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520 people sought depression counseling help at Franklin in the last year

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

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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 Franklin, 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 Franklin, 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.

Need more help deciding?

Sometimes, life hits us hard. Maybe it was a specific event, like the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or, the unknown trials that COVID-19 may bring. Maybe you feel like you have continually been hit with a series of heartbreaks and you find it difficult to stay on track with a career or to maintain long-term relationships. Whether sudden or on going, these events can leave us feeling isolated, alone and overwhelmed.

Nobody deserves to go through depression. When it feels like you can’t even get out of bed, reaching out for someone else is likely the last thing that you may be motivated to do. However, this is exactly what you should do. If you could “snap out” of your depression by yourself, you would have already done so. Everyone needs someone to give the support and another perspective that we may not have seen on our own. Our professional, licensed therapists have the insight to present alternative ways of coping and have the experience to bring their expertise with compassion.

They also offer online therapy for depression, so you can access this support and care remotely during this pandemic. That way you can get the help you deserve without having to leave the safety and comfort of your home.

What Are the Symptoms of Depression? 

Depression will look different for everyone. Every person, situation, and expectations are different, so every case of depression is also different. The reported symptoms of depression have skyrocketed during the Coronavirus outbreak. As more people are closed off from the world, their work, their hobbies, and even their loved ones, hopelessness and defeat start to sink in. When you’re literally trapped in your house, it can start to feel like you’re trapped in your mind.

Online counseling is a solution that is community driven and safe. We understand the importance of paying attention to leading, reputable health organizations and local government, and that’s why telehealth therapy can be a great option for those who don’t feel safe going outside or can’t because of a shelter-in-place or quarantine notice.

Telehealth counseling might be especially helpful if you are experiencing symptoms of depression such as:

  • Feeling worthless
  • Having no energy (may be called “lazy”)
  • A loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy
  • Mental fog (not thinking straight)
  • Abnormal sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
  • Unordinary eating habits (eating too much or too little)
  • Irritability
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Feeling down or sad
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior

If you’re stuck inside because of a shelter-in-place or other coronavirus outbreak protocol, you might be thinking these are commonplace symptoms. You may be saying to yourself, “We’re all going through a hard time, so I shouldn’t be complaining. I just need to suck it up and work harder.” This is a thought that can be common in depression.

It’s true that as a collective community, we’re getting hit hard with coronavirus. It’s false that your mental health matters less because of that. The best question you can ask yourself when deciding if you should do online counseling is “Am I happy with where I’m at right now?” If not, give Thriveworks Franklin online counseling a call today. We accept most insurances, and most insurances cover online counseling for depression. We also have an affordable self-pay option that covers online therapy.

The world can feel overwhelming at times, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We all go through lows and highs. Sometimes it can help to have a supportive, empathetic hand to help you through the lows. Thriveworks Franklin is here for you if you are struggling with depression. You can make an appointment by calling (617) 360-7210.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • 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

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Franklin is located in the same building as Sancturary Salon & Day Spa, Xpression Prints, Allevato Architects, Sunrise Montessori School, Berry Insurance, and Opal Beauty Lounge, as well as many other businesses. We are not far from the intersection of Hayward Street and W Central Street, near this intersection is Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center, Timeless Crossfit and Fitness, Furniture Clinic and Preferred Pump & Equipment.

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(508) 960-6973

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