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Our therapists provide depression counseling in Grand Rapids, MI

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20,605 people sought depression counseling help in Michigan 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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Magdalen is an experienced therapist passionate about helping young mothers and women navigating perinatal concerns, post-partum diagnoses, and other ... Magdalen is an experienced therapist passionate about helping young mothers and women navigating perinatal concerns, post-partum diagnoses, and other various women’s health issues, in addition to Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorders. Magdalen is energetic and excited to help those seeking treatment become the best version of themselves that they can be. Read more

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As an older woman who has been affected by much of what life has to offer, I can empathize with many areas of trauma and joy and learning how to heal ... As an older woman who has been affected by much of what life has to offer, I can empathize with many areas of trauma and joy and learning how to heal from and celebrate those events. Read more

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I am dedicated to supporting you in beginning your journey no matter where we start.

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As a woman ahead of her time, having been a divorced single parent with no full-time job or college education and then later in life having lived in a... As a woman ahead of her time, having been a divorced single parent with no full-time job or college education and then later in life having lived in a four-generational house, I understand being a caretaker for an elderly parent, I understand the dynamics of balancing life, personally and professionally throughout the lifespan with many planned and unplanned life transitions. Read more

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As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their... As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible. Read more

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My field of study and work experiences have given me a wide range of knowledge that I have been able to apply to the clients that I see.

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I understand what overcoming is...I had to overcome childhood trauma. I've been there. Healing from trauma is not easy, but you're worth the time and ... I understand what overcoming is...I had to overcome childhood trauma. I've been there. Healing from trauma is not easy, but you're worth the time and the effort. You have this one life, and it's important that you are able to show up for it in a way that you can feel good about, be at peace about, and be proud of. Read more

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As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assi... As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assistance is a courageous step towards personal growth and emotional well-being. Read more

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As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma ... As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma and the affect they have on everyday life. Read more

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As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my role is multifaceted. I am a mental health advocate, educator, and clinician.

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I like to focus on identifying your strengths and help you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

When a client is struggling with depression, it is important for me to use motivational interviewing skills. This is beneficial because it shows them that I am listening, that I want to understand their struggles, and am proud of them for even just talking about it. Motivational interviewing is a great approach because it helps clients through the change process.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

When someone is depressed, it is first important to validate their emotions because they may not have received that from other people. I can find educating about the stages of change, stages of grief, and promoting self-care to be beneficial.

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

A client may show progress in several different ways depending upon each person. Progress might look like getting out of bed more, improving their sleep schedule, eating a more balanced diet, reaching out for support, and just making sure their basic needs are met.

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

In between sessions, it is important for clients to feel supported so I encourage them to spend time with whoever their support network may be. I encourage them to re-engage in activities that they once enjoyed or even try something new!

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

It is not the client's job to prepare for the first session. By showing up, shows me that you want to make a change and I will meet you where you are at.

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 Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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 Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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?

Struggling with Depression? Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Counseling Can Help You

Thriveworks Grand Rapids Depression Counseling counselors will design a therapy plan that acknowledges your unique personality, experiences and thought patterns. We are here to help you thrive through whatever struggles you’re facing when it comes to depression—and beyond.

To get started, schedule your first session online today or simply reach out by phone to talk with a helpful and friendly member of our support team.

Am I Depressed?

Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Persistent feelings of guilt and/or sadness
  • Uncharacteristic loss or increase in appetite
  • Loss of interest in former passions
  • Lowered sexual drive
  • Inability to focus
  • Inexplicable irritability

If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms regularly, it could be a sign that you could benefit from talking to a therapist.

Why Should I Reach Out to Grand Rapids Depression Counseling?

The therapists at Thriveworks Grand Rapids are experienced at treating the symptoms of depression and can utilize a variety of methods to help you feel better. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with depression, promoting coping skills and symptom management.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Addresses interpersonal conflicts and relationship issues that may contribute to depression, improving communication skills and social support.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Explores underlying unconscious conflicts and early life experiences that may influence depressive symptoms, fostering insight and emotional healing.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Helps individuals accept difficult emotions associated with depression while committing to actions aligned with personal values, promoting psychological flexibility and well-being.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Focuses on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to manage intense emotions and improve mood stability.
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Combines mindfulness practices with cognitive therapy to prevent relapse and enhance well-being in individuals with recurrent depression.

Schedule a Session with Thriveworks Grand Rapids

Find relief today. Contact Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Depression Counseling at 616-425-2176 or schedule your session online to get started.

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 Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Grand Rapids Charter Township
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Kelly Jan 2024
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I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Read more I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Grand Rapids Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Read more Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Grand Rapids May 2022
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Grand Rapids Mar 2022
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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Read more Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Grand Rapids Jan 2020
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Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Read more Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Sep 2019
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My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Read more My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Grand Rapids Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Read more I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Grand Rapids Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

Phone number

(616) 421-9387

Languages spoken by MI providers

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