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819 people sought depression counseling help at Lakewood in the last year

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Erin Sheplavy

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression includes both dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). I use these modalities because they prioritize teaching about how distress functions and impacts the brain and body, providing clients with insight that can lead to better coping and emotion regulation. I use behavioral activation to help counter lethargy and low motivation that often comes with depression, and I find CBT helpful for challenging negative self-talk, challenging ineffective core beliefs, and changing ineffective habits.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I use tools such as:

  • Subjective units of distress
  • Behavioral activation
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Distress tolerance skills
  • Thought challenging
These tools help address coping with depressed mood, challenging lethargy and low motivation, and increasing positive thought patterns.

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

I know a client is making progress in therapy for depression when they are following through more effectively on their tasks, reporting a lighter mood, and starting to apply cognitive reframes and emotion regulation skills without prompting.

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

Outside of therapy, clients can best supplement their therapy for depression by applying skills they've learned in therapy and doing their best to engage in activities of any kind to keep momentum and build motivation.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

In preparing for your first session working on depression, it is helpful to reflect on when your depression started, how you experience your depression, and if there is anything you find helpful in managing your depression. Therapy always starts with assessing what you are bringing in to work on, so the more information you can share, the better.

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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 Lakewood, OH 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 Lakewood, OH 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.

Need more help deciding?

It’s brave to ask for professional support when you feel like your mood is spiraling. You can find that support through the mental health services of a depression counselor at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH.

To get started, simply call our office at (216) 238-3622 to book your appointment today.

Understanding Different Types of Depression

Depression comes in various forms, each with unique characteristics:

  • Major Depressive Disorder: Persistent and intense feelings of sadness or despair.
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia): Long-term depression lasting over two years.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Includes depressive episodes alternating with periods of mania.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Depression that occurs during specific seasons, typically winter.
  • Postpartum Depression: Depression occurring after childbirth.

Common Symptoms of Depression:

  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities
  • Changes in appetite and sleep patterns
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Increased purposeless physical activity
  • Persistent sadness

If you experience any of these symptoms, a depression counselor at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, can help you determine the right treatment plan.

How Therapy Can Help with Depression

Professional counseling can enhance your coping mechanisms and provide new strategies for managing depression. Techniques that may be recommended by your counselor include:

  • Journaling about your feelings
  • Maintaining a routine
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding recreational drugs and alcohol
  • Taking supplements like omega-3 fatty acids
  • Spending time with loved ones
  • Expressing yourself through art or music
  • Attending church

While these strategies can be helpful, the expertise of a professional depression counselor at Thriveworks is invaluable in creating a personalized treatment plan for you. To schedule an appointment, call our Lakewood office today at (216) 238-3622.

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 Lakewood therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lakewood is near Salmon Dave’s, off of Detroit and Lake Road. There is also an Einstein Bros Bagels near our office.

Phone number

(216) 238-3622

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