Lynda Throm
Counselor, MEd, LCPC Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Not accepting new clients
I have a great deal of experience helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other life stressors.
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
(224) 231-6951
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Not accepting new clients
I have a great deal of experience helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other life stressors.
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
Melissa Redmond
Counselor, LCPC, ATR, MSAT Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Our paths can often have obstacles but I am here to travel with you. In traditional therapy, I utilize CBT and Solutions Focused modalities to work though anxiety and depression as well as grief and loss. I have many years of experience working with behavior modification, special education, and parent coaching. I am able to facilitate communication with schools for 504 plan and IEP formation. I have worked with many types of families to navigate through life transitions, behavior and emotional disorders, as well as understanding and increasing empathy with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
(847) 649-6338
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Our paths can often have obstacles but I am here to travel with you. In traditional therapy, I utilize CBT and Solutions Focused modalities to work though anxiety and depression as well as grief and loss. I have many years of experience working with behavior modification, special education, and parent coaching. I am able to facilitate communication with schools for 504 plan and IEP formation. I have worked with many types of families to navigate through life transitions, behavior and emotional disorders, as well as understanding and increasing empathy with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Patricia S Ryan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
At times we all need an objective professional to help guide us through a difficult place in our life. In my experience most individuals are able to improve their relationships, decrease their depression and create a more positive life if they work with their therapist and together we create an individualized approach to your problem.
(847) 416-0960
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Gurnee, IL 60031
At times we all need an objective professional to help guide us through a difficult place in our life. In my experience most individuals are able to improve their relationships, decrease their depression and create a more positive life if they work with their therapist and together we create an individualized approach to your problem.
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Claire Manley
LPC Intern, LPC Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Are you worried for your child? Sometimes your child is stressed and they are showing you in acting out behaviors, anxiety or depression. While we specialize in youth, I also see individuals and families for counseling services designed to help discover new ways to approaching problems that currently hold you or your family back. For parents, this may look like learning ways to reduce stress and implement consequences that are effective at changing negative behaviors in children. For children and teens, this could include learning expression of feelings in words, art, or movement to build helpful ways of coping with tough emotions.
(847) 892-1409
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Are you worried for your child? Sometimes your child is stressed and they are showing you in acting out behaviors, anxiety or depression. While we specialize in youth, I also see individuals and families for counseling services designed to help discover new ways to approaching problems that currently hold you or your family back. For parents, this may look like learning ways to reduce stress and implement consequences that are effective at changing negative behaviors in children. For children and teens, this could include learning expression of feelings in words, art, or movement to build helpful ways of coping with tough emotions.
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Karen Wright, LCPC-The Wright Advocate
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and trauma-related incidents.
Tough times can be hard to get through, but it's possible to overcome them. Maybe you're a parent of a struggling teen whom often wonders what you can do to help them feel better? Maybe you're struggling with a difficult past or current situation that's left you feeling hurt, hopeless, lost, confused, angry, or alone? Please know that you are NOT alone and there is hope! We can work through this together in a supportive, non-judgment space where issues are slowly confronted with empathy to inspire healing and growth. You can OWN your story, heal, and move forward with hope and determination.
(847) 416-8229
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and trauma-related incidents.
Tough times can be hard to get through, but it's possible to overcome them. Maybe you're a parent of a struggling teen whom often wonders what you can do to help them feel better? Maybe you're struggling with a difficult past or current situation that's left you feeling hurt, hopeless, lost, confused, angry, or alone? Please know that you are NOT alone and there is hope! We can work through this together in a supportive, non-judgment space where issues are slowly confronted with empathy to inspire healing and growth. You can OWN your story, heal, and move forward with hope and determination.
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Evolve Youth & Family Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus include: trauma/post- traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, self-esteem, life transitions, relational/family problems, and communication.
Hello! My name is Yahaira and I am a bilingual therapist who has been serving clients in Lake County for the past 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescent and their families with varying diagnosis and life issues. I believe it is important as a therapist to recognize that every client is different, and will need an approach specifically adapted to them. My role in the therapeutic process will be to encourage clients to collaborate in regaining hope in their lives, and overcoming difficulties.
(847) 719-6513
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus include: trauma/post- traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, self-esteem, life transitions, relational/family problems, and communication.
Hello! My name is Yahaira and I am a bilingual therapist who has been serving clients in Lake County for the past 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescent and their families with varying diagnosis and life issues. I believe it is important as a therapist to recognize that every client is different, and will need an approach specifically adapted to them. My role in the therapeutic process will be to encourage clients to collaborate in regaining hope in their lives, and overcoming difficulties.
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Christine Pope
Counselor, LCPC, CADC Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I use a strengths based approach and have worked with clients of all ages. My specialties include behavioral disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I have also worked with clients that have experienced trauma ranging from physical and sexual abuse, assault, and experiencing and witnessing violence and negligence. I do not believe there is a one size fits all approach to therapy and believe that every client is the expert on themselves.
