Chesapeake Depression Therapy

Depression Counseling in Chesapeake, VA—Therapists

Co-workers. Employees. Bosses. Fathers. Mothers. Daughters. Sons. Husbands. Wives. Partners. Grandparents. Parents. Uncles. Aunts. Friends. Acquaintances. Most people have either experienced depression themselves or love someone who has. Depression is an equal opportunity illness that strikes old and young, rich and poor, men and women in every race, religions, and ethnicity. Depression might be an eleven-year-old who barely eats and has lost all interest in school and sports he once loved. It might be a woman in her mid-20s at the gym, trying to work out that feeling of inadequacy that she never seems to shake. Depression might be a man who works 80+ hours per week and has not seen one of his friends in months.

Like all illness, depression has distinct traits, but it is also a unique, personal experience. The particulars of how it forms in individuals will be unique. People who have depression will have some good days, but they will mostly have bad days. It can be difficulty for loved ones to know that their family member, friend, or co-worker is experiencing depression. However, depression is an understandable illness, and it is also a treatable illness. Therapists and counselors can often help their clients manage their depression and have more and more good days.

The counselors at Thriveworks Chesapeake offer therapy for depression, and we have seen the difference treatment can make. We have worked with clients to find their diagnosis and a treatment plan that meets their needs. Our staff has walked with clients as they regain hope and happiness.

More than Sadness: Depression Is an Illness

Depression, unfortunately, can be minimized and dismissed because there are no clear, physical markers of pain, like a rash or a temperature. The pain, however, is very real. So is the illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) acknowledge several types of depression as mental illnesses.

“Sad hurts, but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel.
Depression is very different.”
–J.K. Rowling

DSM-5 outlines the criteria for diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder, what most people call depression. Everyone experiences sadness, disappointment, and discouragement. These emotions will naturally rise and fall, but Major Depressive Disorder disrupts this ebb and flow so that people become stuck in the depression. Major Depressive Disorder is an illness that may necessitate medical intervention for treatment and, at times, for the safety of an individual. The following symptoms are the DSM-5’s criteria for Major Depressive Disorder.

  • For do consecutive weeks, have you experienced one of the following?
    • The majority of the day and on more days than not, you feel depressed and sad, so much so that you and your loved ones notice the change.
    • You have lost interest in regular activities that you once enjoyed, for the majority of the day and on more days than not.
  • Have you also experienced at least one of these symptoms?
    • A significant fluctuation in weight—either loss or gain as well as a decrease or increase in appetite, accordingly.
    • You are experiencing insomnia (an inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (a desire to sleep constantly).
    • A deterioration in your psychomotor skills such as coordination, dexterity, strength, speed, et cetera.
    • Experiencing fatigue on more days than not and for the majority of the day.
    • Feeling worthless or guilty on a daily basis.
    • Difficulty with concentration, decision-making, and clear thinking.
    • Having thoughts of death and/or suicide idealization.
    • You have tried to take your own life.
  • If so, have these symptoms caused distress and impaired your ability to carry out your normal professional and personal life?

Only a doctor or mental health professional should make a diagnosis, but if you can answer yes to these questions, it may be time to reach out for help. Depression comes in a variety of forms. Of course, there is Major Depressive Disorder, but there is also Seasonal Affective Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and more. Working with a trained professional to find the right diagnosis is paramount to treatment. You may be fighting depression, but you do not have to fight alone. Many caring counselors and therapists are ready to help.

Treatment Options for Depression

Depression is a ruthless disease, but there are effective treatments for it. Many people have worked closely with a therapist or counselor to find the treatment that works for them, and they have found hope and happiness again. You are not alone. Support and guidance is available.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Just as depression can take different forms, so can treatment. Mental health professionals can often help people find a unique and tailored treatment plan that meets their unique needs. Speaking generally, many treatment pans involve some form of psychotherapy and some form of medication.

Starting Counseling for Depression at Thriveworks Chesapeake

Are you ready to have a partner in your battle against depression? If so, the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Chesapeake are ready to help. When you contact our office, we know that depression makes life harder. We have done what we can to make scheduling therapy easier. When you call to make an appointment, you may be meeting with your therapist the following day. We accept many forms of insurance, and we also offer evening and weekend sessions.

Let’s get started. Contact Thriveworks Chesapeake today.

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I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
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Simply the BEST

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Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
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Phenomenal services with Dr. Jones

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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
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Close out Review

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Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
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Close out Review

★★★★★
This is a close out review for Dr. Patricia Jones. Amazing therapist who helped me with increasing self-esteem and gave me tools to assist with problem solving skills and healthier thinking techniques. Extremely easy to talk to and sincerely engaged in every session. I look forward to using the tools to document my daily mood/thoughts and finding ways to keep myself active. She will definitely be missed!!!
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Great Service

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I really appreciate the efforts that Dr. Jones put toward helping me. Even in an online environment, I felt really comfortable and the tools and skills I acquired have continued to help me today.
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Excellent Counselor

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Sherry Lee is an excellent counselor. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and having her as a colleague for over 20 years. She is empathetic, caring, knowledgeable ,competent,and responsible.
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Parent

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Mrs. Sowers is by far the best counselor out there!! She made such an impact on my children, providing them with tools they can utilize everyday. She personally helped me learn positive coping mechanisms that have had a tremendous impact. Mrs Sowers is the best! I highly recommend to everyone!
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Dr. Patricia Jones Review

