Depression Counseling in Westchester, IL.

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


Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression can be paralyzing and make it challenging to have the motivation to take care of daily life activities. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can provide insight to your emotions and help with identify values that you want to live by. We can work together to not allow depressive symptoms to determine how you live your life. We will identify commitments that will build positive experiences and decrease depressive symptoms. The first step and often the most difficult is making an appointment and coming in for your first session, and you will begin feeling better once you do!

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Depression Counselor

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

In 60439 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression — that unshakable, helpless, empty, heavy, irritated, or numb feeling — can be triggered by stressful life events, be it conflicts, life transitions; unresolved grief, relationship breakup, or impoverished relationships. Remember that stressful events in life do not cause depression. But depression often occurs within a reciprocal interpersonal context. You can overcome depression and get your life back with the support of counseling/therapy wherein you’ll learn new ways of perceiving and coping with problems with your family, friends, or co-workers; you’ll learn new ways of expressing yourself and interacting with people. You’ll regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Depression Counselor

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Westchester.

I work with individuals who are feeling down as a result of experiencing some stressful life events. Symptoms of depression are common in the days and weeks following a stressful life event. By talking through your situation you will begin to feel better much more quickly than by trying to carry it alone. My approach is to assist you in changing your perspective about what is going on and to identify specific actions you can take that will help you feel better.

Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC, BCC
Depression Counselor

Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC, BCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60504 - Nearby to Westchester.

People who struggle with depression often report feeling overwhelmed with life or less interested in activities. They struggle with maintaining focus and have difficulty in interpersonal relationships. While there are many types of therapy for the treatment of depression, today, most people with depression can be treated successfully with antidepressant medications, “talk” therapy (psychotherapy), or a combination of the two. Talk therapy is effective because it helps you to understand and work through the root of depression, helping you to identify patterns of thinking and behaving that underlie personal difficulties. With therapy, you will be able to live in accordance with your values.

Jamie Boudreau, M.A., LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jamie Boudreau, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60423 - Nearby to Westchester.

When a person is depressed, understandably their primary focus is often on how to lift that depression; how to get rid of the symptoms that make life at best, just going through the motions, and at worst, entirely hopeless. And then there is often guilt in response to the messaging from well-meaning family and friends, who just don't seem to get it. My therapy approach to depression is to explore the factors that may have necessitated the symptoms of depression in the first place. More than likely something has occurred that led to a loss of purpose or meaning. From this starting point, there is hope of restoring the energy that has become inaccessible and resetting the life journey.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression is debilitating, enduring and is a silent killer. It can permeate every facet of our lives, interfering with our relationships, our jobs and our overall enjoyment of life. Counseling is often misunderstood and overlooked as an important form of treatment for depression. Understanding your own depression is essential to regaining control of your life. Our therapy services identifies and treats underlying depression as it pertains to and effects every part of your life.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Westchester.

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Depression Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depressive symptoms can stem from a variety of sources in an individual’s life usually reflecting a sense of loss. While medications can be helpful, it’s the behavioral symptoms associated with depression that can leave a lingering impact even after the depressive symptoms have stated to improve. Being pulled into depressive experiences over and over reflects both habits that can be difficult to break and/or subconscious issues that have yet to be addressed. Through processes such as hypnotherapy that address the whole person, we are able to capture a wider range of challenges and help the individual to regain the ground lost to he depressive illness.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westchester.

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!"

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Depression Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression can happen to anyone and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes. Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make-up, upbringing, and our reaction to life events. Furthermore, depression is often accompanied by other feelings such as guilt, shame, anger, and anxiety. The good news is that therapy is a very effective way of eliminating depression. When you see me for therapy to treat depression, we will identify any events contributing to it and create a plan together to help you feel better. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB
Depression Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60540 - Nearby to Westchester.

Are you feeling sad or depressed? Do you sometimes feel hopeless? Working with a therapist has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. Within a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment, I will work closely with you to identify the causes of your depression, to develop effective coping skills, and to make positive and enduring life changes.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Westchester.

