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522 people sought depression counseling help at Huntsville in the last year

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

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As a queer person of color who has struggled with feeling lost, my goal in life is to help you embrace your emotions, realizing that they are your gui... As a queer person of color who has struggled with feeling lost, my goal in life is to help you embrace your emotions, realizing that they are your guides leading you back to the true you. Read more

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As the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran, I have experienced the the traumas that comes with living with someone suffering from PTSD. It has given me ... As the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran, I have experienced the the traumas that comes with living with someone suffering from PTSD. It has given me a great deal of respect for veterans. 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 Huntsville, AL 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 Huntsville, AL 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 one of the most common diagnosable mental disorders, affecting upwards of 300 million people globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But despite how common these issues are, people who suffer from depression don’t always feel comfortable reaching out for help.

Some people feel a great deal of shame when it comes to mental health issues like anxiety and depression. It’s common for those affected by mental illness to feel as if it is some kind of personal failure, though this is far from the case.

To make matters more complicated, depression can feel highly isolating. This can make it difficult to bring up, even with those who are closest to you. It may seem easier to simply tell those around you that you’re doing fine.

The good news, however, is that depression is a highly treatable condition. Professional counseling services are available and have helped countless others overcome their feelings of depression. If you’ve been struggling with depression, consider reaching out to the mental health experts at Thriveworks in Huntsville, AL. It’s the first step on a path toward greater healing.

What Are Common Depression Symptoms?

It’s completely normal to feel down from time to time. For example, many people experience sadness after the loss of a loved one, difficulties in a relationship, or financial troubles. However, if symptoms of depression are persistent over several weeks and are interfering in your daily life, it may be time to consider speaking to a mental health professional.

When it comes to feelings of depression, each individual’s symptoms may be different. Some people feel suicidal and can’t make it out of bed while others are able to function normally in their daily lives but can’t shake a persistent low mood. No matter what you are experiencing, know that your feelings are valid and that licensed counselors are available to help.

The reasons and timeframe for depression can also vary from person to person. Sometimes depression is brought on by a clear triggering event while other times it may slowly happen without a particularly discernible reason. Some people experience depression in episodes while others experience consistent sad feelings over a long period.

Although there are many different types of depression, some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
  • Apathy
  • Increased irritability
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Low self-worth
  • Increased anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Social isolation
  • Substance abuse

If you’ve been experiencing these or any other symptoms of depression, consider speaking to a professional counselor. Trained mental health professionals are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Huntsville, AL.

Can I Benefit From Depression Therapy?

Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy? Do you feel lost and directionless? Are negative thoughts interfering with your ability to concentrate?

Depression can be overwhelming and it’s easy to feel like there’s no way out. However, professional counselors have devoted their lives to providing effective treatment for depression and other issues related to your mental and emotional health.

Depression can be caused by a combination of biological, mental, and social factors. This means a multifaceted approach may be necessary, often involving talk therapy, medication, or both. It will be up to your therapist to make a determination as to the best treatment plan after a comprehensive evaluation.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly effective type of talk therapy used to treat many forms of depression. The goal is to help you identify negative thought patterns that may be contributing to feelings of low self-worth and low moods. Professional counselors are experienced in helping clients identify these thought patterns and make adjustments in their daily life.

If you’ve been thinking about speaking to a mental health counselor to help you work through your depression, reach out to the licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Huntsville, AL.

Starting Therapy for Depression With Thriveworks in Huntsville, AL

At Thriveworks, we believe in making counseling services highly accessible. That’s why we offer online options for therapy via phone or video chat so you have access to therapy from the comfort of your home. Alternatively, you can visit our office in-person in Huntsville, AL.

Either way, Thriveworks clients get access to appointments during the day, as well as in the evenings and on weekends. If you’re a new client, we’ll even work with you to get your first appointment scheduled within 24 hours.

We take many forms of insurance and offer a number of exclusive benefits, including:

  • 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A
  • Phone and email access to your counselor between appointments
  • Text support for billing and scheduling
  • Community discussion board moderated by a mental health counselor
  • Exclusive video content
  • Complimentary eBook called “Leaving Depression Behind”

Have you been looking for a mental health counselor to provide professional and compassionate care? Make an appointment with Thriveworks Counseling in Huntsville, AL to get started today.

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 Huntsville therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Huntsville
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Keeps me focused on what’s important.
Ethel Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Leslie Grant as her supervisor for several years. Ms. Grant is a very caring and compassionate social worker. You can expect effective coping skills and personalized care.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Leslie Grant as her supervisor for several years. Ms. Grant is a very caring and compassionate social worker. You can expect effective coping skills and personalized care.
Huntsville Apr 2022
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Lasheika Brooks is an excellent clinician. Miss Brooks is also very warm and open. She takes the time to get to know her patients and build a therapeutic rapport in order to help them in the best way possible.
Read more Lasheika Brooks is an excellent clinician. Miss Brooks is also very warm and open. She takes the time to get to know her patients and build a therapeutic rapport in order to help them in the best way possible.
Huntsville Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I had to stop and leave a review on La-Shieka Brooks! She is such a gifted therapist and a wonderful person. Her diagnostic skills are highly refined, and she is able to put her clients at ease no matter the circumstance. I have worked for her as an intern, and with her as a college, so I can highly recommend her both for her work ethic and her client care.
Read more I had to stop and leave a review on La-Shieka Brooks! She is such a gifted therapist and a wonderful person. Her diagnostic skills are highly refined, and she is able to put her clients at ease no matter the circumstance. I have worked for her as an intern, and with her as a college, so I can highly recommend her both for her work ethic and her client care.
Huntsville Dec 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Huntsville is located at 1101 McMurtrie Dr NW Suite C3, Huntsville, AL 35806, near Westside Centre.

Phone number

(334) 518-5820

Languages spoken by AL providers

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