Depression Therapy in Chicago for Millennials & Gen X

You just don’t have the energy anymore. And mornings are the hardest.

Looking for depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X? We understand. Every day when your alarm goes off, you lie in bed dreading your never ending to-do list. Maybe nothing significantly has changed over the last few months but it seems that life is so much harder now. Maybe it has been an increase in family or work responsibilities and commitments causing you to feel more strained. Or maybe the cumulative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the blending between work and home. But something is different.

If you had time to actually think about it, you’ve probably been feeling this way for a while now. You’ve thought about seeking depression counseling and dismissed the idea on a few occasions. The truth is you have become an expert at hiding the sadness and insecurities you have been experiencing—even from yourself. But now, you are afraid the cracks you feel on the inside might be beginning to show.

Do you need depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X?

Ironically, few—even your closest friends—would know how badly you have felt lately. You think they probably wouldn’t understand or that they have their own problems to deal with right now. Plus, they’d probably only remind you of all the great things you have going on in your life, which you already know and feel guilty about not being able to appreciate.

You feel exhausted and depleted all the time. 

You do not have the energy to fully engage with family or friends. You no longer have an interest in the activities that used to excite you. You believe you might be giving too much to others and receiving too little in return. You know something is wrong but you don’t know exactly what it is or how to fix it. More than anything, you’ve reached a point where you’re afraid you won’t be able to keep looking and acting the part. We provide depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X. It doesn’t have to be this way. Your life can be different. LEARN HOW.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

Depression Therapy in Chicago for Millennials & Gen X

You just don’t have the energy anymore. And mornings are the hardest.

Looking for depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X? Every day when your alarm goes off, you lie in bed dreading your never ending to-do list. Maybe nothing significantly has changed over the last few months but it seems that life is so much harder now. Maybe it has been an increase in family or work responsibilities and commitments causing you to feel more strained. Or maybe the cumulative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the blending between work and home. But something is different.

If you had time to actually think about it, you’ve probably been feeling this way for a while now. You’ve thought about seeking depression counseling and dismissed the idea on a few occasions. The truth is you have become an expert at hiding the sadness and insecurities you have been experiencing—even from yourself. But now, you are afraid the cracks you feel on the inside might be beginning to show.

Do you need depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X?

Ironically, few—even your closest friends—would know how badly you have felt lately. You think they probably wouldn’t understand or that they have their own problems to deal with right now. Plus, they’d probably only remind you of all the great things you have going on in your life, which you already know and feel guilty about not being able to appreciate.

You feel exhausted and depleted all the time.

You do not have the energy to fully engage with family or friends. You no longer have an interest in the activities that used to excite you. You believe you might be giving too much to others and receiving too little in return. You know something is wrong but you don’t know exactly what it is or how to fix it. More than anything, you’ve reached a point where you’re afraid you won’t be able to keep looking and acting the part. We provide depression therapy in Chicago for Millennials and Gen X. It doesn’t have to be this way. Your life can be different. LEARN HOW.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

Smiling African American Professional Woman - Tiffany Green - Therapy for Women in Chicago, Illinois

Hi, I’m Tiffany Green & I’m a Depression Therapist in Chicago

If you’re currently experiencing depression symptoms, you don’t have to manage on your own.  I provide depression therapy for clients in Chicago. Here’s how I can help. Together, we will work to identify the root causes of your depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing to feelings of depression. We will reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and reconnect you with people and activities that bring you joy. You’ll feel more engaged and hopeful about your life and your future.

Depression Therapy in Chicago FAQs

What are common depression symptoms?

Depression symptoms can vary from individual to individual but some of the most common include: feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness; loss of interest in pleasurable activities; reduced appetite and weight loss or increased food cravings and weight gain; sleep disturbances (insomnia or sleeping too much); slowed thinking, speaking or physical movements; excessive fatigue, lack of energy, agitation or restlessness; feelings of worthlessness, self-blame or guilt with fixating on past failures; memory issues and difficulty with concentrating, thinking clearly and making decisions; frequent thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts. If you are experiencing several of these depression symptoms most of the day or nearly every day, it could be helpful to meet with a mental health professional for guidance and depression treatment options. Source: The Mayo Clinic

What are common treatments for depression?

Common depression treatments include psychotherapy or talk therapy and medication. Psychotherapy involves talking with a therapist or mental health professional to identify and change unhealthy thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Antidepressants prescribed by a medical doctor can also help to change brain chemistry and decrease symptoms contributing to depression. People with mild depression or ongoing symptoms can decrease symptoms using acupuncture, massage, hypnosis and biofeedback. Individuals can also increase regular exercise, eat a healthy diet, improve quality sleep, limit alcohol and spend time with family and friends or doing life-giving activities to address depression symptoms. Source: The Cleveland Clinic

How common is depression?

Depression is a common mental health diagnosis in the United States. Researchers estimate more than 16% of U.S. adults—around 1 in 6 people—will experience depression at some point. An estimated 21.0 million adults or 8.4% of all adults in the U.S. have had at least one episode of depression. The prevalence of major depressive disorders was higher in adult females (10.5%) compared to males (6.2%). Many researchers believe these estimates are low because many people don’t seek medical help for depression and as a result, don’t receive a diagnosis or treatment. Sources: The Cleveland Clinic; National Institute of Mental Health

What immediate mental health resources are available in Chicago?

NAMI Hotline – NAMI provides a free and confidential resource to provide guidance and connection to mental health and social service resources over the phone – 833-NAMI-CHI (626-4244)

The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (24 hour) is available for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Call or text 988 to be connected to the closest crisis center. Dial 2 for Spanish. 

Illinois Call4Calm Text Line offers emotional support to individuals struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is free, anonymous and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish to receive assistance. Individuals will be asked to provide their first name and zip code, to enable the service to link you to a counselor in your area knowledgeable about available local resources.