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5,671 people sought depression counseling help at Boston in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Boston are booked, but we have 46 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Boston, MA 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 Boston, MA 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?

We all have bad days every now and then. We wake up feeling unexcited for the day, wishing we could just stay in bed. Other people though, have these “bad days” every day—not just every now and then. They wake up feeling unexcited, hopeless, unmotivated to begin their day. They do stay in bed, and important areas of life suffer as a result. These individuals aren’t just sad or having an off day, they have a clinical illness: depression.

“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”

–Atticus

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people all around the world were depressed in 2017. Additionally, according to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 17.3 million adults in the US experienced a major depressive episode within the past year. And it’s estimated that 15% of adults will experience depression at some point in their lives. These numbers show just how widespread depression is and highlight the importance of understanding symptoms of depression as well as effective treatment methods.

Counseling has proven to help people with depression live happier, healthier lives. If you are feeling depressed, consider reaching out to a depression counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Boston. We have providers who specialize in treating people with depression and they want to help you live better. Call (617) 671-1264 today to schedule an appointment.

What Is Depression? Do I Have It?

Depression drains away hope, happiness, and life from the people it inflicts as well as the friends and family closest to them. What many people don’t realize, though, is that clinical depression is a very treatable condition. Clinical studies conducted over the last 20+ years have found time and time again that counseling helps recovery from even severe depression.

While the questions below cannot confirm 100% whether or not you have depression, if you answer “yes” to more than three questions, you might be experiencing some level of clinical depression:

  • Have you felt down most of the day, more days than not, for at least 2 weeks?
  • Are you bothered by things that in the past didn’t bother you?
  • Are you experiencing an increase in physical aches or pains? Do you find that you get sick easily?
  • Are you having trouble falling asleep at night; or waking up early (unable to fall back asleep)?
  • Has your appetite or weight recently fluctuated?
  • Are you having any problems concentrating?
  • Do you find that simple daily tasks seem to take a large effort to accomplish?
  • Do you predict that your future will be depressing, painful, sad, or unpleasant?
  • Do you feel lonely?
  • Have you been withdrawing from others?
  • Have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy?

As we mentioned before, counseling is proven to help people with depression. So, if you are experiencing the above symptoms or you think you might be depressed, consider working with a depression counselor. We have counselors on staff who are trained and experienced in helping their clients to understand and manage the harmful symptoms that often accompany depression.

Depression Isn’t Just “the Blues”—Get Help Today at Thriveworks Boston

Depression steals life away from the person struggling with it and their loved ones. If you answered “yes” to any combination of the questions in the list above, you may be suffering with depression. But you don’t have to nor should you struggle with it alone. In fact, there are very effective treatments for depression, one being depression counseling

Let the counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Boston help. The one good thing about depression is that it is extremely treatable—you can learn to manage your symptoms and live a happier, healthier life. Call us at (617) 671-1264 to schedule your first appointment. Nervous about calling? Let us call you! Leave your phone number and we will call you back within 24 hours. You can also book online, if you prefer. Whatever you decide, you can expect quick, flexible scheduling. Also, we work with many different insurance companies to best help all clients. We look forward to helping you.

Experience the Thriveworks difference today. Contact us now to schedule an appointment (which you could have as soon as 24 hours!) and let us help you thrive.

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 Boston therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Boston
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

4.6 Learn about verified reviews
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I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Read more I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Erynn Feb 2024
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It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Read more It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Isoke Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Read more My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Gary Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Boston Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Read more As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Boston Nov 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boston is located at the corner of Emerson Place and Blossom Street, inside the Emerson Place Apartments building. We are located on the opposite side of Route 3 from the Charles River and Lederman Park. Across the street, on the opposite side of Blossom Street, you will find the Mass General Hospital complex.

Phone number

(617) 397-3951

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Urdu
  • English
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