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14,301 people sought depression counseling help at Richmond in the last year

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 Richmond, VA 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 Richmond, VA 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?

Are you exhibiting depression symptoms, such as a lack of interest in day to day responsibilities and difficulty sleeping? Do you feel sad on a daily basis and uninterested in school, work, or your relationships?

Depression is, in the very least, scary. And it’s important that you get the treatment you need, as soon as you need it, whether you have minor depression, seasonal affective disorder, major depressive disorder, or another form of depression. In any case, if you are experiencing harmful depression symptoms (such as those above) as well as other negative consequences, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). We have depression therapists who can help.

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” –Dwayne Johnson

The depression therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) have helped many people manage and overcome their depression. Their approach to therapy will depend on your specific symptoms, needs, and therapy goals, but they will ultimately help you live better in the wake of your depression. If you think that you could benefit from working with a depression therapist, give Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) a call at (804) 980-7242.

What Are Common Depression Symptoms?

There are different types of depression, some of which we mentioned above: minor depression, seasonal affective disorder, major depression, and others. However, when people use the term depression, they are usually referring to major depression or major depressive disorder. This mood disorder is characterized by a deep despair and loss of interest in once loved activities. For an individual to be diagnosed with major depression, they must exhibit five or more of the following symptoms for two weeks or longer:

  • Depressed mood (e.g., sadness, hopelessness)
  • Reduced interest or desire in most activities.
  • Weight loss or gain (a 5% change or greater)
  • Sleep disturbances, like insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Changes in activity levels
  • Fatigue; loss of energy
  • Self-hatred or feelings of worthlessness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideation

If you’re presenting the above symptoms, it’s important that you work with a medical professional, as these can prove harmful to your health and wellbeing. A medical professional can assess your symptoms and offer a diagnosis as well as treatment recommendations. Consider working with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) to better manage your depression symptoms, determine a potential cause of your depression, and ultimately live better.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)

Here at Thriveworks, our team of mental health professionals believes that everyone can benefit from working with a skilled, caring counselor or coach. There is no shame in reaching out for help. If you are experiencing harmful symptoms of depression, reach out to us today so that we can get you the treatment that you need as soon as possible. Give us a call at (804) 980-7242.

When you call our office, a scheduling specialist will set you up with a depression therapist who has the right skills and experience to help you. One of our many goals is to provide our clients with a positive experience in therapy from start to finish. We stand apart from other counseling practices. Here’s how:

  1. Exceptional providers: We only partner with the best of the best professionals. The counselors, therapists, psychologists, and life coaches at Thriveworks possess impressive knowledge and skills, as well as experience to truly help their clients.
  2. Excellent customer service: When you call in, a scheduling specialist will walk you through the quick and easy process. They’ll ask you a few basic questions and then work to get you scheduled.
  3. Extended office hours: We understand that it’s tough to miss school or work for an appointment. For this reason, we offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends.
  4. Flexible cancellations: We also offer a flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy. This means that you can cancel or reschedule your appointment without penalty as long as you give us a 23.5-hour notice.

If you want to experience these benefits and discover additional benefits, come see us at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). We have depression therapists on staff who are eager to help you live a happier, healthier life.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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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I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Read more I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Lynn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is absolutely the best and she makes my life so much better thank you very much!
Robert Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Read more Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Read more My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Maria Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Read more Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Richmond Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Read more Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Richmond Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Read more Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Richmond Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Read more Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is conveniently located in Shockoe Bottom at the intersection of N. 19th St. and E. Franklin. We share a building with The Superior Production Exchange and Uni Shippers. Across from us, on the other side of E. Franklin is Shockoe Center.

Phone number

(804) 331-2570

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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