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10,384 people sought depression counseling help in Connecticut in the last year

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 West Hartford, CT 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 West Hartford, CT 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’re going to be honest: depression isn’t fun. In fact, it can be really difficult. This mental illness that is endured by millions of people all around the world every day is characterized by a profound level of despair. It comes with harmful symptoms like feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, difficulty sleeping, and even suicidal thoughts. It makes day to day activities difficult, like simply getting out of bed or focusing on tasks at work.

If you start to experience symptoms of depression, you might feel worried or unsure about your future. While it’s normal to feel this way, we have good news: depression is a treatable mental illness. And one effective treatment method is therapy, which you can receive at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford.

Are you experiencing any troubling symptoms? Do you think you could find value in therapy for depression? Start a partnership with a Thriveworks Counseling provider in West Hartford, CT. Our depression therapists and psychologists are ready to help you. They have the skills, training, and experience needed to help you manage your symptoms and come up with a plan for living better! Our scheduling process is easy. When you call our office at (860) 553-3374, a scheduling specialist will walk you through this process and set you up with a therapist or psychologist who can best help you.

What Is Depression? Am I Exhibiting Symptoms?

There are many different forms of depression, such as major and minor depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. However, the most common is major depression, which is characterized by a profound sadness and affects over 16.1 million US adults in any given year. In addition to sadness and despair, those who struggle with major depression might also experience the following symptoms:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Decreased interest in daily or once enjoyed activities
  • Fatigue or changes in energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Trouble focusing
  • Significant changes in weight or appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation

While these symptoms can vary on a case by case basis, for a depression diagnosis, one must experience at least 5 of the above symptoms, nearly every day for longer than two weeks at a time. They also must be so intense or severe that they significantly affect major areas of one’s life.

What Is Working with a Depression Therapist or Psychologist Like?

The signs and symptoms that an individual exhibits can differ. For this reason, depression therapy at Thriveworks Counseling is an individualized experience. You will discuss your symptoms with your therapist, they will understand what you want and need from therapy, and then they will design an effective treatment plan for you.

Your treatment plan will likely include regular sessions with your therapist. During these sessions, your therapist will help you to work through the symptoms you are experiencing, understand and address potential causes of depression, and ultimately help you live a happier, healthier life.

Schedule a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford

Have you reached a point in your life where you feel sad, hopeless, and unmotivated? You might have depression. If you’re looking for therapy for depression, you can talk with a therapist at our West Hartford location about the symptoms you are experiencing and get on the right path toward healing. Here at Thriveworks, we only partner with the best of the best providers. You can rest easy knowing that your therapist or psychologist has impressive skills and has undergone the proper training to help you.

You don’t have to face your depression alone. The therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford want to help. If you’re interested in seeing what you could get out of therapy, give us a call today at (860) 553-3374. We can’t wait to meet you.

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 West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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

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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Polish
  • English
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