The LodeStone Center provides a variety of types of therapy for treating Depression. All of our current clinicians provide depression treatment with each focusing on different ages. It is our goal to match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs and provide you with the best care possible. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a therapist, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.
What is Depression Treatment?
Depression is a relatively common condition and is treatable. Treatment focuses on reducing the negative emotions, along with the negative thinking patterns that can lead to depression. The process will be different for each individual and is tailored to be the best fit for you. It will focus on emotions, thinking patterns, coping skills, self-care, and even mindfulness exercises, all with the direct purpose of reducing your symptoms that cause you distress. Sometimes this process is combined with medication that will be prescribed by a psychiatrist for the best outcomes possible.
What Is Depression and What Causes It?
Most people have experienced occasional sadness or dips in their mood, but depression is different and impairs a person’s ability to engage in their normal lives. Depression can cause people to withdraw from friends and family, lose interest in the things they love to do, feel hopeless about the future, feel excessive guilt, and even contemplate suicide. Depression is caused by a combination of several factors. Our genetic makeup can play a role in predisposing us to becoming depressed. Brain chemistry can play a role when there is an imbalance of the chemicals used to transmit information in the brain (called neurotransmitters). Our style of thinking and interpreting the world around us can have a major impact in the development of Depression, as can the behavioral habits we develop over our lifetime. Sometimes even medical conditions can contribute to Depression as well.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression?
- Unusually low mood
- Loss of interest in activities and relationships
- Significant weight change (gain or loss)
- Sleep disturbances (too much or too little sleep)
- Fatigue or low energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Decreased concentration
- Increase in thoughts of death or suicide.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding therapy for depression, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our mental health professionals, contact us today.