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66,617 people sought depression counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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As an immigrant woman, I understand the numerous obstacles faced when seeking mental health support; therefore, I aim to establish a safe and nurturin... As an immigrant woman, I understand the numerous obstacles faced when seeking mental health support; therefore, I aim to establish a safe and nurturing environment for my clients of all backgrounds to thrive while receiving outstanding support and care. Read more

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I seek to provide a sense of hope in a safe space when life becomes o... As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I seek to provide a sense of hope in a safe space when life becomes overwhelming and chaotic. Read more

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I know seeking therapy can be scary but I will provide a space for you that will help you feel comfortable and accepted

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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +5 more

With experience working with a range in both age groups and presenting problems, I can be of assistance in addressing many concerns.

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Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +1 more

I know that self-reflection and change can be hard, so let me help you on your journey.

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Aetna, Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carelon, +24 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +3 more

As a young adult woman, I understand the stresses of managing work, relationships, and personal life.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

Barbara: My go-to approach for treating depression is narrative systemic therapy. I prefer narrative therapy because it allows the 'problem to be the problem' which in this case is depression and its symptoms. It helps create a sense of empowerment in rewriting ones own problem saturated narrative into a more empathetic and contextual story. This approach utilizes reframing and personification to highlight depression is not forever and not your whole self.

Joseph: My go-to approach for treating depression is CBT. I find the best benefit in CBT because it helps people identify how their thoughts about situations trigger depression.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

Barbara: I teach the following tools in depression counseling:

  • reframing (perspective shift and broadening mindset)
  • personification (problem is the problem, separate from self)
  • self-care skills (awareness/importance of basic needs)
  • daily goals (present focus, energy and successes for that day)
  • cognitive challenging (personification, reduce negative skew)
  • journaling (rewriting problem narrative into empowering story)

Joseph: I teach the following tools in depression counseling:

  • Cognitive Challenging
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • Cognitive Replacement
  • Assertive Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Grounding Techniques

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling?

Barbara: I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression goals when they have increased awareness of their triggers, actively acknowledged their basic needs, and see a change in perception. Additionally, the goals that we set will have a frequency that we will work towards for example increasing self-care skills or decreasing depression symptoms. I always like to preface that progress is not linear and will be an ongoing tool during treatment to challenge negative perceptions of self.

Joseph: I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they report a decrease in the frequency, intensity, and duration of symptoms.

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

Barbara: Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling with utilizing their network of supports and relationships, create physical activity routine to enhance self-care, seek psycho-education about depression, journaling about depression cycles and seeking out additional resources such as group therapy.

Joseph: Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling by journaling their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in situations that triggers symptoms and documenting efforts to counter negative self talk. They can also practice relaxation techniques, and mindfulness skills on a daily basis. They can use grounding techniques and assertive communication during situations in which they experience intense symptoms.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

Barbara: To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can notice the frequency, duration and intensity of your depression symptoms. Also it can be helpful to create timeline of your life to allow insight into your patterns and impact of depression. Additionally, celebrate the scheduling your first appointment because this can be the hardest step of beginning the process of therapy.

Joseph: To prepare for your first depression counseling session, you can reflect upon the root causes of your depression and situations that increase your symptoms. You can also identify the coping skills that you currently use.

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 Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing, PA 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 attend depression therapy sessions?

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?

How to Overcome Depression – Counselors and Therapists in Reading, PA

It’s normal to feel down when life throws you unexpected curves such as losses of relationships, conflict, or changes. Moods are a fact of life. We all feel happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, and fear.

Here are some of the symptoms of depression:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (sleeping too much)
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Slowed thinking or difficulty making decisions
  • Chronic fatigue or loss of energy
  • Prolonged feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Irritability or anger outbursts
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Why Do I Feel This Way?

Anyone can get depression. Sometimes depression is hereditary and runs in families and sometimes it can be triggered by a stressful event in your life.

This can sometimes initiate a turn into a downward spiral into a depressive episode. Stress can induce structural and functional changes in your brain and can cause a cascade of problems.

However, regardless of the causes, it is important to remember that you don’t have to figure it out alone.

How Can Thriveworks-Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks-Wyomissing, a counselor will meet with you to help you determine if you are suffering from depression and help you understand what you are going through.

The counselors at Thriveworks-Wyomissing are educated and experienced and can help you using:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Referral to a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) as needed

Call or go online to get started today with a provider at THriveworks-Wy0missing.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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Going well
mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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