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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 Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME 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?

Depression is a serious mental health condition that is experienced by millions of people all around the world. It does not care what age or gender you are. It inflicts kids, teens, and adults, both male and female. 

Rather than feeling sad or down for a short time, those with depression enter a deep despair for weeks, months, or even years. They experience other harmful symptoms too, like a lack of interest in activities that they used to enjoy, unhealthy changes in their sleeping and eating habits, and withdrawal from others.

Depression is frightening, at its onset and throughout its entire duration. If you have started to exhibit any symptoms of depression, it’s important that you consult a mental health professional. They can assess your symptoms, offer a diagnosis, and then help you heal in depression therapy.

Thriveworks Counseling in Portland, ME has counselors on our team who specialize in treating people with depression. If you are looking for depression therapy, call our office, and we’ll set you up with one of our experts immediately. You can work with your depression therapist in-person or online. 

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

A major problem is that many people with depression don’t realize that they are depressed. We tend to take on a “That could never happen to me” attitude. But the reality is that it can happen to you, to me, to anyone. 

This means that it’s important for all of us to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of depression. While these can vary from person to person, the most common depression symptoms (in addition to a depressed mood) include:

  • Loss of interest in all (or the majority of) activities, even those the individual used to enjoy and look forward to
  • Significant changes in weight, be it weight loss or weight gain
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep) and hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness throughout the day)
  • Fatigue or loss of energy, more often than not
  • Feelings of worthlessness or unwarranted guilt
  • Inability to think or concentrate properly 
  • Thoughts of death or self-harm

If you know that you’re depressed or you are experiencing symptoms on the list above, please consider reaching out for help. We know that you might feel scared, but reaching out is the first step in getting the help that you need to get better.

Why Am I Depressed? Causes of Depression

Sometimes, people fall into a state of depression after a difficult life event, such as a breakup or the loss of a loved one. In other instances, there isn’t a cause that’s easily identified. 

Here’s the breakdown of a few factors that can lead to or affect the development of depression:

  1. Family history: If your close relatives have a history with depression, you’re more likely to develop depression than others. 
  2. Environment: Your environment can also play a significant role in the development of depression. For example, trauma and other disturbing events (like a breakup or the loss of a loved one) can trigger a depressive episode.
  3. Course modifiers: Course modifiers include other mental (or physical) disorders that can impact depression symptoms, such as anxiety or a chronic illness.

These and other factors can contribute to the development and course of depression. When you meet with your Thriveworks depression therapist, they will discuss any potential causes of your depression. And whether or not these are identifiable, they will come up with a plan of treatment for you. A plan of treatment that enables you to better manage your symptoms and live a happier life.

Schedule an Appointment for Depression Counseling at Thriveworks in Portland, ME

Thriveworks Counseling in Portland, ME has therapists and psychologists who are experienced in treating depression, from major depression to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), postpartum depression, and other types of depression too. 

We ask that you consider reaching out to our team if you are feeling depressed. We have the compassion, the skills, and the determination to help you on your healing journey. 

To schedule an appointment, simply call our office. We have a scheduling team who is here 7 days a week to help you set up your in-person or online appointment. 

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 Portland therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maine | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Portland
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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My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Feb 2024
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★★☆☆☆
My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Portland is located at the corner of Ashmont Street and Forest Avenue. We share a building with Normandeau Associates and Maine Celtics Sportswear store among other businesses. At the corner, you will find the Forest Ave and 550 Forest Ave bus stop for the 2 bus line.

Phone number

(207) 994-7555

Languages spoken by ME providers

  • English
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