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 Marietta, 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
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 Marietta, 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.
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Leticia’s car gets stuck in the snow. After (literally) spinning her wheels for a few minutes, she runs back inside to use the restroom and read up on how to “unstuck” a vehicle. Most of the methods require supplies or additional help that she does not have. She lives alone and would hate to burden anyone else by calling for a ride, anyway.
Before getting out of the bathroom, still not sure how to solve her problem, she drops her phone in the toilet. The phone that she just paid $130 to have the screen replaced on — twice. Suddenly, the pressure in her head rises — whether perceived or otherwise. She feels like screaming, but settles for a few profanities. (Thankfully, there’s no cat to kick.) Leticia then opens up her laptop, but remembers she left the charger at work, and drained the battery while watching episodes of The Walking Dead last night. “Why can’t I get it together,” she wonders.
She makes it to work after a neighbor comes along with rock salt, a shovel and a strong push, but she was feeling too stressed and overwhelmed for the act of random kindness to improve her mood. The rest of the day, she can’t seem to focus. She’s beginning to realize that there’s a problem. She stays up late, wakes up late and makes careless mistakes as a result, which further pull her focus from the things she needs and wants to get done. She needs help, but may not know how available it really is.
With depression, even things that you once enjoyed can begin to feel pointless or draining, and the feelings of overall hopelessness block you from seeing the lifelines and opportunities that are never far from reach. If even only on an incremental basis, help is out there in the form of the friend who asks how your day is (be honest), and in the transformative guidance available to you at Thriveworks Marietta in Cobb County. We have depression counselors and psychologists on staff who specialize in helping individuals to manage their symptoms, understand potential causes of depression, and live a happy life again.
What Is Depression? What are the Symptoms?
Major depressive disorder (MDD), the most common type of depression, also referred to recurrent depression disorder, is when you experience overwhelmingly negative feelings such as worthlessness, hopelessness, anxiety, sadness and irritability, for a period of at least two weeks, and to the extent that your day-to-day functioning is impaired. Other common forms of depression include:
Seasonal affective disorder
Going to the grocery store. Making the bed. Taking a shower. Going to sleep. Waking up. Taking care of yourself. It’s like you have a wet paper bag over your head but can’t figure out why breathing is so difficult, why everything is so dark and disorienting. Depression is a threat to all areas of your life. When you’re depressed, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
Prolonged feelings of guilt
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much (insomnia, hypersomnia)
Diminished interest or pleasure in all or almost all activities
Significant weight loss or gain
Recurrent thoughts of death and suicide
Physical ailments that don’t improve after care
Why Do I Feel this Way?
Anyone can get depressed. From your favorite rock star or novelist, to the person who delivers your pizza on a Friday night. No race, age, gender or socioeconomic designation is beyond its effects. Sometimes, depression can run in families. In other instances, a childhood trauma or the loss of a job can initiate a downward turn in mood, and you might spiral into a depressive episode.
Regardless of the circumstances that cause them, it’s most important to know that these feelings are getting in the way of your life but they don’t have to. Reach out to Thriveworks Marietta, GA Depression Counseling, and one of our gifted therapists will teach you how to manage your depression and thrive through even in wake of these challenges.
Schedule Depression Counseling at Thriveworks Marietta in Cobb County
We like to believe that we can figure things out on our own, but it’s common to be too close to the problem to even notice that you’re depressed, much less know how to deal with it. If you’ve been experiencing a depressed (or sad) mood, lack of focus, lack of motivation, or anxiety, reach out to Thriveworks Marietta, GA in Cobb County. We have depression counselors and psychologists who can help.
We believe in the value of mental health therapy (much like the widely-accepted practice of physical therapy) that we want you to make getting the help you need as smooth as possible. We operate off a strict “zero waiting list” policy, which ensures that you’ll be in your first session quickly, and you’ll have flexible scheduling options to choose from.
Take your mood issues seriously, if not because of where they could lead to, but because of what they may be holding you back from. You can thrive. You can find purpose in your personal and professional life. And we can help.
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read moreThriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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