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6,017 people sought depression counseling help in Illinois in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Aurora are booked, but we have 14 other therapists in IL available for an online or in-person session.

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 Aurora, IL 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 Aurora, IL 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?

Life is a roller coaster of ups and downs, and everyone feels a little “low” sometimes. Occasional sadness, disinterest, and anxiety are normal, but when those feelings persist or get worse over time, they can often be an indication of depression.

Depression is a common but serious mental health disorder suffered by millions of people worldwide. People of all genders, ethnicities, and ages can develop depressive disorders, including children and adolescents. Depression may accompany other mental health issues, like anxiety or bipolar disorder, and are most successfully treated by a licensed mental health professional.

Managing depression on your own can be overwhelming, and often unsuccessful. Depression rarely goes away on its own, and trying to cope by yourself can sometimes cause more harm than good, leading to additional problems such as substance abuse or self-harm.

Fortunately, even the most severe forms of depression can be treated with the help of a licensed professional. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL are experienced in treating depression and the myriad of symptoms it can bring.

Recognizing Depression: Common Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Because there are many different causes and forms of depression, symptoms can vary widely from one person to the next. Depression can manifest both physically and psychologically, making it especially difficult to diagnose or manage without the help of a licensed mental health professional.

While each person may have a unique presentation of depression symptoms, there are some common signs to look out for, including the following:

  • Sad or depressed mood
  • Sleep disruption (difficulty falling asleep or sleeping too much)
  • Feeling tired or fatigued
  • Changes in appetite or weight fluctuation
  • Irritability and moodiness
  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of interest in things or activities previously enjoyed
  • Social isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are experiencing any of these depression symptoms, or have other negative feelings, behaviors, or thoughts, consider speaking with a licensed professional at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL. A counselor or therapist can help you understand your emotions, reduce your symptoms, and keep depression from interfering with your life.

Why Should I Consider Depression Therapy?

Whether your depression is transient, such as seasonal affective disorder, or you’re suffering from chronic symptoms as in persistent depressive disorder, you can overcome your symptoms and live a life free of depression. Depression therapy can help you recognize and understand the type of mood disorder you are experiencing, and give you the tools to cope with and overcome your symptoms.

Some depressive disorders have an obvious cause or driving factor, such as postpartum depression. Other forms of depression can manifest in subtle ways or appear similar to other mental health issues. Depression can also occur simultaneously or as an accessory to other illnesses.

Speaking with a mental health professional is the best way to determine what you are up against and how you can fight it. Once a licensed professional has diagnosed your depression, they can create a unique treatment plan designed to treat the specific issues and concerns you have. Your treatment plan may include various types of therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and, in some cases, prescription medication.

It is not uncommon for your therapist or counselor to recommend more than one type of therapy to treat your depression. The kind of therapy used in your treatment plan will depend on the problems you are facing, your personality, emotional state, among other factors. Some of the more commonly used forms of therapy include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy. By having an open dialogue with your provider, you can uncover the root causes of your condition and why it influences your thoughts, feelings, and behavior the way it does.

The licensed therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL are ready to help you get your life back on track. You can book your first appointment online or by calling our helpful scheduling team.

Getting Help for Depression: Meet With a Therapist at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL

Treating depression doesn’t have to be difficult or frightening, and Thriveworks is here to make it as easy as possible. When you join the Thriveworks family, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Online counseling opportunities
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Compassionate providers that accept many insurance plans
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Exclusive video content
  • Free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”

You may be living with a mood disorder but it doesn’t have to define you or control your life. Connect with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL today to start regaining control of your mental health.

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 Aurora therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Aurora
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

5.0 Thriveworks Aurora reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Read more I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Aurora Sep 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Aurora is located in the same building as Alternative Staffing Inc., Exalttek, Aftermath Services, Velocity Resource Group, Molly Maid, and many other businesses. We are right by the intersection of Executive Dr and McCoy Dr. The Piazza theater is nearby this intersection, as is Cosmic Montessori School, Pomegranate Restaurant, Salon B, Skyzone, and Artisan Hair Sodality.

Phone number

(630) 523-8166

Languages spoken by IL providers

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