Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek counseling. Depression is normally felt as sadness, low energy, hopelessness, irritable mood, difficultly concentrating, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much and a loss of motivation or hopelessness. People who are suffering from depression often report a general loss of interest in things that used to bring them pleasure.

Deep sadness and grief can be the temporary result of life difficulties such as a significant loss or a negative life event. But, Depression lasts for longer periods of weeks or months. Individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and elderly can suffer from Depression.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Life Coaching

Depression is a serious mental health condition and is highly treatable with the help of a professional. Both medication and counseling are effective treatments and often work best when combined. Typically, a psychiatrist will prescribe medications and a therapist will work with the client to implement long-term behavioral and thought strategies.

Dunham Counseling uses a variety of evidence based interventions that have success in treating depression. Approaches such a Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques , and Holistic Counseling all can produce positive results in treating depression. Brainwave Optimization can quickly and significantly enhance one’s mood and can be an important part of an individual’s wellness program in recovery from depression.

The therapists at Dunham Counseling have years of experience treating depression and can help you to find the right methods to help you feel better. Often just the process of talking to a therapist is enough to begin feeling better. We have therapists in both our Naperville and St. Charles offices that can help treat depression.