Depression Counseling in Oak Forest, IL.

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


Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT)in addressing depression. ACT encourages clients to experience their feelings, rather than to try to avoid them. It also helps them to shift their focus from trying to stop being depressed to living their lives--engaging in actions that are in line with their values. Although these ideas may sound counterintuitive at first blush, they help people to lead fuller, richer lives. My clients often are surprised to find that their depression is no longer in the driving seat, but is playing a very minor--if any--role in their lives.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Depression Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Oak 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.

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 60601 - Nearby to Oak 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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Oak 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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

From mild to severe, the levels of sadness or depression that may color your world can be oppressive. We can help you understand the complicated nature of your own sadness or depression, including both the bio-chemical aspects as well as the emotional impact. Through this understanding, we develop a plan with you to access your strengths again, and see the world differently.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Depression Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

Depression is far more common than has been generally thought. Individuals find themselves feeling hopeless, unable to concentrate, lacking initiative, having difficulty making decisions, trouble sleeping etc. At Portrait Health Centers, our expert team of the therapists works with clients to identify the process of how their particular depression is experienced and strive to create a treatment plan individually customized for maximum benefit. We have helped many people overcome their depression through proven treatments that change the patterns of thinking, acting, and relating that tend to maintain depressive moods. Therapy can greatly benefit the person seeking relief from depression.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Depression Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 46321 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

My approach to the treatment of depression is step-wise. I like to diagnose the nature of depression, determine the need for medication, use of supportive, empathic, an cognitive behavioral techniques. I also like to get other family members involved in the treatment process. Strengthening of the coping skills is one of many methods which I like to use.

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others
Depression Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

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

In 60448 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

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)

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

Do you have trouble dealing with daily stresses, trouble concentrating, are you more irritable or find that you have difficulty enjoying activities you used to like to do? Do you feel out of energy? Do you wake up in the early morning and can't get back to sleep. These may be signs of depression. Many people feel that "If I were stronger, I would not be depressed or sad". Being depressed is not a failure of willpower or a lack of being strong. Depression is a treatable condition. Understanding why you may be experiencing depression are part of treatment. You can experience reduction of these negative feelings, boost your self-worth, and feel joy and hope again.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

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!"

Mid America Mental Health, LLC
Depression Counselor

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

In 46321 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

Depression is a common condition that often makes it difficult to function properly at both home and work, but clients who seek therapy may find that counseling helps them regain a positive, healthy outlook. If you're looking for a depression treatment center in northwestern Indiana, consider letting the team at Mid America Mental Health, LLC provide you with the services that you want.

Aquanatte Ivey, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Aquanatte Ivey, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 46321 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

If you believe you are suffering from depression, some of the signs and symptoms according to the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, include the following: • Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells • Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns • Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety • Pessimism, indifference • Loss of energy, persistent lethargy • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness • Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness • Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal • Unexplained aches and pains • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Oak Forest.

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 Oak Forest, IL.

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

Oak Forest is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 5.99 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Oak Forest is 28,074 people with 10,209 households and a median annual income of $69,866. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oak Forest, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Oak Forest are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Oak Forest public health department.