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1,183 people sought depression counseling help at Framingham in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 35 therapists in Massachusetts 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 Framingham, MA 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 Framingham, MA 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 Framingham, MA—Therapists and Counselors

Depression can make even the toughest people feel weak. It can make the simplest tasks feel impossible. It can cause you to miss work, school, or put other responsibilities on the back burner. It can cause you to question everything you know about life—as you deal with an intense sadness, loss of energy, and feelings of guilt or worthlessness.

The good news is depression is completely treatable and there is help available. If you don’t feel like yourself and think you might be depressed, consider working with a depression counselor at Thriveworks in Framingham. The counselors, therapists, psychologists, and life coaches at Thriveworks are experts in mental health—they have the skills necessary to help you manage your depression symptoms and live a happy life again. Call (508) 392-4269 to schedule an appointment.

What Is Depression? Am I Depressed?

While many know about major depression, other forms of depression are lesser known: these include minor depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and many others. That said, so many know about major depression because around 19 million Americans are majorly depressed at any given moment. Garrett Ellis, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at our Framingham office, explains what this might look like: “Some of the major signs and symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, loss of energy, loss of motivation, loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, a sense of hopelessness, increase or decrease in appetite (as evidenced by weight loss/gain), irritability, sleep disturbance (e.g. insomnia), and feelings of worthlessness.”

In order to be diagnosed with depression, you must present feelings of intense sadness and/or experience a loss of interest in life most of the day and nearly every day for two weeks or longer. If any of these symptoms resonate with you and you think you might need professional help, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. A depression counselor will talk you through your symptoms and help you to better manage them so you can get back to your normal self again.

Do I Need Depression Counseling? How Can It Help Me?

Your journey in counseling will depend on your exact presentation of symptoms as well as your goals for therapy. Ellis explains: “The therapy process for treating depression often begins with identifying signs and symptoms that are unique to the individual’s circumstances, followed by exploring and understanding situations or events that have contributed to their depression. It is through gained knowledge, insight, problem-solving ability, and informed decisions-making, that depression counseling can help those in need to gain control over their lives, and thrive.”

In addition, your depression counselor will ask you about the level of self-care you engage in, which is just as important to this journey as the work you complete in the counseling room. Self-care is all about performing activities that you enjoy and that benefit your mental health. The following are a few common practices that prove beneficial:

  • Exercising (e.g., running or doing yoga)
  • Painting or tapping into your creative abilities
  • Meditating or practicing mindfulness
  • Spending time with a friend or family member

Schedule a Depression Counseling Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham

Are you experiencing symptoms of depression? Do you feel a deep despair and loss of interest in life? Have your sleeping or eating habits changed for the worst? Consider working with a mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham.

Our counselors and psychologists are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools to help you through this difficult time. And they are eager to make a difference in your life. If you’re ready to get started, so are we. Just give us a call at (508) 392-4269 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up. We offer evening and weekend sessions, accept most major insurances, and offer additional benefits.

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 Framingham therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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

5.0 Thriveworks Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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