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765 people sought depression counseling help in Oklahoma in the last year

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

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I am a therapist with 8 years of experience. I understand the need for a quality therapeutic relationship to build trust in your mental health journey... I am a therapist with 8 years of experience. I understand the need for a quality therapeutic relationship to build trust in your mental health journey. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Choice PPO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Traditional HMO, +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, +10 more

As a clinician with over 10 years of experience, there is very little that surprises me, which helps keep me judgment-free.

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 Norman, OK 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 Norman, OK 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?

The psychiatrist and author Dr. Paul Keedwell once wrote that “the rebirth after depression brings a new love affair with life.” This can be true in many cases, but first you have to get through the depression. And how do you do that when you’re despondent, overwhelmed, lethargic, and self-defeating? The love affair you’re supposed to be having with life seems incredibly out of reach. 

But that’s where professional psychological help comes in. The depression counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK look at all the factors that can cause depression: neurochemical, environmental, genetic, psychosocial, etc. Then they come up with a workable treatment plan that can address all a person’s symptoms and concerns. For those who need depression counseling in Norman, OK, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of depression is just a phone call away at Thriveworks Norman. 

What Are Mood Disorders?

A mood disorder is a mental health condition characterized by prolonged or sudden changes in your mood that affect day-to-day functioning. Often, the outward circumstances of your life don’t necessarily “justify” those feelings. For example, someone may feel intense sadness when their external circumstances don’t seem particularly difficult. Or someone might have an incredibly elevated mood when the people around them don’t understand the reasons. 

But the beauty of seeing a professional depression counselor at Thriveworks is that they do understand. They have the psychoeducation, the compassion, and the expertise to treat all kinds of mood disorders, such as the following:

How Does Depression Counseling Work?

Counseling for depression at Thriveworks in Norman, OK is the first defense against a mood disorder like clinical depression, postpartum depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Through premium depression counseling at Thriveworks, sufferers can learn how to:

  • Identify issues and triggers that might contribute to their depressive state.
  • Create realistic goals for recovery and remission.
  • Recognize distorted cognition patterns that can be modified in a healthy way.
  • Return to a world where joy and pleasure aren’t just a distant memory.

Depression counseling at Thriveworks in Norman, OK accomplishes these objectives through prescribing medications like antidepressants and through various evidence-based psychotherapy (talk therapy) approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

Clinical Depression: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

People who have been depressed in the past can probably recognize the symptoms of an episode, but here’s a comprehensive list of symptoms for those who aren’t familiar with the common indications:

  • Lasting depressed mood (feeling sad and/or negative for longer than two weeks)
  • Anhedonia (not experiencing interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy)
  • Overwhelming feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Physical fatigue and exhaustion
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Changes in appetite, which might lead to unintentional weight gain or loss
  • Irritability (which can often manifest in depressed men more than women)
  • Substance abuse as a way to self-medicate
  • Self-isolation or withdrawal
  • Diminished energy levels in thought and action (psychomotor retardation)
  • Accelerated energy levels in thought and action (psychomotor agitation) 
  • Sleeping too much or too little (insomnia)
  • Physical pain
  • Heart disease
  • Compromised immune system

Depression counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK can listen attentively to your symptoms and determine whether or not you’re clinically depressed and what the most effective course of treatment should be. 

What Is the Relationship Between Addiction and Depression?

Many people who suffer from untreated depression and anxiety may experience substance abuse or addiction issues as well. This is because both these mental health conditions can cause acute distress, and addiction can serve as a maladaptive pathway to escape emotionally. The longer that depression goes untreated, the more likely it is that a person will find ways to disguise or bury their uncomfortable feelings with other behaviors. 

The depression counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK work closely with their Thriveworks colleagues who specialize in substance abuse issues. Both conditions can be treated simultaneously. Depression and addiction can also affect one’s intimate partners and family members. In that case it can be helpful to schedule a couples counseling session with a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) at Thriveworks in Norman, OK. 

Is There Depression Therapy Near Me? Depression Counseling in Thriveworks in Norman, OK

Depression can be a terrible burden, but the good news is that it’s highly treatable. The top-rated, exceptional, fully licensed depression counselors at Thriveworks in Norman, OK have the vast knowledge and experience required to treat depression effectively. They also accept most health insurance plans, making their premium care highly affordable. 

Book online or call the Thriveworks office today and you can meet with your depression counselor as early as tomorrow or the next day. We look forward to helping you get the mental health care you deserve!

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 Norman therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Choice PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Traditional HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Advantage PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Blue Preferred PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma | BCBS Native Blue HMO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Norman
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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This organization is so helpful to me with their best counselors who strive to help others individuals with mental health issues and are ready to let out their paths that hold them down! Thank you to Thriveworks!
Read more This organization is so helpful to me with their best counselors who strive to help others individuals with mental health issues and are ready to let out their paths that hold them down! Thank you to Thriveworks!
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Getting here

Thriveworks in Norman, OK is located off Washington Drive in a complex of office buildings. We currently share our building with The Work Bar and are next door to Inspira Therapeutic Massage.

Phone number

(405) 407-0784

Languages spoken by OK providers

  • English
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