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649 people sought depression counseling help at The Woodlands in the last year

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping clients find their best self.

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What is your go-to approach for depression counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is identifying their goal and working at their pace. I work to empower the client to make changes in their life at a pace that yields sustainable progress. I prefer, enjoy, and find the best benefit in exploring the client’s experiences with depression and collaborate with the client to identify any patterns and opportunities for change in their life.

What tools do you teach in depression counseling?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy for depression:

  • Identifying, understanding, and accepting emotions.
  • Identifying patterns of depression with thoughts, behaviors, and emotions
  • Challenging negative thoughts and creating alternate thoughts
  • Creating more intentionality into one’s life (e.g. scheduling, planning, communication, reflection)
  • Mindfulness practices – creating more awareness and intentionality
  • Self-compassion/acceptance – ways to compliment oneself and appreciate the differences that we all have.
  • Identifying opportunities to engage in more self-compassion/self-care practices
  • Identifying current coping strategies; finding new coping strategies

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in depression counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to utilize tools that they have learned in therapy in their day-to-day life and feel an associated relief since the onset of treatment. Additional evidence of progress is seen when a client is able to consistently report reduced depressive symptoms between sessions.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement depression counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with a journaling, meditation, exercise, socialization, reading, and other mindfulness practices.

What should someone do to prepare for starting depression counseling?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session for depression, you are encouraged to know you are already taking the first steps toward making change in your life. Know that your clinician wants to support you and assist you in making changes that will reduce your depression so that you are able to feel more confident, empowered, and grounded in your day-to-day life. Thank you for taking these steps for yourself and for reaching out for help!

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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 The Woodlands, TX 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 The Woodlands, TX 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.

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Depression Therapy Services in The Woodlands, TX—Therapists Specializing in Depression

Therapy proves to be an effective treatment option for those with depression, and Thriveworks Counseling in The Woodlands, TX has depression therapists who can help you now.

Thriveworks counselors and therapists have helped many people with depression (much like you); they’ve helped them understand underlying causes, manage symptoms, and pull themselves out of their depressive state. If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression, our providers would love to help you, too. To schedule a depression therapy appointment, all you have to do is contact our office. We’ll be happy to assist you.

Why Is Depression Therapy Effective? How Does It Work?

As we mentioned above, a depression therapist can help you dig into potential causes (which we’ll discuss more later), manage your specific symptoms, and help you get to a happier, healthier state of mind.

Here’s how you can expect your experience at Thriveworks in The Woodlands, TX to go:

  • You will discuss how you’ve been feeling with your counselor
  • They will ask questions to best understand what you’re going through
  • Your counselor will then design your course for treatment
  • You’ll meet with your counselor on a regular basis; in each session, they will use therapeutic techniques to help you
  • They might even work a self-care plan into treatment

Your counselor might also talk to you about the possibility of taking antidepressants or another medication that helps people manage their depression.

Why Do I Feel Like This? Causes of Depression

Unfortunately, there is no one cause of depression. This can make understanding why one feels depressed difficult if there is no obvious trigger.

If your immediate family members (like your parents and/or siblings) have suffered with depression before, you’re at a greater risk of experiencing it yourself. Fortunately, in these instances, you may know that you’re at greater risk and can therefore do your due diligence in maintaining a happy, healthy mind.

Our environment has a huge effect on our health and happiness, as well. For example, if you and your spouse are in an unhappy relationship and you live together, this will take a toll on your mental health.

Similarly, if you experience a traumatic event or the loss of a loved one, your mind enters an unhealthy spot and you are at a greater risk of developing depression. The above might explain why you’re feeling down and depressed—or, it might now.


Get Depression Help at Thriveworks Counseling in The Woodlands, TX

Thriveworks The Woodlands have providers on staff who have the experience, skills, and training specific to helping people manage their depression. We also offer:

  • A fast response time from our office. Most of our clients have their first session within a week of calling in for the first time.
  • Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • Being able to schedule your session online, or in person.
  • A wide range of accepted insurance options

If you’re interested in depression help, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in The Woodlands, TX by phone or by booking online.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our The Woodlands therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Hear from our clients

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I love my Therapist and all of the guidance she provides!!
Merike Feb 2024
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Love thrive works. Works great with my schedule. And they’re so flexible
Marco Feb 2024
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Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Read more Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Alicia Dec 2023
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I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
Read more I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
The Woodlands May 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Woodlands is located off Woodlands Parkway close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes and Noble. There is a 3 story garage behind those two stores and the closest place to park. Leave the garage and head to the back entrance of The Pottery Barn where there is a hallway with stairs and an elevator to the 2nd floor. Come through the glass doors and Thriveworks is the first office on the right!

Phone number

(281) 984-6849

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Arabic
  • English
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