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4,395 people sought depression counseling help at San Antonio in the last year

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As a hispanic male, I understand the unique issue of identity exploration and struggling to find a place to fit in.

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As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we wil... As a woman of color and an immigrant, I can identify with some unique challenges that individuals may face. As we face different circumstances, we will need different levels of psychological support and assistance throughout our lives. I am passionate about quality mental health care for all persons, regardless of their challenges. I support destigmatizing mental health issues and prioritizing prompt treatment and care. I understand that making this step can be a challenge; as such, I engage with my patients with the hope of building a therapeutic alliance to achieve their mental health goals. Read more

Alexander Montero

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go to approach for helping people in depression is Cognitive behavior therapy. I enjoy CBT because you are able to work with various ways depression is triggered mentally.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in depression counseling: cognitive distortions, life satisfaction, coping skills.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling when they are able to get a little more energy throughout their days

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

Clients can supplement their time in depression counseling with finding activities they will enjoy to change their day a little.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first depression counseling session you can try to have an idea of what would like to see, and what that change is.

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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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 can disrupt someone’s life—but it’s also a condition with many effective treatment options. Many people are now receiving the care they need to heal by seeking out depression counseling services. 

The depression therapists at Thriveworks San Antonio have worked with many clients, and are experienced at providing depression therapy services. Depression can leave someone feeling depleted and hopeless, but with a therapist’s help, dealing with depression doesn’t have to be a solitary struggle. 

No one has to go through that journey alone—the mental health professionals at Thriveworks San Antonio are ready to help.

What Is Depression Counseling?

For many, depression is often effectively treated by talking to a counselor via depression counseling sessions. These mental health professionals work with everyday people, helping them to manage their depression symptoms associated with common depressive disorders, such as:

  • Major depression: This disorder causes emotional detachment, sadness, hopelessness, and apathy. Those who suffer from major depression may become socially isolated, further exacerbating their condition. It’s what most people think of when they hear the word “depression”.
  • Minor depression: As the name implies, this is less severe than major depression but just as harmful. Because those with this disorder may go long periods without feeling depressed, identifying what’s triggering their sadness can be difficult for those with minor depression.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression affects women who’ve given birth; those who underwent caesarian sections or had a miscarriage are at higher risk. This disorder can onset immediately or months after childbirth. 
  • Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder I and II can cause depression, as the individual’s mood shifts drastically over minutes, hours, or days. Those with bipolar disorder may feel extremely happy for a minute, and furious or dejected in the next.

For many, depression therapy helps them to understand and manage their depression successfully. 

How Does Depression Therapy Work?

 Depression counseling, or depression therapy, as it’s called interchangeably, works by: 

  • Creating a professional connection with a client and counselor to better understand their depression 
  • Serving as a verbal and emotional outlet for clients who are burdened by the symptoms of depression
  • Using talk and behavioral therapy to implement coping strategies for clients  

Professional counseling can help depressed people take control of their symptoms and get back on track to achieving their goals. Thriveworks’ mental health providers treat your mood experience as unique, instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. 

In your first depression counseling sessions, your provider may want to discuss the following elements to get a better sense of your struggle and how they can help:

  • Your specific depression symptoms
  • Your and your family’s medical history 
  • Potential causes of your depression
  • Your psychosocial environment
  • Lifestyle factors (nutrition and exercise habits)
  • Your needs and goals for treatment

This comprehensive therapeutic assessment may not take place all at once, especially when clients are in acute distress, but it’s important for your provider to gather as much information as possible over time. This can help a counselor develop an effective treatment plan that’s personalized around your needs while attending depression therapy sessions. 

Providers utilize a number of evidence-based treatment options to help their clients live happier, healthier lives. Recovery might include weekly sessions with a therapist and/or monthly follow-up sessions with a psychiatrist as needed. 

It all depends on what’s best for the individual’s needs during depression counseling sessions.

Depression Therapy in San Antonio, TX

When you are ready to speak with a therapist, know that the mental health professionals at Thriveworks San Antonio are ready to meet with you. When you contact our office, you may be able to meet with a therapist as soon as the following day. 

Additionally, Thriveworks also offers industry-leading benefits to clients, including: 

  • Online therapy options 
  • Flexible cancellations
  • Coverage under most insurance plans
  • Personalized mental health care for your unique needs

Call or book your session online at Thriveworks San Antonio today to begin your depression counseling journey, taking the first steps toward better mental health and a brighter tomorrow.  

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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at San Antonio
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

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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Getting here

Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX is at the corner of Broadway and W Sunset Road/ We are near Mission Orthodontics and Soluna.

Phone number

(210) 985-8078

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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