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7,396 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help in California in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Sunnyvale are booked, but we have 10 other therapists in CA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Sunnyvale involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Sunnyvale therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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The singer Lady Gaga once stated, “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” When an individual is clinically depressed, they can become blind to their own strengths. They can forget everything that makes them wonderful and unique—a positive, important presence in the world. Depression can be a destructive force that makes someone think they’ve lost their inner light, when in reality their light is just hidden under the veil of depression.

The depression counselors at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can help bring back your hope and optimism through expert treatment, including psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy. Thriveworks counseling is the first essential step toward digging yourself out of the hole of depression. Your future can be as bright as ever once you seek expert help.

How Do I Know If I Have Depression? What Are the Common Signs?

Some individuals coexist for years with their depression, functioning at very basic levels instead of thriving. Chronic depression can start seeming like business-as-usual, but it’s not. It can be caused by a neurochemical balance that a psychiatrist can diagnose and heal. Depression is highly treatable and no one deserves to suffer alone. If you become concerned that you have depression and it’s disrupting your life, you can seek the professional support you need from Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA. Common signs of depression include the following:

  • Persistent negative feelings
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Unintentional weight changes
  • Sleep issues
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Diminished energy levels in thought and action
  • Loss of interest or pleasure

Depressive episodes can last anywhere from two weeks to several years. Interventions tend to be most effective when they’re done early.

What Are the Different Types of Depression Disorders?

A psychologist or psychiatrist might diagnose you with a specific kind of depression, depending on your symptoms and their origin. For example, if you’ve just had a baby and are experiencing signs of depression for the first time in your life, a counselor may suspect postpartum depression. If you have alternating depressive episodes and periods of elevated moods or manias, you may have bipolar disorder. Here are a few types of depression disorders that a therapist may diagnose:

  • Bipolar affective disorder or manic depression
  • Major, moderate, and mild depression
  • Postpartum depression (PPD)
  • Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) or dysthymia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Bipolar depression can also include the depression suffered by individuals with type 2 bipolar disorder. These individuals experience hypomanias instead of manias, but their depressive episodes can be just as acute.

Treatments for Anxiety Vs. Depression

Anxiety and depression are often triggers for one another. Individuals with depression can become anxious about leaving their house or seeing friends. Individuals with social anxiety may become depressed due to their isolation. So it’s not uncommon for depression therapists at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA to treat their depression clients for anxiety symptoms as well.

Anxiety and depression treatments can look like the following:


  • Pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., benzodiazepines, buspirone, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors aka SSRIs)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Other cognitive therapies
  • Self-care through diet and exercise
  • Marriage or family therapy
  • Meditation
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)


  • Pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., antidepressants like SSRIs)
  • Psychotherapy
  • CBT and other cognitive therapies
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Behavior therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Substance abuse treatment

Men are more likely to suffer from overlapping substance abuse issues when they have depression. And one individual’s depression can affect an entire family, hence the appearance of family therapy in both treatment rosters.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, and other psychological issues. CBT operates from the core principle that individuals can unlearn maladaptive ways of thinking and believing. By learning to change one’s thinking patterns and information processing, a person can make significant changes in their psychology and behaviors. CBT is a collaborative therapy that you and your counselor at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can adapt together, making it a useful tool for recovering from depression and preventing future episodes.

Find Care and Support with an Exceptional Depression Counselor at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA

Don’t wait to get the help you need for your depression. Call Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA today and we will match you with a counselor who can help you find relief from your pain and distress. Our office opens early and stays open late so you can call a human being, not listen to a voicemail. And we pride ourselves on getting you an appointment with a counselor within 24-48 hours.

In addition to those benefits, Thriveworks clients can access their mental health providers between appointments through calls and email. We also offer free educational resources like our preeminent e-book on depression. We can’t wait to match you with your exceptional depression counselor—call today.

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 Sunnyvale therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

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Self-pay costs at Sunnyvale
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with the dental office of Dr. Satinder R. Singh. We are at the intersection of W Freemont Ave and S Mary Ave. Across the street is an Arco gas station, Country Gourmet American Bistro, and De Anza Square Shopping Center.

Phone number

(408) 741-9636

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