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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 Chesapeake, 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 Chesapeake, 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.

Need more help deciding?

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.

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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake
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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Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Read more Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Sarah Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I find the sessions to be quite beneficial. I feel that I am progressing alone nicely.
Eugene Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Read more Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Read more I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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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!
Read more 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!
Chesapeake Feb 2021
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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!!!
Read more 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!!!
Chesapeake Jan 2021
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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!
Read more 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!
Chesapeake Dec 2020
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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!
Read more 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!
Chesapeake Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake is near Zero’s Subs, and shares an office building with Pamela Smith MD. We off of Poplar Hill Road, and across from Bedei Compounding Pharmacy Services.

Phone number

(757) 210-9381

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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