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1,369 people sought depression counseling help at Harrisonburg in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 119 therapists in Virginia 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 Harrisonburg, 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 Harrisonburg, 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 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?

Counseling for Depression in Harrisonburg, VA

The professionals at Thriveworks Harrisonburg understand because we have walked with many clients who have depression. Our therapists and counselors have helped many people find the right diagnosis and the right treatment.

Simply call our office at (540) 501-5289 or get started online by scheduling a session from your phone or computer.

Not Just a Bad Day: Depression Is an Illness

At times, loved ones may minimize the severity of what those with depression are experiencing. After all, depression’s pain is not mark with a physical sign like a temperature or a rash. Nonetheless, the pain is very real.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines several types of depression and clearly labels it a mental illness.

    • Experiencing a depressed mood for most of the day and for more days than not. The mood will be severe enough that others notice.
    • Losing interest in once enjoyable activities for most of the day and for more days than not.
    • Fluctuating weight (either gain or loss) with accompanying increases or decreases in appetite.
    • Developing sleep disruptions (either hypersomnia or insomnia).
    • Deteriorating psychomotor skills (coordination, dexterity, strength, et cetera).
    • Feeling fatigued much of the day.
    • Feeling worthless or guilty on a regular, even daily, basis.
    • Difficulty concentrating, thinking, or making decisions.
    • Experiencing thoughts of death and/or suicide idealization.
    • Attempting suicide.

Did you recognize anything on this list? A counselor, therapist, or doctor should only make a diagnosis, but if you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to reach out for help. Finding the right diagnosis is of utmost important for finding the right treatment. Depression can manifest in a variety of ways. For example, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder are all forms of depression. Skilled mental health professionals can often help their clients find the right diagnosis and the right treatment plan for their unique symptoms.

Treating Depression: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Depression is a tricky and ruthless disease, but there are treatment options that are effective against it. It often takes a therapist’s or counselor’s guidance to find the right treatment, but many people have rediscovered happiness and hope. Just as depression affects many areas of a person’s life, treatment often requires a multi-faceted approach. While each person need a unique treatment plan, most of those plans will include some form of medication and some form of talk-based therapy. The medication can lessen symptoms so that people feel like themselves again. The therapy empowers people to heal wounds and build their coping skills.

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to depression.
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT): IPT focuses on improving communication skills and interpersonal relationships to alleviate depressive symptoms.
  • Psychodynamic therapy: This therapy explores unconscious conflicts and unresolved issues contributing to depression.
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): ACT helps individuals accept their emotions and commit to taking meaningful actions aligned with their values.
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT): MBCT combines mindfulness techniques with CBT to prevent relapse in individuals with recurrent depression.
  • Support groups: Participating in support groups with individuals experiencing similar challenges can provide validation, encouragement, and coping strategies for managing depression.

Starting Therapy for Depression with Thriveworks Harrisonburg

Consider working with the professionals at Thriveworks Harrisonburg. Our counselors and therapists understand that living with depression is hard. Scheduling therapy should be easy.

When you call our office, a person will answer and help you make an appointment. Let’s work together for better mental health.

Call Thriveworks Harrisonburg today at (540) 501-5289.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Harrisonburg
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 Harrisonburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Krystal never failed to impress me with her insights and her kindness. She is insightful and able to assess an issue from all perspectives. I felt safe with her and she always brought me clarity. She was very reliable and I am, without question, a better person for my work with her.
Read more Krystal never failed to impress me with her insights and her kindness. She is insightful and able to assess an issue from all perspectives. I felt safe with her and she always brought me clarity. She was very reliable and I am, without question, a better person for my work with her.
Harrisonburg Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
We have tried several counselors, and Krystle has been the most resourceful, considerate, present, and beneficial counselor, mediator, and role model for our blended family of 6, which includes 2 boys and 2 girls, coming from 2 different backgrounds, all having varying personalities and very different social and emotional needs. Krystle was able to help each child work through their weakness and build upon their strengths, one on one. She also worked with them as a group and helped them with sibling issues and social issues. Krystle provided us as parents, an outlet to be heard and to learn and practice strategies to help each child and the family unit. Krystle genuinely cares about her patients and maintains a calm and present demeanor throughout each patient experience. Without any doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Krystle for your counseling needs.
Read more We have tried several counselors, and Krystle has been the most resourceful, considerate, present, and beneficial counselor, mediator, and role model for our blended family of 6, which includes 2 boys and 2 girls, coming from 2 different backgrounds, all having varying personalities and very different social and emotional needs. Krystle was able to help each child work through their weakness and build upon their strengths, one on one. She also worked with them as a group and helped them with sibling issues and social issues. Krystle provided us as parents, an outlet to be heard and to learn and practice strategies to help each child and the family unit. Krystle genuinely cares about her patients and maintains a calm and present demeanor throughout each patient experience. Without any doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Krystle for your counseling needs.
Harrisonburg Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
As a professional working with at-risk youth, Krystle and I have collaborated often in a professional capacity. Krystle is a caring therapist and able to establish rapport with individuals resistant to treatment. Her dedication and expertise is illustrated by the positive changes her clients make and their improved mental health status. She deeply cares for the people she serves. Krystle has worked with adults and juveniles as well as families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Anyone participating in counseling with Krystle is in excellent hands.
Read more As a professional working with at-risk youth, Krystle and I have collaborated often in a professional capacity. Krystle is a caring therapist and able to establish rapport with individuals resistant to treatment. Her dedication and expertise is illustrated by the positive changes her clients make and their improved mental health status. She deeply cares for the people she serves. Krystle has worked with adults and juveniles as well as families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Anyone participating in counseling with Krystle is in excellent hands.
Harrisonburg Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Harrisonburg is located on Neff Ave. We share a building with Horizon 370 and Visiting Angels. There are many other buildings and businesses nearby, including Mall Center and LunaVita Law.

Phone number

(540) 501-5289

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