(224) 458-2401 x126
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Gurnee, IL 60031
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I use a strengths based approach and have worked with clients of all ages. My specialties include behavioral disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I have also worked with clients that have experienced trauma ranging from physical and sexual abuse, assault, and experiencing and witnessing violence and negligence. I do not believe there is a one size fits all approach to therapy and believe that every client is the expert on themselves.
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Lori A. Jensen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Barrington, Illinois, with more than 20 years of experience working with adults of all ages, adolescents and families. Whether discouraged or overwhelmed, therapy can help improve the quality of your life. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, academic and occupational problems, depression, relationship issues, and the challenges of life transition. With a background in health psychology, I also have expertise in helping clients whose illness or pain interfere with daily living, (e.g., migraine and IBS as well as other chronic illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes and heart disease.)
(847) 453-9513
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Gurnee, IL 60031
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Barrington, Illinois, with more than 20 years of experience working with adults of all ages, adolescents and families. Whether discouraged or overwhelmed, therapy can help improve the quality of your life. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, academic and occupational problems, depression, relationship issues, and the challenges of life transition. With a background in health psychology, I also have expertise in helping clients whose illness or pain interfere with daily living, (e.g., migraine and IBS as well as other chronic illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes and heart disease.)
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Adam Krieger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help those who struggle with relationship problems, depression, grief, infidelity, life transitions, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion.
(847) 565-1207
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help those who struggle with relationship problems, depression, grief, infidelity, life transitions, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion.
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Carla R. Laury
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have had the opportunity to work with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, parenting challenges, juvenile delinquent behavior, self-harm, and issues of self-worth.
I am a bilingual therapist providing individual, family, group, and couple's counseling in both English and Spanish. I enjoy working with a wide range of ages, and hold a special fondness for the adolescent and young adult population. Years of experience have prepared me for working with adolescent issues, parenting issues, and mood disorders.
(847) 973-7317
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have had the opportunity to work with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, parenting challenges, juvenile delinquent behavior, self-harm, and issues of self-worth.
I am a bilingual therapist providing individual, family, group, and couple's counseling in both English and Spanish. I enjoy working with a wide range of ages, and hold a special fondness for the adolescent and young adult population. Years of experience have prepared me for working with adolescent issues, parenting issues, and mood disorders.
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Carol Paxton Cox
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
My primary goal is to help clients find the hope and courage to change and heal. I believe that all life circumstances, relationships, and experiences can lead to change and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately therapy helps clients cope with loss and use difficult life transitions to promote growth. In working with individuals, couples, families, and children, I have helped them cultivate resources and develop strengths from very challenging diagnoses and life circumstances. I have helped clients suffering from relationship conflicts, health crises, depression, trauma and loss issues, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety disorders.
(847) 868-3945
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
My primary goal is to help clients find the hope and courage to change and heal. I believe that all life circumstances, relationships, and experiences can lead to change and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately therapy helps clients cope with loss and use difficult life transitions to promote growth. In working with individuals, couples, families, and children, I have helped them cultivate resources and develop strengths from very challenging diagnoses and life circumstances. I have helped clients suffering from relationship conflicts, health crises, depression, trauma and loss issues, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety disorders.
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Dustin F Makela
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
(847) 457-0283
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
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Sharon Lorang
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
As a therapist, my passion is to aid others in aligning the lives they are living with the path of the soul. Depth psychotherapy, Meditation, Tai Chi, Dream Work and Focusing, can begin to open us up to a more reflective space, developing and actualizing a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. It may be time to dig a bit deeper in order to satisfy that quest for purpose. Often this search for meaning begs our attention through such symptoms as physical pain, depression, anxiety, anger or a simple but frustrating lethargy with life.
(847) 906-2093
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
As a therapist, my passion is to aid others in aligning the lives they are living with the path of the soul. Depth psychotherapy, Meditation, Tai Chi, Dream Work and Focusing, can begin to open us up to a more reflective space, developing and actualizing a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. It may be time to dig a bit deeper in order to satisfy that quest for purpose. Often this search for meaning begs our attention through such symptoms as physical pain, depression, anxiety, anger or a simple but frustrating lethargy with life.
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James (Jim) Veltman
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
When we deny our feelings, pushing them away (depressing them), we get depressed. When we shame our needs and criticize ourselves for being weak/needy, we strengthen the fear that causes us to hide who we really are. This increases anxiety. When we deny traumatic memories, we develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Numbing reality and denying real injustices will protect us from pain in the short run. Denying what is real, however, flings us into an inner conflict in which we hate the things that need love the most, and love the things that make us most dysfunctional.
