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1,598 people sought depression counseling help at Midland in the last year

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

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression is educate on the cycle of depression, educate on effective medication treatments in conjunction with talk therapy, triggers to depression, effective strategies to manage depression and identification of core issues that contribute to depression.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in depression counseling:

  • identification of triggers
  • challenging negative thoughts and ideas
  • mindfulness techniques
  • use of CBT techniques
  • symptom managment

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they are more active in their sessions, report less depression, report more engaged in their life, increased energy and effective use of tools taught

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

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling with medication compliance if they are on medication, use of strategies taught, journaling, exercise, healthy diet

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression therapy session, you can be open and honest with the therapist, identify specific goals you hope to achieve. If you are meeting with your therapist via Zoom, make sure your internet is fast enough, that you aren't driving in your car, that you have a private place to meet, schedule some quiet time for after the session and have an open mind and heart to the process

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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 Midland, TX 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 Midland, TX 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?

Everyone understands what sadness feels like. Losing a loved one, getting fired, or going through a divorce can trigger bouts of grief. These events sap our energy and diminish our ability to find joy. Sometimes, we just don’t want to get out of bed.

For many people, the sadness ultimately ends. But what happens when it lingers or deepens, clouding our minds and disrupting our ability to function? For those people, sadness grows so dark that it blots out everything and everyone they love. Their work suffers, they feel detached from family and friends, and their lives can start to feel hopeless.

If you’re experiencing feelings of sadness that don’t go away, you might be suffering from depression, a mental health disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Although depression is a serious medical condition, it is also highly treatable. Many people find relief by seeking out the guidance and support of a licensed mental health professional.

When you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, our licensed professionals can help you address your symptoms and take charge of your life. To get started, contact us at Thriveworks in Midland, TX today for an appointment.

Common Causes and Types of Depression

Depression affects people in different ways. Some people experience symptoms of anger, fatigue, or extreme irritability. Others grow acutely sad or feel helpless or worthless. Others still may have trouble concentrating, turn to substance abuse, and experience a loss of interest in activities that they once enjoyed.

Many factors can contribute to depressive disorders. A significant moment of grief can trigger symptoms of depression. Genetic, biological, and psychological factors can play a role, too, sometimes in connection with each other. Family issues, environmental circumstances, or repeated stressors can also contribute to depressive disorders.

The specific symptoms you experience may depend on the specifics of your situation, including the form of depression you have. The most commonly diagnosed form is known as major depressive disorder, which is characterized by overwhelming sadness for at least two weeks. Symptoms also can include fatigue, loss of appetite, and overwhelming guilt.

Other forms of depression include:

  • Persistent depressive disorder: Like major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder is often defined by deep sadness and other symptoms, but lasts for at least two years.
  • Adjustment disorder with depressed mood: This form of depression is caused by a stressful life event, which doesn’t necessarily have to be negative. Even something that is stereotypically positive, such as the birth of a child or a job promotion, can trigger this form of depression and cause symptoms of hopelessness and sadness.
  • Postpartum depression: This goes beyond the “baby blues” many parents experience. For some women, postpartum depression can cause crippling exhaustion, emotional numbness, and feelings of inadequacy in the weeks or months following childbirth.

If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression, help is available. Consider seeking treatment for depression at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

How Can Depression Therapy Help?

Therapy can benefit anyone experiencing symptoms of depression or another mood disorder. Treatment usually follows a multi-faceted approach and is adapted to each person’s specific needs. Most treatment plans will include some form of psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, which has been shown to be highly effective in treating depression.

One commonly used form of talk therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps people identify and understand their negative thought patterns and how they contribute to worsening symptoms or regretful behaviors. CBT can help you change these harmful thought patterns through problem-solving and practice.

Some clients also benefit from prescription medication, such as antidepressants, to alleviate their depression symptoms. Your Thriveworks provider will determine whether medication is necessary in your case; if it is, they can monitor your dosage and keep an eye out for any potential side effects.

To get started with depression counseling, call or click for an appointment at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

Starting Therapy for Depression With Thriveworks in Midland, TX

Depression doesn’t have to control your life. At Thriveworks, we offer flexible scheduling, including appointments on nights or weekends, to help you take the first step toward a brighter future. In fact, new clients often can see a licensed professional within 24-48 hours of calling.

If traditional therapy doesn’t fit your lifestyle, try online counseling. It’s safe, effective, and can be conducted from anywhere you have a strong internet or cell phone signal. Many Thriveworks clients prefer online therapy sessions for those reasons.

Thriveworks accepts many major insurance plans, offers a generous cancellation policy, and provides benefits to enhance your experience. You can engage with a life coach Q&A, get email or phone advice between sessions, and participate in counselor-moderated message boards.

Depressive episodes can be frightening but you’re not alone. When you’re ready, visit us at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

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 Midland therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Midland
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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Midland is located on N Midland Dr, which you can access from Loop 250 Frontage Rd. We are sandwiched between The Paleta Bar Midland and Plato's Closet. Other nearby businesses include CeCe’s Boutique and Hook-Beauty Tow Truck Supplies. Behind us are Wildflower Apartment Homes.

Phone number

(432) 400-5026

Languages spoken by TX providers

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