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2,471 people sought depression counseling help at Kennesaw in the last year

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

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Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +4 more

Compassionate person-centered therapist trained and experienced in providing therapeutic services to individuals and couples.

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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +3 more

As a child who grew up facing the challenges of emotional trauma, I understand what it's like trying to express oneself when it feels like no one is l... As a child who grew up facing the challenges of emotional trauma, I understand what it's like trying to express oneself when it feels like no one is listening. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +13 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, Life Transition, +4 more

As a clinician and trauma survivor, I understand difficulties of moving past your pain and will help you discover a new world filled with hope!

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +4 more

I aim to meet you where you are in your life’s journey and offer you discover new tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.

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 Kennesaw, GA 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 Kennesaw, GA 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 a serious, yet common mental illness. In fact, it is estimated that 16.2 million US adults and over 300 million people worldwide have depression. This illness is characterized by a pronounced sadness and can come with harmful psychological as well as physical symptoms, including feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, significant changes in appetite or sleep, and a lack of interest in activities the individual used to enjoy.

“The road to wellbeing is a process that is supported by hope, inner strength and perseverance, and the involvement and support of others.”

These symptoms can sound pretty scary; especially when you start to experience them yourself. The good news, though, is that depression is a treatable disorder. There are multiple treatment methods that prove effective, including antidepressants and therapy. Depending on your specific situation, one or both of these methods could help you to heal and live better.

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, you don’t have to worry about finding the help that you need. Thriveworks Kennesaw has depression therapists and psychologists on staff who can discuss your symptoms, help you understand potential causes of your depression, and develop a treatment plan specific to you. Our ultimate mission is to guide you toward a happier, healthier life. If you think that you could benefit from partnering up with one of our professionals and receiving an individualized depression treatment plan, reach out to Thriveworks Kennesaw. We want to help.

How Do I Know If I’m Depressed?

Only a doctor can diagnose depression, but it is important to know the symptoms of this common illness. Above, we mentioned feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite and sleep, and a lack of interest in activities the individual used to enjoy. In addition to these symptoms, someone with depression might experience the following:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Loss of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Slowed speech or movement
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts

For a depression diagnosis, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. It is important that depression is substantially different from mere sadness. We all experience sadness, whether we’re sad about a breakup, sad about the loss of a job or passing of a loved one. It becomes depression we begin to experience the symptoms discussed above suffer significantly in major areas of life.

If you start to experience any of the symptoms we just talked about, it’s important that you reach out to a mental health professional so you can begin to manage your symptoms and recover from depression. Thriveworks Kennesaw in Cobb County has depression therapists on staff who want to work with you.

How Does Cobb Therapy Help with Depression?

As we mentioned previously, therapy proves effective in the treatment of depression. You’re probably wondering, “How?” While it varies from person to person, depression therapy often follows this loose formula:

  1. Your therapist will first get to know you and your unique situation. They’ll ask about your symptoms and experience with depression as well as other mental illnesses.
  2. Then, your therapist will design treatment to best help you. This might involve learning effective self-care measures that work for you, like journaling or exercising, and talking about root causes of depression, like the loss of a loved one or negative thinking.
  3. You will continue to see your therapist, and they will continue to equip you with life-changing for managing your symptoms, thinking productive thoughts, and ultimately living happier.

If you think you might be depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Kennesaw. You don’t have to worry about your therapist judging or exposing you. They know that your information and experience is precious; their job is to understand and help you to the best of their ability using their skills, training, and experience.

Schedule an Appointment with a Thriveworks Kennesaw Counselor or Psychologist in Cobb County

The depression therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Kennesaw want to make a difference in your life. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and think that you might be depressed, reach out today to schedule an appointment.

Our providers are the best of the best. They possess unique skills and have undergone extensive training to help their clients make important progress in life. You can schedule your appointment today by calling our Thriveworks Kennesaw office at 770-224-7408. We look forward to hearing from you and getting started.

