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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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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?

Depression is a serious but very common mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be difficult to recognize for many people and may go unnoticed or untreated for some time, but not without consequence. Like many other mood disorders and mental health problems, depression can interfere with your daily life and affect the way you feel, think, and behave.

Left ignored or untreated, depressive disorders can have a negative effect on your relationships, your job, and even your day-to-day errands and hobbies. Unfortunately, depression rarely goes away on its own, and trying to push through on your own can often lead to worsening of symptoms, self-harm, or substance abuse.

Depression can interfere with your ability to lead a normal life and take a heavy toll on your mental health — but support is available. If you think you or someone you love may be experiencing depression, a therapist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help. When you’re ready to make a change in your life, we’re here to provide you with guidance, support, and professional expertise.

Recognizing Depression: Common Signs and Symptoms

There are many different forms of depression, and each one may be caused or influenced by various life factors. Sometimes, genetics and biology can determine whether you or a family member develop depressive disorders like major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder. Other forms of depression such as postpartum depression, situational depression, or seasonal affective disorder may be influenced by specific events, experiences, hormonal changes, or a combination of contributing factors.

Depression can be difficult to recognize and diagnose in part because there are so many different types of depression, but also because the symptoms are so numerous and can vary widely from one person to the next. Even if two people are diagnosed with the same depressive disorder, their experience and symptoms associated with their condition will likely be different.

Even so, there are some common symptoms often experienced by people with depression, including the following:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, or worthlessness
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or tiredness
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Loss of interest or joy in most activities
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, or remembering things
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Agitation, irritability, or angry outbursts
  • Headaches, dizziness, or unexplained pain

Recognizing and managing the symptoms of depression can be much easier to do with the help of a licensed mental health professional. Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can connect you with a counselor or therapist to guide you through diagnosing, treating, and preventing your depression symptoms. Book your first appointment online or call our friendly scheduling team for assistance.

Can Depression Therapy Help Me?

While depression is considered a serious mental health issue, it is also highly treatable with the help of a mental health professional. Even in severe cases, depression symptoms can be effectively managed and kept at bay with proper treatment. Treating depression often requires a multifaceted approach and is highly customized depending on each client’s specific situation.

When you begin therapy for depression, your provider will take your specific issues, concerns, symptoms, experiences, and emotions into account to form a diagnosis for your condition. They will then create a unique treatment plan that may include one or more different types of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy. Techniques like meditation, breathing practices, or lifestyle adjustments may also be included in your plan, along with the addition of prescription medication to help you cope with your symptoms.

Depressive disorders and other mental health problems can be difficult and overwhelming to live with, but treating depression may be easier and more accessible than you think. New clients can often meet with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL in as little as 24 to 48 hours. To begin your journey, connect with us today and schedule your first session.

Book Your Appointment With a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL

When you are ready to confront and overcome your depression or other mood disorder, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL are here to help. We accept many insurance plans and offer other benefits that make it easier to get the help you need when you need it.

Thriveworks clients can look forward to the following:

  • Weekend and evening therapy sessions
  • Email and phone access to your provider between appointments
  • Online counseling opportunities
  • Exclusive online video content
  • Free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”
  • Flexible cancellation policy

Depression can affect and control many parts of your life but support is available. Let a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL show you how you can regain control over your mental health and your life so you can get the most out of each and every day. You can thrive — we can help.

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 Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

Languages spoken by AL providers

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