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1,162 people sought postpartum depression counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Waltham are booked, but we have 64 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Postpartum depression counseling

What is Postpartum depression counseling?

Postpartum depression counseling is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on treating individuals who have given birth and are experiencing clinically significant symptoms of depression in the months after giving birth. This condition is often a result of the drastic hormone and life changes that occur after childbirth.

How does Postpartum depression counseling work?

To treat postpartum depression, Thriveworks Waltham therapists will use common approaches for depression treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy, while keeping in mind the hormonal changes and added stress that come with giving birth and taking care of a child. The approaches used are often tailored to the client in order to make treatment as effective as possible. Psychotherapy may also take place alongside the use of antidepressants or other medications.

Is Postpartum depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks postpartum depression counseling in Waltham, MA is conducted both in person and virtually via online counseling. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Postpartum depression counseling last?

Postpartum depression counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the severity of one's depression as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

After 20 hours of labor, Alicia was relieved and elated to welcome her baby boy into the world. It was a long 9 months of stress, excitement, and back pain—and she was more than ready to embark on the adventures of motherhood with her little one. But the first week didn’t go quite as Vanessa had envisioned. She envisioned smiles, laughs, proud parents moments, and of course some roadblocks along the way—she got tears, headaches, and general discontentment instead. Alicia couldn’t put her finger on why, but she was having a tough time connecting with her newborn. And she wasn’t focused on building that connection… she was focused on escaping it, escaping it all. Every single year, there are approximately 900,000 women like Alicia, or women who experience postpartum depression. Are you one of them? If you are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, know that you are not alone and that you are not at fault. Furthermore, know that help is out there. The depression counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Waltham, MA can assess your symptoms and then offer a treatment plan that best suits your unique presentation. They are trained, experienced, and eager to assist you on the journey that is motherhood. Reach out to Thriveworks to get help now.

What Is Postpartum Depression? Do I Have It?

Postpartum depression makes moms (and sometimes dads) feel sad, hopeless, and guilty because they either feel a disconnect from the baby or lack the desire to care for the baby. Additionally, they experience symptoms that are similar to those characteristic of major depressive disorder:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts

The major difference is that these symptoms usually begin during the last trimester of pregnancy or within a few weeks of the baby being born. Furthermore, if you have postpartum depression, you might also…

  • Fear being along with your baby
  • Be unable to care for your baby (or yourself)
  • Have negative feelings about your baby
  • Worry intensely about your baby
  • Think about hurting your baby
  • Have little interest in your baby

How Can Counseling Help?

The symptoms of postpartum depression can be frightening, especially when you’re experiencing little to no interest in your baby or you find yourself unable to care for your baby. This makes seeking treatment incredibly important, not to mention urgent. So, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham. Our counselors can help. While counseling is often tailored to each individual, to best help them with their specific symptoms and experience, you can expect to discuss the following with your counselor:

  1. How you feel: Your counselor will want to know about the feelings you’re experiencing. Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel guilty? Do you feel uninterested?
  2. How you think: Just as importantly, your counselor will want to discuss your thoughts. Do you think you are a bad mom? Do you think you’re cut out for motherhood?
  3. How you act: Your counselor will also want to know about how you’ve been acting. Have you been lashing out at loved ones in anger? Are you extra irritable? Are you crying uncontrollably?
  4. How you hope to improve: Finally, your counselor will want to talk about how you hope to improve in therapy. What are your hopes for the future? If you could envision a perfect tomorrow with your baby, what would it look like?

In summary, you and your counselor will work together to identify any harmful thoughts, feelings, behaviors and then alter those to benefit your health, your happiness, and your relationship with your child.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA

If you are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, it’s important you get help as soon as possible. Help and healing is here, as the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Waltham are wholeheartedly dedicated to guiding you toward a happier, healthier life. Their care and dedication will supplement their extensive training and experience to make for a successful treatment journey. To schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in Waltham, MA, simply give us a call at (781) 309-9149. A scheduling specialist will greet you and help you set up an appointment, which could occur as early as 24 hours from the time of your call. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you understand, manage, and overcome your postpartum depression.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

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Self-pay costs at Waltham
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 Waltham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Read more Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Read more You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Read more Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Read more Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Awesome/with 5 being the best.
Waltham May 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Read more Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Read more Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Read more I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Waltham Mar 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham is at the corner of Winter Street and Totten Pond Road. We are located near Bay School Skating School. We are down the street from Hilton Garden Inn.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

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