Depression Counseling in Westmont, IL.

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


Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Althea Olson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

In 60543 - Nearby to Westmont.

I've been treating depression and bipolar since 1996 and it is what I do best from chronic lifelong depression to a sad mood that is based on temporary circumstances. I am a constant researcher because I write for several columns a month and keynote speaker at conferences so I am up to date on the implementation of current evidence based therapies that produce results. I am also in an office with a psychiatrist and two psychiatric nurse practitioners if medication management is needed. We all work together providing continuity of care. I am also a top referral source for several local hospitals when a patient is discharged due to depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders.

Janet Wichmann, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60462 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression has been called "anger turned inwards" and it seems that when a person talks about their depression, they may have hurt and anger underneath it. It's typically not easy to get to these complex feelings and subjects alone. With counseling, the layers are peeled away, the emotions find relief and the person begins to feel better. Depression is treatable.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60542 - Nearby to Westmont.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been identified as the treatment of choice for depression. Whether you are on medication or not, CBT strategies can offer relief from the heavy weight of depressive symptoms. Kari's clients gain an understanding of what makes someone vulnerable to depression, how to increase motivation, energy, and positive mood. They will learn how to react to difficult situations with control and composure and better combat depressive tendencies in the future. Because teens display depression differently than adults, parents are often unsure about their son/daughter. Kari will provide an assessment and if necessary, a plan for effective treatment.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Westmont.

Being mired in depression is one of the worst feelings in life. When someone feels like they have been turned upside down and the life has been poured out of them - it may seem like an impossible dream to feel better. But depression is often treatable. I approach depression work from a cognitive, behavioral and emotional approach. Once the mood starts to life we then can delve deeper into why you are depressed in the first place to help keep you from going down that hole again.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westmont.

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!"

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Depression Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Westmont.

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

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Westmont.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any 1-year period. Depression is a real illness and carries with it a high cost in terms of relationship problems, family suffering and lost work productivity. Yet, depression is a highly treatable illness. It is critical for people who suspect that they or a family member may be suffering from depression seek care from a licensed mental health professional who has training and experience in helping people recover from depression. I have a great deal of experience in helping people recover from depression. I offer a non-judgmental, healing environment.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Depression Counselor

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

In 60439 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Westmont.

All human beings experience sadness, but depression can be overwhelming and impair your functioning in various areas of life. Feeling depressed, hopeless, helpless, and/or worthless is no way to go through life, and I can help you get back to a healthier level of functioning. Life is more stressful now than it's ever been before, and more and more people are seeking treatment for depression. Allow me to assist you in alleviating this burden that's been holding you back from being the person you want and deserve to be.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Depression Counselor

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression, whether situational or clinical, can strip you of motivation, connection to loved ones and hope. It is often devastating in its impact on you as well as the people around you. Psychotherapy and talking to a therapist helps to decrease depression, find meaning and purpose, and return you to a hopeful state of mind. Give my office a call to begin this process.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60657 - Nearby to Westmont.

Are you struggling to see light in your life through the cloud of depression? My focus is on helping you identify what's most important in life and providing you the tools to start to move toward your goals. Depression can be a struggle, but learning to be effective even when it starts to show up is key to overcoming the challenges of apathy, sadness, and frustration. How would your life change if depression no longer got in your way?

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Depression Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60540 - Nearby to Westmont.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. offers evidence-based treatment solutions for depression. Our approach combines thorough evaluation with counseling and psychiatric medication management. We believe that in order to effectively treat any psychiatric problem, it is first important to understand what you are treating. This way, the optimal treatment strategy can be implemented. Our counseling staff will work with you to establish clear, concise, obtainable goals. We have the ability to involve more than one counselor in your care to safeguard your right to privacy in individual counseling. And, when needed, we provide expert psychiatric medication management.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Depression Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 60007 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression effects so many people today. Depression has rooted itself in our homes and communities. At Barn Life Recovery we treat depression in an all-inclusive environment where clients benefit from a "retreatment" style of service. Clients can take advantage of long term care at our facility. Most major insurance is accepted and clients enjoy a discreet and life changing campus where they can practice new skills and learn to Love Life Again.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Depression Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60602 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression and anxiety disorder are considered 'common cold' of psychiatric disorders. Initial intake assesses patient's preliminary diagnosis, need for psychological examination, current mental status, risk of self-harm, and need for medication. We make appropriate referral, if needed, so that the patient can receive quality help in a timely fashion. Our therapeutic approach includes cognitive, supportive and behavrirola in most cases. We utilize other techniques which are discussed with the patient. We conduct both short-term and long-term therap

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression is seen by some as a biochemical imbalance that is genetically transferred to the individual and can only be treated through medication. This might be part of the picture, but also a depressive, negative style of thinking can result in changes in the brain that bring about this unhealthy biochemical imbalance - and psychological treatment can change the thinking style that leads to this imbalance, rendering the individual to be free of reliance on medication and overall improved life that lasts on it's own merits.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Depression Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Westmont.

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,

David Johnson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 60563 - Nearby to Westmont.

Depression is so common in today's world as a symptom of relentless stress. We use evidenced based treatments combined with supportive therapy to guide you. We are able to assess if medication would be helpful and can refer and coordinate with other health care professionals. We also have access to other levels of treatment as necessary.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Depression Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.



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

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

Westmont is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.99 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Westmont is 24,941 people with 10,676 households and a median annual income of $55,767. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Westmont is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Westmont therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westmont public health department.