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757 people sought depression counseling help at Stamford in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Stamford are booked, but we have 14 other therapists in CT available for an online or in-person session.

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 Stamford, CT 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 Stamford, CT 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 common mental illness, one that over 264 million people around the world suffer from. For those who are not familiar, depression comes with psychological and physical symptoms that make day to day living unpleasant. These can include feelings of hopelessness, a lack of interest in activities the individual used to enjoy, trouble sleeping, and weight loss.

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I’m quite proud I got out of that.” –J.K. Rowling

When one develops symptoms of depression, it can be hard to accept and understand, especially when there isn’t a clear cause. However, regardless of why you feel the way that you do, you should have no shame in your illness. Depression affects millions of people every single year, and it needs to be treated just like every other serious illness—physical or mental—out there.

If you are feeling depressed or experiencing depression symptoms, talk to your health care provider or set up an appointment with a depression therapist. Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT offers depression therapy, which is led by skilled, caring counselors with specific skills, training, and experience in treating this condition. Keep in mind that depression therapy has proven to help people manage their symptoms and live happily again. There is hope, and we can help you get to a healthy place! Just call (203) 635-5693 to schedule your first depression counseling appointment.

Am I Depressed? Common Symptoms of Depression

The widely advertised depression symptoms include despair, intense sadness, isolation, and feelings of hopelessness. While these are all common symptoms of depression, they aren’t the only symptoms. Here is a more comprehensive list of symptoms:

  • Depressed mood, as demonstrated by sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Lack of interest in day to day and once beloved activities
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Sleep disturbances, like insomnia and hypersomnia
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Irritable mood
  • Lack of concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you feel depressed, uninterested in your day to day, and exhibit any of the other above symptoms, you might be depressed. Don’t worry, though, as we mentioned above, depression is highly treatable. Depression therapy proves to help people better manage these symptoms, understand what might be causing their depression, and come up with a plan for enjoying life again. If you are in the Stamford, CT area and you’re experiencing depression symptoms, reach out to schedule an appointment today.

How Can Depression Therapy Help Me?

The depression therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT will create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific symptoms, needs, preferences, and goals. Regardless of these specifics, your depression therapist will aim to help you accomplish the following in depression therapy:

  1. Better manage your depression symptoms
  2. Identify and change negative thinking patterns
  3. Understand potential root causes of your depression
  4. Learn to respond well to triggers
  5. Develop a self-care plan that supports health and happiness

These are common goals in depression therapy that help people get a grip on their depression. We understand that you might feel hopeless, worthless, or unmotivated—but reaching out and asking for help is necessary and the sooner you do it, the better. The depression therapists at Thriveworks want to help. Just make that call, and we’ll help you do the rest.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT

Depression can be a scary and confusing illness. But it is also widely researched, which means our depression therapists and psychologists know exactly how to treat it. As we just mentioned, Thriveworks depression counselors will look at your specific situation and then design your treatment plan around what you need to improve your condition.

If you’re ready to schedule a depression therapy appointment, just give Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT a call at (203) 635-5693. Our team of scheduling specialists will help you set up your first appointment at a time that is most convenient for you. We can offer you a next-day appointment, as well as flexible scheduling opportunities in the evenings and on the weekends. This is a small part of our mission to provide you with the best mental health care from start to finish.

Our depression professionals are prepared to help you right now. Are you ready to improve your situation and find greater health and happiness? We’ll be here to help you do so.

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 Stamford therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Stamford
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 Thriveworks Stamford reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Read more Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Stamford Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Read more I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Stamford Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park. We currently share a building with Westchester Health, and are just south of the Shell station near W Broad St., with the Rippowam river to our east. 

Phone number

(203) 408-1896

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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