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125,574 people sought depression counseling help in Virginia 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 Ashland, VA 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 Ashland, VA 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?

Depression is a common and highly recognizable mental health disorder. This disorder can impact an individual’s ability to cope with everyday life. Many individuals who struggle with depression have difficulty handling regular daily activities and the symptoms can impact how they think, sleep, eat, work, and feel. This common mood disorder can be extremely disruptive if a person does not seek professional help. While many individuals may experience symptoms of depression, the symptoms have to be present for at least two weeks to be diagnosed with clinical depression.

Types of Depression

Dysthymia, which is also described as persistent depressive disorder, is a depressive episode that lasts for at least two years. These episodes of major depression can be exhaustive and include severe symptoms.

The most common depression amongst pregnant women is called postpartum depression. Many symptoms of postpartum depression decrease within a few weeks of childbirth, due to hormonal imbalance. However, postpartum depression is an extended length of depression in which patients experience extreme mood swings. These episodes are full blown symptoms of depression.

Psychotic depression develops within an individual who already struggles with severe depression. Psychotic depression is an added layer of symptoms that usually impact an individual’s sense of reality that can include delusions or hallucinations.

Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by the onset of depression during the winter months when there is less natural sunlight. This depression generally lifts during spring and summer. Winter depression, typically accompanied by social withdrawal, increased sleep, and weight gain, predictably returns every year in seasonal affective disorder.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Lingering feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in things that once brought joy
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness or Insomnia
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Appetite changes
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Digestive issues

These symptoms will vary depending on the individual and what stage the depression is in. An individual experiencing any of these symptoms for an extended period should seek help.

Risk Factors

Recent statistics list depression as one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. The risk factors of depression range from a mixture of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression is not age-specific, but often begins in adulthood. Depression can typically start off as anxiety in children.

Risk factors include:

  • Family history of depression
  • Major life changes
  • Stress
  • Physical illnesses
  • Medications
  • Trauma

Depression is treatable and even the most severe cases can experience relief and lead a normal life. Depression is typically treated with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. The most common form of medication is antidepressants.

If you or someone you know is experiencing depression symptoms, help is available. Please contact your doctor or mental health professional.

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 Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

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(804) 531-3165

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