Depression Counseling in Pontoon Beach, IL.

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


Depression Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Pontoon Beach

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. Using cognitive behavioral approaches, clients can learn to identify negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones. We explore relationships and experiences, and work to develop positive interactions with others. And find better ways to cope and solve problems.

Depression Counselor

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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!!

Depression Counselor

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Pontoon Beach

Depression is often the symptom of a story unprocessed, a chemical imbalance, or extremely pent up anger. If your story is about staying invisible your whole life, perhaps being invisible isn’t working for you any longer and depression has covered you in a dark cloud as you try to be seen. Or perhaps you have an untold story about that one moment in middle school when the bully found you alone in the bathroom. What did you believe about yourself afterward? How did it affect your shame? Depression can also be a chemical imbalance and might require medication for a season. Perhaps even being on the medication is a source of pain and it would be nice to couple medication with counseling.

Depression Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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!


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

Some budgeting needed

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