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5,649 people sought depression counseling help at Atlanta in the last year

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

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As an African American female who dared to challenge cultural norms within societal and family systems, in search of my own uniquely defined voice and... As an African American female who dared to challenge cultural norms within societal and family systems, in search of my own uniquely defined voice and identity, I can definitely identify with the fears that surround becoming vulnerable to the opinions of others. Read more

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I believe counseling may be best understood as a collaboration that seeks to resolve your issues and concerns.

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I appreciate the importance of utilizing tools to help you grow at your own pace.

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Living in today's world filled with uncertainty, I truly understand how we can get stuck trying to manage challenging times and events.

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As a young African American woman in an ever changing society, I wholeheartedly open my mind to you with the goal for you to be successful here or out... As a young African American woman in an ever changing society, I wholeheartedly open my mind to you with the goal for you to be successful here or out in the world. Read more

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As a single mother, I understand the stress of daily responsibilities, lack of self-care, and trying to balance life.

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Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

My goal is to create a safe space to encourage your openness to discuss your concerns.

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I'm excited to meet all kinds of clients and have experience treating various psychiatric symptoms.

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +14 more

I will use my extensive experience to find the path to wellness that is most appropriate for you.

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 Atlanta, GA 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 Atlanta, GA 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 have therapy for depression?

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 has a way of making you feel worthless, hopeless, unwilling. You don’t have the drive to go through the motions of your normal routine or to even partake in events that used to bring you joy. It can make you feel like you’re shackled to your bed, and as if nobody—not your friends nor your family members—can help. It can even convince you to start ignoring or avoiding contact with your loved ones, to stop going to work.

“No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.” –Ursula K. Le Guin (The Farthest Shore)

Depression is a deep sadness that can quickly take over your life. Some people experience mild symptoms, while other experience severe symptoms. Either way, it’s important to talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Because depression is a highly treatable disease. Though it might make you feel worthless, hopeless, and unwilling, if you push through and reach out for help, you can work through it.

The depression therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA possess skills and experience specific to your very experience. They understand how you feel, and they understand how to make you feel better. Our depression therapists can help you manage your depression symptoms, find your drive for life again, and ultimately live a happier as well as a more successful life. If you feel depressed or are experiencing depression symptoms, consider working with a Thriveworks Atlanta, GA depression therapist. To schedule a depression therapy session, call (678) 804-7374.

Depression Symptoms: Am I Depressed?

When we feel depressed, we tend to convince ourselves that everything’s okay. That we’re just feeling sad and that it will pass. But depression isn’t mere sadness; therefore, it shouldn’t be treated as such. Depression, when left untreated, can worsen and have a negative impact on every important area of your life. This means that recognizing the symptoms, and as soon as possible, goes a long way. Here’s a list of common depression symptoms:

  • Depressed mood, which can be characterized by a deep sadness and feelings of hopelessness
  • Diminished interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Major changes in appetite or weight
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia as well as hypersomnia
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Lack of focus
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideation

If the above symptoms describe your current situation (even if it’s just a few of them), reach out to a health care professional. This can be your primary physician or a licensed mental health professional, such as someone from our depression team at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA. They can help you understand and manage these symptoms.

Therapy for Depression: How Can It Help?

Therapy for depression proves to be an effective treatment option. Your depression therapist will work with you to provide you with the right skills, tools, and knowledge to manage your depressive thoughts and feelings. Now, there are a few specific therapy methods that prove especially effective in treating depression. These include:

  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on the negative impact of negative thoughts. In summary, you will learn how negative thinking impacts your feelings and therefore your entire life. Your depression therapist will work with you to overcome this negative thinking and employ more positive thinking.
  2. Interpersonal therapy: Interpersonal therapy, on the other hand, focuses on resolving interpersonal problems. For example, if you feel depressed following a hard breakup, a major life change, or another interpersonal challenge, interpersonal therapy can prove especially beneficial. Your depression therapist will help you work through the problem at hand.
  3. Psychodynamic therapy: Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth form of talk therapy, which focuses on the individual’s worldview. This method helps those who have lost meaning in life or are struggling to build and maintain personal relationships with others, which have led them to feel depressed or contributed to their depression.

If you decide to partner with a Thriveworks Atlanta depression therapist, they will get to know you as well as your unique needs. Then, they will develop a personalized treatment plan that is designed to help you manage your specific depression symptoms and cause(s), if there is one.

Work with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA

If you’re feeling depressed, developing depression symptoms, or even worry that you might fall into a depressed state due to your current life circumstances, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Atlanta, GA. We have a team of depression therapists who will use their specific skills, training, and experience in helping people with depression to help you, too.

To schedule your first depression therapy appointment, just call (678) 804-7374. Our scheduling team will get you set up for your first session right away, be it in-person or online. That’s right—in addition to in-person counseling, we also offer online counseling for depression as well as other life challenges. Just let us know which you’d prefer. We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Atlanta
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

Hear from our clients

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My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Read more My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Anne Feb 2024
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I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Read more I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Anne Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Read more My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Andrianna Jan 2024
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Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Read more Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Chasen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Read more Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Atlanta Aug 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Atlanta is on the corner of Piedmont Road NE and Burke Road NE. Our building is across the street from a Waffle House and BP Gas Station.

Phone number

(678) 679-8404

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