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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 Sioux Falls, SD 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 Sioux Falls, SD 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?

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders that affects millions of American adults every year. With such a large amount of the population being affected by this difficult mental disorder, it’s important to understand and recognize what their symptoms are so you can get the help you need as soon as possible. You may not even realize that you’re suffering from this challenge. Consider these questions:

  1. How often do you feel like you’ve lost control of your life and future?
  2. How often do you feel like you’ve lost interest in most, or all, of the things and activities that you used to find enjoyable?
  3. How often do you feel trapped with no options?
  4. Do you feel hopeless and worthless?

If you experience the above feelings often you may be battling depression. This mental challenge is not something you can “just get over.” Nothing feels right and you can’t seem to find relief. No matter the reason for your symptoms, there is help available to you. At Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls, we have passionate depression counselors who are trained and ready to provide you with the help and relief you have been searching for. When you are ready to take the next step, just give us a call.

What Are Depression Symptoms? Do I Have Depression?

The hard part about depression is that the symptoms can vary from person to person, in presentation and severity. For example, one person might experience worthlessness, hopelessness, and lack of motivation. Another individual, though, might experience more physical symptoms like sleep disturbances and changes in appetite.

That being said, there are common depression symptoms that you should be aware of to better understand whether or not you might be depressed. In addition to a state of despair and disinterest in day to day activities, those who are depressed often experience the following:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Isolation or withdrawal from others
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness
  • Lack of focus or concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Substance abuse and/or addiction
  • Irritability, moodiness
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

If you think you might be depressed or at risk of becoming depressed, please consider talking to a mental health professional. This is especially true if you have been experiencing two or more of the symptoms above for two or more weeks now. It’s important that you work with a counselor before your depression worsens. We have depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists here at Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls who would be happy to help.

Do I Need Depression Counseling? How Can It Help Me?

Your time in counseling will depend on your exact presentation of symptoms as well as your goals for therapy. Talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychological assessment, and management techniques are all examples of therapeutic resources your depression counselor might use during your sessions.

In addition, your depression counselor will ask you about the level of self-care you engage in, which is just as important to this journey as the work you complete during your time talking to your counselor. Self-care is all about performing activities that you enjoy and that benefit your mental health. The following are a few common practices that prove beneficial:

  • Exercising (running, doing yoga, hiking, lifting weights, walking your dog)
  • Painting, drawing, or exploring your creative abilities
  • Meditating or practicing mindfulness
  • Spending time with a friend or family member
  • Learning new and healthy recipes to try

It’s okay if none of these items appeal to you. The key is to find activities that you care about and enjoy. This might mean going to the gym or hiking on a trail, or it might mean kicking back with your friends at your favorite restaurant. Your counselor can help you find an activity or even a routine of self-care that works best for you.

Work With a Depression Counselor at Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, SD

Everyone experiences depression differently, so everyone should experience counseling differently too. At Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, you are valued for being you. Nothing that is affecting you is too much or too little for us to handle. That’s because we are dedicated to providing client-focused, accessible care.

When you choose to work with us, you can experience:

  1. Evening and weekend sessions
  2. Flexible cancellations
  3. Never being put on a waitlist
  4. Having access to your provider between sessions as needed
  5. Online counseling options including video chats and phone calls
  6. Exclusive video content and e-books with helpful information

Depression doesn’t have to hold you back from living the life you want any longer. When you’re ready, we are here to help you take back control and live the life you deserve. Just give us a call.

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 Sioux Falls therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Sioux Falls is located at 3900 W Technology Cir Suite 7, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, approximately behind the Dollar Tree.

Phone number

(813) 773-1834

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