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1,701 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help at Baltimore in the last year

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

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Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is anxiety & depression counseling?

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

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Depression Therapy and Anxiety Therapy in Baltimore, MD—Therapists, Counselors, and Psychologists

If you’re struggling with the effects of anxiety or depression, it’s important that you reach out for help. Thriveworks Baltimore, MD has counselors who specialize in helping individuals manage both illnesses. To schedule your depression therapy or anxiety therapy session at Thriveworks Baltimore, simply give our office a call.

What Are the Primary Causes of Depression and Anxiety?

Surprisingly, despite the huge amount of research dedicated to finding the source of mental health problems like depression and anxiety, we still do not know exactly what causes them to develop. We know that traumatic life events such as long-term unemployment, abusive relationships, death of a loved one or intense prolonged stress can lead to their onset. However, we do not know exactly what happens in the body that flips the ‘switch’ of depression and anxiety.

It appears that these external factors alter the balance of chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine in the brain—these alterations then change how the brain processes feelings and emotions, leading to extremely intense emotional responses over protracted periods of time. It is also important to note that the causes of depression or anxiety can vary from person to person. In any case, however, the depression therapists and the anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Baltimore are ready to step in and help you. They will do their best to help you determine a cause. But more importantly, they will help you better manage your illness.

Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: Am I Depressed? Anxious?

Depression and anxiety are disorders which are not only complex with regard to their causes, but are also difficult to diagnose. There are unfortunately no blood tests or physical examinations that can check for these conditions. A physically healthy person may well be experiencing an intense inner emotional turmoil. Diagnosis takes the form of a guided talk by the doctor, asking questions to assess whether symptoms of depression or anxiety are apparent. Some of the typical symptoms of each illness include:

Depression Symptoms

  • Intense emotions such as sadness and grief
  • Unusually persistent emotions
  • Changes in weight and/or appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of interest in day to day activities
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Lack of concentration and/or motivation
  • Suicidal thoughts

Anxiety Symptoms

  • Constant worry
  • Racing thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of sleep
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fear
  • Feeling of impending doom
  • Nausea
  • Trembling

Treatment for Depression and Anxiety: Counseling, Medication, and Self-Care

Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options for both depression and anxiety. These include:

  1. Counseling and talk-based therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often used to help people better understand and work through their depression and/or anxiety. This form of therapy narrows in on negative thinking patterns as well as behaviors and helps one to develop healthier habits.
  2. Medication: Medication is another effective treatment option. Antidepressants, of which can help with both depression and anxiety, are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America.

Here at Thriveworks Baltimore we strive to help our clients identify why they are feeling depressed and/or anxious, so that we can focus on helping them achieve full remission. Give us a call now to arrange your first session with one of our expert counselors.

Schedule a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Baltimore, MD

If you think that you might be depressed or you’re struggling with anxious thoughts, know that you do not have to suffer silently. There is help available, and you’re in just the right place to receive that help! Thriveworks Baltimore, MD has both depression therapists and anxiety therapists on staff. These professionals have skills, training, and experience in their corresponding areas, which enable them to help clients who are struggling with these specific issues.

Thriveworks Baltimore, MD counselors and therapists are ready to help you as soon as this week. To get started, just call our office. We have flexible appointment times that will enable you to work with a counselor at your convenience. These include evening and weekend sessions! We also have online counseling opportunities available.

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 Baltimore therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Baltimore
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 Baltimore reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Candace is a supportive, caring, insightful therapist who truly listens!
Baltimore Dec 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Read more In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Baltimore Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had a great experience. Would come back again.
Baltimore Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Baltimore Aug 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Read more I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Read more As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Baltimore Jul 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Read more I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Baltimore Jul 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD is located off of Hamill Rd, between the Baltimore Country Club and Jones Falls Expy. We share a building with Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland and Fresenius Kidney Care Cross Keys, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Falls Rd & Hamill Rd SB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(410) 724-1848

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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