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699 people sought depression counseling help at Kansas City 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 Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO 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?

Sharon has a mental disorder that consumes her life. It’s depression. Getting out of bed each morning and preparing for work is difficult. Sharon acts like she’s happy around her colleagues, and this always feels exhausting. 

When she returns home at the end of the day, she heads right to her bedroom and misses dinner. Her family has noticed her low mood and weight change, but they are confused because Sharon doesn’t discuss her feelings. 

Depression can turn your favorite activities into dull, pointless ones. It can make everyday functioning challenging. At Thriveworks Counseling in Kansas City, we have a team of depression therapists who are highly trained and qualified to help people like Sharon, and you, cope with and manage these difficult depression symptoms. 

If you’re experiencing depressive thoughts, feelings, or other signs of this disorder, consider talking to a Thriveworks mental health professional right away. Our compassionate therapists have your interests at heart and are ready to help you.

What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

Loss of interest in daily life and despair often accompany depression. Symptoms can vary, but you may experience the following:

  • Feeling fatigued: do you tire quickly or feel you need several caffeinated drinks just to stay focused and alert?
  • Irritability or moodiness: are you snapping at your young son or daughter over something petty? Is your mood in the gutter most of the time?
  • Having difficulty sleeping or sleeping too often: are you off your regular sleeping routine? Are you sleeping more than eight hours a day or only managing a few, mostly restless hours of sleep?
  • Feeling hopeless: do you have the sense that nothing can go right, and there is no productive future for yourself?
  • Lack of focus: is your ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently impaired? Do you have trouble concentrating? 
  • Feeling worthless: do you think you have nothing to offer yourself, your friends and family, your job, or the world?
  • Disinterest in previously enjoyable activities: do you have hobbies that you no longer enjoy? Do you find it challenging to commit to meeting with friends in a social setting?

These are the common signs and symptoms of depression. No two people are affected the same way. You should know that depression, even the most severe cases, is very treatable, and you can find relief. The earlier you start treatment, the more effective it is. Depression is typically treated with therapy and medication, or a combination of both. 

How Can I Cope with Depression?

Depression can often keep you in a rut, where one day is the same as the day before. But you can try out a few coping strategies to help manage your symptoms and look forward to leaving depression behind for good. 

Here are some ways you can cope with depression. Pick out one or two and see if they work for you. Even a few small steps will go a long way to getting you on the right track.

  • Connect with others: Call, write, or video chat with a family member or a friend. Talking out your feelings and concerns can be very relieving. You may also discover that someone close to you has experienced the same thoughts or feelings at one time or another in their lives. They may be able to offer you tips you haven’t heard of before. And, if nothing else, having someone who will just listen can be rewarding as well.
  • Try to relax: This may sound easier said than done, but focusing on calming and relaxing activities can help move you away from your inner critic or sad thoughts and get you back into the present moment. 
  • Take care of yourself: We often hear about self-care, but it really is beneficial to practice and make part of your daily routine. Try to ensure that you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting at least eight hours of quality sleep each night, and avoiding alcohol, drugs, or anything else that triggers your depression symptoms. 

Scheduling Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Kansas City, MO

If you are ready to start therapy to make meaningful changes in your life, Thriveworks in Kansas City, MO is prepared to help. At Thriveworks, our goal is to provide accessible mental health care to our communities. To accomplish this and more, we offer our clients benefits like same- or next-day appointments, flexible schedules, online counseling, text support via our Success Navigator, and much more. 

To get started, simply call our office. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment that best works for you. Let us help you start thriving 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 Kansas City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | 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 Kansas City
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 Thriveworks Kansas City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Read more Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Read more Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Read more Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Read more Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Read more I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Read more Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Read more I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Read more Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Kansas City is located at 4010 Washington St, 2nd Fl-STE 201, Kansas City, MO 64111, near West 40th Street.

Phone number

(816) 722-2967

Languages spoken by MO providers

  • English
  • Japanese
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