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1,553 people sought depression counseling help at Bensalem in the last year

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

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Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

Life can bring its share of stress; I'm personally dedicated to offering you the support you need on your unique journey.

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I totally understand the search for more freedom, clarity, and fulfillment out of life, because trust me, I've been there too!

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David Harman

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression is first and foremost to empathize with the client and then, secondarily, to identify what stressors have been impacting them. My goal is to help the client to develop realistic expectations regarding whatever factors have been causing them to feel depressed. Thirdly, I want to educate the client regarding the nature of depression and how it is eminently treatable and likely to improve over time. I find the best benefit in helping clients to realistically face their stressors, because I have always found that that perspective leads to greater hopefulness and improved outcome.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in depression counseling:

  • Realistic assessment of stressors
  • Realistic assessment of one's strengths
  • Identifying paths to empowerment in one's life
  • The value of a positive outlook
  • The value of being physically active

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they are able to report that they have been feeling good about themselves and their life.

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

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling with being open to new experiences of all sorts and being physically active.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can identify what issues have been getting you down.

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 Bensalem, PA 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 Bensalem, PA 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?

Every single day, we run into some sort of obstacle, be it heavy traffic, a broken coffee maker, stress at work, or an argument with a loved one. Sometimes, we’re able to overcome these obstacles: we find an alternate route, grab coffee from a local shop instead, churn out an impressive workload, or talk through the disagreement calmly. But in other circumstances, we aren’t able to overcome the obstacle in front of us. At least not without a little bit of help.

“It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open, that you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.”

–Alison Malee

Depression is an obstacle that we often need help overcoming or managing. Why? Because depression makes us feel sad, worthless, and uninterested in the things we used to love. This means that it can be difficult to feel motivated to fix the problem. Not to mention that if we don’t address the problem it can get worse and negatively impact our mental health in more ways than one.

Fortunately, there are people who specialize in helping people with depression. If you feel depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County. We have depression counselors and psychologists on staff who will impress you with their skills, experience, and caring nature. Once they get to know you and your specific case, they’ll be able to design a treatment plan that will help you live a happy, healthy life again.

Signs of Depression: Do I Have Depression?

Some people don’t recognize their symptoms as signs of depression. For example, someone who feels tired all of the time might attribute their low energy levels to a physical illness. Or, someone who feels uninterested in an activity they used to enjoy might assume they’ve simply grown out of it. In reality, these are two symptoms of depression and they could signify a serious a problem. Here are signs of depression:

  • General unhappiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in day to day
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Social isolation
  • Low energy levels
  • Lack of focus
  • Changes in weight or appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are experiencing any combination of the above symptoms, you should meet with a mental health professional, as it might signify depression (or another serious mental illness). A counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem can analyze your symptoms, offer diagnosis, and design treatment that will best help you.

Treatment for People with Depression

There are a few methods of treatment for depression that have proven effects: these include medication, counseling, and self-care. Some people benefit from one form of treatment more than others. For example, one person might require counseling while another might need a combination of counseling and antidepressants. And we all, of course, can benefit from a little self-care. Let’s delve into each:

  1. Medication: The most common and effective form of medication for depression is antidepressants. These help by balancing chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters, which affect one’s emotions. Antidepressants can help to improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and concentration.
  2. Counseling: Counseling can help someone understand what causes or worsens their depression, from a difficult breakup to the loss of a loved one, a job change, low self-esteem, and so on. Treating depression in counseling often involves talking through one’s thoughts and feelings and them making changes to them that benefit the individual.
  3. Self-care: Self-care is also important to treatment for depression. We all can benefit from practicing self-care, which might include exercising, journaling, spending more time with friends, or improving your diet!

A combination of the above can often help depressed individuals live happier, healthier lives. In other instances, an individual needs but one form of treatment that proves to give them the boost they need to get better.

Schedule a Depression Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s important you get the help that you need. Reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem to get set up with a Bucks County counselor who specializes in helping individuals with depression. They can help you manage your symptoms, better understand why you might be depressed, and ultimately live a better life.

If you’re ready to get started, we are too. We want to make a meaningful difference in your life. Give Thriveworks Bensalem a call today. We won’t put you on a waiting list, we’ll get you scheduled right away.

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 Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Read more My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Leigh Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
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Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
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★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Farsi
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