When searching for Vernon Hills depression counseling, we know it’s important to find the right counselor for you. You want to feel comfortable with your counselor, because your counselor will work hard to understand your challenges, symptoms, and/or triggers before providing a proper course of treatment. As we talk about Vernon Hills depression counseling, or depression counseling found in the Vernon Hills area, it is important to start by acknowledging that sadness, loneliness, and uncertainty are common feelings and can be common reactions to difficult times in life. Depression counseling becomes increasingly more beneficial as you continue to experience the symptoms of depression for weeks and months at a time, or if the symptoms you are experiencing interfere with your ability to cope with day-to-day life and activities. Many people need treatment under the care of a professional to feel better and find relief from their depression symptoms.
In addition to feeling sad, lonely, or uncertain, there are many other signs and symptoms of depression. If you experience any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, or if your symptoms affect your ability to effectively handle daily tasks, then you may want to speak with your doctor and call us at Cherry Hill Counseling today.
- You often feel sad, anxious, or “empty”.
- You are not excited about activities you used to enjoy.
- You often feel hopeless, worthless, or helpless.
- You are constantly tired.
- You have difficulty concentrating on tasks throughout the day.
- You have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning.
- Without trying, you’ve experienced changes in your appetite or weight.
- You have thoughts of death or suicide.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, please know that your symptoms may be able to be treated with great results. Through counseling, medication, or a combination of both counseling, medication, and other “at-home” treatments, you may be able to experience great relief.
At Cherry Hill Counseling, we offer Vernon Hills depression counseling and know that choosing a counselor is a personal decision that will vary from person to person. This is why we made it our mission to provide counselors who have a broad range of experiences and qualifications. We work hard to provide a safe space that is dedicated to giving you and your family the care, support, and guidance you need. Our Vernon Hills depression counseling services are designed to work with individuals, adults, teens, couples, families, and children in the Vernon Hills area. Our counselors emphasize holistic and health psychology while utilizing their experience in working with a broad range of psychological challenges.
When you are ready to start working with a depression counselor, your counselor will likely start by understanding and identifying your symptoms. He or she will then likely look for the common triggers or factors that may be contributing to your symptoms. This is because different symptoms will result in different forms of therapy. After identifying your symptoms and common triggers, your counselor will then work with you to provide a proper course of treatment. Often, this course of treatment will include teaching effective ways to manage your symptoms, so that your symptoms can have less of an impact in your day-to-day life. Specific techniques that may be used during treatment include identifying and modifying maladaptive beliefs, cognitive reframing, learning emotional regulation skills, assessing value and life goals, learning conflict resolution and problem solving skills, role-playing, and more. In addition to these treatment techniques, many people have also found relief in incorporating regular meditation, daily exercise, regular meals, drinking plenty of water, and spending time with loved ones. You may respond to treatment immediately, or it may take weeks, months, or years to see full treatment benefits. Work with your doctor consistently to find a treatment plan that works best for you.
When you’re ready to know more about depression counseling, please call us today at (847)-438-4222 or find us at 977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 160, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Our team at Cherry Hill – Vernon Hills is comprised of clinicians who specialize in working with individuals and families affected by addictions, trauma, and adolescent/family problems. We look forward to hearing from you!
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