depression Therapy

Perhaps you’ve been struggling to find joy in your life recently. Instead, you might find yourself sleeping more, isolating from others, and feeling irritable or tired without a clear cause. You might have even tried various activities to lift your spirits, but it hasn’t made a difference. If this sounds familiar, you’re likely experiencing depression, and depression therapy can be a significant source of support for you.

Common Symptoms Depression

How common is it to experience depression in our lifetime?

An estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetime. Men and women often experience depression differently. It’s a common experience for many people worldwide, and it has seen a significant increase in the United States during the pandemic years. Despite its prevalence, depression is still often misunderstood and misrepresented, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and difficulty in daily life.

Depression can affect anyone, from children to adults, at any time, with or without an obvious cause. It can result from prolonged exposure to daily stressors or from intense short-term trauma. Depression can make it challenging to complete both significant and everyday tasks, such as important projects, eating, and bathing.

Common behaviors associated with depression include crying, feeling apathetic, hopeless, and lacking motivation in various aspects of life. Other symptoms may involve making poor or impulsive decisions and engaging in self-destructive behaviors like dependencies, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

Don't let depression control your life

When you’re dealing with depression, it can be tough to find the motivation to seek help promptly. That’s why we’ve simplified the process of getting the help you need. Just reach out to us, and we’ll take care of the rest for you. Depression therapy can alleviate the symptoms that are affecting your happiness.

Receiving therapy for depression offers the following benefits:

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Our Approach

What techniques do we use to treat depressive disorder?

Our clinicians are trained to offer a diverse approach to treating your depression. The best therapy should be tailored to your unique situation and specific needs. While some may find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) beneficial, others might prefer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). Our therapists work diligently to determine the most suitable treatment for you. Furthermore, we believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. We value our clients’ autonomy and their input in setting therapy goals. The following topics are explored during therapy for depression.

Therapy is a widely used treatment for depression. It can assist in stabilizing your moods, identifying the reasons for your depression, and exploring potential sources of stress to develop effective coping strategies. It’s common to ignore or overlook signs of depression, and you’re not alone. If you’re grappling with depression, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me today.

How to start therapy with us

Book An Intake

Book a 15-minute intake appointment with our intake specialist today.

Get Matched

Get matched with one of our therapists who fits your needs and preferences.

Start Therapy

Attend your session at your own pace. Experience in-person or online therapy.

Want help finding a therapist?

Schedule a 15-minute conversation with our Client Care Coordinator.

common questions Asked About Depression Therapy

Depression is a complex mental health condition that goes beyond feeling sad. It can impact your thoughts, emotions, and daily life. People with depression often experience persistent feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and a lack of interest in activities they once enjoyed.

Depression can manifest in various ways, including overwhelming fatigue, changes in sleep and appetite, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and physical symptoms like headaches or stomach issues.

A qualified mental health professional typically diagnoses depression through a comprehensive assessment that considers your symptoms, medical history, and life circumstances. 

Depression comes in several forms, such as major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and postpartum depression.

Depression can stem from a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Trauma, loss, chronic stress, and imbalances in brain chemicals all play a role.

We understand that finding a therapist can be a difficult process. For this reason we have made reaching out easy. Simply schedule your 15-minute intake call right now to get matched with one of our therapists. Get started by filling up our Contact Form right now. If you prefer a phone call, reach us at (630) 447-8818. 

Depression can be effectively treated. Therapy, medication, or a combination of both might be recommended. Therapy helps you understand your thoughts and behaviors, develop coping strategies, and work towards a healthier mindset.

Presently we are in network with AetnaBlue Cross Blues Shield (PPO), and Cigna Behavioral Health. Clients also use their HSA Card or pay out-of-pocket for their session. See full description about insurance by clicking on the question.

 

 

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Therapy provides a safe space to express your feelings, learn valuable tools to manage symptoms, and gain insights into the root causes of your depression. It promotes self-discovery and personal growth.

Finding the right therapist is essential. You can start by asking for recommendations from your doctor, friends, or family. Online directories and mental health platforms can also help you find therapists specializing in depression. If you are in Illinois, reach out to schedule your session with us.  

Therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy are commonly used to treat depression. Each approach offers unique benefits in reducing symptoms of depression. Our therapists are trained to use eclectic approach so you can get the best care tailored to your need. 

The success of therapy varies from person to person. Research shows that therapy can significantly alleviate depression symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

We are the depression therapist in Wheaton Illinois, but we also serve the entire State of Illinois via Telehealth services. So if you can’t make it to our office, you can join your session from the comfort of your own space. 

Our primary goal is to empower you with effective coping mechanisms, decreased depression symptoms, enhanced quality of life, and the ability to navigate challenges with resilience. 

Absolutely. We support a holistic approach. Our therapists collaborate with healthcare providers to ensure you receive comprehensive care that meets your unique needs.

Fee: $175 for initial session and $150 the following sessions. Read more about the fees here. We encourage our clients to use their health insurance as it makes therapy more affordable. Our intake specialist will go over all the options in your 15 minute intake call. 

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