Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment

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?

TeleHealth At Home Counseling and Psychotherapy

Telehealth, or “teletherapy” is a highly effective method of accessing care that is particularly useful for people in remote work positions, those with transportation issues or for those that live a significant distance from a provider they would like to see. Telehealth can be a useful tool for people with depression because it takes away many of the obstacles that can make it difficult for them to take the jump into therapy. There is less time to plan and manage, no commute, and it can be done from wherever they feel comfortable. Adolescents often thrive in video therapy due to the amount of technology they use in their daily life and the importance of virtual socialization to them. The therapy process is not hindered by being by video and can even at times be improved due to being able to create an environment where you feel the safest and most comfortable. It also allows for room to put into practice tools discussed in session in real time rather than in theory. Telehealth allows for all therapy methods to still be applied and still creates a therapeutic relationship and foundation for growth. Telehealth comprises approximately 60% of the care delivered by The LodeStone Center and we utilize one of the easiest to access and highest quality platforms for our telehealth calls (Zoom for Healthcare). It’s easy to use, secure and available on any computer, tablet or phone. Psychotherapy, counseling and medication management are all accessible through our telehealth option, and every provider at The LodeStone Center is available through telehealth. Our registration process is entirely online, and many services are available within a few days.

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.