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785 people sought depression counseling help at Brookline 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 Brookline, 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 Brookline, 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?

Did you know that more than 300 million people around the world have depression? If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression, this statistic will hopefully help you feel less lonely. Did you also know that depression is a highly treatable mental illness? Hopefully, this will help you kick those hopeless feelings and take a proactive step toward getting better.

“I am in therapy now. It’s really great, it helps my depression like nothing else can. It’s wonderful.” –Dodie Clark

Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA knows that it can be hard to reach out for help, even when you’re desperate for a solution. That said, reaching out for help when you’re struggling with depression symptoms is the right thing to do, and the sooner the better. The depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists at our office are here to help you manage your depression symptoms, understand why you feel depressed, and pave a path for healing.

If you’re ready to have your first session today, we’re ready too! Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA can offer depression therapy via in-person sessions or online counseling therapy. The choice is yours. Either way, our team is fully prepared to guide, assist, and support you during this difficult time. Remember, there is hope and you are capable of living a happy, healthy, fulfilled life again.

Depression Therapy and Treatment: How Does It Work?

While there are many treatments that may work for depression, it’s important to understand that there is no fool-proof option that works for everyone. Different people may respond better to one type of therapy while others respond to another form of treatment. That’s why it’s important to work with a therapist: they can help assess you and find the right match. Not only can your depression be reduced or gone for good, but you can learn how to cope with life’s difficulties. “Counseling can help manage depression as it gives you a place to talk about how you’ve been feeling and learn more about your depression,” explains Corey Bisceglia-Kane, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at our Brookline office. “People with depression often struggle with achieving tasks and experiencing pleasure. Therapy can help you set small achievement and pleasure goals to begin to recover from depression and your therapist can keep you accountable to attaining those goals or troubleshoot if/why you were unable to do them.” 

Many people who choose not to pursue or receive depression therapy make their decision based on things that simply aren’t true. One common myth is that all therapy entails is complaining about your problems. In reality, you’ll likely talk about the past but more of your therapy will revolve around what’s going on with you today and how you can learn to live a happier, more fulfilling life with healthy habits that support this happiness and fulfillment. Your counselor may give specific advice that will help you monitor and manage your depression, like writing in a diary, becoming more involved with friends and family, or keeping track of your moods.

Working with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks in Brookline

Note that everyone who comes to us for depression therapy will have their own unique treatment plan but it’s likely that part of your treatment plan will involve working on your thoughts and emotions. You’ll learn how to handle the things you struggle with today. Counseling is an excellent source to obtain tools for dealing with all of life’s challenges.

When you work with a counselor you’ll begin to understand your depression, you’ll identify goals that will help improve your well-being, and you’ll learn the steps you need to take to reach those goals. For some people, this involves learning new stress-relieving methods, others learn to overcome their fears, and others learn how to overcome their insecurities. When you work with Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA, our depression therapists and psychologists will help you make sense of your past, deal with your present, and teach you to overcome the things you struggle with.

Schedule a Depression Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks counseling in Brookline

If you are in the Brookline, MA area and you’re in search of depression treatment, Thriveworks can help. Our depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists can guide and support you as you learn to manage your depression symptoms, understand where your depression stems from, and live an overall better life.

We want to help you find the happiness you’re looking for. Know that it’s out there and that you will get there. The first step in doing so is scheduling a depression therapy appointment and securing the help that you need. If you choose to work with one of our depression therapists, just call our office at (617) 934-1974. We’ll be here to get you scheduled for your first appointment, be it an in-person session or online counseling therapy session. Either way, we’re here to assist.

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 Brookline therapists and counselors accept 28 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 Brookline
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 Brookline reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Read more Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Brookline Dec 2020
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★★★★★
My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Read more My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Brookline Oct 2018
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★★★★★
Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Read more Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Brookline Jul 2018
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★★★★★
We are off to a good start.
Brookline Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline is at the corner of St Paul Street and Beacon Street. We are across the street from the Public Library of Brookline, and next to Mass General Brigham Urgent Care.

Phone number

(617) 958-5912

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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