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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 Iowa City, IA 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 Iowa City, IA 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?

Realizing that you might be suffering from this mood disorder can feel scary, but know support is available. Consider calling our office at (319) 600-6837 or using our convenient online scheduling tool to set up your first appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Iowa City, IA, today.

Types of Depressive Disorders

The way you experience depression might look different from someone else with the disorder.  However, there are some more common depression symptoms to consider:

  • Loss of interest in your hobbies
  • Persistent hopelessness and emptiness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Restlessness and trouble concentrating
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Indecisiveness
  • Mood swings
  • Anger and irritability
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Frequent thoughts of death and suicide

Dealing with these symptoms can make existing in your day-to-day life extremely difficult. Many people with depression struggle with their issues by themselves — which can make things worse in the long run. Working with a mental health professional can help reduce the symptoms of depression and help people live happier, healthier lives.

Being aware of the different forms of depression can also help you notice your symptoms. Some of these forms include:

  • Major depressive disorder: Major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, is marked by feelings of depressed mood, lessened interest in activities, substance abuse, and difficulty focusing. These types of feelings may cause significant distress or interfere with other areas of a person’s life.
  • Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes extreme emotional highs and lows. You might feel on top of the world for a period of time, down in the dumps for another period of time, with periods of normalcy in between.
  • Postpartum depression: Women who suffer from postpartum depression may feel sad, fatigued, or emotionally numb in the weeks or months following childbirth. These symptoms can interfere with a mother’s ability to bond with their child.

Depressive disorders can develop at a variety of different points in your life due to a wide variety of causes. Despite the way depression can make you feel, it is not your fault that you are suffering, and there is something that you can do about it.

That’s why paying attention to changes in your mental health is important — so you can get the help you need when you need it. Mental health professionals from Thriveworks Counseling in Iowa, IA, can help you manage your depression and live your best life.

Can I Benefit From Depression Therapy?

The kind of depression you have and how your symptoms present can influence what your treatment looks like. In most cases, talk therapy, medication, or a combination of the two are used as the primary modes of treating depression.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a kind of talk therapy focused on identifying and modifying negative patterns of thought. You’ll learn to avoid and resist common depressive thought patterns that distort the world around you. Other types of therapy commonly used to treat depression include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic therapy.

Medication is another common component of many depression treatment plans. Antidepressants can help reduce the symptoms of depression, making it much easier to manage. Your provider could suggest medication if they think it could help you feel better.

Meet With a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Iowa City, IA

When you’re ready to take the first step on your road to managing your depression, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Iowa City, IA, to schedule your first appointment at (319) 600-6837.

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 Iowa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare IA

  • Midlands Choice

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Iowa City is located off Hwy 1 West between Mormon Trek Blvd and Westport Plz. Our office is located in the same parking lot as Proctor and Gamble, Napa Auto Parts and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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(319) 600-6837

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