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7,813 people sought depression counseling help at Jacksonville 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 person who has made it to the other side of traumatic life events, I understand the different emotions that come from feeling overwhelmed, angry,... As a person who has made it to the other side of traumatic life events, I understand the different emotions that come from feeling overwhelmed, angry, and alone. Read more

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Therapy is a journey of healing while finding personal freedom and happiness.

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I am committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic experience by tailoring support to meet individual needs and promoting holistic ... I am committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic experience by tailoring support to meet individual needs and promoting holistic well-being. Read more

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression involves recognizing negative automatic responses that control our emotions and decreasing feelings of inferiority by understanding basic social mistakes and sibling relationships. I find the best benefit in Adlerian therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT).

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

During sessions, I teach the following tools in anxiety therapy:

  • Recognizing guilt and shame
  • Recognizing existential guilt: choosing not to choose or allowing others to make choices for us
  • Providing education on sibling birth order and how it affects us mentally
  • Becoming aware of one's own strengths
  • Pain management
  • Understanding resistance—argumentative behaviors, seeking to please, and life-limiting patterns
  • Parenting skills
  • Communication/assertiveness training
  • Social skills
  • Behavior rehearsal: practicing new thoughts before an actual situation
  • Coping skills for depression
  • Behavior experiments
  • Thought stopping
  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Exploring personal identity and personal values

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they have been becoming more social with spouses, family, and/or friends.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement depression counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling by practicing their personalized homework in between appointments. Homework is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can make a list of things you would like to talk about when you come to therapy. You can also take a moment to imagine what it would be like if your depression was suddenly removed.

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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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.

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Depression Therapy in Jacksonville, FL (West)—Depression Therapists and Counselors

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), depression symptoms and criteria include the following:

  • Depressed mood nearly every day (as demonstrated by sadness, emptiness)
  • Lack (or loss) of interest in day to day activities and events
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Difficulty sleeping (e.g., insomnia or hypersomnia)
  • Fatigue; loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Lack of concentration or ability to think straight
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts

Are you experiencing any combination of the above? You might be depressed. Don’t worry, though, there is help available. A depression therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Jacksonville can assess your needs and work with you to determine what form of treatment will help you, be it talk therapy, medication, or both. To get started, reach out to Thriveworks Jacksonville today.

How Can Depression Therapy, Counseling Help Me?

You can expect your Thriveworks therapist or psychologist to have the following goals in mind:

  1. Help you better understand and manage your depression symptoms
  2. Work with you to identify negative thinking and adapt more positive thinking
  3. Assist you with understanding potential causes of your depression
  4. Teach you how to respond well to triggers that upset or anger you
  5. Help you develop a plan for self-care that will further support health and wellbeing

Working with a depression therapist to accomplish the above goals will help you cope with your depression and fight back against these feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness. Remember: the first step in recovering from depression is recognizing that you feel depressed and reaching out for help. Thriveworks Jacksonville is happy to help and support you during this time.

Work with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West)

If you’re ready to schedule a depression therapy appointment, give Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West) a call at (904) 567-7203. You can also book online to get started.

Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL counselors, therapists, and psychologists are excited to meet you and help you conquer 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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
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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5.0 Thriveworks Jacksonville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jessica Gort is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s not only met my needs and expectations, she goes above and beyond that. When I first met with Jessica i was newly sober and recently lost my father, I was struggling and had just ended a professional relationship with a prior therapist that couldn’t help me with what I needed at that time. I felt lost and was losing hope until I met her. I expressed my concerns with Jessica and she did everything she could to help me in the ways that I needed, to keep my sobriety and mental health intact during my grieving process. If I could rate her 10 stars I would. She’s amazing. Highly recommend.
Read more Jessica Gort is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s not only met my needs and expectations, she goes above and beyond that. When I first met with Jessica i was newly sober and recently lost my father, I was struggling and had just ended a professional relationship with a prior therapist that couldn’t help me with what I needed at that time. I felt lost and was losing hope until I met her. I expressed my concerns with Jessica and she did everything she could to help me in the ways that I needed, to keep my sobriety and mental health intact during my grieving process. If I could rate her 10 stars I would. She’s amazing. Highly recommend.
Jacksonville Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I enjoyed working with Erin. She has my best interest at heart which is very important to me. I love how attentive and empathic Erin is towards my needs, and I am close to meeting my therapeutic goals. I have learned that life is a journey, and we should work on improving ourselves daily. I would most definitely recommend Erin to anyone who may need therapy, and I would work with her again. Thank you, Erin
Read more I enjoyed working with Erin. She has my best interest at heart which is very important to me. I love how attentive and empathic Erin is towards my needs, and I am close to meeting my therapeutic goals. I have learned that life is a journey, and we should work on improving ourselves daily. I would most definitely recommend Erin to anyone who may need therapy, and I would work with her again. Thank you, Erin
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Harm instantly makes you comfortable and helps you believe there is hope. She is extremely knowledgeable and isn’t afraid to challenge you to be better. I wish I could talk to her every day!
Read more Ashley Harm instantly makes you comfortable and helps you believe there is hope. She is extremely knowledgeable and isn’t afraid to challenge you to be better. I wish I could talk to her every day!
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I was very satisfied with the therapy session that Ms. Erin provided for me. I was initially reluctant to try a online session but she put me at ease!! I am very relieved that my first session was great. Ms. Erin provided great conversation and perspective! I can’t wait until my next session.
Read more I was very satisfied with the therapy session that Ms. Erin provided for me. I was initially reluctant to try a online session but she put me at ease!! I am very relieved that my first session was great. Ms. Erin provided great conversation and perspective! I can’t wait until my next session.
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I am so grateful for Erin and her ability to assist me with gaining insight. I was initially hesitant about pursuing therapy online. However, Erin was empathetic and easy to talk to. Additionally, she helped with valuable life coaching skills in order to reduce my anxiety and stress. Thanks Erin, looking forward to future sessions!
Read more I am so grateful for Erin and her ability to assist me with gaining insight. I was initially hesitant about pursuing therapy online. However, Erin was empathetic and easy to talk to. Additionally, she helped with valuable life coaching skills in order to reduce my anxiety and stress. Thanks Erin, looking forward to future sessions!
Jacksonville Nov 2020
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★★★★★
In my time working with Jessica, I have experienced nothing but kindness and empathy from her. Jessica fully listened to my concerns and helped me work through overwhelming situations on multiple occasions. Jessica provided non-judgmental support without being overbearing. I would definitely work with Jessica again and recommend her to anyone in need of support.
Read more In my time working with Jessica, I have experienced nothing but kindness and empathy from her. Jessica fully listened to my concerns and helped me work through overwhelming situations on multiple occasions. Jessica provided non-judgmental support without being overbearing. I would definitely work with Jessica again and recommend her to anyone in need of support.
Jacksonville Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at the corner of Herschel St and Woodmere St. in the St. Johns Plaza shopping mall. Next to our building runs Big Fishwier Creek. We currently share the building with OneCoolShop and Harps American Pub & Grill, among other businesses.

Phone number

(904) 567-0813

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
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