Depression Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Barbara Chew-Roy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
My practice has included work with many clients who have experienced depression , anxiety, loneliness, post traumatic stress, dissociation, low self-esteem, stress, grief and loss and etc.
I have been in practice for over 25 years, working with adults and late adolescents. My thrust has always been toward releasing the inner wisdom that we all have; the ability to know what truly bothers us, what directions we wish to develop and how to negotiate difficult relationships. When we have good contact with this part of ourselves, we have the basis from which to deal with whatever comes up in our lives. This approach has been successful with many people over the years in helping them to feel more whole, to gain confidence and become more independent.
(773) 757-6931 
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Juan Contreras
Pre-Licensed Professional, AM
Verified
Through my clinical practice, I aim to combine modern and traditional therapeutic approaches to use tools like mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies to help you manage emotional distress like anxiety and depression .
As your trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapist, I’d like to invite you to join me in a unique experience where you can share and explore your experiences in a non-judgmental and affirming space. In collaboration, we will identify ways to manage time-consuming thoughts, emotional experiences, and other related behaviors that prevent us from pursuing our personal values in life.
(312) 900-8794 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PEL-SC
Verified
Sarah's current interests is providing therapy in a private practice to children, adolescents, teens and emerging adults presenting with anxiety, depression , grief, self-esteem, chronic illness, trauma, and child/adolescent school avoidance.
Sarah works with clients in a collaborative and direct manner to bring subconscious thoughts and actions to the conscious mind in order to create lasting habits, attitudinal and behavior modification. She believes all people are capable of change and works with each client to develop individualized, goal-oriented treatment plans. While every individual brings their own unique stories and belief systems to counseling, Sarah utilizes an integrative theoretical approach, adjusting modalities and techniques accordingly to support clients in achieving their personal counseling goals.
(872) 246-7420 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Jamie Steward
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
Do you feel isolated and withdrawn? Are you overcome with anxiety or depression ? if so, you do not have to struggle alone. I will partner with you to identify what you want your life to look like and provide the support and professional guidance needed to get you there. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and empathetic space to help guide you on your path to wholeness and living the life you really want.
(773) 945-9884 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Louis Formica
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Counseling can strengthen your ability to recognize and make choices in your life that align with the person you want to be. I can help you cope with difficult emotions and develop a strong sense of self-compassion and acceptance. I am most passionate about addressing concerns related to anxiety, depression , trauma, and sexual health. A significant portion of my career has been focused on serving LGBTQ+ people and communities, and I pay close attention to cultural factors and the ways in which they impact a person's vantage point in this world.
(312) 957-8322 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Alexandra Colangelo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
I want to help people dealing with anxiety, depression , grief, life transitions and relational stressors.
I am accepting new clients for in person or virtual appointments. I want all my clients to feel accepted and comfortable while seeing me. I believe that is one of the keys to good therapy and real change. I believe an essential catalyst to change is one's willingness to gently pull back the layers of their being to discover who they are at their core. Therapy is a collaborative process and I want to join all my clients as they take steps towards a life that is constantly moving towards emotional and physical well being.
(872) 213-7997 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Don Elligan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My practice specializes in helping clients actualize their personal goals. In my approach I attempt to empower clients to modify their thoughts and behaviors in ways that help them meet their particular goals. I also maintain sensitivity to a clients cultural background. I specialize in helping clients with relationship difficulties, anxiety/stress, depression , and impulsivity. I have extensive experience working with children with behavioral challenges and have developed a free app on managing bullying that is available in the apple itunes store (Hero App).
(773) 219-2149 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Thelma Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Our experiences in life can present us with challenges, stress, depression , anxiety and emotional turmoil in the here and now. Everyone can benefit from emotional support to help navigate the difficulties of life, especially when our own coping and problem skills don't seem to manage what we are experiencing. Initiating therapy is the start of building our coping skills in navigating through the course of life and achieving our goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is critical in a non-judgmental and safe setting. I want to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
(210) 405-2395 
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Margaret L Bluhm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Bluhm has a particular interest in helping individuals work through interpersonal trauma, problems with trust, anxiety, depression , shame, integrating mind/body awareness, major life transitions, loss, and grief.
Dr. Bluhm strives to provide an emotionally safe, collaborative psychotherapy experience where you can freely say what you need to say. In doing so you can find emotional relief as well as clarity of meaning about yourself and your life. While assisting with skills for reducing emotional distress, Dr. Bluhm emphasizes depth exploration in psychotherapy to deepen your awareness of yourself and your world, and to realize an evolving sense of self which transcends the limits of simply just getting through day by day.
(773) 974-1729 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Arielle Sheinman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
A recent transplant to the midwest, Arielle is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, and she currently works at a private practice in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. She graduated from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, after which she went on to work in the private practice setting treating kids, “tweens,” teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, depression , and ADHD/executive functioning challenges. She was voted “Top Kids Doc” by New Jersey Family Magazine in 2018 and 2019.
