Depression Counseling in Summit, IL.

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


Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Summit.

Depression and anxiety are, unfortunately, a few of the most common psychological issues for gifted children. Asynchronous Development can cause lots of issues. The ability to do things faster and earlier than others can cause problems relating to peers, educational mis-fit, being bored and lead to "no one understands me," depression and anxiety. Call us to find out how we can help.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Depression Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 46321 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.
Depression Counselor

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Summit.

I assist individuals suffering from depression find hope, connection, and relief by collaborating with them through their journey. When necessary and appropriate, I will collaborate with the individual's other health care providers to ensure the greatest level of care and progress. Those suffering with depression have difficulty finding hope, energy, and worth - I assist this individual in each aspect of this experience. I approach them with warmth, understanding, hope, and empathy.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Summit.

Learn and understand the complicated nature of depression, the biology as well as the emotional impact. Develop ways to help you access your strengths again, and see the world differently,A person with depression can suffer major depressive episodes that last for at least 2 weeks. These episodes include a depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Additional symptoms may include the following: Increased irritability, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, agitation or restlessness, fatigue and loss of energy, trouble thinking, making decisions or concentrating, disturbed sleep, such as insomnia, changes in appetite or weight, thoughts of self harm.

David Johnson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Summit.

Depression is not a one size fits all category. I individualized my approach to each person since I am treating a person and not a condition. Generally, we will need to address beliefs and one's way of living in their body as I have found that depression needs to be treated as both a mind/ body phenomenon. Often, we find unexpressed or suppressed emotion as a factor playing into one's depression. Learning how to express emotions will be covered when treating depression.

Aquanatte Ivey, Aquanatte Ivey
Depression Counselor

Aquanatte Ivey, Aquanatte Ivey

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 46312 - Nearby to Summit.

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

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Summit.

Depression is the most commonly seen mental health disorder seen in counseling and I have 25 years experience working with it. I screen for it when I do my initial psychological assessment. Depresson is a serious mental health disorder, but there are many proven and effective treatments for it. Incorporate several pschotherapapeutic modalities to resolve it., I can refer a patient for medication and I offer supportive services that can help the patent move towards health and happiness.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Summit.

Using primarily cognitive behavioral, supportive, insight-oriented therapy techniques with a Christ-centered focus, I assist clients in finding hope and healing from symptoms of depression, and addressing its root causes. Clients will be able to learn and apply various coping and emotional management skills to help them overcome depression and increase and maintain a higher functioning level.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Depression Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Summit.

My approach will vary depending on the severity of the depression. The first importance is stability of well being. From there I will work on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors working towards short terms goals. Goals will include small behavior changes that will help to be building blocks and also cognitive work on realistic truths. Often things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise are also evaluated and improved in the process as ways to counter depression.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Summit.

Many people struggle with feelings of depression: fatigue, not enjoying life the way you once did, feeling over-whelmed by life's demands, a constant feeling of sadness. Individuals who seek counseling report that their feelings of depression are often diminished or reduced. Don't struggle with this alone. It would be my honor to journey with you during this season of life. There are solutions to help you feel better. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you find solutions and support.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Summit.

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.



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

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

Summit is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.11 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Summit is 11,389 people with 3,260 households and a median annual income of $42,070. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Summit is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Summit are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Summit public health department.