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500 people sought depression counseling help at Fairfield in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 23 therapists in Connecticut available for an online or in-person session.

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 Fairfield, CT 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 Fairfield, CT 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.

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Depression Therapy in Fairfield, CT—Therapy for Depression

Depression can severely affect how one feels, thinks, and acts. But the good news is that depression is also highly treatable. Several forms of treatment can help individuals manage depression symptoms.

Your depression therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT can help you figure out which combination is best for you. Give us a call at (203) 433-3563 to schedule your appointment today.

What Are Common Signs of Depression? 

Common depression symptoms include:

  • Despair or depressed mood
  • Lack of interest (or pleasure) in activities the individual once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite; weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or self-hatred
  • Inability or diminished ability to think, concentrate,
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation

Therapy for Depression: How Does It Work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common approach in depression therapy, as it focuses on helping individuals to change their negative thinking patterns, which then enable them to change their problematic behaviors. Additionally, depression therapists help their clients to manage their symptoms, get to the root of what may have caused their depression, and remind them of their value.

Sometimes, therapy is used in conjunction with other treatments, of which we mentioned above: medication and/or self-care strategies. Antidepressants can help to relieve symptoms of depression, and self-care can help one to improve their overall wellbeing.

Your depression therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT can help you find self-care techniques that you can engage in, enjoy, and benefit from.

Work with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT

If you feel depressed, consider working with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT. We have flexible scheduling options to choose from, including extended hours on the weekends and in the evenings.

Call us at (203) 433-3563 when you’re ready to schedule your appointment at Thriveworks Fairfield.

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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Fairfield
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

Phone number

(203) 793-0805

Languages spoken by CT providers

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