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732 people sought depression counseling help in Iowa in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a 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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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?

It’s common to experience sadness, despair, worthlessness, and other uncomfortable feelings from time to time. This is just a normal part of the human experience — emotions are bound to come up when you’re juggling a career, close relationships, hobbies, and other day-to-day responsibilities.

Some people hold off on treating depression because they feel hopeless about the future (a common symptom of depression) or because they think other people won’t be able to understand what they’re going through. They may even feel completely isolated in their condition.

If you are experiencing feelings of depression that are interfering in your life, consider contacting the depression counselors at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA. Our mental health professionals are trained to carry out proven therapies that can help you enjoy a higher quality of life.

What Are Common Depression Symptoms?

We all feel sad now and again but for some people, depression significantly affects their ability to function. Here are some depression symptoms that are worth taking seriously:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Excessive feelings of guilt
  • Low energy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Agitation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance abuse

If you are dealing with one or more of these depression symptoms, help is available. Thriveworks in Cedar, IA will get you the support you need to manage these feelings so you can start enjoying life again.

Types of Depression and How Therapy Can Help

There are many different forms of depression. These include the following.

  • Major depression: Major depression is characterized by feelings of all-consuming sadness or loss of interest in activities. It’s one of the most common forms of depression.
  • Persistent depressive disorder: Those with persistent depressive disorder will not feel as acutely depressed as those with major depression. Instead, they may feel milder symptoms that last for months or years.
  • Bipolar disorder: Also called manic depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by feelings of soaring highs countered by bottomless lows.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression occurs in some women after giving birth and is characterized by insomnia, numbness, and inability to bond with the baby.

When you meet with a depression counselor or therapist, the first step will be to assess your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment. Different types of talk therapy might be used to encourage you to identify your emotions and concerns so you can address them.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, for example, is often used to change harmful thought patterns into helpful ones while dialectical behavior therapy can help teach emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills.

Depression counseling can help you become a happier, healthier, and more productive person again. It can improve your outlook on life and help you develop healthier relationships with those around you. When you’re ready to start, give us a call at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Start With a Depression Counselor at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA

Many people put off getting therapy because they don’t think they will be able to find time in their busy schedules for appointments. But at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, we make it as easy as possible to get started.

We offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointments. You can even cut out the commute by scheduling remote therapy appointments by phone or video. New clients can often see a therapist within the same week of reaching out. And if something comes up at the last minute, you can leverage our flexible cancellation policy.

You don’t have to let depression keep you from enjoying life. Call and make an appointment with Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA today.

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 Cedar Rapids therapists and counselors accept 5 insurance plans

  • Avera Health Plans

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Cedar Rapids
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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★★★★★
I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Cedar Rapids is located at 725 Boyson Rd NE Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, near the intersection of C Ave. NE.

Phone number

(319) 220-5493

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