Sometimes people feel depresed and can atribute it to stressful events that have occured, other times people can't quite put their finger on why they feel depressed, they just know they're not happy, feel unmotivated, and in some cases hopeless and helpless. What we now know about neuroscience helps us understand how and why depression occurs. I will help you determine whether your depression can be improved through talk therapy combined with some changes to your daily routine or whether a clinical depression has set in that may respond well to medication too. I have a wonderful, caring Doctor I work with who will assess clinical depression and offer recommendaitons if necessary.

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH
Depression Counselor

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60439 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Depression Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Westchester.

As a mental health professional of considerable experience I've worked with individuals and couples with issues of demoralization, depressed mood and various forms of acute and long-standing depression. Depression isn't only an individual matter. as it sucks the life out of a couple and a family. In our work together clients often find hope by actively discussing their life issues, often their shame and anger at themselves and others for the predicaments they are a part of. Depression can be harmful medically and medical issues can cause depression. It can kill. I work well with the medical community, referring when necessary,

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC
Depression Counselor

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC

Clinical Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression is something most people struggle with at one point in their lives. However, sometimes the depression becomes unmanageable and begins to bleed into our daily lives causing stress, strained relationships, and change in personality to the point that we no longer recognize who we are. My approach is to start where my clients are currently in their depression, creating small obtainable goals that they can meet, and providing encouragement and understanding during the treatment process. I teach skills like mindfulness and emotion regulation to help my clients manage their symptoms outside of the therapeutic environment.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Depression Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Westchester.

If a client is depressed the client will (1) be able to know what is depressing him/her (2) be able to know the major thoughts he/she has (3) know 3 to 5 new thoughts that will overcome the major depressive thoughts (4) know 3 to 5 new things to do to stop being depressed (5) know 3 to 4 new things to do to improve his/her relationships with others (6) know how to live with increased happiness and purpose

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt
Depression Counselor

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt

Anthony S. Dillon, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 60522 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression therapy can help you break the cycle of depressive symptoms such as lack of motivation, negative self-talk, sadness, social isolation, intense bouts of anger or irritable mood, and several other symptoms that create misery for you and disrupt your life. Psychological counseling for depression works by breaking this vicious cycle of symptoms that tends to feed on itself, making the symptoms even more intense. If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, I provide the support, encouragement and research-based strategies to help you cope.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Westchester.

I have a lot of background in treating patients with depression. I have achieved great results with people with certain forms of depression by making changes in their lifestyles, as well as cognitive behavioral changes. However, sometimes a patient's depression is too severe and talk therapy is not enough without medication. I work with a network of caring psychiatrists that have helped my patients with serious depression.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Michael Mecozzi, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Michael Mecozzi, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60451 - Nearby to Westchester.

Depression can make it difficult to feel motivated. Perhaps you've lost interest in doing almost anything. You're tired, feel lethargic, and maybe don't feel much of anything. in therapy for depression, you'll learn to identify the thoughts and behaviors that often trigger more depression. Through clarifying your values and becoming mindful of your thoughts, you'll start the process of regaining your sense of self and vitality in your life.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westchester.

Do you struggle with DEPRESSION or are experiencing a loss of interest in what normally brings you pleasure? Are you feeling fatigue or sleeping too little? Too much? Muscles aching or a general sense of anxiousness? Not finding joy in your personal relationships? These are just a few of the signs of a depressed state. I have over 20 years of professional experience in working with depression. Whether it be chronic sadness, a first time episode of depression, postpartum, bi-polar or issues surrounding loss, our work together will find a solution. I utilize supportive, solution-oriented and a caring approach in therapy. You will experience being heard with respect and patience.



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Westchester is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 3.68 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westchester is 16,729 people with 6,610 households and a median annual income of $71,479. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Westchester for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westchester public health department.