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Therapy was a brand new experience for me and i was actually very nervous about going. Dr. Jones was so great and helpful! She made me feel comfortable the very first day. She provided me the tools and guidance to combat my negative thoughts and anxiety. I was given great handouts that I can even carry with me in my wallet. I really enjoyed speaking with her and looked forward to each session and finding new tools to help me improve my self-esteem. I am truly grateful for the guidance I received from Dr. Jones!
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Excellent Rapport

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First of all, I was so afraid to go to counseling yet open up to a total stranger. However, Dr. Crayton is THE exception to the rule. I didn't feel like I was being judged, or that I was "crazy... She is so kind, calm, and very easy to talk to. She helped me overcome my hesitation about counseling. She allowed me to talk and "hear" my inner voice. Her style and compassion for helping people seems to come naturally. She allowed me to see things from a variety of perspectives but did not discount my feelings and perception. I feel like a new person just from my initial session. I welcome the next session and have already reflected on my mini homework assignment that she suggested. Dr. Crayton has given me a new outlook. I will definitely continue with her!
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DTRs changed my life lol!

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I have spent the last year learning so much about myself and mental/emotional health! From day 1 Dr. Patricia Jones, has been open, welcoming and nonjudgmental. She truly created a space for me to work through the things I was going through there in the office but also gave me the tools that continue to help me now. DTRs changed my life lol, but seriously I would recommend Dr. Jones in a heartbeat! Also Thriveworks is simple to work with and the newsletter articles are great
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Great Place for People Considering Therapy

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At first I was super hesitant on going to therapy for myself. Once I found out about Thriveworks, I started up for about a month. Dr. Jones, Patricia Jones, helped me with much more than my mental health and it exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her if you are considering therapy. It is a very reasonable priced place to go to if you have a great copay as well. I changed for a better during my time there and would 101% recommend if you are considering counseling.
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Great Guy!

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I have accessed therapy myself but have never had the opportunity to see James for therapy. I have known James for a long time, probably about ten years and have always found him to be eager to help and able to help. He is a very devoted father and a good friend. I would trust him as a friend and as a therapist.
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James Baughman

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James is a very capable and compassionate counselor. He goes the extra mile to assist his clients to accomplish their counseling goals. I definitely recommend him.
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I attended several sessions from February-July with Patricia Jones. Ms. Jones provided me with breathing techniques, positive thinking, situation analysis and how to resolve different problems. I am now able to deal with daily stress and I can handle situations better by turning them into positive resolutions. Ms. Jones is an awesome counselor and it was a pleasure working with her in providing me with the help that I desperately needed.
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Valerie Proctor is a seasoned therapist with expertise and compassion for clients struggling with trauma histories, relationship challenges, and identity issues. She has a special talent for working with biracial, multicultural, and LGTBTQ clients. Her keen insights paired with sound/proven intervention approaches serve to empower and equip clients for wholistic growth. Very Highly recommended!
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Quality Counselor

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Jame Baughman (LCSW) is an experienced counselor that has greatly helped me in my path toward a healthy mental life. He's a good listener and offers several different aspects of dealing with issues. Thriveworks is definitely a better place with him there! - One door closes, another opens! Thanks, James.
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Mental illness hits close to home

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We have a family member who suffers from anxiety and depression. It affects the entire family as well as the victims. It's ok to talk and get help. We encourage anyone with any mental health problems to not hide those issues, but seek help from professionals trained n these areas.
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Brittany Morris

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Ms. Morris is compassionate and approachable. She listens and in nonjudgmental.She has insight and gently guides individuals to authenticate themselves.
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Former Coworker to James Baugh

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James was always respectful to coworkers and fellow colleagues in the field, always pleasant to work with, was professional, and seemed to have great passion for his clinic and the work he did.
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Great therapist

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James Boughman is a great therapist. He is especially skilled helping individuals, couples and families deal with depression and other difficult mood disorders. I believe in him.
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Brittany Morris is a top choice!

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I had the pleasure of Brittany Morris working with me in my 4th grade classroom this past school year! She not only helped me manage my many students with anxiety and social adjustments, but she helped guide me along the school year as well. Brittany has a knack for keeping chaotic situations calm, reminding adults and children that they are being heard and are important. Brittany shares stories and advice that easily help children and adults in not so easy situations. She was not only a counselor to me and my class, but also became a friend. I will treasure everything Brittany taught me and my young students! I cannot say enough positive and wonderful things about her, I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Valerie Proctor

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Valerie Proctor is a dynamic therapist! Her experience and breadth of knowledge, coupled with her kindness and compassion make her one of the best in her field. Highly recommend!
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Valerie Proctor

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Valorie Proctor is an excellent therapist. She is empathetic, professional, and very knowledgeable in her field. I recommend Valerie to any one seeking mental health services.
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Dr. Trent’s Sessions

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My first ever long-term counseling sessions were spent with Dr. Trent. In being apprehensive about therapy, Dr. Trent provides a safe and comfortable space to freely discuss my emotions. Her professionalism, kindness, and care were vital in my journey to control my mental health.
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James Baughman

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James is an awesome listener always mild toned
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James is great!

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James used to work with me in Oklahoma and I think he would be a great therapist to see!
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Outstanding and caring individual

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James is an outstanding therapist/social worker. He listens well and offers sincere advice. He’s a very caring individual with a true heart to help others.
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James Baughman

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James is an awesome social worker. His knowledge of the system is truly amazing. The compassion he has for his clients is truly beyond compare. He's definitely, one of a kind.
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James Baughman

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You have an extremely caring counselor in James who’s empathy helps him relate to those he comes in contact with. I had the pleasure of getting to know him before he left Oklahoma and consider him a great asset to your organization.
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