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Suzanne Hillin

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for treating depression is a form of CBT therapy called reality therapy. It's based on the work of Dr. William Glasser. Depression is often the result of unmet essential needs and often underlying relationship issues. Sometimes that relationship is with another person, sometimes it's with ourselves. We talk about this and examine wants/thoughts/actions to figure out what needs to change so that we are able to experience more positive emotions. I use this approach because it is personally empowering for creating the life a person wants. I also use some physiological and nutritional interventions that can help with the autonomic nervous system.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach how to assess your essential needs, examine your wants, examine/challenge and reframe your thinking and actions, identify new strategies for connecting in your relationships and negotiation skills to get needs met.

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 report they are getting along better with important other people in their lives, taking things less personally, and feeling better about their future.

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

Client can supplement their time in depression counseling with connecting with others and finding opportunities to have fun or enjoyment. This is very important to getting our essential needs met. It's also important to do the homework assigned and practice skills discussed in treatment.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for starting depression counseling it is helpful to jot down some of the thoughts you have when feeling depressed and what actions you usually take. Also take note of any problems in relationships you are having. Be ready to also be consistent in doing the homework.

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 Raleigh, NC 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 Raleigh, NC 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?

No one asks for depression. Depression is not your fault, and it doesn’t define who you are as a person. The good news is that depression is very treatable, and many people who receive therapy go on to lead happy, positive, and successful lives. 

If you are struggling with depression, a significant first step is to recognize you need help and seek counseling and treatment. Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh, NC is standing by with a team ready to provide you with support, care, and a plan to get you where you want to be in life.

What Is Depression? What Are the Signs?

Feeling sad or upset is normal. We all have these feelings at some point in our lives. We can experience sad feelings during major life events such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or an unexpected change in our routine. However, when these feelings become severe and are felt for many days or weeks, it may be caused by depression. Not everyone will have the same symptoms, and not everyone will experience the same duration. 

Some common depression symptoms include:

  • Changes in appetite or weight: do you overeat, or are you not eating as much as you usually do?
  • Persistent feelings of sadness: do you feel sad when you wake up until the moment you fall asleep? Would you describe your mood as anxious or empty?
  • Feeling angry or easily annoyed: do you snap at people over minor differences, or do you lose your temper quickly when something goes wrong? 
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies you usually enjoyed: not showing up for your weekly baseball game? Haven’t been interested in continuing that house project you’ve been working on?
  • Decreased energy or easily fatigued; are you feeling lethargic, like you’re walking through quicksand? Are you reaching for several cups of coffee just to get through the day?
  • Trouble sleeping: do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep? Do you feel fatigued or prefer to sleep all the time?

There is hope for those with depression. While it is essential to recognize the signs and symptoms of this mental disorder, it is just as important to talk to professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh who can effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat anxiety and depression.

How Is Depression Treated?

As stated earlier, depression is very treatable. Even the most severe forms of the disorder are treatable. Typically, depression is treated with therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. A skilled therapist will be able to work closely with you and determine your specific treatment plan.

Medication for Depression

Antidepressants are medications used to treat depression. Some common antidepressants are Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft. The medicine works by improving the way your brain uses chemicals that control stress or mood. Most medications have side effects, so there might be a trial-and-error period until you find the medication that works for you. In addition, antidepressants don’t usually work right away – it usually takes a few weeks to work, so you should avoid any judgments before you decide if it’s useful or not. 

It’s important to continue taking your prescription medications unless you’re instructed otherwise. Stopping medications too soon can cause withdrawal symptoms.

Therapy for Depression

Several types of therapy can help those dealing with depression. One common type is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapists use CBT to help you become more aware of negative or inaccurate thinking so you can respond to future challenges in a more positive, constructive way. CBT can also help you identify ways to manage emotions, cope with grief or loss, and manage chronic physical symptoms. 

Another common therapy is interpersonal therapy (IPT). This type focuses on your relationships with other people. The goal is to help you communicate more effectively with others and face problems that may contribute to your depression. Your therapist will talk with you and focus on your immediate challenges and identify events in your life that might have led to your depression symptoms. Your therapist will then provide you with the necessary skills to manage difficult emotions in positive ways.

Meet with a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh

An experienced team of caring and compassionate professionals at Thriveworks Counseling is ready to help. Appointments can be made within 24 hours. We offer flexibility with our appointment times as well as convenient options such as telephone or video counseling. Other benefits include phone and email access to your provider between sessions, Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A, text support via our Success Navigator, counselor-moderated community discussions, and more. 

If you are experiencing any of the depression symptoms mentioned above or are concerned about recent negative thoughts or feelings, please call our Thriveworks Counseling office in Northeast Raleigh to schedule an appointment or use our online booking widget to schedule an appointment yourself.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Raleigh
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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I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
Read more I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
June Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Read more Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Harley Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Read more I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Northeast Raleigh Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Read more Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Read more I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Read more Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Northeast Raleigh is off of Highwoods Blvd. We are across the street from Highwoods Park KinderCare, and down the road from Taco Bell.

Phone number

(919) 822-8270

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