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2,883 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help at Dallas in the last year

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

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Dallas, TX can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Dallas involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Dallas therapists can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, dependent on the severity of one’s anxiety or depression as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Anxiety and depression are two of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses in the United States, and yet, there is misinformation that is still being spread about them. Loved ones with the best of intentions may tell their family members and friends who struggle with depression things like…

“Do you know any breathing exercises? When you feel stressed, try a new breathing technique.”

“Life is always harder when you are tired. In the morning, this will not seem so hopeless.”

“Maybe you could try yoga. I’ve heard it helps people relax.”

“Do you get enough fresh air and sunshine? If you spent more time outside, you may feel better.”

While advice like this is offered sincerely, it is rarely what people need if they have a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder. Instead, people usually need treatment from a mental health professional to counteract the potentially devastating effects of these serious mental illnesses.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX understand what it takes to battle depression and anxiety. We know what treatment options are available, and we have helped many clients find the treatment they so desperately needed.

Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

As many as 25 percent of adults will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, and as many as 15 percent will be diagnosed with clinical depression. While the two are separate mental illnesses, they often accompany each other. About half of people who have an anxiety disorder will also be diagnosed with a form of depression.

What Is Anxiety? Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is characterized by racing, negative thoughts. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) describes what it is like to experience anxiety. The definition of Generalized Anxiety Disorder DSM-5 300.02 (F41.1) is:

  • For a period of at least six months, feeling extreme worry or anxiety, more days than not.
  • Difficulty controlling the worry and anxiety.
  • Feeling at least three of the following symptoms (children may only experience one):
  • Restlessness.
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Difficulty staying on task.
  • Irritability.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia).
  • These symptoms will cause distress and impairment to one’s social and/or professional life.
  • These symptoms cannot be caused by a substance or another medication condition.

There are different forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, which is characterized by day to day anxiety about a range of events and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is characterized by anxiety and other harmful symptoms that stem from a traumatic event. Another common anxiety disorder is panic disorder, which is characterized by panic attacks.

What Is Depression? Signs and Symptoms

The DSM-5 also gives symptoms for major depressive disorder. Therapists rely heavily upon clients being able to self-report their symptoms as there is a wide range of what symptoms look like. Some people are unable to sleep while others want to sleep all the time. Some people cannot eat while others experience an increased appetite. Some people lose interest in sex while other crave it. Some have headaches, others have stomach aches, others have no physical pain. These are measured against what people experience as normal.

Additionally, the DSM-5 lists the following depressive symptoms. People must experience at least five for most of their days, almost every day for a two-week period, at least. Major depressive disorder often last six to eight months. In addition, these symptoms will be disruptive to people’s personal and professional life. If you are suffering from depression, you might experience…

  • Intense emotions such as sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, hopelessness, guilt, self-hatred, or despair.
  • Daily activities have lost pleasure.
  • Significant shifts in weight (loss or gain).
  • Fluctuations in appetite.
  • Disrupted sleep patterns (e.g., hypersomnia or insomnia).
  • Changes in one’s activity levels.
  • Loss of energy.
  • An inability to concentrate or think clearly.
  • Thoughts about death or suicide.

People are whole beings—mind and body. When anxiety or depression attacks people’s minds, they often feel its effects in both their body and mind. Some of those effects may be fatigue, weight gain, and the inability to concentrate. Both anxiety and depression disrupt people’s ability to function in daily life. They make working and living difficult.

Scheduling Depression or Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks in Dallas

There are a variety of options for treating anxiety and depression. None are quick-fixes or silver bullets, but with time and effort, they are often effective. Often, the best treatments are multi-faceted, combining talk-therapy with medication.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one proven treatment and is a talk-based therapy. CBT focuses on negative thinking patterns that people can learn to control. Therapists work with clients on identifying these undermining thoughts and replacing them with true, positive ones. For example, people may tell themselves that they have no options for treatment, but the truth is that they have many options.

Medications may also be necessary for clients to experience some symptom relief as they build coping skills and heal. Some therapists prescribe a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).

If you are ready to start treatment, the therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Dallas are ready to work with you. When you contact our office, a real person will answer your call—not a voicemail, not an automated response.

A scheduling specialist will help you make an appointment, which may be within 24 hours. New clients often have their first appointment the day following their first call to our office. Weekend and evening appointments are available because we know that not everyone can make appointments that are between 9am and 5pm. We also accept most forms of insurance.

Let’s get started fighting anxiety and depression. Contact Thriveworks Dallas 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 Dallas therapists and counselors accept 34 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Dallas
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Read more First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Sammy Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Read more Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Celso Dec 2023
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I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Read more I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Dallas Sep 2022
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Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dallas is located at 2821 McKinney Ave Suite 9, Dallas, TX 75204, near Greenwood Cemetery.

Phone number

(469) 778-3990

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