Depression Counseling in Oak Park, MI.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Oak Park, Michigan.


Depression Counselor

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW

Divorce and Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, & SW

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Depression counseling focuses on trying to help you learn your triggers to depression, coping skills to lift you out of a depressive episode, and evaluation as to whether medication prescribed by a psychiatrist is in your best interests depending on the nature of your depression. We can also exlpore alternative therapy options for mild depressive symptoms. Regardless of the approach, the treatment plan is developed collaboratively with you.

Depression Counselor

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Depression can have many causes. I will explore with you the emotional, physical, relational, historical and spiritual sources that may relate to the depression you are experiencing. Together we will create a treatment plan to help restore hope, peace and joy in your life. For many with depression, there is a history of unresolved grief and loss. We can look at Grief Recovery steps as a possible plan for addressing depression. Call 248-929-5354 today.

Depression Counselor

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Social Worker

Within driving distance of Oak Park

It is said that depression is anger turned inward. This is often true. It is also true that depression can be biological and physiological. We assess your depression through a depression inventory and identify what is best for you in terms of talk therapy or medication and/or both. Untreated depression leads to it getting worse causing folks to act on their suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It doesn't have to get that far. Help is available.

Depression Counselor

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Park

I am a psychotherapist who understands life can feel like a daily struggle. No one should have to endure these feelings alone. As a professional counselor, I compassionately listen and support clients as well as offer a therapeutic relationship that provides clients the opportunity to emotionally move forward and bring a healthy balance back into their lives. It is possible to heal, gain a sense of well-being, restore hope, and rekindle happiness even during the most challenging times. Clients that experience less depression often feel more relaxed, increased energy, less stressed, motivated, experience satisfaction in relationships, and have an easier time coping with life difficulties.

Depression Counselor

Dorene Lilley, MA, LLP

Masters Level Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

In our first few sessions, we will explore your beliefs about yourself and life. These beliefs arise from the patterns exhibited in your growing up years. We will also explore biological components to depression and help differentiate between depressive situations and a depressive brain. Discussions will include health questions, medication possibilities (referrral available for meds) and spiritual components to depression. I combine talk therapy with detective work to uncover patterns and offer solution based counseling for change.

Depression Counselor

Miriam Zuroff, Ph.D

PhD clinical psychology

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Depression comes in many forms and can be based in a genetic predisposition , situational response or post partum response. I help my clients explore the cause of their depressive symptoms and work closely with a skilled psychiatrist to assist with the medication moderation when necessary. Talking through some of the issues that may lead to greater expression of depressive symptoms is helpful through the therapy process. Simply taking pills to feel better is not sufficient. Learning new coping mechanisms and understanding the triggers that may lead to depression is a focus in the therapy that I conduct. Greater insight into these triggers reduces symptomatology for future overall function

Depression Counselor

Lori Radner, Psy.D, L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

I provide a nurturing environment for you to share your sadness and we can explore its origins and find ways to cope and heal. Sadness can be caused by a variety of causes. Past experiences, life transitions, failed relationships are some causes of depression. Don't wait to get help. Start the road to recovery so that you can enjoy your life again.

Depression Counselor

Sally Palaian, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Symptoms of depression include: feeling down in the dumps, changes in sleep, appetite or sex drive, crying spells, feeling hopeless, not wanting to do things you used to enjoy, withdrawing from people. Anger can also be a sign of depression. Some folks who are severely depressed can’t get out of bed or brush their teeth. Some folks even think about or consider suicide as an option. If you are feeling this way, you need not suffer alone. Research shows that psychotherapy is as effective as medication in treating depression. With regular ongoing psychotherapy, I will help you get a plan of action to move slowly and steadily toward your goals, and reclaim your hope again!

Depression Counselor

Stephanie Sachs, LPC

Licensened Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Are you or a loved one depressed? Then you probably realize just how hard it is to shake depression, once it takes hold. Depression cheats everything; it cheats you, your loved ones, the people trying to help you. It lowers immune functioning and causes physical pain. It hurts every domain of your life and has a ripple effect that reaches into all of your experiences, your idea of self, your ability to hope, or to think, or be creative, or even love! Whether you just don't enjoy things like you used to or don't enjoy anything, if you struggle with depression, you are on a slippery slope, because depression will cloud your judgment! Here, two minds are definitely better than one: Reach out...

Depression Counselor

Thomas Blume, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

It is normal for people to have moments when the challenges of living seem to be overwhelming--when we doubt our own ability to persist in the face of opposition and/or failure. I use the word depression to describe the many ways in which lives become organized around self-doubt, loss of energy, and anticipation of failure. My Identity Renegotiation perspective helps people reorganize the stories they tell themselves--and the ways they relate to others--to overcome doubt and find hope, potential, and promise.

Depression Counselor

Donna Major, LMSW, BCD

Donna Major

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. My goal is to help you identify the cause of your depression and make the proper lifestyle changes to help you overcome symptoms and reduce stress. Depression increases when we feel alone. I am a nonjudgmental therapist who will listen to you and develop a plan to help you reach your goals in life. There is hope!

Depression Counselor

Julie Grant, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Oak Park

One of my favorite trick questions to ask patients hospitalized for depression was, "Is the sky ever grey?" Even though most of the time I TOLD them it was a trick question, they usually said, "Yes." Just like the sky only looks grey because clouds are covering up the sun, we can often FEEL "grey" when depression is covering us. My goal is to help you to get rid of the cloud so that your life can be what it was intended to be.

Depression Counselor

Robert Flewelling, Psy.D. LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oak Park

Depression is one of the most misunderstood of all the emotional difficulties. Often it is described as a medical condition, due to chemical imbalances in the brain that require treatment through medication. And while this is sometimes true, in the vast majority of the cases depression is a natural condition, in response to stressors and unresolved problems in life. In most instances, medication treats the symptoms of depression, but not the causes and thus the factors causing depression will remain, untreated and dependent on drugs to keep them at bay. Good therapy successfully treats the causes of depression, thus relieving the symptoms of depression. It is work, but healing is permanent.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Oak Park, MI.

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

Oak Park is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It has a land area of 5.16 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Oak Park is 29,752 people with 11,494 households and a median annual income of $47,463. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oak Park, MI

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park may have flexibility or sliding scales