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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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL 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?

The psychologist Abraham Maslow once stated, “You can see neurosis from below – as a sickness…. Or you can understand it as a compassionate man might: respecting the neurosis as a fumbling and inefficient effort toward good ends.” Conditions like depression and anxiety are universal and they can sometimes even be adaptive, an emotional effort to protect humans from further threats and distress. But when mental health conditions begin causing impairments in daily functioning–when they begin overstaying their welcome–it may be time to seek treatment.

Depression counseling at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL is provided by fully licensed mental health professionals like psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors. Thriveworks depression counselors treat the whole person, not the diagnosis. With compassion, expertise, and meaningful insights, these therapists can help get clients back on track to achieving their goals. Reach out today to get schedule your first depression counseling session and get started.

What Are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders, or mood affective disorders, are characterized by persistent changes in emotional state. Depression is one of the major mood disorders. Licensed psychiatrists like those at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL diagnose and treat mood disorders according to guidelines laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM-5 also gives specific symptom criteria for diagnosing major depressive disorder (MDD). Those depression symptoms are as follows:

  1. A depressed mood (acute feelings of sadness and negativity) enduring longer than two weeks 
  2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you normally enjoy (aka anhedonia)
  3. Appetite changes, sometimes leading to unintentional weight loss or gain 
  4. Psychomotor retardation (slowed-down movements and thoughts)
  5. Extreme fatigue 
  6. Pronounced feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  7. Problems with focus, attention, and/or memory
  8. Suicidality (if you’re ever considering harming yourself, call a crisis hotline immediately)

But sometimes the symptoms of depression can be atypical, like irritability, which can affect depressed men more than women. Mood disorders are also associated with sleep changes because they have a bidirectional relationship with peoples’ circadian rhythms. If you’re experiencing insomnia or hypersomnia (lack of sleep or too much sleep), it could be a sign of depression.

What Is the Outlook for People with Major Depression?

Long-term, untreated major depression can lead to compounded life problems. For example, people may begin to suffer from other health issues. They may have a hard time maintaining regular employment. Here are a few of the common comorbidities associated with depression: 

  • Substance abuse or addiction, which can be a sign of poor coping skills 
  • Changes in sleep patterns 
  • Changes in libido (sex drive)
  • Social isolation and avoidance
  • Inexplicable aches and pains
  • Concurrent anxiety and depression
  • Job loss
  • Breakups and estrangements in intimate relationships
  • Heart disease
  • Compromised immune system

Fortunately, the good news is that depression is highly treatable. Skilled therapists and psychologists help people overcome their particular forms of depression every day. Depressive episodes don’t last forever with the right interventions. 

Is Depression Lifelong?

Depression and other mood disorders can arise episodically throughout one’s life unless there are preventive measures in place. At Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL, treating depression isn’t just about mitigating symptoms in the moment. It’s about giving clients the emotional and cognitive resources to fend off future depressive episodes. For example, someone who seeks treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or bipolar disorder (manic depression) may learn about the preventative benefits of mindfulness, CBT, and light therapy. They may also learn the importance of sticking to a sleep and wakefulness routine. 

Get Licensed Depression Treatment at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL

The depression counselors at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL can see clients online or in person at the modern office. Thriveworks accepts most major forms of health insurance coverage, and new clients can often meet with their provider within the same week as scheduling.

You don’t have to live with depression. Call the Thriveworks office today and get scheduled right away.

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 Montgomery therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Montgomery is located at the intersection of Taliaferro Trail and Platt Place. Approximately half a mile from Buddy Watson Baseball Park, this block of buildings is accessed by Halcyon Blvd. We currently share our building with Edward Jones Financial Advisor, among other businesses.

Phone number

(334) 604-7850

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