All people will likely experience times of grief, regret or sadness as surely as they will know joy, comfort and happiness. We are each a distinctive being, and the factors that influence our moods will always be a journey unique to us.
During the harder times, however, feelings of depression or anxiety might remain. They might even worsen or afflict us at any time for any reason. If such emotions extend beyond a situation or circumstance, they might be caused by an underlying condition that needs professional attention.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with either situational or chronic depression or anxiety, Polaris Counseling specializes in counseling for Elmhurst families and individuals. We offer you a path back to positive self-awareness, healing and growth.
Depression Counseling – Elmhurst (IL)
Anxiety or depression can make us feel like we’re alone – like we’re the only ones battling such thoughts and feelings, and no one else could possibly understand what’s going on inside of us. To us, our state of mind might seem like it can’t improve. It gets harder to tell ourselves we deserve to be peaceful and happy.
The truth is we are not alone. We can emerge from the clouds and into the light. If you are feeling depressed, you have people who care, who understand and who can help you move forward again.
Polaris Counseling’s trained and compassionate professionals are more than guiding resources for depression counseling for Elmhurst. We are also committed partners who get to know you so you can work through what troubles you and move forward again.
If you’re asking whether depression counseling would be of benefit, you might consider starting with a current inventory of feelings and behaviors, such as:
- decreasing motivation
- sudden weight loss or gain
- lack of energy
- sleeping too much (or too little)
- sudden crying or sadness
- a sense of worthlessness
- quick temper
- undeserved or misplaced guilt
- less interest in hobbies and activities
- trouble concentrating
If you live in Elmhurst and recognize any of these signs of depression, we can help you manage and adjust your thoughts and emotions so they lead to healthy, productive ways to cope with triggers in your life.
We welcome hearing from you and learning how we can assist you with peace and positive change. Contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Anxiety Counseling – Elmhurst (IL)
Today’s fast-paced culture of instant information, busy schedules and rising expectations is a fertile garden for anxiety. It affects adults and young people equally.
Anxiety itself doesn’t always have to be bad – it is part of our built-in defense against incoming stressors and possible threats or difficulties.
However, sometimes worries and thoughts continue stacking and racing until they form a condition that impairs us. We might even start to imagine or respond to problems that don’t exist or that aren’t as bad as we think them to be.
If left undiagnosed and untreated, chronic anxiety can further mature into an immobilizing panic disorder or other debilitating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
At Polaris Counseling, we want you to know it’s okay to seek help when you’re feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. We specialize in anxiety counseling for Elmhurst families and individuals, including counseling for OCD and PTSD.
Our experienced, compassionate counselors will listen to you and help you get your anxiety under control so you can feel collected and restful again.
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If you’re ready to reclaim command of your life, we will be by your side. Contact us at (630) 779-0751 today for more information about our depression and anxiety counseling for Elmhurst, including counseling for OCD and PTSD. Inquire about our flexible availability as well.
Polaris Counseling also offers depression and anxiety counseling for Elmhurst in Spanish.
Polaris Counseling también ofrece consejería en español a personas que sufren de depresión y ansiedad en Elmhurst.