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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 Huntington Beach, CA 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 Huntington Beach, CA 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?

Rachel knows that she’s been spiraling downward for the past several months. Her usual hobbies and activities haven’t interested her, and neither has spending time with friends or her partner. While everything seems to be getting worse by the day, Rachel is stuck spinning her wheels, hoping she’ll eventually wake up feeling better. 

Rachel knows that she can’t continue to avoid what she’s feeling, and because of the sadness that’s persisted for several weeks, Rachel wonders if she could be depressed. That’s why she’s scheduling depression therapy—Rachel hopes that by opening up to a therapist or counselor about the mental health challenges she’s faced with, she’ll be able to start reclaiming her daily life back from the painful thoughts and emotions she’s been coping with. 

You might also be experiencing painful symptoms of depression, including sadness apathy, or a deep sense of emptiness. Though these sensations can seem overwhelming, you’re not alone. At Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA our mental health professionals can help you manage the symptoms of your depression. Find a source of support by connecting with one of our psychologists or psychiatrists.

Do I Have Depression? What Does It Feel Like?

Depression, like many other mental health conditions, has different triggers depending on the individual. As a result, the symptoms of depression may vary, as well. This is one of the reasons why attempting to self-diagnose isn’t a good idea—only a licensed mental health professional can do that. Still, there are several common signs that may indicate you’re depressed, including: 

  • Distancing oneself from loved ones and friends 
  • Overeating or avoiding eating 
  • Lack of self-care (i.e. personal hygiene or a clean living environment)
  • Drug or alcohol abuse to cope with emotional pain 
  • A noted lack of interest in sex, hobbies, or relationships
  • Decreased work performance
  • Feeling chronically fatigued   

When you’re experiencing emotional turmoil from depression, only a trained professional, like one of our providers at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA, can give you an accurate mental health diagnosis. And the more you share with your mental health professional, the better able they will be to help you manage your mental health needs. Open up about your depression—one of our providers is ready to listen.  

Who Should I Talk to about My Depression?

Because of the severity of depression as a mental health condition, and its potential to cause harm to the sufferer, our psychologists and psychiatrists are often the preferred providers for assisting in managing depression. While both can help treat depression, their treatment methods vary. More severe cases of depression are often treated by psychiatrists, while more easily managed cases can be treated with the assistance of a psychologist. 

Psychiatrists are: 

  • Medical doctors who are also licensed to conduct therapy sessions 
  • Able to use helpful prescription medicine and therapy as needed to assist people 

Psychologists help those with depression by: 

  • Using talk and behavioral therapy to implement coping strategies for clients 
  • Creating a professional connection with their client to better understand their depression 
  • Serving as a verbal and emotional outlet for those burdened by this mood disorder

Whichever mental health professional you’re paired with, you’ll start working with them to reduce the harmful effects of depression on your daily life and emotional wellbeing. 

Type of Depression 

There are many forms of depression and symptoms often vary, depending on the individual. Still, some common types of depression that our providers can help to treat include: 

  • Major depression: This is what most people think of when they hear the word “depression.” This disorder causes emotional detachment, sadness, hopelessness, and apathy. 
  • Minor depression: As the name implies, this is less severe than major depression but just as harmful. Because those with this disorder may go long periods without feeling depressed, identifying what’s triggering their sadness can be difficult for those with minor depression.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression affects women who’ve given birth; those who underwent caesarian sections or had a miscarriage are at higher risk. This disorder can onset immediately or months after childbirth. 
  • Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder can cause depression when the mood swings that it causes fluctuate. Those with bipolar disorder may feel extremely happy for a minute, and furious or dejected in the next.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA

Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA  is ready to pair you with a provider that has the experience and professional insight you need to help you cope with depression. Call us to schedule your first session—you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. They’re available to provide support seven days a week and can help you with everything from booking your first session to helping find the perfect provider. When you’ve finished enrolling, you’ll unlock an array of exclusive benefits, including: 

  • High touch support from our scheduling specialists, seven days a week 
  • Same and next-day sessions to help you manage your depression symptoms 
  • Full 50-60 minute session times so you can effectively process your emotions 
  • Email communication with your provider outside of sessions as needed 

Give Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA a call—we’re ready to help. Don’t let depression call the shots in your life. Take the time to consider whether you could benefit from talking with a psychologist or psychiatrist at Thriveworks about your depression symptoms. 

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 Huntington Beach therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

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Self-pay costs at Huntington Beach
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

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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.
Read more 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Huntington Beach shares an office with many other businesses, including Jason Cellars DDS & Robert Moretta DDS Cosmetic Dentistry, MeTime Massage, Koop Chiropractic, Priority One Bookkeeping, New Life Spirit Recovery Addiction Treatment Center, Kobra Design and Sea Cliff Dental. Next door is Fresh Face Society, and further down the road is First Option Auto Glass. We are right at the intersection of Florida Street and Professional Circle, and north of Professional Circle is Momma’s Chiro, CryoCareUSA, American Nursing Home, Around the Globe Travel, and South Coast Visa & Passport Service.

Phone number

(562) 330-4185

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Russian
  • English
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