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1,599 people sought depression counseling help in Mississippi in the last year

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

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Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Medicare MS, +5 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +5 more

As a licensed psychologist, I strive to collaborate with clients in a way that fosters therapeutic growth and results in lasting change.


Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +3 more

As someone who has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years as well as being a mother to a child with a mental health disorder, I understan... As someone who has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years as well as being a mother to a child with a mental health disorder, I understand how dealing with your struggles has probably affected you. Read more

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 Hattiesburg, MS 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 Hattiesburg, MS 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?

Feeling sad is a normal part of life. Maybe it’s negative feedback on a work project, a falling out in a cherished friendship, or a sudden injury that prevents you from taking a long-planned holiday. Occasional sadness, grief, and heartbreak are unavoidable facts of being human.

However, if you have long-lasting feelings of misery, struggle to get out of bed in the morning, or feel isolated from the people who care about you, there might be a more pressing issue at hand. Like millions of people who live with depressive disorders, you may find it difficult to maintain interest in daily activities, enjoy hobbies, and spend time with loved ones.

Depression is a mental health disorder that stems from various biological, psychological, and social factors. Fortunately, mental health professionals have the training and experience to diagnose and treat depression and its symptoms, allowing clients to live happier, healthier lives.

If you think you’re experiencing depression, licensed therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS, may be able to help. Call our office today to get started.

Depression: Common Types and Symptoms

No two people go through life in the same way. There are several forms of depression, and although there are similarities, everyone’s experience can be unique. While a mood disorder might cause one person to turn to substance abuse, it could turn another to self-harm.

The following is a list of the most common depressive disorders and depression symptoms:

  • Major depressive disorder: This is one of the most common depressive disorders. It’s caused by a number of biological, psychological, and social stressors. Major depressive disorder can cause suicidal thoughts and alter your sleep habits, appetite, energy level, and confidence. MDD typically presents as extreme feelings of sadness, disinterest, and loneliness.
  • Bipolar disorder: Often characterized by intense mood swings that result in manic highs or depressive lows, bipolar disorder is often influenced by genetic traits and your environment.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression can be triggered by hormonal changes after a child is born and can cause a person to lose sleep, be irritable, and struggle to properly bond with the child.
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): This disorder can occur when you live in an area with gloomy weather where there’s not much sunlight during the winter months. Symptoms of SAD include moodiness, fatigue, a feeling of hopelessness, and social withdrawal.

Your mental health experience might not be the same as what’s listed above — and that’s ok. Your mental health is unique to your situation. Working with a board-certified psychiatrist in Hattiesburg, MS, can help manage the issues in your life. Call us today or use our convenient online scheduling tool to get started.

How Does Depression Therapy Typically Work?

Counseling and therapy for depression create a judgment-free zone for working through intense emotions and exploring your mental health. A licensed counselor or therapist might want to talk about your mental health history, work-life balance, relationships, and more. Then, as the situation becomes more apparent, they may diagnose you with a mental health disorder and begin tackling symptoms they’ve identified. Treating depression is a manageable process that helps people regain control and happiness.

Some of the most common treatment methodologies for treating depression include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is designed to help change any negative patterns of thought or behavior that contribute to or worsen your depression. CBT usually focuses on your most pressing concerns and helps you form new coping skills.
  • Interpersonal therapy: This therapy centers on relationships with family, romantic partners, colleagues, and friends. It aims to improve depressive episodes related to conflict in-between people by providing you with guidance for healthier communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Medication: Psychiatrists can prescribe medication to their clients, and other mental health professionals can work with a psychiatrist for medication management services. Medication can improve your mood, sharpen your focus, and reduce symptoms of depression.

Do you think you’re living with depression? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS, today. One of our team members can help you get started.

Book a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS

Thriveworks Counseling offers sessions with trained counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists, including weekend and evening appointment options. You can choose between in-person sessions, counseling over the phone, or sessions via video chats. We pride ourselves on accepting many different health insurance plans to make care more affordable and accessible.

Other great perks include access to exclusive video content, the ability to contact a provider in between sessions using text or email, and the option to participate in moderated community discussions.

Depression doesn’t have to rule your life — you can take a step forward by working with a mental health professional. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS, to set up your first appointment. Many new clients often meet with a provider within just 24 to 48 hours — you can get started incredibly quickly.

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 Hattiesburg therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Hattiesburg is located off Weathersby Road, less than half a mile from the intersection of Weathersby and W 4th Street. In a complex with small buildings, you will find a Vitamins Plus health food store next door.

Phone number

(601) 550-6617

Languages spoken by MS providers

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