Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

2,688 people sought depression counseling help at Columbia in the last year

Discover how starting depression counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +17 more

As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supporti... As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supportive, engaging, and effective counselor. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +8 more

Many of us are just going through life with only the means of breathing and not living, but as a clinician, it is my duty to guide and assist people t... Many of us are just going through life with only the means of breathing and not living, but as a clinician, it is my duty to guide and assist people to help them mentally strive to their full potential. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

You can't control everything and everyone around you, but you can learn to control how you react to it by establishing boundaries and healthy coping s... You can't control everything and everyone around you, but you can learn to control how you react to it by establishing boundaries and healthy coping skills to promote peace and balance for you. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +13 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +11 more

Welcome! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. In my practice, I utilize an integrative approach and treat the whole person, incorpor... Welcome! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. In my practice, I utilize an integrative approach and treat the whole person, incorporating biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual factors. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a woman who suffered from depression 25 years ago, I understand the unique issues of adjusting to difficult changes in life.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your b... I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your balance between mind, body, and soul. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

I am non-judgmental and open to working with all individuals.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

Cierra Brabham

Hear from Cierra Brabham, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

View Cierra Brabham's profile

What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in depression therapy is to focus on building rapport with the client. It is important that the client feels comfortable when sharing sensitive information. The focus is on the client's main concerns, and they are supported. Based on each client's needs, I will choose which treatment is appropriate. I use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to form a treatment plan that is appropriate for the client.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in depression therapy:

  • Distress tolerance skills: Clients learn to manage distress in a healthy way.
  • Stress management skills: Learn strategies to manage life challenges and everyday stress.
  • Mindfulness: Learn to stay in the present moment without judgment when situations seem difficult or out of an individual's control.
  • Emotion regulation skills: Learn to process and express emotions in a healthy way.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills: Learn skills to help maintain healthy relationships.
  • Behavioral activation: Treatment for depression to address lack of motivation and feelings of hopelessness, which are common symptoms of depression.
  • Relaxation techniques: Address anxiety with learning breathing techniques and other mindfulness skills.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression therapy when they are able to successfully navigate challenges on their own with the tools provided in individual therapy. The client starts to recognize and address barriers that keep them in the cycle of their overwhelming symptoms.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement depression counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in depression therapy with building a routine of activities learned in individual therapy. I encourage clients to build a healthy support system for accountability in mental health maintenance.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression therapy session, I encourage writing down your thoughts and concerns before your session so that all concerns can be discussed in the intake session. Do not be nervous; clinicians are here to listen and help.

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 Columbia, SC 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 Columbia, SC 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?

Depression Therapy—Counselors and Therapists in Columbia, SC

You hurt, but it’s hard to pinpoint where. You have pain, but you don’t know why—or maybe you know exactly why and that’s left you frustrated, confused, angry… possibly even depressed. If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone. Depression affects nearly 18 million Americans each year. It often creeps into our lives, exploiting our insecurities and eroding our confidence.

Depression therapy can work. It’s helped millions of people overcome past hurts and improve their lives. You deserve to live a happy and meaningful life. You may be experiencing a time of depression in your life now, but it doesn’t have to last forever. Call Thriveworks Columbia and inquire about depression therapy today. We’re here to help.

Does Depression Therapy Work?

Depression is more common than you may think. Many people experience depression at some point in their lives. In fact, it’s quite normal to feel depressed. Events such as moving to a new city, the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or children leaving home can all cause one to experience depressed feelings. We often try to shrug these feelings off, telling ourselves that “I’m just feeling a little down today,” or “these feelings will pass.” Sometimes our feelings do pass, but what happens when they don’t? If you’ve felt depressed for a period of time, depression therapy may help. You owe it to yourself to get depression help.

Get Depression Help in Columbia, SC

You don’t have to struggle with depression alone. Depression therapists have helped millions of people understand depression, learn how to cope with depression, and even overcome depression. Thriveworks Depression Therapy in Columbia, SC is here to help. Our depression therapists have years of experience and training. They understand depression and know how debilitating it can be for those who struggle with it. There’s never been a better time to get depression help than today!

Schedule Depression Counseling in Columbia, SC

Thriveworks depression therapy in Columbia, SC helps people live happy and successful lives. We understand depression – what causes depression, as well as how to heal from depression. Don’t let depression steal another day. Call to schedule your first appointment with a depression counselor in Columbia, SC.  We believe it’s a privilege to provide mental health supports, not just in Columbia, but in our surrounding communities.

We’ve made getting help for depression easy, convenient, and affordable. Our depression counselors are available when you’re available – day, evening, and weekend appointments. We have no waitlist for appointments. Plus, we accept most major insurance; so getting help for depression may be more affordable than you thought.

Call Thriveworks Depression Counseling in Columbia, SC and take the first step on your journey of health and wellness today! (803) 477-3736

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Columbia
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

Thriveworks Columbia has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in South Carolina.

4.5 Thriveworks Columbia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET

5 photos