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3,369 people sought depression counseling help at Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA 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 in Charlottesville, VA

For some people, depression can interfere with or limit one’s ability to deal with major life activities. Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA has a team of professionally trained depression counselors ready to provide you with support, care, and a plan to battle depression symptoms.

Call us or go online to get started today.

What Are the Different Depression Types?

Depression can cause severe symptoms that affect a whole range of reactions that affect how you think, feel, and handle what’s important in your daily life. It can also affect how you eat, sleep, and work.

Let’s examine a few different types of depression:

  • Persistent depressive disorder: this type involves a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years. Someone diagnosed with this disorder may have episodes of major depression, along with times of less severe symptoms.
  • Postpartum depression: more than just the familiar “baby blues” that some women experience for a couple of weeks after giving birth, postpartum depression is considered a type of major depression that includes feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion. These feelings make it difficult for new moms to take care of themselves and/or their infants.
  • Seasonal affective disorder: this is a type of depression that can accompany the winter months when there is less natural sunlight. Some symptoms of this type include increased sleep, weight gain, and less social interactions. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder usually dissipate during spring and summer. 

Thriveworks Charlottesville Can Help You Cope with Depression

Some of the following treatments may be used in your sessions at Thriveworks to treat depression:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop coping strategies, and change behaviors that contribute to depression.
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT): IPT focuses on improving communication and relationship skills, addressing interpersonal conflicts, and building social support networks.
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): ACT helps individuals accept their emotions, thoughts, and experiences while committing to behavior change aligned with their values and goals.
  • Mindfulness-based therapy: This approach incorporates mindfulness techniques to increase present-moment awareness, promote self-compassion, and reduce symptoms of depression.
  • Behavioral activation: Behavioral activation aims to increase engagement in rewarding activities and establish routines to counteract feelings of lethargy and disinterest often associated with depression.
  • Psychodynamic therapy: Psychodynamic therapy explores past experiences, unconscious conflicts, and relational patterns to gain insight into underlying issues contributing to depression.

Meet with a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA

A trained, professional therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA can help you battle against depression and begin to restore a sense of happiness and well-being in your daily life.

When you’re ready to get started, call our office or go online to book your first session.

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 Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Charlottesville
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

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My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Read more My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Robert Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Charlottesville Title Agency, Wilkinson Wealth Management, and the office of Martin Wren, personal injury lawyer. Our building is at the intersection of Locust Ave and E High St. There is also a USPS Collection Box at this location. On either sides of the street is Children Youth and Family Services and CFA Institute.

Phone number

(434) 443-6493

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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