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914 people sought depression counseling help at Joliet in the last year

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

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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 Joliet, IL 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 Joliet, IL 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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Dan Reynolds, the lead singer for the band Imagine Dragons, once stated, “People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” Depression might be a different experience for everyone. Some episodes of major depression might manifest as anger or irritability. Other bouts might manifest as withdrawal from friends and family. Some people turn to the bottle or to numbing drugs in order to manage their negative feelings. They may also cope with depression for many years, not recognizing it as a treatable mental health condition and thinking it’s just their personality. 

Unique people deserve unique treatment for their depression. That is why Thriveworks in Joliet, IL offers a wide variety of licensed specialists to help people face and overcome their mood disorders. Thriveworks has psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and other mental health providers that you can choose from to help you understand and manage your depression. If you are experiencing feelings of depression, our staff can get you started with a qualified therapist right away for in-person or online counseling. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

How Can Counselors Help Depression?

Treating depression is not rocket science, but it does require expertise and compassion. Neurologists and other experts in the field know more about the causes of and treatments for depression than ever before. Mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL may use any of the following evidence-based approaches to treating individualized cases of depression:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychiatric medications like antidepressants or mood stabilizers
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Adjustments to sleep patterns and diet
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Relationship counseling
  • Family therapy

Can Depression Lead to Substance Abuse?

Mental health conditions can lead to substance abuse and other comorbidities if they’re not addressed. This is because the human mind will do pretty much anything to escape from emotional pain. But if you address the pain head-on with a licensed depression counselor at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL, you could find resolution for additional issues as well. Psychologists often look at root causes of anxiety and depression, not just the symptoms. They want to work with you to understand what neurological, social, and environmental factors might be triggering your depression so you can develop the tools to deal with your feelings effectively. 

What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

A depressive episode can exhibit many different symptoms, but licensed depression counselors at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL might recognize any of the following signs as red flags:

  • Sadness or despair that doesn’t go away after two weeks
  • Losing interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Overwhelming negative feelings like guilt or worthlessness
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Appetite changes and unintentional weight loss or gain
  • Irritability 
  • Unexplainable physical aches and pains
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation (elevated or lowered energy levels)
  • Thoughts of suicide (if you ever experience thoughts of suicide, call a crisis hotline like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or seek professional help right away)

What Are the Types of Depression?

There are numerous forms of depression, grouped by symptoms in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). A psychiatrist or another licensed provider at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL can evaluate clients for any of the following types of depression:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) aka dysthymia
  • Bipolar disorder (which used to be called manic depression)
  • Bipolar II disorder (characterized by hypomania instead of mania)
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Postpartum depression (PPD) or perinatal depression (PND)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Situational depression
  • Psychotic depression
  • Atypical depression

Not only does each form of depression have a different treatment protocol, but mental health providers need to tailor mental health care to an individual’s unique experience as well. That’s why it’s so important to have an adept therapist on your side as you navigate this complex mental health condition.

Find Depression Counseling Covered by Insurance at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL

Thriveworks clients can call the office in Joliet, IL and speak to a staff member who will quickly match them to a licensed mental health provider. At Thriveworks, we want to help you overcome your depression in any way we can. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

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 Joliet therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Hear from our clients

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I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Read more I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Linda Jan 2024
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Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Read more Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Anthony Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Read more I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Julian Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Joliet is located on Essington Rd., in the Silver Cross Professional Building. This building is right near Rock Run Trail.

Phone number

(779) 243-5677

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