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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 Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater, FL 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?

André hasn’t been feeling like himself for some time. Only a few months ago he was happy and charismatic. But now that bombastic personality seems nowhere to be found. Though André isn’t closed off to talking about what’s bothering him, he doesn’t want to burden those he loves with his emotional pain. As a result, he’s withdrawn further into himself. 

But André knows that he needs to take his mental health seriously; that’s why he’s worried that he could be depressed. To properly treat the symptoms he’s feeling, André wants to schedule depression therapy with a counselor or therapist, someone who can offer him new ways to cope with his emotions, and professional guidance as he explores what’s bothering him via therapy and counseling.

Depression therapy at Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL can help people understand their symptoms and better manage their depression. If you’ve noticed a change in your thoughts or behaviors that are making you think that you could be suffering from depression, connect with one of our therapists or counselors via depression therapy. 

What Does Depression Feel Like?

The symptoms of depression often vary, and that’s why opening up to a therapist or counselor about how depression is affecting you is an essential part of receiving treatment at Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL. By forming a close professional relationship with one of our providers, you’re opening the door to a personalized treatment plan, devised to address your mental health needs.

If you’re worried that you could be depressed, there are several common signs of depression to look out for, including: 

  • A noted lack of interest in sex, hobbies, or personal connections
  • Feeling distant from loved ones and friends
  • Feeling chronically fatigued 
  • Decreased work performance
  • Overeating or avoiding eating 
  • Lack of self-care (i.e. personal hygiene or a clean living environment)
  • You’ve been abusing drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional pain 

Don’t be concerned if you don’t see the issues or symptoms that you’re dealing with being listed above. These are just a few of the ways that depression might manifest itself. If you’re diagnosed by a provider, you might find that your experience differs. 

How Can Depression Therapy Help Me? 

For those with mild or more manageable cases of depression can be effectively treated by talking with one of our counselors or therapists. These mental health professionals help by:

  • Using talk, behavioral, or other therapy methods to implement successful coping strategies for clients  
  • Creating a professional connection with their client to better understand their depression 
  • Serving as a verbal and emotional outlet for those burdened by this mood disorder

For others with more persistent or severe forms of depression, connecting with a psychiatrist can be a great way to find relief. Psychiatrists are: 

  • Able to use helpful prescription medicine and therapy as needed to assist people 
  • Medical doctors who are licensed to conduct depression therapy sessions 

Whichever provider type you’re paired with, you’ll receive the customized depression therapy treatment that you need. 

What Type of Depression Could I Have?

Though there are many types of depression, our therapists and psychiatrists commonly treat: 

  • Major depression: This disorder causes emotional detachment, sadness, hopelessness, and apathy. Those who suffer from major depression may become socially isolated, further exacerbating their condition. It’s what most people think of when they hear the word “depression”.
  • Minor depression: As the name implies, this is less severe than major depression but just as harmful. Because those with this disorder may go long periods without feeling depressed, identifying what’s triggering their sadness can be difficult for those with minor depression.
  • Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder can cause depression when the mood swings that it causes fluctuate. Those with bipolar disorder may feel extremely happy for a minute, and furious or dejected in the next.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression affects women who’ve given birth; those who underwent caesarian sections or had a miscarriage are at higher risk. This disorder can onset immediately or months after childbirth. 

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL

We’ve made it easier than ever to get the psychiatry or depression therapy session you need, on your terms. You call our office or schedule online—and if you need assistance, you’ll be connected with one of our scheduling specialists. They’ll help with everything from setting up your insurance, to finding the perfect depression therapist. And you’ll also have the option to become a Thriveworks enrollee, which offers you an array of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Online therapy options: Meet with your provider virtually, and enjoy the freedom to do so from home or the office.
  • Our Therapy Buddy app: A personal progress assistant that helps track your journey as you attend therapy.
  • A digital copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”: A valuable resource that aims to help people recover from and cope with anxiety.
  • Phone and email communication outside of sessions: Stay in touch with your provider. 

Taking the time to re-balance your mental health with one of our therapists, counselor, or psychiatrists could really make a difference in your battle against depression. Schedule depression therapy today by going online, or by calling Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL. 

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 Florida therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Clearwater is located on S Lincoln Ave, which is right off of Court St. We share a building with Flamme Medical. Just across S Lincoln Ave are GW Automotive and Amvets Riders Chapter 67. We’re also near Stevenson Creek.

Phone number

(727) 382-3452

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