you of motivation, connection to loved ones and hope. It is often devastating in its impact on you as well as the people around you. Psychotherapy and talking to a therapist helps to decrease depression, find meaning and purpose, and return you to a hopeful state of mind. Give my office a call to begin this process.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression is frequently referred to as the common cold of mental health issues. Everyone experiences difficulties in life from time to time but when normal grief, stress,work, family issues or other stressors become overwhelming depression can set in causing individuals very serious symptoms and struggles including, decreased energy/motivation, alienation from relationships, feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, poor concentration and at worst no longer wanting to go on with life. The good news is there is help available. When dealing with depression it is important to be able to talk about the struggle but we will also give you strategies and tools to relieve your distress.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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!

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60031 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression is something most everyone experiences to some degree in their lifetime. Some people may even feel suicidal at times. It is different from sadness or bereavement. And there are different types of depression and with a variety of causes. As a therapist, the first step is to understand the cause of the suffering. This may require open mindedness and non-judgement. I will use a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,Mindfulness and Assertiveness Skill Building to help people move beyond apathy, low mood and hopelessness to a place of confidence, energy, and hopefulness.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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!

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

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?

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60201 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression counseling, because of its nature, requires commitment from both of us. Frequently I ask that you consult an MD about the value of medication in treating depression. It would allow you to more readily resolve the issues so that you are better able to find satisfactory ways to gain a perspective of your conflicts. This will allow you to move forward. There are books, workbooks, CD's, groups, all of which can be helpful.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Depression Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 60007 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression effects so many people today. Depression has rooted itself in our homes and communities. At Barn Life Recovery we treat depression in an all-inclusive environment where clients benefit from a "retreatment" style of service. Clients can take advantage of long term care at our facility. Most major insurance is accepted and clients enjoy a discreet and life changing campus where they can practice new skills and learn to Love Life Again.

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.

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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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....

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60657 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

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

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Depression Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Life is change and our mood will naturally vary. We all experience sadness and joy, pleasure and pain, and curiosity and boredom. But the normal ups and downs can be more severe and become a depressive illness. Sadness can turn into a despair, worthlessness, loss of hope, insomnia, irritability, or loss of pleasure. Alternately, a person's mood can become "manic," with racing thoughts, euphoria, restlessness, and extreme talkativeness. Depression is highly treatable. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychological testing, and suggestions or referrals for exercise, mindfulness, social stimulation, light therapy, medication and wholistic medicine.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

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.

Martin Scripp
Depression Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

In 60035 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression doesn't have to be with you forever. Therapy can help you to feel heard and understood. It can help you to identify what triggers your sadness and learn positive coping tools to help manage those feelings. My counseling process is designed to help you understand your depression and empower you to live your best life, free of the things that hold you back and help reduce the physical symptoms of depression.

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.

Louise Cohen, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Louise Cohen, LCSW

MSW, LCSW

In 60004 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Often Life challenges build up and begin to create depression and an inability to manage our life and professional goals. I have found that by opening up our fears and problems that have been pushed below the surface; we can find new energy, hope and positive actions for the future to create success and fulfillment. I look forward to opening up ideas for you to create a more positive future.

David Johnson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Depression is not a one size fits all category. I individualized my approach to each person since I am treating a person and not a condition. Generally, we will need to address beliefs and one's way of living in their body as I have found that depression needs to be treated as both a mind/ body phenomenon. Often, we find unexpressed or suppressed emotion as a factor playing into one's depression. Learning how to express emotions will be covered when treating depression.



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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.