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1,073 people sought depression counseling help at Edison in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +4 more

As a clinical social worker, my therapeutic style incorporates behavioral adjustment, life satisfaction, and mindfulness.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am determined to be there with you, regardless how bad the da... As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am determined to be there with you, regardless how bad the day is. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

As a clinician within the mental health and addiction field, I hope to provide individualized services that meet all of my clients' needs.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

Danielle Fredrickson

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I prefer using CBT because it allows clients to understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in depression therapy:

  • Coping skills including meditation, breathing, journaling, and more to support symptom management and mood regulation.
  • The importance of creating structure in your day. We will discuss building routines around socialization to establish connection, physical activity, and hobbies and personal interests.
  • We learn how to embrace our emotions as neither good nor bad to minimize feelings of guilt and shame.
  • We learn to use empathy and compassion as the compass for our mental health journey.
  • We learn to reframe irrational fears, thoughts, and beliefs by challenging them using facts and positive collected evidence.

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

I know a client is making progress in depression therapy when they begin to make meaningful emotional and behavioral changes that support the goal they came into treatment to address.

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

"Clients can supplement their time in depression therapy by:

  • Implementing coping skills throughout the day.
  • Establishing healthy routines.
  • Surrounding themselves with a support system that allows them to feel seen, heard, and validated.
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What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can start by making a choice that you are worthy of investing in yourself and acknowledge how brave you are to take the first step in scheduling an appointment.

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 Edison, NJ 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 Edison, NJ 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 and Counseling in Edison, NJ—Depression Therapists, Counselors

When we develop symptoms of a mental illness or struggling with difficult feelings, we can find comfort and support in our loved ones. Sometimes, though, that isn’t enough. A mental health professional, be it a counselor, a therapist, or a psychologist, can help us in ways that others cannot. These individuals have developed skills, completed training, and gained experience in the mental health realm so that they can help others work through their mental health challenges, such as depression.

If you’re feeling depressed like Alannah or you’re beginning to develop symptoms of depression, consider working with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy. Our team is here to help you cope with this difficult reality, better manage depression symptoms, explore potential causes of your depression, and more. They’re here to help you every step of the way as you learn to work through your depression. To schedule your depression therapy appointment, just give our office a call.

What Are Depression Symptoms? Do I Have Depression?

In addition to a state of despair and disinterest in day to day activities, depressed individuals often experience the following:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Isolation or withdrawal from others
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness
  • Lack of focus or concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability, moodiness
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation

If you think you might be depressed or at risk of becoming depressed, after consulting the above list of depression symptoms, please consider talking to a mental health professional. It’s important that you work with a counselor before your depression worsens. We have depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists here at Thriveworks Edison Therapy who would be happy to help.

How Can Depression Therapy Help?

Depression therapy is one form of effective treatment for depression. It can help those who feel depressed in multiple ways: For one, depression therapists lend their clients support through this difficult journey. Additionally, they can help their clients explore potential causes of their depression, be it a breakup, a fight with a loved one, a tough loss, or something else entirely. On top of that, the depression therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy can help individuals better manage the harmful symptoms that come with depression.

If you decide to work with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy, your provider will get to know your specific experience. They want to know the symptoms that you’re experiencing, why, and when it started. This knowledge will allow them to design a treatment plan that is the most effective plan for you and your unique needs. Remember: Their mission is to help you live a happy, successful life.

Get Depression Help at Thriveworks Edison Therapy

If you need depression help, know that Thriveworks Edison Therapy is here for you. Millions of people in the US struggle with depression every year—and that’s just in the US. Find solace in the fact that you are not alone. Plenty of other people feel depressed and they find the healing they’re looking for. Our depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists are here to aid in your healing.

To begin depression therapy at Thriveworks Edison, simply call our office. We’ll set you up with an appointment that is convenient for you. We have evening and weekend sessions, in addition to the normal daytime appointments, to best accommodate our clients and ensure that we can get them in as soon as possible. Also, we accept most major insurances.

We look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon!

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 Edison therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Edison
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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Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Read more Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Mary Feb 2024
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awesome, talisah is awesome and great.
Sandeep Feb 2024
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AMAZING , TRULY THE BEST!
ISHONDA Jan 2024
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I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Read more I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Edison Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Read more I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Edison Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Read more I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Edison Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
Edison Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Edison is located at 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224, Edison, NJ 08820, near the shopping center with LouCas Italian Restaurant and Frappe Joe Coffee.

Phone number

(732) 561-5230

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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