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560 people sought depression counseling help at Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge, LA 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.

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Depression Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA — Get Help Today

Despite how common depression is, it’s not always addressed right away. With the stresses of modern life, mental wellbeing can sometimes take a back seat. If you’re depressed and dealing with feelings of low self-worth, it’s easy to feel like something is wrong with you or that you’ll never get better. However, you’re not alone and it’s important to know that professional counseling services are available to help get you back on track.

Many people find that asking for help isn’t easy, especially when it comes to issues with mental health. But if you’re struggling with a depressive disorder, there’s no shame in reaching out for support. The mental health experts at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA are here to guide you on your healing journey.

What Are Common Depression Symptoms?

Depression is characterized by a feeling of sadness and low mood that can manifest itself in many physical and behavioral changes. Symptoms can be experienced steadily over a long period of time or in intense episodes.

These are just a few of the most common forms of depression symptoms:

  • Persistent low mood
  • Long term fatigue
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Heightened irritability
  • Substance abuse
  • Increased anxiety
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

Can I Benefit From Depression Therapy?

It’s common to feel hopeless if you’re suffering from depression. However, depression is a highly treatable disorder and countless individuals have responded positively to treatment and improved their quality of life.

Treatment for depression can take many forms as no two individuals are exactly alike. Depression can be caused or influenced by many different things, including distressing life events, issues with brain chemistry, or even genetic predisposition. In many cases, multiple factors can be at play. This calls for a comprehensive approach that may include talk therapy, medication, or both.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy and is one of the most common tools therapists use when treating depression. By incorporating CBT, a therapist can help to expose negative thinking patterns that may be causing or contributing to depressive disorders. While the “power of positive thinking” may seem cliche, there are real benefits to be gained. Therapists work with clients to identify harmful thinking patterns, develop effective coping strategies, and make changes to lessen symptoms.

Starting Therapy for Depression With Thriveworks in Baton Rouge, LA

At Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA we make scheduling as easy as possible. With one click or call, new clients can book an appointment right away and even meet with their provider within the same week. We also offer evening and weekend sessions to make scheduling an appointment a breeze.

Online therapy is also an increasingly popular option. It can be difficult to work therapy sessions into your schedule or you may find the idea of visiting a counseling center for the first time intimidating. These are both situations where online therapy is an ideal option. You can take your appointment by video chat from the comfort of your home.

We also take many forms of insurance. If you’re tired of depression interfering with your life, get in touch with the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA to make an appointment.

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 Baton Rouge therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Baton Rouge
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I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Read more I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Baton Rouge Mar 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Baton Rouge is located off Interstate 12 at the intersection of Drusilla Drive and Route 73. The closest bus stop is the Jefferson-Drusilla E stop on Line 12. We share this building with Bill Barkas- State Farm Insurance. Behind this building block runs Ward Creek.

Phone number

(318) 242-8051

Languages spoken by LA providers

  • English
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