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2,266 people sought depression counseling help at Wilmington in the last year

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

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As a therapist, I understand the importance of genuinely listening to the needs of others, and I have the knowledge to support your personal growth.

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 Wilmington, NC 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 Wilmington, NC 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?

Fathers. Sons. Mothers. Daughters. Spouses. Partners. Friends. Grandparents. Parents. Aunts. Uncles. Employees. Bosses. Co-workers. Most likely, you or someone you love has fought depression or is currently fighting it. Almost 15 million people in the United States have Major Depressive Disorder. Depression can look like a young child who has difficulty sleeping and does not want to play at recess. Depression can look like a woman at the gym, working out to shake a feeling that keeps haunting her. Depression can look like the successful man, who is going through the motions but numb on the inside. Women and men, old and young, poor and rich can suffer from depression.

How and when depression develops is a very personal experience. Challenging life events can trigger it. Genetics and family history can make it more likely to occur. The illness has common characteristics, but each person experiences it in a unique way. It can be difficult for friends and family members to recognize when their loved one is depressed, but understanding is not only possible—it is necessary. Both those who have depression and those who love them can understand how depression functions and the treatment options that are available.

Thriveworks Counseling in Wilmington, NC treats depression because we know that healing and hope are possible. Depression is a serious illness, but like many other serious illnesses, it often responds to treatment from a mental health professional. So, if you are looking for a therapist, psychologist, or another form of mental health care in the Wilmington, NC area, look no farther. We are here to help.

Not Just a Bad Day: What Is Depression?

When people break their leg and have a cast, it is easy to see that they are hurting. Depression does not display visible signs of pain, but the wounds are very real. Depression is more than a bad day or a feeling of sadness.

“Sad hurts, but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel.
Depression is very different.”
–J.K. Rowling

Yes, depression is very different. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines those differences and how to recognize Major Depressive Disorder. Healthy sadness comes and goes. It can be processed and resolved. Depression is very different. Here are the signs for it. Does anything on this list sound familiar to you?

  • For a continuous period of two weeks, you experience at least one of the following…
    • Lost interest in everyday activities.
    • A depressed mood for most of the day and on more days than not (this mood will be severe enough that others notice).
  • In addition, you will also experience one of the following…
    • Fluctuations in appetite (either an increase or decrease) with accompanying weight gain or loss.
    • