Depression Counseling in Oak Forest, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

Depression and anxiety disorder are considered 'common cold' of psychiatric disorders. Initial intake assesses patient's preliminary diagnosis, need for psychological examination, current mental status, risk of self-harm, and need for medication. We make appropriate referral, if needed, so that the patient can receive quality help in a timely fashion. Our therapeutic approach includes cognitive, supportive and behavrirola in most cases. We utilize other techniques which are discussed with the patient. We conduct both short-term and long-term therap

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak 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.

Depression Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Depression Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

When working with clients who suffer from depression, I create a safe and comfortable space where clients can feel honored and protected. I work with clients to discover how it is that they have come to struggle the way they do. I help them to practice self care and self respect during the times that they are down and live life without boundaries when they are in a good mental space. I help clients with depression to let go of the judgement they have of themselves or that they might hear from the world.

Depression Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

Depression robs us of our motivation, drive, even our ability to feel anything. It seems impossible to climb out of or to change. Through therapy we can explore the root and causes of your depression in order to free you from the crushing pressure preventing you from living a life you want to have. By both exploring the past and implementing present coping skills you can receive relief from depression.

Depression Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

Everyone feels sad or down occasionally, but if feelings of despair and hopeless have taken hold of your life and just won't go away, you may be suffering from depression. Identifying depression in yourself and learning more about it is the first step to overcoming it and leading a happier existence. Depression drains your energy and isn't always that easy to "snap out of" once it has taken root. I will work with you to help you find ways to cope with your depression and help you get back to feeling like yourself.

Depression Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

If your child or teen is struggling with depression or self-injury you may be feeling terrified, confused, or doubtful. Your teen may appear shut down and is not communicating with you like they used to. Call us today to set up a time to meet and talk through the challenges your child is facing. Having a therapist to help both you and your child through this difficult time is a decision you will not regret.

Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

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

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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!"

Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

Research has shown that the most effective approach to depression is a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication (if appropriate). I provide compassionate support for the painful challenges of depression while teaching you to develop effective coping strategies including the ability to lessen negative thinking and increase their enjoyment of daily life. If you are taking or want to try anti-deprresants, I can help with medication management. I also help family members of those with depression manage the stress it causes them as well as learn to use effective approaches to support their relative.

Depression Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Forest

You’ve tried counseling for depression before. They gave you exercises on how to think positively; they didn’t work. They gave you anti-depressants; they may have helped but not enough. That is because depression is a way of dealing with life and some form of it has worked for you in the past. It hasn’t made life fun, but it’s made is bearable. It’s time to learn a new way of dealing with life and leave depression behind. If your depression is new to you, it may be the result of some event in your life. We can work with that too. You don’t have to be depressed just because you’re feeling down today.



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