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125,574 people sought depression counseling help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a depression counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Depression counseling

What can counseling do for those who suffer with depression?

Depression counseling can help those with major depression, minor depression, postpartum depression, persistent depressive disorder, and more. The providers at Thriveworks in Ashland, VA will develop a unique treatment plan based on your specific experience, needs, and goals.

Is it worth going to therapy for depression?

It is absolutely worth going to therapy for depression — depression counseling helps people better manage their symptoms and get back to living happier lives again.

How does depression counseling work?

Depression counseling works by helping people pinpoint life problems, distorted thought patterns, and other causes of their depression, then process and work through them in order to mitigate the negative effects those factors have on their lives.

Signs of depression

Common signs of depression include:

  • Consistent low mood
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Oversleeping or difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in diet (eating much more or less)
  • Withdrawal and isolation
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in previous hobbies or activities
  • Excessive substance use

Is depression counseling conducted in person or online?

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

How often should you attend depression therapy sessions?

Depression counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, dependent on the severity of one’s depression as well as their needs and preferences.

How much does depression counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay a $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Depression Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Hanover, VA

Many individuals who struggle with depression have difficulty handling regular daily activities and the symptoms can impact how they think, sleep, eat, work, and feel. At Thriveworks Hanover, our therapists understand depression and how it can be treated.

If you’re ready to work with a professional to start feeling better, call or schedule online with Thriveworks Hanover today.

Types of Depression

Some of the most common depressive disorders include:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD): Characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.
  • Persistent depressive disorder (PDD): Involves chronic feelings of depression lasting for two years or longer, with symptoms often fluctuating in intensity.
  • Postpartum depression (PPD): Occurs after childbirth and is characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and fatigue that interfere with daily functioning.
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Onset of depressive symptoms coincides with changes in seasons, typically occurring during the winter months when there is less sunlight.
  • Bipolar disorder (BD): Features episodes of depression alternating with periods of elevated mood or mania, impacting mood stability and functioning.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Lingering feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in things that once brought joy
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness or Insomnia
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Appetite changes
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Digestive issues

These symptoms will vary depending on the individual and what stage the depression is in. An individual experiencing any of these symptoms for an extended period should seek help.

How Can a Thriveworks Therapist Help Treat Depression?

Our therapists may use the following approaches to treat depression:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to depression.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving communication skills and interpersonal relationships to alleviate depressive symptoms.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Explores unconscious conflicts and past experiences to understand and address the root causes of depression.
  • Medication Management: Involves the use of antidepressant medications to alleviate symptoms of depression.
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Incorporates mindfulness and meditation techniques to increase awareness of thoughts and emotions and develop coping strategies.
  • Support Groups: Provides a supportive environment where individuals with depression can share experiences, receive encouragement, and learn coping skills from peers.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Encourages adopting healthy habits such as regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sufficient sleep to improve mood and overall well-being.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Ashland

Depression can be better managed with the help of a Thriveworks counselor. To start your first depression therapy session as soon as 7 days from your first call, contact us today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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