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Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Anchorage involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Anchorage therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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When you’re having a bad day, you might call up a friend to chat, make your favorite food, or watch a comforting movie. You do these activities to lift your mood so that you can wake up feeling recharged and restored the next day.

Alleviating these feelings is much more difficult if you’re dealing with a depressive disorder. The sadness you feel is much more potent, amplified by a sense of hopelessness and emptiness. Eating your favorite food or watching your favorite movie might not bring you any joy. You might feel isolated from your friends, so you don’t bother calling them. You might not even have the energy to do any of these things.

Depressive disorders often feel all-consuming and can be difficult to work through on your own when left untreated. Luckily, there’s another option for people living with depressive disorders — working with a mental health professional. The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK, can help guide you through your depression to the happier days ahead. Contact our office today to get started.

Common Depressive Disorder Symptoms

Sometimes, people who are depressed don’t realize that they’re dealing with this mood disorder and blame themselves for feeling so down and exhausted. Being able to recognize the warning signs is an important first step in getting help. Some common symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, or empty much of the time
  • Exhaustion
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or oversleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Physical pains, like headaches, nausea, and other body aches
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

Depressive disorders are characterized by how long these symptoms last and how intensely they are felt by the individual. Experiencing these types of symptoms frequently for a period of more than two weeks could be a sign of depression. Symptoms are often severe enough to interfere with day-to-day activities. If left untreated, depression can wreak havoc on job performance, damage personal relationships, and lower a person’s quality of life.

Depression isn’t just “a case of the blues,” and people who live with the disorder can’t just snap out of it. If you suffer from depression or think you might be living with depression, don’t get discouraged –– treatment is available. Therapists and counselors from Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, are trained in a variety of techniques to diagnose and treat major depressive disorders.

How Can Therapy Help With Treating Depression?

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, helps you learn to think about the way you think so that you can feel more in control of your emotional and mental state. There are different kinds of talk therapy, with some of the more commonly used for treating depression being cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT).

Your counselor or therapist might also help you brainstorm healthy coping mechanisms you can build into your lifestyle. This can include activities such as exercise, meditation, drawing, or journaling.

Some treatment plans will incorporate medication alongside therapy. These medications help stabilize your mood and reduce the major symptoms of depression. Medication isn’t always used to treat depression, but your therapist will work with you to determine if medication could help and make sure you understand your prescription.

Thriveworks also offers online sessions, so you can get the help you need without leaving the comfort of your home. Your counselor or therapist can meet with you over the phone or by video chat, which can be beneficial to you if your depression makes leaving the house difficult.

What exactly your therapy looks like and how long therapy lasts will depend on your unique needs. Our mental health professionals in Anchorage, AK, are committed to providing personalized, comfortable care to help you live a happier life.

Starting Therapy for Depression at Thriveworks in Anchorage, AK

If you’re struggling with depression, we want you to know that help is available. Consider working with a counselor or therapist from Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, so we can help you overcome your symptoms and get your life back on track.

We offer convenient evening and weekend hours, online counseling, a flexible cancellation policy, and access to counselors via email or phone between sessions. You can get an appointment set up immediately through our easy-to-use online scheduling tool or by calling our office. Some of our new clients can talk to a therapist or counselor within 24-48 hours. We also accept many major insurance plans –– getting care might be more affordable than you thought.

Contact us if you’re ready to get started with one of our depression counselors or therapists. Our scheduling team will find an appointment that fits into your schedule and answer any questions you might have.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Anchorage, AK, we pride ourselves on helping people find happiness and comfort in their lives. Call us today to set up an appointment with a depression counselor or therapist.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Anchorage therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Choice Health Plan

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Anchorage
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I had a wonderful experience with my practitioner. She was a real professional and helped me tremendously. I will recommend to friends and family.
Read more I had a wonderful experience with my practitioner. She was a real professional and helped me tremendously. I will recommend to friends and family.
Heather Dec 2023
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Dr. Sjofn Weisner gives skilled and compassionate service.
Anchorage Jun 2022
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Noel is compassion and empathy for her clients situation, demonstrate her dedication to guiding them through their struggles so that they can find their way to a healthier situation. Provides a safe, welcoming environment that appreciates the differences and embraces culture that is important to grow and develop.
Read more Noel is compassion and empathy for her clients situation, demonstrate her dedication to guiding them through their struggles so that they can find their way to a healthier situation. Provides a safe, welcoming environment that appreciates the differences and embraces culture that is important to grow and develop.
Anchorage May 2022
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Highly recommend Jennifer Morton who works at Thrive Works! She is respectful and trustworthy.
Anchorage May 2022
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I am former senior law enforcement officer in western Alaska. I found Behavioral Health Services could absolutely benefit people everywhere. Especially, in remote areas of Alaska. Jenifer Morton has experience and training to assist clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, chemical dependency, PTSD or Trauma related issues just as a few. Alaska needs more professionals with Jennifer Morton’s experience.
Read more I am former senior law enforcement officer in western Alaska. I found Behavioral Health Services could absolutely benefit people everywhere. Especially, in remote areas of Alaska. Jenifer Morton has experience and training to assist clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, chemical dependency, PTSD or Trauma related issues just as a few. Alaska needs more professionals with Jennifer Morton’s experience.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr.Sjofn Weisner is caring and professional. She is easy to talk to and listens whole heartedly.
Read more Dr.Sjofn Weisner is caring and professional. She is easy to talk to and listens whole heartedly.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr Sjofn Weisner is a very kind and caring therapist. She helped me figure out my feelings of being stuck and helped me make decisions that have effectively directed my life in a more positive direction. I've lost weight, started running, I got out of a bad relationship and now am in a good and caring relationship. I'm understanding that i can make better choices in life. This has been thanks to her guidance and genuine understanding and support. She is fully committed to assisting me in achieving my goals with enthusiasm and optimism.
Read more Dr Sjofn Weisner is a very kind and caring therapist. She helped me figure out my feelings of being stuck and helped me make decisions that have effectively directed my life in a more positive direction. I've lost weight, started running, I got out of a bad relationship and now am in a good and caring relationship. I'm understanding that i can make better choices in life. This has been thanks to her guidance and genuine understanding and support. She is fully committed to assisting me in achieving my goals with enthusiasm and optimism.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Dr. Sjofn Weisner worked to help me reframe my perspective and access a deeper part of myself that I didn't realize was there. I completed two sessions with Sjofn and was amazed by my results. Sjofn has a very warm, caring, and personable demeanor that radiates through her services. I will definitely continue to see Sjofn for my future sessions.
Read more Dr. Sjofn Weisner worked to help me reframe my perspective and access a deeper part of myself that I didn't realize was there. I completed two sessions with Sjofn and was amazed by my results. Sjofn has a very warm, caring, and personable demeanor that radiates through her services. I will definitely continue to see Sjofn for my future sessions.
Anchorage Apr 2022
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Anchorage is located at 670 W Fireweed Ln Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 — right across from where G Ct. intersects with Fireweed. Currently, we share a building with Easterseals Alaska and IDEA Homeschool Anchorage. And next door to the left (if you’re looking at our office) is Storio Specialty Car Storage, PHALANX Academy, and Alaska Textiles.

Phone number

(907) 885-6457

Languages spoken by AK providers

  • English
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