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1,189 people sought depression counseling help in New York 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 Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, NY 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?

Life is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, positives and negatives. However, for many people, their lives are filled with far more downs than ups, lows than highs, and negatives than positives. People suffering from depression often feel helpless and hopeless, and these feelings often take control of their lives. When depression sets in, it may be time for professional help. Depression is a mental health condition that is treatable, and many people find the treatment they need through counseling.

If you are experiencing depression, depression counseling at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can help. Our licensed therapists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists are here for you, to help you navigate life’s short-term or extended rough patches. We offer help and hope to those in need.

What Is Depression? What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

You may be asking yourself, “Am I depressed?” Often, people have many symptoms of depression but do not know that they are depressed. Sadly, they may think that these difficult emotions are how they are supposed to feel, or who they are. In reality, many people can and should experience happiness in this life.

If you are experiencing a season where life feels more dull, you may be experiencing depression. Here are some common symptoms of depression:

  • Trouble sleeping. Is it difficult to fall asleep? Are you awake at odd hours? Are you feeling constant fatigue and wanting to sleep all the time?
  • Change in appetite. Do you find yourself not eating at all, or eating much more than you normally do? Have you lost or put on a lot of weight in a short period of time?
  • Loss of interest. Once favorite things and activities, including sex, become passé. This is called anhedonia.
  • Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, and self-doubt.
  • Irritability and impatience.
  • Difficulty concentrating, and/or short-term memory loss.
  • Pervasive feelings of dread and sadness, anxiety, and guilt.
  • Thoughts of harming oneself physically.
  • Long-term physical aches and pains that never seem to go away.

Are some of these symptoms affecting you? If so, they are not cause for alarm or for further negative feelings. Depression is not your fault. It does not in any way define the type of person you are or the character you possess. Whether these feelings inside of you have just started, or if you have felt this way for a long, long time, help is available. Depression is very treatable and millions of people around the world have greatly benefitted from depression counseling, and are able to live happy, productive lives.

You are not alone, and you can now focus on addressing these issues and feelings. You do not have to suffer. Depression does not have to control your life. Take that first step and seek out help from a depression counselor at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY.

What Are the Different Types of Depression?

Some of the different types of depression that clients seek treatment for at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY include the following:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Postpartum depression (PPD) or perinatal depression (PND)
  • Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) or dysthymia
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Situational depression
  • Prolonged grief disorder (PGD)
  • Psychotic depression
  • Atypical depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

How Do You Treat Depression?

Depending on what type of depression you are experiencing, a mental health professional at Thriveworks, NY might approach the condition with a different therapy modality. For example, someone with major depressive disorder (MDD) might benefit from psychiatric treatment, including antidepressant medication, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Someone experiencing depression in the months after childbirth may benefit from psychosocial interventions as well as psychotherapy. Therapists at Thriveworks typically use a person-centered approach and tailor treatment around each individual’s unique situation, personality, and goals.

Choose Depression Counseling at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

Our team of counselors are highly trained, fully licensed, experienced, and qualified to help. They take the time to get to know each person they treat. For each client, they develop a personalized plan to help with their specific needs and help them reach their treatment goals. Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY has caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, and helpful therapists.

When someone needs counseling, they need it right away. We get it. Obtaining timely and quality counseling should not be difficult, but all too often, it is. That’s why we offer appointments within 48 hours, and often can schedule you with a therapist within 24 hours. We offer in-person and online counseling sessions as well. We take most major insurances too, which helps to make your therapy very affordable.

Are you ready to experience more of life’s ups than its downs? We can help you get back on your feet. Call us today at (716) 541-0841 to make an appointment with an exceptional depression counselor.

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 Buffalo therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martins Point (US Family Health Plans)

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Self-pay costs at Buffalo
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 Buffalo reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Buffalo is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Buffalo, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Phone number

(716) 453-2877

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