(845) 393-2187 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Jami Pugh
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified
I'm a licensed therapist & board-certified art therapist and I'm currently accepting new clients. I work with adults from all walks of life with anxiety, social anxiety, depression , trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, grief, identity and stress (work, school, relationships, etc). I provide a safe and supportive space for people to begin the healing process & move toward personal growth. I use a person-centered approach rooted in mutual respect, warmth, trust, and honesty. Empathy, creativity, and evidence-based practices guide my approach to helping people get unstuck and moving toward their goals.
(872) 252-7836 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Theresa A. Segura-Herrera
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work most successfully with adult individuals and couples facing challenges with relationships, self-esteem, transitions, depression , anxiety, migration, acculturation/culture shock, microaggressions, parenting, trauma, grief/loss.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/ACEPTANDO NUEVOS PACIENTES: Are you feeling like you are stuck in a rut or unsatisfied with the quality of your relationships? Are you trying to improve your relationship or rebuild from a break up? Perhaps you are having trouble adjusting to a much wanted or even unplanned/unexpected life change. I work collaboratively with you to reactivate your strengths, make healthy changes, and find your sense of improvement/satisfaction/adjustment.
(773) 906-4345 
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Chicago, IL 60654
Offers online therapy
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Jason Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a specialist in treating intense depression , anxiety, and bipolar disorders through a mix of CBT and DBT.
Are you stressed out? A *lot* of us are- whether it's relationship stress, coming out, or just dealing with the president’s tweets, people are feeling depressed , anxious, and overwhelmed. So... why not do something about it? I'm a solution focused therapist, and together we can break things down and figure out how to deal with your problems and your feelings about your problems effectively. I really enjoy working with couples and using concrete research driven interventions to enhance people's ability to connect, support, and love one another.
(847) 737-3114 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Jay Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I'm not accepting new clients at this this time. Welcome! Most people are resilient, most of the time, in facing life's problems. But there comes a time when almost everyone needs help. Stressful life events, anxiety, depression , relationship issues, and other pressures are sometimes overwhelming. It's a strength to ask for help when you need it. I can help you explore in-depth understanding and insight, or develop strategies to cope with stress and change. I work with adults with depression , anxiety and panic, career and relationship issues, ADHD, bipolar disorder, stress management, grief, and traumatic stress.
(312) 313-7831 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Deborah Birch Gaytan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
I want to help you reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and better understand yourself. To do this I will help you increase awareness of your healthy and unhealthy patterns and provide you with tools to change unhealthy patterns. I offer empathy and support in this process of developing your strengths. I have helped people attain the relationships they desired, achieve job satisfaction, and feel confident about their bodies and their lives. I have also helped many people successfully navigate through familial concerns, life transitions, identity issues, sexuality issues, depression , anxiety and eating disorders.
(312) 566-8956 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Laura Fiene
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I specialize in helping adults navigate anxiety, depression , trauma, self-worth, and relationship difficulties. My approach to therapy is relational, client-centered, and trauma-informed. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment so that you can freely explore what you most want for yourself.
(773) 537-4234 
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My areas of expertise are working with teens, young adults, and adults who are dealing with anxiety, life transitions, depression , imposter syndrome, relationship issues, and performance/life balance.
Life is complex and sometimes we need a little extra support. Therapy can provide a space to manage these complexities, better understand yourself, and take steps toward creating the self-image and life you strive for. We can work together to create a collaborative relationship where you can heal, express yourself in a non-judgmental safe space, and lead a more meaningful life. I am passionate about working with individuals to increase their self-awareness, build their strengths, and explore options to move through the world a little easier.
(872) 244-6370 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Shoaib Memon
MD
Verified
Are you done struggling with anxiety, depression , and relationships? Are you ready to feel fully yourself and alive again? Are you ready to build the life you want to live? My first goal when meeting with you is to establish a genuine & collaborative connection. This'll serve as the foundation for the work necessary to deal with daily feelings, understand experiences & make positive changes to your life. We'll work together to help you feel whole, peaceful, and connected. When you're done with therapy, you'll feel empowered and ready to face whatever challenges life throws at you. I can help you live your passion, purpose & truth.
(312) 635-5039 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Susanna Krebs
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
With understanding and self-compassion, it is possible to cultivate deeper and more fulfilling connections! I have experience working with adults struggling with issues relating to relationships, depression , anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life transitions, as well as clients with histories of trauma.
I believe the most important component of counseling is the relationship between therapist and client. As a therapist, I strive to create a collaborative environment – one that is safe, warm, supportive, and empathic. With this foundation, we will explore together how one can grow and create positive change. My goal is to help individuals and couples improve their lives through the quality of their relationships. Healthy, happy, and meaningful relationships take work! Whether they are romantic partners, family members, friends, or coworkers, these relationships directly affect our mental health.
(872) 242-1945 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Boltz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm accepting new patients. I provide counseling for children, adolescents/teenagers and adults on the Northside of Chicago. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, autism, behavioral disorders, depression , executive functioning difficulties, family issues, life change & transitions, school/work stress, stress, and self-esteem. I provide a safe environment and collaborative environment to help all individuals I work with move toward their goals and desired growth.
(872) 206-9718 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy


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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 Chicago. 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.