Depressed people cannot simply snap out of it or just pull himself together, anymore than a diabetic can really snap out of a blood sugar imbalance.

Without appropriate treatment symptoms can last for months or even years.

In depression, it is common for people to perceive the world in extremely negative and pessimistic way.

Your view of others, the future, and yourself tend to accentuate what is inadequate, bleak, or tragic.

This leads to a pervasive, depressive, and hopeless view of the world. In therapy, I actively work with you to have you to spot negative thinking and to challenge it ( to engage in more accurate and realistic thinking and perceiving).

This is done not only in therapy sessions, but also by way of between-session homework activity.

The good news is that more than 80% of depression sufferers can be treated successfully.

If you are or someone you know is depressed, call 773-614-3201 right away



​Don't Live with Depression onE Day Longer

Depression can present in a number of different ways, but most people suffer from depression experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Mood changes:

  • Sadness, despair, or irritability.

  • Lack of vitality, enthusiasm, and motivation.

  • Difficulty with concentration and forgetfulness.

  • Physical complaints: weight gain weight loss; insomnia or excessive sleeping; loss of sexual desire; exhaustion and fatigue; occasionally, intense restlessness

  • Suicidal ideas.

  • Feelings of powerlessness or hopelessness.

  • Feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem.

In essence, depression is an intense, pervasive, and long-lasting disorder of mood that attacks the body as well as the mind, often resulting in serious problems in work, social, and physical functioning.

Unfortunately, some people don’t recognize depression for the serious illness it is. They think of it as a personality flaw, a sign of weakness, a character defect, or perhaps a temporary blue move.

​The fact is, clinical depression is an illness, not a weakness or a passing blue mood.