Depression Counseling in Pontiac, IL.

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


Janet Reckard, L.C.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Janet Reckard, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 61704 - Nearby to Pontiac.

I use primarily a CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) approach to help individuals identify their maladaptive thought and behavioral patterns as well as their strengths and support systems. We focus on techniques to help anticipate mood shifts, incorporate cognitive and behavioral techniques to intervene in specific manifestations of depression, and generate new and more adaptive cognitive and behavioral patterns. Treatment is individualized and at your pace.

Phillip Foster, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Phillip Foster, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 61704 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression is the common cold of our society. Most of us will experience it at some time. Typically, we are depressed because of something we have lost, something that has changed, or because we have been hurt. Some of us are sensitive and get hurt/depressed easily. I believe happiness is a series of choices that we can make regarding things that are in within our control.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60450 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

Kathryn Tornquist, MS, APN
Depression Counselor

Kathryn Tornquist, MS, APN

Nurse-Psychotherapist

In 61761 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Do your depressive, ruminative thoughts emerge from the depression? Or do the thoughts trigger the experience of depression? The answer is Yes! Knowing the thought patterns involved and how you came to develop them and give them so much power lays the groundwork for shifting the depression. Those thought patterns evolve from numerous life experiences, often enhanced by changes in brain chemistry. While there are critical pieces for understanding and shifting the experience of depression, I choose and adapt the endless variety of tools according to your particular set of life stories. Bring a willingness, a commitment to be adventurous in your approach to the depression experience.


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

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

Pontiac is located in Livingston County, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.18 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 11,794 people with 4,282 households and a median annual income of $47,805. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontiac, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontiac, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Pontiac may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.