Oregon, IL Counseling for Depression at Braden Counseling Center

At Braden Counseling Center, we understand the dangers of depression and take our treatment of it very seriously. The health of our clients, including their mental health, is of utmost importance. Working with one of our counselors can help you feel like you have always wanted to feel.

It is no secret that everyone feels down sometimes, and that occasionally sadness will creep in. It is a typical response to the overwhelming events that happen to us every day. However, if these feelings of sadness and worthlessness become the most prevalent emotion in our life, it is time to seek help.

The local counselors for depression we employ at our Oregon, IL location have assisted many people over the years feel better about themselves, and they can help you too. If you are experiencing depression, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

The first step in the counseling process is to meet with one of our therapists to figure out what is going on. In your first session, you will tell them about your life, what is bothering you, what is going well and what is not, and simply why you are there. These sessions are in a confidential and safe environment.

After that, your counselor will schedule further sessions to help you get to where you need to be. You no longer need to feel isolated or hopeless. Through successful therapy, you can find ways to recognize when depression is creeping in and learn how to cope with the symptoms.

Symptoms of Depression

Contact Braden Counseling Center today if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  1. Life is not as enjoyable as it once was, including the things that are important to you.
  2. You no longer want to do the things you used to or participate in activities that used to make you happy.
  3. Your weight has fluctuated dramatically, and your friends and family have noticed the change.
  4. You are having problems with your sleep cycle, either sleeping too much or not enough.
  5. Your body movements have slowed, which has led to feelings of agitation and restlessness.
  6. You are feeling guilt over trauma from your past or current events.
  7. It is impossible for you to concentrate or make decisions, even ones that are not difficult.
  8. You have overwhelming feelings of worthlessness to the point where you are frequently crying.
  9. You have aches and pains that are unexplained all over your body.
  10. You have had thoughts of suicide or that life is not worth the trouble. If you have had these thoughts, please contact your local crisis center immediately.

Depression is a very real emotion, and it affects people in a variety of negative ways. It can lead to appetite changes, fatigue, aches and pains, and a host of new and unexplained feelings that you did not have in the past.

If you are feeling that your life is spiraling out of control, please contact the counselors for depression at our Oregon, IL location. Depression often manifests seemingly out of nowhere, but there is always a reason that we feel that way. It could be circumstantial, chemical, or emotional, but the reason is there. You might also be at risk if mental health issues have affected other people in your family as often these problems are hereditary.

What Our Oregon, IL Counseling Center Can Do

  • We can give you flexible scheduling options because we understand that during the day, during the week, is not always an option.
  • We offer a free initial consultation that will allow you to speak with a counselor and find out their recommendations.
  • We can find what resources fit you the best through counseling and medication services.
  • We have both cash and credit card payment options.
  • We will verify your insurance so you know what is covered and what will be expected of you.
  • We also offer same-day DUI evaluations.

After our counselors have had their initial consultation, they will begin to find a treatment plan that works for you. We can give you the option of having couples, individual, or family therapy sessions.

There are times when finding alternative, yet effective, behavioral changes can make the biggest difference in depression sufferers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is there to help you replace the behaviors destroying your life with new ways that are constructive in helping you rebuild who you are and how you feel.

It is unfortunate that not everyone is comfortable in talking about their depression, but there are typical ways in which people show it. Teenagers and children will do this differently than adults, usually through irritability and anger. Traditionally men have trouble expressing their emotions, usually because they have been brought up with the idea that having emotions is a sign of weakness. This inability to express themselves will lead to aggression, anger, or substance and alcohol abuse. The depression counselors at the Oregon, IL office of Braden Center can help show you or your loved one how to recognize when these emotions occur, and what they can do to quell them.

The depression counseling center we have in Oregon, IL employs a clinical staff specializing in a vast array of multidisciplinary therapeutic options. They are licensed, certified, and available to help you find your way to a better life.

Through therapy sessions, you will learn new ways to stand up to the negative emotions that have taken over your life, and how to deal with it in the future. We will teach you techniques that will fill your life with brightness and hope, instead of feelings of worthlessness and sadness.

Braden Counseling Center is here to help those in the Oregon, IL area with counseling for depression and anxiety. Do not let depression rule your life anymore. Counseling is the perfect way to change your life for the better. You will learn how to cope with life, no matter what obstacles it puts in your path.

You might feel like you are lost. The depression counselors at our Oregon branch will help you find yourself. We can help you through simple counseling sessions, for example through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or with the help of medication. The professional staff that we employ will work with you to figure out the best way to treat your symptoms.

The path to a brighter life is in your hands. Contact Braden Counseling Center today and allow us to show you how depression counseling can turn your life around.

What Our Clients are Saying.....

I love my therapist at Braden, I always feel listened to and I look forward to my visits. All of the staff I've interacted with has been super friendly and helpful, and the environment is very calming. Best therapy center I have been to.
Devon Buza
Devon Buza
15:25 25 Jun 21
Very professional and they were extremely nice, I'm happy with my choice of going threw Braden counseling center for my classes!
gage butts
gage butts
19:43 07 Feb 21
Amazing place
Ralph Burton
Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
Braden Counseling’s staff is outstanding! The counselor conducted herself in a very friendly, courteous, and professional manner. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was put at ease and the evaluation went smoothly, and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Braden Counseling for all of your personal needs.😊
Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
Excellent first visit with Dr. Braden.
Gary Duffett
Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
My son liked his first visit and is open to going back again.
Veris Nicole
Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend
Jennifer Rosales
Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
I could not be more satisfied with braden counseling with thier help. Very patient with clients in crisis and need of thier help.
randall nuckles
randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
I truly got the help I needed here and I appreciate all the staff member for making it a comfortable environment to feel free to talk about what's on your mind and making sure you get the proper help you need.
Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
Love the staff .. came here for help and they definitely made a point to take care of all my paper work I needed .. would highly recommend them mostly Nikki shes a great help with anything .. always so cheerfull here 🙂
miguel tovar
miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
All staff very nice, respectful, caring, patientWould definitely recommend
Zack Newby
Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
One word....AMAZING !Very Comprehensive and Professional service. I would Highly Recommend to any one in need.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Braden was absolutely wonderful and help me though my whole dui process, made it easy and help me understand.thank you some much DR. Branden for everything, your the best !!!😜
Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
Braden Counseling center has the finest professionals around. I'd highly recommend their services should a need arise.
Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling. All the staff there is amazing and very sweet 🙂
Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12