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1,366 people sought depression counseling help at Tallahassee in the last year

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

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I am Dr. Catherine, and as a licensed Doctor of Mental Health Counseling in Florida, I am here to help you sort through difficult issues and emotions ... I am Dr. Catherine, and as a licensed Doctor of Mental Health Counseling in Florida, I am here to help you sort through difficult issues and emotions and offer a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. Read more

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As a black woman, I understand that mental illness can be seen as a weakness; however, everyone should know their self-worth and not be ashamed.

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 Tallahassee, FL 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 Tallahassee, FL 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?

The writer Andrew Solomon once stated that “the opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” When a person is depressed, they may feel incapable of action. It may be a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, to take a shower, to brush one’s teeth. Someone in the midst of major depressive disorder (MDD) may not be able to work, to create, to enjoy what they used to enjoy. And they may not be able to summon the energy to ask for help. 

The licensed depression counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL can make life easier for people struggling with depression. If you seek treatment from Thriveworks, you will be met with providers who have compassion and meaningful insights, as well as extensive training and expertise. The mental health counselors at Thriveworks who specialize in depression know that each individual is more than their diagnosis. They develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored toward each client’s needs and goals. 

What Are the Basic Signs of Having Depression?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use to diagnose and treat depression, lists the following symptoms of depression for MDD:

  1. Depressed mood (feelings of sadness and negativity) lasting longer than two weeks 
  2. Anhedonia, which is the loss of interest or pleasure in activities a person usually enjoys 
  3. Changes in appetite, sometimes leading to unintentional weight loss or gain 
  4. Psychomotor retardation (slowed-down movements and thoughts)
  5. Extreme tiredness 
  6. Acute feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  7. Issues with focus, attention, and/or memory
  8. Suicidality (if you’re ever considering harming yourself, call a crisis hotline immediately)

But different types of depression may have different symptoms. For example, manic depression, the mood disorder that’s also called bipolar disorder, is diagnosed by episodes of mania as well as depression. And timing of symptoms matters as well. A person with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may only have the indications for depression at certain times of the year. And a mother who suffers from depression in the weeks after childbirth may be diagnosed with postpartum depression rather than MDD. 

How Can Counseling Help Depression?

Licensed counseling, psychiatry, social work, and psychotherapy (talk therapy) at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL can help people with depression by first exploring the environmental, psychosocial, behavioral, genetic, and neurochemical components of a client’s mood disorder. A therapist will also want to know what the client’s therapy goals are. After this full evaluation, the therapist and the client can develop a treatment plan together with elements that best serve the client’s needs. Effective depression treatment may include any of the following evidence-based approaches:

  • Person-centered psychotherapy 
  • Strength-based approaches
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy, a type of CBT 
  • Supportive therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Substance abuse or addiction counseling
  • Holistic treatments 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness 
  • Coping skills training
  • Family therapy or couples therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications addressing nutrition and exercise
  • Psychosocial interventions to find community support for the depressed person
  • Behavioral activation
  • Antidepressant medications prescribed by a Thriveworks psychiatrist

Should I Seek Therapy If I’m Depressed?

If you have been experiencing depression for longer than two weeks, it might be wise to consult a qualified mental health professional at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL. This is because untreated depression can lead to other health problems like the following:

  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Changes in sleep hygiene 
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Social isolation and avoidance
  • Inexplicable aches and pains
  • Concurrent anxiety and depression
  • Unemployment and financial stress
  • Conflicts in intimate relationships
  • Heart disease
  • Compromised immune system

Are Depressed People Ever Really Cured?

Though psychiatrists and other mental health providers don’t usually speak in terms of cures, depression can definitely go into remission with the proper treatment. Some people may need short-term or long-term support from psychiatric medication. Some people may benefit from regular sessions with a Thriveworks psychologist in Tallahassee, FL in order to prevent future depressive episodes. Other people may find that their depression was situational and they do not require ongoing treatment. But it’s important to learn preventative measures and the indications that depression might be recurring because many people who experience one episode will experience another. 

Get Licensed Depression Counseling at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL

If you are depressed, you can get help quickly from Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL. Most providers can meet with new patients within 24-48 hours of their call or online booking. And Thriveworks mental health providers are recruited from the top 4% of applicants in the area. They also accept most major forms of health insurance. This means that Thriveworks clients can get premium care from exceptional providers at competitive rates. Call today to get matched with a mental health professional who can best support you through your depression. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. 

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 Tallahassee therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Tallahassee
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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A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
Read more A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
David Feb 2024
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Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Read more Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Claude Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Read more I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Tallahassee Feb 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tallahassee is located just off of Capital Cir NE – you must take a right off of this road onto Remington Green St, and we are on the outside of the shopping circle. The closest business to us is Action Business Coach, and then within the shopping circle, you’ll see Believe Hope Inspire Wellness Services LLC, Big Bend Area Health Education Center, and Haven Spa and Wellness Studio, among others.

Phone number

(850) 749-2313

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