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

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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 New Haven, CT 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 New Haven, CT 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?

Sara hasn’t felt like herself in months. She can’t remember the last time she felt genuinely happy. She used to meet up with her friends after work, make time for the gym, volunteer once a month at a local shelter, and call her mom at the end of each day. However, she hasn’t felt like doing any of that recently and feels like she can barely get out of bed in the mornings. Sara’s friends are starting to notice that she hasn’t been as present and are starting to worry that something is wrong. However, Sara hasn’t told anyone about a traumatic experience she had and thought she could cope with it on her own. Instead, depression has crept up on her and is taking over her life.

Sara’s friends encourage her to talk to a doctor and figure out how she can overcome the feelings she has. Her doctor recommends that she speak with a licensed therapist about her new diagnosis: depression. She finds a depression therapist in her area and starts to feel more like herself after a few weeks of speaking with a professional. Her friends notice that she’s laughing again.

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain creases the burden: it is easier to say, ‘My tooth is aching,’ than to say, ‘My heart is broken.’ –C.S. Lewis

When we are faced with depression, it’s easy to pull away from friends and family and want to “deal with it” on our own. However, this is proven unhelpful as processing our emotions is necessary to overcome them and live a happier and fuller life. If you have depression or feel like you might, consider working with a licensed psychologist to find help and support.

Our depression therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT are experienced in helping individuals like Sara overcome their roadblocks. Whether you have severe or mild depression, we can guide you through it. You won’t have to worry about judgment, their goal is to provide you with compassionate, understanding care. Call (203) 586-4264 to get started.

What Does Depression Look Like?

Depression can present itself in many different ways. You might not be able to get out of bed, skip meals, or feel intense emotional pain. Here is a list of common symptoms that can be present with clinical depression:

  • Loss of pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Guilt or self-hatred
  • Diminished focus
  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Intense sadness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important that you get them checked out by a professional. Sometimes these thoughts and feelings can go away on their own, but oftentimes depression requires a treatment plan. Therapy can help you change the way you think, accept your feelings, and learn how to overcome looming thoughts to shift your daily outcome.

Treatment for Depression: Depression Therapy and Medication

Depression isn’t something to be embarrassed about. Many people can experience it from different changes in life such as traumatic events, loss of a job or loved one, or feelings of doubt when it comes to your personal growth. Depression takes work to overcome, but many people can find relief in some time.

There are two main treatment options for depression: therapy and medication. Some people benefit from one over the other, while others see better results from using both. Your therapist will work with you to decide which option, or options, work best for you. To better understand the two primary treatment types, here is some more information:

  1. Counseling: Tackling depression isn’t an easy task. Sometimes it’s hard enough to even eat a meal, let alone worry about overcoming the cloud of sadness that is hovering over your head. By working with a licensed depression counselor at Thriveworks, you can learn how to focus on different challenges one by one without feeling overwhelmed. Your therapist will help you learn how to grieve properly and address unresolved feelings. There are different methods of depression therapy that can be used, and your therapist will assess your individual goals and needs in order to figure out the best plan of action for you.
  2. Medication: The second way you can treat depression is through the use of medication, like antidepressants. Antidepressants work by balancing the chemicals in your brain that impact your moods and emotions. They can help diminish different symptoms of depression including sleep, appetite, mood, and how well you focus. Talk to your counselor about any concerns or questions you may have about starting a new medication.

A Thriveworks depression therapist will work with you to figure out the best treatment plan for you. If something doesn’t work, they’ll be able to change their approach to reach you on the level you need.

Schedule an Appointment with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT

Do you feel like you can’t get out of a funk that’s lasted way too long? Are you tired of hiding how you truly feel from your friends, family, and co-workers? Consider working with one of our psychologists.

When you are ready, call our office at (203) 586-4264 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments to help you find the best time that works with your schedule. We also understand how hard it can be to drive to an office for your appointment. That’s why we also offer online counseling options. When you call to schedule an appointment, you can choose which option works best for you.

We look forward to helping you defeat your obstacles in life and start thriving.

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 New Haven therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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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Self-pay costs at New Haven
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 New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(203) 633-8772

Languages spoken by CT providers

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