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543 people sought depression counseling help at Watertown in the last year

Discover how starting 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 Watertown, MA 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 Watertown, MA 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?

Paige enjoys spending time with her friends and makes an effort to hang out with them whenever she can. It’s not until she gets home does she go back to feeling tired, numb, and alone. No matter how hard she tries, some days she just can’t get out of bed and try again. 

Stephen is in high school and watching his parents go through a divorce. Their constant fighting is affecting his school and sports performance. The once happy-go-lucky teenager is now skipping meals, spending his weekends going from nap to nap, and feeling overwhelmed by his work. 

What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.” – Alexis, Tumblr

Depression can make you feel lost and full of hopelessness. Millions of people battle depression every day and have found that resources like counseling have been able to provide them with the help and guidance they need. If you or a loved one is going through a rough patch or has been battling depression for years, there is no reason to continue to face it alone. Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA has a team of depression therapists who have the licensure and skills to help you not only recognize and understand your feelings but can provide you with tools to use in the future. If you are ready to get started, just give us a call at (617) 830-1704 and a scheduling specialist can get you in as soon as tomorrow. 

What Causes Depression? 

Depression can be caused by a variety of events and even runs in families. Depression also does not discriminate. Men, women, young, old, it doesn’t matter. Sadly, there is no one specific reason that people develop depressive feelings. Sometimes it can be obvious, like losing a job or a loved one, and other times it can come from a variety of factors like going through a breakup, being stressed about school, arguing with a loved one, and dealing with the changing seasons. 

Symptoms of Depression: What Are They? 

The way you experience depression may be different than your co-worker who also battles depression. Depression is most often associated with feelings of sadness, but there are a number of other physical and emotional symptoms that someone can feel. Some of those symptoms are: 

  • Feelings of guilt
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions 
  • Persistent fatigue 
  • Difficulty falling asleep or difficulty waking up 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty making decisions 
  • Unexplainable aches and pains that don’t lessen with treatment 
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Decreased libido 

Dealing with these symptoms on your own can be extremely hard. At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, our depression counselors and therapists have helped countless clients identify the root cause of their depression and how to move forward. They are ready to help you, too. Counseling is the key to living a happier, less stressful life. 

Ways to Manage Depression 

While working with a psychologist is the best way to overcome and cope with feelings of depression, there are things that you can do in your free time between sessions to help better manage what you are feeling. Some ways you can do that are by: 

  1. Get some sun: Research shows that by spending time outside, you can drastically change and improve your mood. It can help you feel more calm, peaceful, and less anxious. 
  2. Exercise: Exercise has a huge effect on your mental health. By working out, our brain releases endorphins which can drastically help change your mood around for the better. Do not feel pressured to immediately run a marathon or lift 200 pounds. Start small like going for a walk during your lunch break or in the evenings to watch the sunset. 
  3. Hang out with a friend: When you are feeling down, it’s easy to feel alone. Make it a point to hang out with a trusted friend when you are feeling isolated to help get your mind off of what you are feeling. 

There are so many different things you can do to combat your depression day to day. Your counselor will be able to provide you with additional activities that they think might best help you. 

Work with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks in Watertown, MA

Your depression therapist will work hard to get to know you on a deep, personal level in order to better understand your unique wants, needs, and goals. Dealing with depression is hard enough, and finding a counselor shouldn’t be part of the problem. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, we do not operate on a waitlist. We can often get our clients in for their first session within 24 hours of their initial call. Even in some cases, it can be the same day. In addition, we have flexible scheduling options and have appointment times available during the day, evenings, and weekends. Online counseling is also available to our clients who prefer it. 

Don’t wait any longer to get the help you deserve. Call us to get started (617) 830-1704. 

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 Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

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