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1,446 people sought depression counseling help at Washington in the last year

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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 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC 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?

Depression isn’t always easily identified. There are a range of symptoms any given individual might experience: in addition to feeling “depressed” or a deep despair, one might develop sleep disturbances, changes in appetite and/or weight, a lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, and a general lack of interest in day to day activities as well as activities that one used to find joy in. Depending on what symptoms an individual exhibits, they might mistake their depression for another illness, physical or mental. This proves the importance of meeting with a professional to discuss your symptoms, so that you can receive a diagnosis and begin treatment.

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” –Joubert Botha

Left untreated, depression can worsen and lead to suicidal thoughts and ideation. Fortunately, when a professional gets involved, they can administer treatment right away. Effective depression treatments include depression therapy, medication, and a self-care regimen. Sometimes, all three treatments are the key to managing or recovering from depression; in other instances, therapy or medication does the job.

If you are experiencing depression, know that you are not stuck. The depression therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) Counseling are here to help. They have specific skills and training in helping people manage their depression. And they are ready to put these skills and training to work for you! To schedule depression therapy at Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) Counseling, just give our office a call. Our scheduling team will help you get set up for your first appointment right away.

Am I Depressed? Depression Symptoms

As we mentioned earlier, depression symptoms can vary from one individual to another. That said, there are two primary symptoms that are characteristic of depression and ever-present: despair and a loss of interest. In addition, one might exhibit the following:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight
  • A lack of motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • General discontent
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation

If you’re experiencing feelings of despair as well as a loss of interest in day to day activities and a combination of the items on the list above, you might be depressed. Feeling depressed can be scary. Some people even feel shameful for feeling depressed, especially if there is no apparent reason for their depression. But it’s important you know that there’s no need to feel shameful. Depression can affect anyone—and for no good reason. Please reach out for the help and support that will allow you to get through it.

How Does Depression Therapy Work?

If you decide to meet with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) Counseling, first, congratulations. You should be proud of yourself for taking this important step in getting the mental health help you need. Now, when you first meet with your Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) depression therapist, they will work to get to know you. This includes your specific depression symptoms, any past mental illnesses, and other specifics that will help them design the best course of treatment for you!

As we mentioned earlier, there are several effective forms of treatment. These include depression therapy, medication, and self-care activities, too. The best course of treatment will depend on your specific experience and needs. For example, if there is a clear cause of your depression—such as a breakup, a traumatic event, etc.—then therapy will likely be instrumental to your healing process. That isn’t to say that medication and self-care won’t come into play though! Again, your depression therapist will get to know you first so that they can develop the best treatment plan for you specifically.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) Counseling

Depression therapy has proven to help people better manage their depression, as well as understand why they might be feeling depressed. Depression therapists have also led their clients in finding the healing that they need through medication as well as self-care. So, if you are experiencing symptoms of depression, be sure to reach out to a professional—they can help you find the treatment that you need.

Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) Counseling has therapists and counselors on staff who specialize in helping people with depression. You don’t have to worry or wonder if they have the right expertise, experience, or training to help you—we’ve got that part covered. So, if you feel depressed, consider reaching out to us. We are happy to set you up with a depression therapist as soon as today or tomorrow. We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to managing depression and addressing other mental health issues. Just call our office to schedule your first appointment. We’ll be here!

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 Washington therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Washington
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 Washington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I really love our counselor. She has been very helpful in addressing our marital concerns/ issues. She has also been flexible in getting us into her schedule during a time that works for us.
Read more I really love our counselor. She has been very helpful in addressing our marital concerns/ issues. She has also been flexible in getting us into her schedule during a time that works for us.
Washington, D.C. Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far i am very happy with my counselor. He is understanding and sympathetic and his mindful methods are helping me deal with past hurts and manage stress and anxiety. The environment of the office is also very soothing and calming once you step through the door
Read more So far i am very happy with my counselor. He is understanding and sympathetic and his mindful methods are helping me deal with past hurts and manage stress and anxiety. The environment of the office is also very soothing and calming once you step through the door
Washington, D.C. Aug 2018
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★★★★★
First time trying it and definitely going back.
Washington, D.C. Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very welcoming office. Beautiful atmosphere. Different from any other counseling office that I've seen. Highly recommend
Read more Very welcoming office. Beautiful atmosphere. Different from any other counseling office that I've seen. Highly recommend
Washington, D.C. Dec 2017
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★★★★★
I visited this office before it was even officially open, and was beyond impressed at how it looks and the customer service systems Thriveworks was putting in place. Impressive!
Read more I visited this office before it was even officially open, and was beyond impressed at how it looks and the customer service systems Thriveworks was putting in place. Impressive!
Washington, D.C. Nov 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry DC is located at 1010 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 340, Washington, DC 20007, in Georgetown, near the waterfront.

Phone number

(202) 952-4629

Languages spoken by DC providers

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