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658 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help at Royal Oak in the last year

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

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As a nurse practitioner, my philosophy of nursing is to provide individualized care to my patients and their unique situations, educating patients and... As a nurse practitioner, my philosophy of nursing is to provide individualized care to my patients and their unique situations, educating patients and their families and providing compassionate, high-quality care. Read more

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As a licensed mental health care professional with more than 7 years of experience, Navil know's the importance of guiding her work with compassion an... As a licensed mental health care professional with more than 7 years of experience, Navil know's the importance of guiding her work with compassion and quality care. Read more

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Royal Oak, MI can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Royal Oak involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Royal Oak therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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Even having a clear, positive thought can take herculean strength when people are struggling with anxiety or depression. If you have had one or both of these mental illnesses, then you know. Maybe you can relate…

  • “Other people don’t really understand what it is like to feel nervous and worried all the time. By all the time, I mean every moment of every day. What am I worried about? I don’t know.”
  • “My friends asked if I could go out. ‘No, I can’t—I’m busy,’ I lied. At least, I’m not busy in the usual sense. I am busy breathing, apologizing, and reassuring myself.”
  • “I have this ongoing conversation in my head with a voice that knows all my insecurities and all my fears. It’s a constant reminder of what could go wrong and how I could make a mistake.”

Negative thoughts can be crippling. Best-selling author Jodi Picoult illustrates the difficulty: “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” And about 40 million adults in the US are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder each year. Many of those who have anxiety, also have depression—as many as 50 percent. The long-lasting and severe symptoms of these mental illnesses distinguish them from the normal ups and downs that everyone experiences in life. Anxiety and depression inhibit people from living their daily lives.

That said, fortunately there are effective treatment options available. If you are fighting depression or anxiety, you are not alone. There are millions of others struggling with this same problem. And you can find help and support in a depression therapist or anxiety therapist. The depression and anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak, MI know how depression and anxiety can overwhelm people. We also know how to help these individuals heal and live better. To schedule depression therapy or anxiety therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak, give our office a call.

The Physical Symptoms, Side Effects of Depression and Anxiety

When people are fighting a physical illness, they may suffer emotionally as their bodies fight the disease. The opposite can be true of mental illness. As people fight anxiety and depression, their bodies may suffer as well. People are whole beings, and their bodies and minds are interconnected. Anxiety and depression take both an emotional and a physical toll. For example, people may experience…

  • Disrupted Appetite:The movie Melancholia depicts Justine’s struggle with depression, and in one poignant scene, she sits down to eat her favorite meal. As soon as the food hits her tongue, however, she spits it out. “It tastes like ashes,” she explains. Depression changed her appetite and taste buds, as it does for many. Some people want to eat constantly. Others barely eat at all.
  • Irregular Sleep Patterns:People who have anxiety or depression frequently experience disrupted sleep. The disruptions may come in the form of hypersomnia—where they want to sleep all the time. The disruptions may come in the form of insomnia—where they have difficulty staying asleep, falling asleep, or getting restful sleep.
  • Fatigue:Whether people are experiencing sleep disruptions or not, they often feel fatigued when they are fighting anxiety or depression. Battling a mental illness is draining—emotionally but also physically.
  • Difficulty Focusing:All the challenges of anxiety and depression are deeply distracting from what people want to give their attention to. Many people find accomplishing tasks in their daily lives very difficult because they cannot focus or think clearly.
  • Indecisiveness:Coming to a conclusion, resolving differences, prioritizing needs, making a choice—these are all activities most people do all day long without much thought, but anxiety and depression makes these vital tasks nearly impossible. People often feel stuck when they are fighting anxiety and depression because making a decision is so difficult.

Identifying Anxiety and Depression: The First Step in Healing

Like many other illnesses, recognizing anxiety and depression for what they are may be the first step in healing. If you have experienced the following for a period of two weeks, it may be time to seek help:

  1. Apathy about relationships and activities that were once fun and enjoyable.
  2. Feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that persist and are difficult to control.
  3. Psychosomatic pain, that is, emotional pain that shows itself as physical pain.
  4. Thoughts of suicide or dying.

As you can imagine, or might even know from personal experience, the above can make day to day living extremely difficult and unenjoyable. It’s important that if you are suffering as a result of anxiety and/or depression you obtain the professional help that is needed.

Schedule Anxiety or Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling

Anxiety and depression do not have easy cures—there are no silver bullets, but there is help. In fact, there are many options for treatment. Because each person experiences anxiety and/or depression in a unique way, often, the start of treatment is about finding the right diagnosis. Then, a plan can be formed that is based upon the specific symptoms that you are experiencing.

If you are ready to meet with a counselor or therapist about the anxiety or depression symptoms you are experiencing, know that Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak is ready to meet with you. When you contact our office, you may be meeting with your mental health professional the following day. New clients often have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We also offer weekend and evening appointments. We want our clients to receive the support they need—when they need it.

Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Royal Oak therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Royal Oak
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 Learn about verified reviews
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Highly recommend Thriveworks. My provider literally saved my life.
Ashley Feb 2024
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When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Read more When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Oakland Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Read more Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Oakland Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Read more Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Oakland Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Kelly kellerman is a great counselor, I appreciate her very much
Oakland Nov 2020
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Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Read more Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Oakland Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Read more Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Oakland Oct 2019
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★★★★★
After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Read more After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Oakland Sep 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak is located right off the corner of the intersection of S. Main and E. 3rd St., just east of Centennial Commons Park. Starbucks and Freshii are on either side of us. Parking can be found on the street or two blocks west at the Center Street Garage, and the closest bus stop is at 11 Mile Rd. and Main.

Phone number

(947) 217-2743

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
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