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 Kennesaw therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | 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 Kennesaw
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
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Don’t feel judged and receive encouragement
Amberly Feb 2024
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I enjoy my visits w Mrs.Walters. She seems to really care, and she’s easy to talk to.
Amberly Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Carlene Battiste-Downie is an outstanding individual with clear vision and insightfulness. With her years of experience, I have no doubt that she would be able to provide the level of empathy and caring to help her clients to thrive.
Read more Carlene Battiste-Downie is an outstanding individual with clear vision and insightfulness. With her years of experience, I have no doubt that she would be able to provide the level of empathy and caring to help her clients to thrive.
Kennesaw Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Let's talk about Kelli Beechler for a second! This woman is an absolute God send to me! If you don’t believe in God, well then let's just say the universe or regardless of whatever it is you actually believe in, she has been an absolute gift in my life! This is a woman who NEVER makes you feel like you are just a number or a paycheck to her! I feel so thankful to know her! I can't fully express in words, how blessed I feel to have her in my life but I'm going to try just for the sake of someone else who might need to know her could be reading this. She is someone who’s beyond kind and compassionate and caring! She always meets me exactly where I am, and there has never been a single time that I don’t feel better after a session with her. My sessions change my week, my life, and also keep me sane when things go crazy! It brings me comfort in remembering no matter how hard things feel I get to see her and she will do whatever is in her power to help me help myself! She never fails to remind me who I am in my core, or what I’m trying to accomplish, or how to lead with a level head and not my emotions based on what I’ve told her I'm trying to accomplish. She helps me stay focused, determined, and accountable. Her soul is one of the best I’ve ever seen! I have been in and out of therapy the better half of my life and I'm about to be 28. I have had all kinds of people and teachings and nothing compares to the relationship I’ve developed with this woman in just a few short months. I don’t feel like she’s just a counselor, I feel like she’s my friend! Kelli shows up for me in a way no one else in my life does! I feel like I can tell her anything without fear. It's always a judgement free zone! I feel like she always comes from a place of love and of service in her heart! She’s always teaching me new ways and tricks and tips that help me. I am going through a great deal of things in my life right now and I’ve got to say I don’t really know what I would do without this woman and her support! The role she plays in my life is so significant. There is something so special about knowing you can count on someone, and not just count on someone but have great advice. There is something huge to say when a person is choosing to show up for you when you need them most, and I just want to express that I have literally never ever felt like I was just a way for her to make money. When I think about Kelli I can't help but want to express how beautiful her soul is. She is such a special person and anyone who knows her knows she’s a gift; the kind of pure magic! Don’t believe me? Set up a session with her and find out for yourself!
Read more Let's talk about Kelli Beechler for a second! This woman is an absolute God send to me! If you don’t believe in God, well then let's just say the universe or regardless of whatever it is you actually believe in, she has been an absolute gift in my life! This is a woman who NEVER makes you feel like you are just a number or a paycheck to her! I feel so thankful to know her! I can't fully express in words, how blessed I feel to have her in my life but I'm going to try just for the sake of someone else who might need to know her could be reading this. She is someone who’s beyond kind and compassionate and caring! She always meets me exactly where I am, and there has never been a single time that I don’t feel better after a session with her. My sessions change my week, my life, and also keep me sane when things go crazy! It brings me comfort in remembering no matter how hard things feel I get to see her and she will do whatever is in her power to help me help myself! She never fails to remind me who I am in my core, or what I’m trying to accomplish, or how to lead with a level head and not my emotions based on what I’ve told her I'm trying to accomplish. She helps me stay focused, determined, and accountable. Her soul is one of the best I’ve ever seen! I have been in and out of therapy the better half of my life and I'm about to be 28. I have had all kinds of people and teachings and nothing compares to the relationship I’ve developed with this woman in just a few short months. I don’t feel like she’s just a counselor, I feel like she’s my friend! Kelli shows up for me in a way no one else in my life does! I feel like I can tell her anything without fear. It's always a judgement free zone! I feel like she always comes from a place of love and of service in her heart! She’s always teaching me new ways and tricks and tips that help me. I am going through a great deal of things in my life right now and I’ve got to say I don’t really know what I would do without this woman and her support! The role she plays in my life is so significant. There is something so special about knowing you can count on someone, and not just count on someone but have great advice. There is something huge to say when a person is choosing to show up for you when you need them most, and I just want to express that I have literally never ever felt like I was just a way for her to make money. When I think about Kelli I can't help but want to express how beautiful her soul is. She is such a special person and anyone who knows her knows she’s a gift; the kind of pure magic! Don’t believe me? Set up a session with her and find out for yourself!
Kennesaw Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Lamonica Green has a level of patience and compassion that I have never seen. She has a way of connecting with children. I have observed her on many occasions with her special needs clients. She has a unique ability to engage them and get them to respond no matter what they are struggling with. She's extremely knowledgeable about her craft, and she's a wonderful teacher and advisor.
Read more Lamonica Green has a level of patience and compassion that I have never seen. She has a way of connecting with children. I have observed her on many occasions with her special needs clients. She has a unique ability to engage them and get them to respond no matter what they are struggling with. She's extremely knowledgeable about her craft, and she's a wonderful teacher and advisor.
Kennesaw Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Kelli is an amazing counselor. She is very open minded and listens carefully. She also shows genuine interest and empathy. She takes a solution focused approach.
Read more Kelli is an amazing counselor. She is very open minded and listens carefully. She also shows genuine interest and empathy. She takes a solution focused approach.
Kennesaw Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kennesaw is located off of Cherokee St NW, west of Bozeman Lake and around the corner from the Kroger on Jiles Rd. Our building is right next to Todd Immigration and Shoemaker Pediatric Dentistry, and across the street from J & S Air Conditioning Heating and Electrical.

Phone number

(770) 343-4919

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm

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