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

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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 Topeka, KS 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 Topeka, KS 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?

We all get the blues from time to time. We all experience those gloomy days when a dark cloud seems to hang over everything, even when the sun is shining. Maybe it’s due to a bad breakup. Or maybe you’re feeling down because a good friend has moved away. Perhaps you’ve lost a beloved pet or a parent is ill.

Sadness is a normal reaction to these situations. Everyone processes grief differently; some people may feel better in a day or two while others may take longer to move on and get back to their daily lives.

But sometimes, the feelings of sadness can be overwhelming. You may feel so low that you don’t even want to get out of bed or you’ve lost interest in doing the things you once enjoyed. Or you might be feeling less intense symptoms but they persist for weeks or months at a time.

If you are facing symptoms like these, you may be experiencing depression. Depression is a very common mental health condition that can have a negative effect on the way you feel, think, and act. It can cause intense sadness, make you feel worthless and unhappy, and can even interfere with your ability to function normally at work and at home.

Fortunately, depression disorders are treatable. If you think you might be suffering from depression, a licensed mental health professional can provide you with the support you need to relieve your symptoms. Our Thriveworks counselors and therapists are experts at treating depression and other mental health conditions.

When you’re ready to make a change, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS to help ease your pain and get you back to a life of health and happiness.

Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Depression

Depression affects millions of people every year. Some suffer physical symptoms like sluggishness and fatigue while others struggle with brain fog, difficulty concentrating, and other mental symptoms.

Depression symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Feeling sad or worthless
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in favorite activities
  • Changes in appetite (eating too much or too little)
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Lack of energy or increased fatigue
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions
  • Increased irritability or angry outbursts
  • Substance abuse
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you’re facing one or more of these symptoms, a licensed counselor or therapist at Thriveworks in Topeka, KS can help you reduce their impact and improve your mood.

What Are the Benefits of Therapy for Depression?

There are several forms of depression, including:

  • Persistent depressive disorder: This depressive disorder is characterized by typical symptoms of depression that last for two years or longer.
  • Seasonal affective disorder: This type of depression occurs more often during the winter months when there is less sunlight.
  • Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression affects some women in the weeks and months after childbirth, can cause fatigue and sadness, and can even affect their ability to bond with their baby.

No matter the type or severity of your depression symptoms, it’s important to know that treatment is available. Different types of psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of approaches are often used when treating depression.

A common therapeutic approach to depression treatment is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), where your provider helps identify the harmful thought patterns that may be contributing to your depressive symptoms. Other forms of therapy include interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychoanalysis.

At its core, talk therapy can help you identify problematic behaviors and learn coping skills to tolerate distress, regulate your emotions, and get your life back on track. You may explore your past, discuss present stressors, and proactively prepare for the future.

Your provider at Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS will tailor each session to accommodate your specific needs and goals. To start working through your issues and developing a happier, healthier future, reach out to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS

Depressive episodes can make each day a struggle but you don’t have to go it alone. Our caring counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists are here to support you. You can schedule in-person or online therapy appointments, whichever is better for you, and new clients can often meet with a mental health professional within 24-48 hours. Our offices open early and stay open late, and you can even schedule a weekend appointment.

For support between appointments, you can get in touch with your counselor by phone or email and leverage our ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A service. For additional support, you can access our online community discussions moderated by mental health experts.

While mood disorders are quite common, the good news is that you can break free of those gloomy thoughts and feelings. Contact Thriveworks in Topeka, KS to schedule an appointment for depression counseling and get much-needed relief.

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 Topeka therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Topeka
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 Topeka reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka Jul 2022
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★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka May 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Topeka is located at 120 SE 6th Ave Suite 4-116, Topeka, KS 66603 in downtown Topeka between S. Kansas Ave and SE Monroe St

Phone number

(785) 329-4615

Languages spoken by KS providers

  • English
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