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1,255 people sought depression counseling help at Bastrop in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +32 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

We all have a story to tell. Let me be the one to help you navigate through your story, in a therapeutic, compassionate, and empathetic way.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, +30 more
Military / Veteran, Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, Anxiety, +2 more

As a nurturer by nature, I approach each session with empathy and a willingness to hear my clients.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +11 more

I am a very compassionate therapist with the gift and ability to connect very quickly to clients so that they can begin the changes they desire to rea... I am a very compassionate therapist with the gift and ability to connect very quickly to clients so that they can begin the changes they desire to reach their immediate goals. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +10 more

Whether you have a serious issue, specific challenge, or are just looking to increase happiness and improve your quality of life, I can help.

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

I have found that the best approach for depressive symptoms is through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the clients who are experiencing depressive symptoms ways to explore/identify their emotions; challenging the thoughts under the emotions and reframing the thoughts and mindfulness strategies.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress regarding their depressive symptoms by their self-report of their sense of well being as well as their affect during sessions.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement depression counseling?

Client can supplement their time in counseling for depressive symptoms by using recommended workbooks; journaling their thoughts & emotions and making changing in their daily routines.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

Clients can prepare for their first session by identifying what they would like to see different regarding their depressive symptoms.

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 Bastrop, TX 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 Bastrop, TX 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 Therapists in Bastrop, TX

Depression is difficult. Thankfully, receiving treatment, while learning more about the disorder, however, can help you better understand what you’re going through, and thereby illuminate the path to a better, happier life.

At Thriveworks Bastrop Depression Counseling we offer depression counseling and are passionate about the difference counseling can make in your life. You can thrive. We can help—schedule your first session today by giving us a call or booking online.

Depression: Definitions and Key Thoughts

Recurrent depression (known as major depression) makes life significantly harder than it needs to be. Negative feelings may overwhelm you. You oscillate between hopelessness, anxiety, sadness, irritability — or experience them all at the same time.

Simple, everyday activities are a struggle — even the ones you used to enjoy. You have trouble focusing at work or school. You might lash out at those around you. Relationships deteriorate.

Other types of depression include:

  • Persistent depressive disorder — when depressed feelings persist for longer than two years
  • Psychotic depression disorder — depression alongside hallucinations, irrational beliefs or other delusions
  • Postpartum depression — severe depressive some mothers experience after giving birth to a child
  • Seasonal affective disorder — depressed mood caused by a lack of daylight in winter months

In addition to feelings of hopelessness or sadness, a person suffering with depression might experience:

  • Decreased interest in formerly loved pastimes
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Labored decision-making and generally slowed thinking
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing on detailed work
  • Problems with falling asleep or waking up
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Inexplicable aches and pains that don’t lessen with treatment
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Irritability and bouts of extreme anger

Choose Thriveworks Bastrop Depression Counseling

We believe that the quality mental health therapy we provide can offer you significant relief in the face of your depression symptoms. Contact us today to get started—you can schedule with a click or simply give us a call.

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 Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
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 Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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