Therapy for Depression

therapy for depression

At Sarah Cline & Associates, we understand the impact that depression can have on your life. Our warm and empathetic approach ensures you will always feel safe, welcomed, and understood. We work with individuals experiencing symptoms such as feeling down or sad for over two weeks most days, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, feelings of worthlessness, trouble at work, home, or school, challenges with personal hygiene, and disruptions in sleep and appetite. These challenges can significantly impact daily life, but you don’t have to navigate them alone.

Common Issues and Themes in Depression Therapy

Persistent sadness or low mood

Loss of interest in hobbies and activities

Feelings of worthlessness or guilt

Relationship conflicts

Life stressors and their contributions to depression

Suicidal thoughts (passive or active)


Expert Support for Managing Your Depression

Our Approach

We believe in guiding our clients with compassion and without judgment. Our therapists help you understand your depression better and develop effective strategies to manage it. Our approach includes the use of various therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS), always tailored to the client’s needs. We help you develop confidence in therapy and in yourself. Using practical skills, we guide you to engage in behaviors that can shift your mood. We work together to identify and address factors contributing to your depression and support you in making positive changes.

A Typical Session

During a 55-60 minute session, your therapist will provide a safe space for you to express the despair that often accompanies depression. We listen closely without judgment and offer gentle support and hope. Sessions may include:

  • Discussing your current state and how depression is affecting your life
  • Providing education about depression and its treatment
  • Offering interventions tailored to your most pressing issues
  • Encouraging behaviors that can help improve your mood
  • Monitoring activities that may be increasing your depression

Our compassionate counselors are here to support you through your depression journey, helping you feel empowered and hopeful for the future. At Sarah Cline & Associates, you are not alone. Together, we can navigate the challenges of depression and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling life.

Feel Heard, Feel Safe, Feel Better - Contact Us

In-Person Sessions

2100 Manchester Rd. Suite 501-1

Wheaton, IL. 60187

Virtual Sessions

Throughout Illinois

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