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46,194 people sought depression counseling help in Georgia in the last year

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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 Savannah, GA 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 Savannah, GA 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?

We all feel sad or down sometimes. After a breakup with a significant other, or when we get into a fight with a friend. When we find out about an elder family member passing, or simply when things don’t go our way. But sometimes, this sad feeling isn’t mere sadness—it’s despair, and it’s accompanied by other feelings like hopelessness, insignificance, and guilt. Furthermore, it comes with a troubling disinterest in work, in school, in daily activities that the individual used to thoroughly enjoy. Sometimes, it’s depression—which doesn’t often pass quickly or easily. Instead, it often takes asking for help to get over the obstacle that is depression.

“Sometimes, asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.”

The good news is that there are mental health professionals dedicated to helping people with depression. Counseling has proven to effectively treat depression, as it helps individuals understand where their depression stems from and how they can better manage their symptoms. Ultimately, depression counseling helps those affected by the illness to live a happier, more successful life.

If you think that you might be depressed and could benefit from working with a depression counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Savannah. The depression counselors at Thriveworks Savannah have a unique skillset and extensive experience to assist you in your battle with this illness.

Diagnosing Depression: Signs and Symptoms

Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and act. As we touched on above, those with depression enter an intense state of despair and lose interest in daily activities, even those they once loved. In addition, these individuals may present the following symptoms:

  • Tiredness or lack of energy
  • Diminished appetite
  • Significant changes in weight
  • Restlessness or fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation

Depression can vary in severity, but often, these symptoms significantly interfere with an individual’s normal functioning. For this reason, it’s important that you seek treatment for depression if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Remember, the depression counselors at Thriveworks Savannah are here to help.

How Can Depression Counseling Help?

We touched on the goals of depression counseling: to help individuals manage their symptoms, understand why they may be feeling depressed, and ultimately live happier as well as healthier. But how are these goals accomplished? Here’s how counselors work to guide you toward a better life:

  • Counselors can help you understand negative thinking patterns, which often contribute to or even worsen depressive states.
  • They can also help you to understand what areas of your life aren’t being fulfilled and how you can tend to them to improve overall quality of life.
  • Counselors can encourage you to get involved in activities that make you happy: exercise classes, social events, outdoor adventures, etc.
  • They can also help you come up with and implement techniques for managing harmful symptoms that accompany depression.
  • Counselors can help you identify personal warning signs for depression, so that you know when your condition may be worsening.
  • They can teach you how to better handle emotions that contribute to depression, such as anger or disappointment.

You will discuss your presentation of symptoms with your counselor at Thriveworks Savannah as well as your goals for therapy. Then, they will design treatment to best help you manage your depression and live a better life moving forward. This goes to show that they truly care about your health and wellbeing. Remember: their ultimate goal is to step in, assist, and make a meaningful difference in your life.

Schedule a Depression Counseling Session at Thriveworks Savannah

If you are dealing with depression (or think that you might be developing symptoms), it’s important that you get professional help. The counselors at Thriveworks Savannah want to join you in this battle and help you defeat depression. Their expertise, training, experience, and caring nature will enable them to help you reach your goals and accomplish the central goal of living better.

Thriveworks Depression Counseling of Savannah offers convenient appointment times, both daytime and evening hours. There’s no waiting list here – you can get an appointment in 48 hours or less. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans and offer affordable rates – getting help for depression may be more affordable than you thought. We’re conveniently located in Savannah, so if you’re looking for depression counseling in Savannah, depression counseling in Richmond Hill, or depression counseling in Port Wentworth, you’ll find that it’s easy to get to our office from anywhere in Chatham County and the surrounding area. Call for an appointment today: (912) 623-4320.

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Savannah
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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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • English
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