(224) 365-8650
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
When we deny our feelings, pushing them away (depressing them), we get depressed. When we shame our needs and criticize ourselves for being weak/needy, we strengthen the fear that causes us to hide who we really are. This increases anxiety. When we deny traumatic memories, we develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Numbing reality and denying real injustices will protect us from pain in the short run. Denying what is real, however, flings us into an inner conflict in which we hate the things that need love the most, and love the things that make us most dysfunctional.
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Lisa Rouff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience and training working with adults in both individual and couples therapy on such issues as depression, anxiety, career problems, and relationship difficulties. relationship difficulties. In addition, I also specialize in the areas of infertility and adoption.
(847) 302-0411
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience and training working with adults in both individual and couples therapy on such issues as depression, anxiety, career problems, and relationship difficulties. relationship difficulties. In addition, I also specialize in the areas of infertility and adoption.
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Connie Stanislaus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
If you have found yourself here, Thank you for your courage. In our quiet moments, we wish for a safe place to explore our darkness to discover our light within. A reduction in anxiety brings peace. Being soulful in humanness is our challenge. Often we find ourselves in confusion with negative voices in our head that pulls at our hearts. No matter what our circumstances, suppression of our true nature will result in anxiety, depression or relationship problems. Circumstances may change or even improve, yet self love eludes us. Acceptance and management of ALL feelings is the way to peace of mind.
(847) 440-3705
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
If you have found yourself here, Thank you for your courage. In our quiet moments, we wish for a safe place to explore our darkness to discover our light within. A reduction in anxiety brings peace. Being soulful in humanness is our challenge. Often we find ourselves in confusion with negative voices in our head that pulls at our hearts. No matter what our circumstances, suppression of our true nature will result in anxiety, depression or relationship problems. Circumstances may change or even improve, yet self love eludes us. Acceptance and management of ALL feelings is the way to peace of mind.
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Kelly J. Behrends
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Our areas of specialty include Anxiety Disorders, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Behavior Modification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, and Psychological Assessment.
As a seasoned Clinical Psychologist and owner of Libertyville Counseling Group, I appreciate the courage it takes to seek out help to cope with some of life's most difficult challenges. Whether you are facing a new stress in life or coping with a long term emotional or relationship problem, we have the training, skills, education, professionalism, and empathy to help! Our office is warm and relaxing, located in a beautiful area in the northwest part of Libertyville, Illinois. We are open to all ages, providing services to individuals, families, and couples.
(224) 534-6320
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Our areas of specialty include Anxiety Disorders, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Behavior Modification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, and Psychological Assessment.
As a seasoned Clinical Psychologist and owner of Libertyville Counseling Group, I appreciate the courage it takes to seek out help to cope with some of life's most difficult challenges. Whether you are facing a new stress in life or coping with a long term emotional or relationship problem, we have the training, skills, education, professionalism, and empathy to help! Our office is warm and relaxing, located in a beautiful area in the northwest part of Libertyville, Illinois. We are open to all ages, providing services to individuals, families, and couples.
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Jon A Cole
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years of experience as a psychologist helping individuals: Reduce stress, anxiety, fears and depression; Improve relationships and communication; Cope with loss and change; Increase self esteem, self acceptance and life satisfaction; Achieve goals and make healthier decision; Work on other concerns including LGBTQ issues. I have daytime and evening appointments and accept most insurance plans.
(847) 529-0558
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years of experience as a psychologist helping individuals: Reduce stress, anxiety, fears and depression; Improve relationships and communication; Cope with loss and change; Increase self esteem, self acceptance and life satisfaction; Achieve goals and make healthier decision; Work on other concerns including LGBTQ issues. I have daytime and evening appointments and accept most insurance plans.
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Wil Morhead
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CRADC, SAP Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
(224) 803-3635
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
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Shalini Varma M. D. Psychiatry
MD, BD Cert, NBPAS, ABPN Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING PEOPLE WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, Work/School Problems, Difficulty sleeping. Medication. I also see people on Evenings. FLEXIBLE appt times. DRVARMAMD.COM. ONE STOP SHOP - One doctor giving medication and therapy is ideal for your busy life. Set up for success in college and beyond. Direct access to doctor by email and phone. Personalized care. Small population of clients. Work together to stop struggling. Clients actively participate in their care plan and to move goals forward at a real-time pace. From Illinois and Rutgers Medical School. Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
(847) 393-4392
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
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ACCEPTING PEOPLE WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, Work/School Problems, Difficulty sleeping. Medication. I also see people on Evenings. FLEXIBLE appt times. DRVARMAMD.COM. ONE STOP SHOP - One doctor giving medication and therapy is ideal for your busy life. Set up for success in college and beyond. Direct access to doctor by email and phone. Personalized care. Small population of clients. Work together to stop struggling. Clients actively participate in their care plan and to move goals forward at a real-time pace. From Illinois and Rutgers Medical School. Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Gurnee. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.