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772 people sought depression counseling help at Lexington in the last year

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

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As a counselor, my hope is to help each client find fulfillment and gain new insights into their strengths and challenges.

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As a multi-cultural counselor, I recognize the importance of respecting cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.

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I firmly believe that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and supported.

Genevieve Wicks

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression is to assess how the client's depressive symptoms are impacting functioning. I find the best benefit in determining if fatigue and low energy are interfering with activities that would improve mood.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

In depression counseling, I teach the following tools:

  • Education about symptom management including cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Education regarding the effectiveness of antidepressants that do not have the potential for abuse and partner beautifully with talk therapy.
  • Education related to self-medicating symptoms of depression with alcohol and substances that have the potential for abuse and exacerbate depressive symptoms long term.

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

know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they are engaging in behaviors that improve mood, having positive, realistic thoughts, and report that they feel better.

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

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling by having an evaluation with a prescriber to assess if medication would assist in their ability to engage more fully in talk therapy and in life.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can pat yourself on the back that you reached out for help because you know you deserve to feel better.

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 Lexington, MA 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 Lexington, MA 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?

Depression Therapists and Counselors in Lexington, MA—Depression Therapy 

If you’ve gotten to the point where you don’t know how to help yourself then it’s time to reach out for depression help at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA. You don’t have to know how to proceed because we do. The long-term therapy benefits can help you learn how to prevent patterns of depression from sticking with you, how to identify and avoid your triggers, and how to use newly learned tools to handle challenges in your life.

The Thriveworks mental health professionals in Lexington, MA—our depression therapists, depression counselors, and psychologists—will help you get back on track to live a happy, healthy life. If you are ready to schedule your first depression therapy appointment with us, just give us a call. We’re ready to get to work when you are!

How Can Depression Therapy Help Me?

Some people decide to reach out for depression counseling because they’ve changed careers and they’re having a hard time coming to terms with it. Some are getting a divorce and don’t know how to handle the many changes in their lives. Some have survived the death of a loved one. Other reasons people seek counseling include addiction issues, low self-esteem, and panic disorders. These can all co-exist with depression.

Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re depressed or just experiencing some feelings of sadness that will pass. The following are common symptoms of depression—do they sound familiar? Are you experiencing these symptoms:

  • General despair
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Lack of concentration
  • Changing appetite or weight
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideation

Depression counseling can help manage these symptoms and move you forward by providing education on what exasperates depression,” explains Genevieve Wicks, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at our Lexington office. “Counseling can support you in identifying healthy behaviors such as exercise and social activity that many depressed people struggle to participate in due to the fatigue that often accompanies depression. Counseling can identify negative thinking patterns and replace them with more realistic, positive thoughts such as ‘I’m going to take a walk outside today. It’s hard to find the motivation but I’m going to tolerate a walk today because I know staying inside all day alone will make my depression worse.’ In other words, fake it until you make it. Thoughts and behaviors can precede feelings.  Altering your thoughts and behaviors can eventually change the way you feel. Working with a skilled, compassionate counselor can help you recover from depression and feel better!”

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA

Like we said earlier, we understand that making the decision to begin therapy isn’t an easy decision for a lot of people. However, it is the smart decision, especially if you’re dealing with a potential mental illness like depression. If your depression continues to go unaddressed, your symptoms will likely only get worse. Let our depression therapists and psychologists step in—they can help you manage these symptoms, understand the cause of your depression, and guide you in the direction of a better life.

You can schedule your first depression therapy appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA by simply calling our office. We’ll offer you a same-week appointment, as well as evening and weekend scheduling options. You choose what works best for you. Reach out today to get started.

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 Lexington therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Lexington
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 Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
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