Alert: In response to COVID-19, insurance is paying for telehealth/online counseling. Click here to schedule.

Depression Counselors and Therapists in Peachtree, GA—Counseling, Therapy

Have you ever woken up, already feeling tired and beaten down by the day ahead? What about worthless—have you ever rolled over, and felt like there was absolutely no reason for you to get out of bed? Or maybe you’ve felt hopeless. Unmotivated. Uninterested. Or maybe there have been times when you didn’t feel anything at all: you were a zombie, void of feeling.

Someone with depression can feel all of the above at the exact same time: tired, worthless, hopeless, unmotivated, uninterested, and empty. What’s more is they can experience all of these things at the exact same time, for days, weeks, months, years, if they don’t get the help that they need.

“Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.” –Mandy Hale

Fortunately, there is help out there for people with depression. Counseling has proven effective, time and time again, and it could help you too. If you feel depressed or experience any combination of depression symptoms, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks Peachtree. Our depression counselors are dedicated to helping you find health and happiness again, despite your depression.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Sometimes people experience symptoms of depression but they don’t understand them as symptoms of a mental illness. Instead, they think that it’s normal for them to feel sad and empty, or they are too scared to explore the possibility of depression. It’s important that we understand what it’s like to feel depressed and when we should get help. So, here are the signs and symptoms of depression:

  • Feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, or despair
  • Loss of interest in most daily activities
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Significant changes in appetite
  • Disruption of sleep patterns
  • Changes in activity, energy levels
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Guilt or self-hatred
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate
  • Suicidal thoughts

If the above symptoms hit a little close to home, you might be depressed. And depending on the amount as well as the severity of symptoms, you might have major depression, minor depression, or another form of depression. In any case, it’s important you talk with a professional about your symptoms so that you can find the treatment you need.

How Can Counseling Help with Depression?

Depression counseling doesn’t follow a linear path. Instead, it is catered to the individual, based on their symptoms, their goals, and what proves effective for them. If you decide to work with a depression counselor at Thriveworks Peachtree, your counselor will first get to know you and your presentation of symptoms. Then, they’ll design treatment just for you. Treatment might involve the following:

  1. Discussing and changing negative thinking: Many of us engage in a bad habit called negative thinking. Our minds learn to assume the worst. For example, when we make one mere mistake, we deem ourselves dumb or incapable. This plays a huge role in the development of depression. Therefore, depression counseling often involves identifying negative thoughts and thinking more positive thoughts.
  2. Understanding and engaging in self-care: Self-care is vital to our health and happiness, yet many of us put it on the backburner. And when we do, we put ourselves at a greater risk of developing depression as well as other mental illnesses. So, depression counselors often talk to their clients about self-care. They help them to understand the importance and then pick a few activities that he or she will engage in each day.

If you think that a depression counselor could benefit you, reach out to Thriveworks Peachtree. Our counselors are ready to help you find health, happiness, and healing from depression.

Schedule Depression Counseling at Thriveworks Peachtree

There is no shame in admitting you feel depressed and seeking help. In fact, it’s the brave thing to do. If you think you might have depression, give Thriveworks Peachtree a call. We will set you up with a depression counselor who has impressive skills and experience which will help you reach a happy, healthy place again. If you’re ready to start counseling, so are we. We look forward to hearing from you and beginning this journey together soon.

Thriveworks Counseling

People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 32
5 1 32
reviews. See all reviews
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Stephanie Mezei

I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part ...Read more

of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

A game changer for me!!

Without going on an on, but I may - - I feel that Stacey Franklin, my counselor, is literally the best kept se...Read more

cret (that I will not keep a secret) if you haven't met her - and if you have not been to Thriveworks yet, than that is the second best kept secret. Thriveworks is the most incredible counseling place that I have ever been to - when you walk in - it offers such a tranquil and serene atmosphere, where every counselor greets you with a very welcoming spirit. I have been to multiple counselors throughout my life, in multiple states, and it is without hesitation that this environment is incredible. When you call to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor, they work really hard to try and match you with a counselor that best fits the struggles that you are going through - but at any point during your counseling sessions, if you feel that the match may not be perfect - they want you to be honest so that they can try and fix it, or match you with someone that may be a better fit for you within the practice or refer you to someone they know outside of the practice. That is what an amazing practice and counselor should do! Stacey is by far the BEST counselor I have every worked with. She is genuine, honest, skilled, raw, empathetic, compassionate, pneumatic, accepting, flexible, communicable, my safe place, and so VERY kind. Her aura is something I have never seen before and although I am on a life journey of discovery and acceptance, I am so thankful for her to be on this journey with me because I do not know what I would have done with out her. If you are reading this review and are wondering if this is the place for you - I challenge you to give it a shot - it was a life changer for me.

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

I highly recommend Maria!

I’m grateful for Maria who has helped me through a really difficult time in my life. She is personable, very...Read more

skilled and caring therapist . I can definitely be myself when I talk to her. I highly recommend Maria to anyone who is in crisis. Thank you!

Read less

Thriveworks Counseling

Schedule your first appointment with a Thriveworks Counselor or Life Coach!

  • 200 Westpark Dr. Suite 120
    Peachtree City , GA 30269

  • Mon-Fri:7:30AM-9PM

It’s Time to Start a Partnership with a Thriveworks Counselor

It’s not easy, but we’re extremely selective about the counselors, psychologists, and coaches that join our practice. Experience a provider with skill and passion for helping clients make meaningful advances in their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.