Individual Counseling Can Help Manage Your Depression

  Feeling down? 

Thoughts of worthlessness, helplessness?

Loss of motivation?

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

   We all experience a range of emotions that come and go; 

joy, confusion, excited, angry, sadness, worry, guilt, regret. 


Those emotions, thoughts and responses are what make us human

 

It’s when we experience this distress more intensely, more frequently, 

and for longer periods that we may notice an impact on 

our ability to work, to be with friends and family, or carry out daily activities.

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

If untreated may result in clinical depression.


It is estimated that 7% of the adult population experience 

a major depressive episode in their lifetime.  


  It is also estimated that 60% of individuals with a mental illness are untreated.

Common Signs or Symptoms of Depression

· Persistent sadness, anxiety, loneliness

· Feelings of hopelessness

· Irritability

· Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

· Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities

· Changes in sleep (too much or too little)

· Changes in appetite 

· Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts 

Help is Available

Although not everyone who experiences 

a shift in mood or functioning has depression, 

it can be the opportunity to prevent a 

mental health problem from developing. 


If these symptoms seem familiar, 

give us a call to discuss how we 

might be able to help break free 

from depressive symptoms.  

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

Depressive symptoms can influence and interfere with how you might:

 · Love and care for yourself

· Respond to stress or challenges

· Carry out work, school, and daily tasks

· Engage with your family, friends and support system

· Feel about the future 




Individual Counseling can be an opportunity to explore 

the nature of such overwhelming, persistent and 

debilitating emotions while providing a safe space to heal. 


Our therapists collaboratively work with you to realign a perspective or emotional state which has kept you ‘stuck’, isolated, feeling worthless, even hopeless. 



Through our work together, as we work at your pace, you will begin to get back on your path the life you envisioned, shedding the weight of depression. 



You will work toward developing the necessary tools and coping strategies to become more adaptive as life’s challenges arise.  

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

What if I am on medication?
or
In group therapy elsewhere?

Our counselors will work with you and your treatment team 

to support your well-being and overall recovery goals. 


It has been shown that cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with medication can be an effective treatment for depressive disorders.   

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

 We require a release of information from you to speak 

to anyone regarding your care. 


As appropriate, our therapists can provide you with referrals to a 

Primary Care Physician or a Psychiatrist for a formal evaluation to 

determine if medication can be beneficial to address your presenting symptoms.  


We recognize medication is a personal choice that is made 

between you and your prescribing physician.

Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling for Depression River North Chicago. Evening & Weekend Avail.

Learn More About Depression


Click here for more information related to 

the Types of Depressive Disorders



What approach will my therapists use to treat my depressive symptoms?

Our therapists incorporate a range of approaches 

to address your depressive symptoms, including 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 

Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. 


Our main goal is to expedite your healing with the interventions 

that is unique to you and your goals. 

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