Depression Counseling in Wheeling, IL.

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


Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Depression Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Deb Norton, Deb Norton
Depression Counselor

Deb Norton, Deb Norton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60048 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Depression is miserable! I work to accurately diagnose the severity of depression. This leads to devising a treatment plan with my client that immediately ensures their safety and begins to address their recovery. We determine if a psychiatric referral for medication is warranted. And we start working on the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are driving the depression.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60515 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

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 Wheeling.

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.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

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

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Depression Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 60007 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

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.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Depression Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Martin Scripp
Depression Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Karen’s approach in assisting people suffering from depression varies with each person. She initially searches for the reasons causing the depression, and together she and the client will pursue the changes needed to alleviate the symptoms. Karen uses the word picture with her clients of viewing depression as being down in a valley, and by putting the accepted interventions into practice, she can assist them in climbing out of the valley. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well researched therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating people suffering from depression, and this is the intervention Karen most often uses along with other accepted techniques.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Depression Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Symptoms of Depression: Withdrawal, inappropriate guilt, overwhelming self-doubt, unwarranted pessimism, inappropriate irritability, unwarranted weight gain or weight loss, dysfunctional use of drugs or alcohol, over-sleeping or under-sleeping, inappropriate deficiency in energy, excessive lethargy and abnormally unpleasant mood. Depression Treatment: Re-structuring of psychological perspective, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectal behavior therapy, drama-response extinction, re-framing of catastrophic predictions, anti-depressants, narrative therapy and state-of-the-art self-hypnosis. Benefits of Treatment: Rapid enhancement of mood, increased optimism, more energy, reduced fatigue.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Depression Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Depression is frequently referred to as the common cold of mental health issues. Everyone experiences difficulties in life from time to time but when normal grief, stress,work, family issues or other stressors become overwhelming depression can set in causing individuals very serious symptoms and struggles including, decreased energy/motivation, alienation from relationships, feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, poor concentration and at worst no longer wanting to go on with life. The good news is there is help available. When dealing with depression it is important to be able to talk about the struggle but we will also give you strategies and tools to relieve your distress.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Wheeling.

From mild to severe, the levels of sadness or depression that may color your world can be oppressive. We can help you understand the complicated nature of your own sadness or depression, including both the bio-chemical aspects as well as the emotional impact. Through this understanding, we develop a plan with you to access your strengths again, and see the world differently.

Samantha Ruda, MA
Depression Counselor

Samantha Ruda, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 60084 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Depression can cause you to feel flat, unmotivated, and stuck. There are proven tools to relieve these symptoms so you can feel like yourself again. I utilize an integrative approach with each client to help you find relief and feel well again. Starting with our therapeutic relationship, we can work together to utilize tools that you can incorporate into your daily life to help you find relief and begin to heal on your journey to wellness.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

In 60005 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Corey Weir, LCPC, CADC
Depression Counselor

Corey Weir, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Depression can be debilitating. Dealing with loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, hopelessness, feeling worthless, low mood, and overall difficulty dealing with the day to day can be a symptom of depression. Through counseling I can help provide you relief from depression. I will help you identify ways your thinking is impacting your mood and offer your tools to help correct your thinking. I will also teach you new ideas/concepts that will help you make changes to your thinking and mood.



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

Wheeling is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and Lake County in Illinois. It has a land area of 8.66 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Wheeling is 38,079 people with 14,132 households and a median annual income of $56,110. .


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Therapy in Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling public health department.