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1,639 people sought depression counseling help in Washington in the last year

Discover how starting 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 Bellingham, WA 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 Bellingham, WA 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?

If you’ve been feeling down lately and it’s starting to interfere with your daily life, you may be experiencing depression. Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the United States, and millions of people suffer from it every year. It is a mental disorder that can weigh down on you and start to take control of your life.

But you don’t have to bear that weight alone. Treatment is available, and our mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Bellingham, WA are here to help you.

What Are Symptoms of Depressive Disorders?

Depressive disorders are mental health disorders characterized by a persistently low mood, low energy, or a loss of interest in hobbies and activities. There are several forms of depression, including postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

One of the most common forms is called major depressive disorder (MDD), which is also commonly referred to as clinical depression. It’s characterized by symptoms that persist for at least two weeks, including:

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Feeling sad or empty most of the day
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Changes in appetite
  • Restlessness or an inability to sit still
  • Exhaustion, even if you get a full night of sleep
  • Disrupted sleeping or oversleeping
  • Unexplainable feelings of guilt or low self-esteem
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling isolated or unable to communicate/relate to others
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

How Does Therapy Help With Treating Depression?

Psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy) has been shown to be effective in alleviating and managing the symptoms of depression.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one form of psychotherapy often used to treat clients with depression. CBT is based on the idea that negative emotions and behaviors often result from distorted thoughts and beliefs. In this type of therapy, you and your provider identify and modify any dysfunctional thought patterns you may have so you can mitigate your symptoms and improve your mood.

Dysfunctional thought patterns can come in various forms, like “all or nothing” thinking or self-blaming. For a client experiencing depression, this might take the form of thoughts such as “I am always going to feel this depressed” and “I deserve to feel depressed because I am not a good person.”

CBT tackles these thoughts head-on, helping clients identify them and replace them with thoughts that are a better reflection of reality. In other forms of talk therapy, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), clients may instead focus more on building coping skills, learning how to tolerate distress, and remaining mindful in the present moment. Your therapist might also have you keep a journal or complete homework assignments to practice these activities in between appointments.

Start Your Sessions With a Thriveworks Therapist in Bellingham, WA Today

If you suspect you might be suffering from depression, we encourage you to reach out and schedule an appointment with one of our qualified mental health counselors or therapists. To do so, call our scheduling team or click our booking widget to find a time that works for you. You can choose an in-person appointment at our Bellingham office or a remote appointment by video.

Sessions are available seven days a week and some new clients can even meet with a provider within the same week of reaching out. We accept most major insurance plans and offer affordable rates for those not paying through insurance.

Depressive episodes can be overwhelming but you don’t have to go it alone. Schedule an appointment today at Thriveworks in Bellingham, WA to take the first step on the road to recovery. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 Bellingham therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare WA

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Self-pay costs at Bellingham
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 Bellingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Connie Guy is empathetic, supportive and cares about her patients well being. A counselor that truly cares!
Read more Connie Guy is empathetic, supportive and cares about her patients well being. A counselor that truly cares!
Bellingham Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham is located on W Magnolia St between Commercial St and Cornwall Ave. We currently share the Crown Plaza building with the Daisy Cafe, among other businesses. Our building is located on the same side of the street and next door to the USPS.

Phone number

(360) 526-6856

Languages spoken by WA providers

  • English
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