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2,109 people sought depression counseling help at Bethlehem in the last year

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

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, and a Solution- Focused approach for treating depression.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach clients how to identify adaptive coping skills to manage and reduce depressive symptoms and provide psycho education on the mechanisms behind their behaviors, motivation, and emotional experiences.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress when there is an increase in goal directed behaviors and consistent reduction in depressive symptoms.

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

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling with daily movement! By movement I mean physical activity of any kind that feels good including but not limited to stretching, dancing, walking, practicing yoga, running, and/or hiking.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

Leading up to your first depression counseling session it would be useful to keep a daily log of your symptoms and level of depression to provide your clinician with an accurate baseline of where you are starting from.

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 Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem, 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 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 and Treatment in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks Lehigh Valley

Are you in need of depression counseling? You’ve come to the right place. The providers at Thriveworks Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley are experts in the mental health field and they know how to help their clients with a variety of challenges, such as depression.

They’ll assist you in learning to manage your symptoms and live a happy, healthy life despite depression.

What Exactly Is Depression? Am I Depressed?

There are different types of depression, from major depression to minor depression, seasonal depression, postpartum depression, and many more. But when you hear about depression, it’s most often major depression.

This disorder is common, as an estimated 19 million Americans are living with the illness right now. Symptoms include:

  • Feelings of deep despair or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in everyday activities
  • Significant changes in weight or appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) states that one must experience at least five of these symptoms (of which must include one or both of the first items on the list above) most of the day, nearly every day, for two weeks or longer to be meet criteria for a major depression diagnosis. That said, if you’re experiencing any combination of the above and think you could benefit from mental health help, you can find value in working with a counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem. They’ll assess your symptoms and assist you in coming up with a plan for managing your depressive thoughts/feelings.

How Can Counseling Help?

There are different options when it comes to treating depression, but counseling has proven to help many different people, as the sessions are tailored to an individual’s specific presentation. That said, you can expect your counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethlehem to work with you to manage your symptoms in and outside of therapy. Additionally, you’ll learn about the importance of…

  • Socializing: Often, those who feel depressed will isolate themselves from others. But the thing is, isolation only makes matters worse. It’s important you socialize and spend time with the people most important to you. Your counselor will help you break out of your shell and find the motivation to make some plans.
  • Correcting negative thinking: We are all guilty of employing negative thinking patterns. We assume the worst and we put ourselves down because of these assumptions. In depression counseling, you’ll learn to adopt more positive thoughts which will help your symptoms dramatically.
  • Living a healthy lifestyle: While you might feel less motivated to take care of yourself when you feel depressed, it’s incredibly important that you make living a healthy lifestyle a priority. This means eating good food, exercising, and doing your best to get some sleep. Again, your counselor will guide you in making these improvements.

Schedule a Depression Counseling Session at Thriveworks Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley

If you’re interested in depression counseling, call Thriveworks Bethlehem to schedule an appointment today. Your counselor or psychologist will assess your symptoms, make an effective treatment plan for you, and ultimately lead you in living a better life.

Are you ready to start this journey? Give us a call at 484-241-2848 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up. We look forward to hearing from 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 Bethlehem therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Bethlehem
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 Learn about verified reviews
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So far I have had good experiences with the clinicians and the management.
Susan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Read more My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Susan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Read more Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Bethlehem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Read more Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Bethlehem Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Read more I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Bethlehem Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Read more Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Read more I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Read more Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem is located off of Linden St, just north of Bethlehem Memorial Park. We currently share a building with Our Serenity Therapeutic Massage, and our office is neighbored by Purevon. The closest bus stop is Easton at Jennings, and parking is available in our parking lot at the front of the building. If you have trouble finding our office, please reach out to us! We'll be happy to provide specific instructions.

Phone number

(484) 246-8486

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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