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614 people sought depression counseling help at Cornelius in the last year

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

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Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
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I understand that individuals struggle with a range of issues. I aim to help you find your authentic self in this journey to self-discovery.

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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 Cornelius, NC 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 Cornelius, NC 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 have therapy for depression?

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?

Emily hasn’t been feeling like herself since she started her new job. It feels like the smallest things are irritating and she’s never calm. She has trouble falling asleep and can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning. Emily feels like she should be happy about her new role but instead, she spends most days feeling hopeless and unable to move forward.

Emily’s partner realizes that she’s acting differently and suggests that she goes to see a therapist or counselor. She agrees and sets up an appointment with a mental health professional. After her first session, she’s diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Over the course of a few sessions, she’s starting to feel better and learning skills to reduce her symptoms.

Have you ever felt like Emily? Millions of people struggle with depression each year in the United States alone. It’s a common mood disorder that can keep you from living your best life. People living with depression can feel hopeless but we want you to know that support is available. Therapists and counselors are experts in treating depression and managing its symptoms.

Feeling sad sometimes is a normal part of life but depression is different. It saps your happiness and keeps you from being yourself. Working with a mental health professional can provide relief for your symptoms and help you live a happier, healthier life. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC today to get started. One of our scheduling professionals will find a time that works for you.

Common Depression Symptoms: What To Watch For

There are many forms of depression that present themselves in different ways. Your experience with depression could be completely different from someone else living with the disorder.

That said, some of the most common symptoms of depressive disorders include:

  • Feeling sad, low, or tearful
  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling agitated or irritated
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Substance abuse
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • Weight loss or weight gain

Major depressive disorder, also called clinical depression, is marked by a depressed mood for most of the day and a loss of interest in normal activities and relationships. It’s usually diagnosed when these types of symptoms are present for two or more weeks.

Postpartum depression is another type of depression that can be treated by a therapist or counselor. The “baby blues” are common after childbirth but postpartum depression is more severe and longer-lasting than that. Symptoms can include depressed mood, difficulty bonding with your baby, irritability, emotional numbness, fatigue, and restlessness. Working with a licensed mental health professional can help you cope with your feelings and reduce your symptoms.

Are you experiencing symptoms of depression and want to turn things around? Working with a therapist or counselor from Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help. Our compassionate professionals will help you address your symptoms and help you move forward with your life.

Depression Therapy –– Benefits and Techniques

Treating depression usually requires some form of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, involves talking to a mental health provider about your problems. During the course of psychotherapy, you’ll learn about your condition and how to improve your mood and adjust your thoughts to reduce symptoms and feel better.

Psychotherapy can help you:

  • Ease and reduce stress
  • Gain a new perspective on your problems
  • Learn how to cope with symptoms of depression
  • Identify negative or unhelpful thought patterns
  • Uncover what causes or contributes to your depression
  • Regain a sense of control

Mental health care is different for everyone but some of the steps are often the same. Your provider will get to know you over the course of your sessions. They’ll ask questions about your symptoms, your medical history, and your current stressors. They’ll create a personalized treatment plan with your needs in mind using a therapeutic technique like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, or psychoanalysis. Your provider will cater future sessions to your concerns and needs — you might learn new stress-reduction techniques, investigate a specific symptom that’s bothering you, or talk about childhood trauma.

One of the most important things to understand about psychotherapy is that you’re in the driver’s seat. You’ll move at your own pace and set the tone for each session. Your Thriveworks therapist or counselor in Cornelius, NC will work with you collaboratively to make sure you get what you need out of each session.

Get Started at Thriveworks in Cornelius, NC

Are you struggling with depression and want to turn things around? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started.

We offer online therapy or counseling options via phone or video call. This is a great option for anyone who has trouble fitting therapy into their schedule or attending an in-person appointment. We also offer evening and weekend sessions alongside flexible cancellation and reschedulings.

Our mental health professionals can help you manage your depression and achieve your goals. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started. We look forward to helping you thrive.

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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cornelius
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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Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Read more Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Belinda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Read more I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Parker Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Read more Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Cornelius Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Read more Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Cornelius Oct 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cornelius is located off of W Catawba Ava in Johnsbury Square. We are in the same building as Jo Anne Barron, Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Nearby businesses include Artistic Interior Design and Goodwill.

Phone number

(980) 217-8678

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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