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3,798 people sought postpartum depression counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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Starting Postpartum depression counseling

What is Postpartum depression counseling?

Postpartum depression counseling is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on treating individuals who have given birth and are experiencing clinically significant symptoms of depression in the months after giving birth. This condition is often a result of the drastic hormone and life changes that occur after childbirth.

How does Postpartum depression counseling work?

To treat postpartum depression, Thriveworks Chesterfield therapists will use common approaches for depression treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy, while keeping in mind the hormonal changes and added stress that come with giving birth and taking care of a child. The approaches used are often tailored to the client in order to make treatment as effective as possible. Psychotherapy may also take place alongside the use of antidepressants or other medications.

Is Postpartum depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks postpartum depression counseling in Chesterfield, VA is conducted both in person and virtually via online counseling. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Postpartum depression counseling last?

Postpartum depression counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the severity of one's depression as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Postpartum depression makes moms (and sometimes dads) feel sad, guilty, and hopeless. They experience a disconnect from their newborn and lose interest in caring for the baby, in addition to other harmful symptoms that many don’t know how to cope with.

Fortunately, postpartum depression counseling at Thriveworks provides answers. If you just had a baby and think you might be a victim of postpartum depression, reach out to Thriveworks Chesterfield. Our counselors and therapists can help you understand and manage the many harmful symptoms that often come with this disorder.

Do I Have Postpartum Depression? What Are the Symptoms?

As we mentioned above, postpartum depression makes women (and sometimes men) feel sad, hopeless, and guilty after giving birth or in the last trimester of pregnancy. They often feel disconnected from their baby or don’t want to care for the baby. In addition, they experience other harmful symptoms like:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Inability to focus
  • Suicidal thoughts

You might notice that these symptoms are characteristic of major depression. However, those with postpartum depression experience additional symptoms related to caring for their baby like:

  • The fear of being alone with their baby
  • Being unable to care properly for their baby
  • Having little to no interest in their baby
  • Worrying excessively about their baby
  • Having other negative feelings related to their baby

How Can Counseling or Therapy Help?

Postpartum depression is scary, especially when you aren’t sure what these symptoms signify or how to cope with these symptoms. This makes your seeking treatment important. If you can relate to the above symptoms and think you might have postpartum depression, reach out to Thriveworks Chesterfield. Our counselors will tailor treatment to your unique situation and experience with postpartum depression. That said, you can expect to discuss…

  1. Your feelings: Your counselor will want to understand exactly how you’re feeling and what symptoms you’re experiencing. Remember, every experience is different.
  2. Your thoughts: They’ll also want to discuss your thoughts—do you think you’re at fault? Are you placing blame on yourself (even though you haven’t done anything wrong)?
  3. Your actions: Your counselor will always want to know what actions you’re taking. Are you lashing out at your significant other as a result of your feelings? Are you taking extra good care of yourself during this time?

Finally, your counselor will talk to you about how you can improve in therapy. They’ll ask about your hopes for the future, and then help you cope with the symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as map out a plan for developing a healthy relationship with your baby. In sum, you and your counselor will work together to challenge and overcome harmful thoughts, change unhealthy behaviors, and create a better tomorrow for you and your family.

Set Up an Appointment at Thriveworks Chesterfield

To schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Chesterfield, give us a call at (804) 419-4122. A scheduling specialist will help you set up a session that works for you—be it a weekday or weekend appointment, daytime or nighttime. In any case, we look forward to meeting you, beginning this important work, and helping you to live a happy, healthy life despite postpartum depression.

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

Phone number

(804) 375-5195

Languages spoken by VA providers

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