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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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN 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?

In 2014, about 6.7 percent of Americans suffered from a major depressive episode (adaa.org). Millions of people suffer through depression every day, but many never reach out for help, while some people wait months or years to seek help. Thriveworks Knoxville counselors are ready to see you as soon as tomorrow. You don’t have to suffer any longer.

Portraits of Depression

Janelle used to love her job working for the city’s tourism department, but lately she has found it difficult to make decisions that used to come easily to her. Her workload is piling up, and the former stream of encouraging emails has transformed into reminders of repeatedly missed deadlines.

She goes directly to her apartment after work and doesn’t answer her phone when her friends call, since she feels bad about spending half of the conversation apologizing for “dumping” her feelings on them. Instead, she binge-watches entire seasons of TV shows she doesn’t even particularly like — it’s just a distraction. She could spend her evenings planning for future projects, but she doesn’t think any of her ideas are worth pursuing.

Types of Depression

Depression is debilitating to those who experience it, but it is also a source of pain for the depression victim’s friends and family. Understanding the different types, signs, and symptoms of depression will help you identify what you or your loved one might be going through.

Major depressive disorder, also known as recurrent depression, clinical depression, major depression, or unipolar disorder, impedes a person’s ability to live a balanced lifestyle due to overwhelming negative feelings such as hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, and irritability. Normal activities such as sleeping, eating, enjoying favorite activities, working, and studying can all be disrupted by the overwhelming nature of the disorder.

When feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, or anxiety persist for more than two years, this is known as persistent depressive disorder. You might also be affected by psychotic depression, depression that occurs in conjunction with irrational beliefs, hallucinations, or other delusions; seasonal affective disorder, which is a state of depression incited by fewer hours of daylight; postpartum depression, the severe depressive state mothers sometimes experience after childbirth; or one of the other forms of depression, including bipolar disorder.

Regardless of which type of depression you are living with, many of the symptoms for each are similar. In addition to feelings of persistent sadness, depression can include the following:

  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Irritability and bouts of extreme anger
  • Difficulty falling asleep or waking up
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Slowed thinking
  • Inexplicable aches and pains that don’t lessen with treatment
  • Decreased interest in formerly enjoyable activities
  • Suicidal thoughts (or actual attempts)
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Difficulty in making decisions, large or small
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing on detailed work

Depression Causes and Treatment

Depression has no target audience. It can strike regardless of age, gender, occupation, orientation, or socioeconomic status. Numerous factors can contribute to the onset of depression, such as biology, genetics, psychological temperament, environment, or traumatic experiences.

The specific sources of depression will vary with each individual, but what is most important is that the individual seeks help. The sooner you seek care, the more effective the treatment will be. It should be understood that depression is more than moody feelings or “the blues.” It’s a serious disorder that an individual can’t simply shake themselves out of.

If you’re experiencing depression, the following are some steps you can take immediately to help improve your outlook:

1. Exercise regularly.
Even if it’s just a casual walk around your neighborhood, an active body means a calmer mind.

2. Socialize and find support.
Confide in a friend or family member who has your best interest in mind. Simply having a judgment-free sounding board will relieve some of the pressure, almost like someone is sharing the load with you. If someone knows what you’re going through, they’ll better be able to help.

3. Expect change to be gradual.
Working through depression isn’t like flipping a switch. It’s a potentially long process, but a rewarding one. The sooner you start, the sooner you will experience relief.

4. Replace the negative with the positive.
It’s much harder to “stop seeing the negative” without replacing it with something positive. If you know a certain activity incites depression, avoid that activity by doing something positive instead.

If you are not the one suffering from depression, but instead are watching your loved one go through the pain of this serious disorder, there are steps you can take. First, extend emotional support. By letting them know their well-being matters to you and that you recognize and acknowledge the negative feelings they are having, you can provide much-needed affirmation and support. Next, encourage them to seek therapy for their depression. Counseling has long been recognized as a highly effective method for treating depression, but sometimes it takes a little encouragement before a person is ready to reach out to a professional. Finally, if your loved one talks of suicide, take it seriously. Help them get help immediately.

Once in counseling, the therapist will assist you or your loved one in determining the root cause of the depression, developing healthy skills for managing any persistent depression, and changing negative thoughts and attitudes that may be exacerbating the depression.

Why Choose Thriveworks Knoxville Depression Counseling?

At Thriveworks Knoxville Counseling, we believe it should be easy to obtain quality therapy when you need it. It’s one of our founding principles. Therefore, Thriveworks Knoxville counselors operate on a strict no waiting list policy, which means that when you call to schedule your first appointment, you’ll talk to an actual person (not an answering machine) who will help you find a session within the week (if not within 24 hours). Depression is an overwhelming burden to carry alone. Let Thriveworks Knoxville depression counseling share the weight.

Further Reading
“Depression: Understand the Facts.” Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Adaa.org.

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 Knoxville therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Knoxville
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

4.6 Thriveworks Knoxville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Read more I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Knoxville Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Read more I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Knoxville Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Read more Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Knoxville Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Read more Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Knoxville Dec 2018
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★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Read more Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Knoxville Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Read more Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Read more My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Read more I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Knoxville Sep 2018
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville is located off of N Peters Rd and Market Pl Blvd, across the street from Market Place Shopping Center. Our other neighbors include Block Advisors, Geosyntec Consultants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff. The closest bus stop to our building is N Peters Rd EB @ Market Place Blvd.

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(865) 290-2278

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