Depression Counseling in Pontoon Beach, IL.

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


Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Depression Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63118 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Depression can range from being mildly disruptive to your life and realtionships, to feeling completely debilitating. It is often difficult for others around you to understand why it can be such a challenge to face each day when depression has settled into your life. The struggle you face is real, and I am committed to walking alongside you to help you better understand why depression can be so disruptive and to develop methods of dealing with depression so that you can experience freedom and healing.

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

In 62002 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Everyone feels sad at times, but depression occurs when sadness goes on over time and impacts your daily life. We can work together discover what's going on and explore ways (talking, changing behavior and responses, and possibly involving a physician for medication evaluation) to help you back to where you want to be. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Living with depression hurts ... just getting from one day to the next feels like an effort. You may experience chronic sadness, irritability, and depression can be coupled with anxiety. Research shows that a combination of medication and talk therapy is most effective for treating depression. I can help you learn simple techniques to feel better immediately, such as changing irrational and unreasonable thoughts. I can also suggest non-drug therapies as appropriate. Finally, some depression is related to one's situation, so just changing some things in your life can make a BIG difference!! You don't have to live this way - you CAN feel better!!

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Depression Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Depression is a word that is thrown around a lot these days. In therapy, you'll learn the difference between feeling sad and being stuck in a state of depression. You'll be able to recognize the root causes of your depression which often times have to do with unmet expectations or needs, how you view yourself and God, and/or unresolved grief or relational conflict. I look forward to helping you live life to the full!

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Depression Counselor

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Feelings of sadness and unhappiness are normal, usually come and go, and generally do not interfere with daily activities. Depression is all together different. Symptoms of depression may include persistent sadness, agitation, irritability, loosing interest in or not enjoying typical activities, decreased focus , changes in sleeping and eating habits, decreased energy, unexplained physical complaints, withdrawing from friends and family and not taking care of hygiene needs. Effective treatment includes a thorough assessment, talk therapy, possible medication, and lots of the right type of self care. I help people deal with depression regularly and will be happy to discuss this with you.


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

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

Pontoon Beach is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 10.01 square miles and a water area of 2.54 square miles.  The population of Pontoon Beach is 5,637 people with 2,237 households and a median annual income of $45,304. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontoon Beach, IL

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontoon Beach, 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 Pontoon Beach 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 Pontoon Beach public health department.