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961 people sought depression counseling help at Fort Lauderdale in the last year

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

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5 therapists available at Fort Lauderdale
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +15 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

I am a compassionate, progressive therapist who uses a modern approach to therapy that includes social justice, affirmation of self, and accountabilit... I am a compassionate, progressive therapist who uses a modern approach to therapy that includes social justice, affirmation of self, and accountability at the heart of each session. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Domestic Abuse, Coping Skills, ADHD, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

I've had the pleasure of fostering great rapport with clients by helping them navigate the difficulties and challenges of their lives.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

My approach is empathic and non-judgmental — I take the time to listen and work to help individuals meet their personal goals.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +15 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care p... As your provider, it is my duty to meet you where you are at, wherever that may be. I will work with you to develop an individualized, holistic care plan that will allow you to achieve recovery and work towards turning your dreams into reality. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +11 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

"It is a privilege to be allowed into the lives of my clients, witnessing them become the version of themselves that previously seemed unattainable."

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 Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 Fort Lauderdale, FL 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?

Approximately 16 million people in the US and 350 million people worldwide suffer with major depression each year. It can hit someone out of nowhere, linger in and out, or stick around for years. In any which case, depression is debilitating, as it is characterized by a deep level of despair and a diminished interest (or pleasure) in daily activities. Those with depression can experience additional harmful symptoms including fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping, and suicidal thoughts.

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching,’ than to say, ‘My heart is broken.’” –C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Experiencing depression, especially when you first develop symptoms, can be extremely frightening and confusing. The good news, though, is that depression is completely treatable and the majority of individuals who develop depression will recover fully. If you’re reading this right now and you think that you might be depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, FL. We have depression therapists and psychologists on staff who can help you learn to manage your symptoms, identify why you might be depressed, and ultimately get back to a happier you. We’re ready when you are. Call us today at (754) 400-5514 to schedule your appointment.

What Symptoms Accompany Depression?

A depression diagnosis depends on a self-report of symptoms. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), an individual must experience at least five of the following symptoms in the same two-week period for a depression diagnosis:

  • Depressed mood, the majority of each day, as demonstrated by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, or observation of others
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities, nearly every day
  • Significant weight or appetite changes
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia, nearly every day
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Irritability
  • Diminished ability to think straight or make decisions
  • Recurrent thoughts about death

If you are exhibiting any combination of the above symptoms, it’s important that you meet with a medical professional. A depression therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, FL can help you better manage these symptoms and lessen their harmful effects.

Why Am I Depressed? Causes of Depression

There is not one central cause of depression. Instead, there are multiple factors that can contribute to depression. For example:

  1. Environment: An individual’s environment can play a crucial role in the development of depression. For example, a traumatic event—such as the loss of a loved one—can leave one reeling and he or she can go on to feel depressed and experience other symptoms of the disorder.
  2. Genetics: Your genetics can play a role in the development of depression, too. If your parents or your siblings struggle with depression, your risk of experiencing depression is two or three times greater.
  3. Temperament: It’s also possible for depression to stem from an individual’s negative affectivity (NA), which refers to how one experiences negative emotions. In other words, someone who doesn’t cope well with unpleasant emotions might be at a greater risk of feeling depressed.

While the above factors may play a role in the development of depression, it’s important to know that sometimes there is no good explanation for why one feels depressed. It’s also important to know that self-care can go a long way. So, in addition to working with a depression therapist or psychologist to manage your symptoms and get back to a happier, healthier you, practice self-care. Prioritize physical activity, time with loved ones, and other activities that make you feel good.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale

Are you in need of Broward therapy for depression? If you think you might be depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. We have depression therapists and psychologists on staff who are leaders in their field and specialize in helping people to manage their depression. These professionals have the skills, training, and experience to change your life for the better. If you think that you could find value in depression therapy, give Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County a call at (754) 400-5514. Our therapists and psychologists are looking forward to meeting you and assisting you on this journey.

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 Fort Lauderdale therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Fort Lauderdale
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

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I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Read more I recently switched from "Doctors On Demand" to "Thriveworks." I am seeing both a psychiatrist and a talk therapist. Both have thus far been exceptional. My psychiatrist is thorough in evaluating how medications are effecting me and advising possible alternatives if we need to reconsider a course of action. I appreciate his holistic approach to my treatment, probing how diet and other lifestyle choices may impact my emotional well being. My talk therapist listens carefully to me, shares a central theme that emerges from our session and recommends exercises that help delve deeper into issues that impact my ability to cope and thrive. I amvery happy with their service. Thank you.
Monty Feb 2024
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Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Read more Kaitlyn is outstanding! She is a thorough listener with wonderful recommendations and treatment plans.
Kyle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Amazing experience. I like it
Johnny Feb 2024
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Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Read more Pedro is a warm and empathetic clinician. He is a great listener and provides excellent feedback while making you feel comfortable opening up. I highly recommend Pedro!
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Read more Although, I haven't known Pedro for a long time it is clear that it doesn't take a long time to realize Pedro is compassionate, helpful and a supportive person. Pedro encourages friends and colleagues to strive to their highest potential. Pedro has immaculate management skills. I remember Pedro consistently emphasizing the importance of treating people the way you would like to be treated.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Read more Pedro is an excellent clinician who's primary concern is his clients wellbeing. He goes above and beyond to provide the best clinical care for his patients, and creates an individualized treatment plan to help assist with their specific needs. The clinical world is far better off having someone like this practicing in the field.
Fort Lauderdale Jan 2020
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fort Lauderdale is located at 2425 E Commercial Blvd #405, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone number

(754) 219-9481

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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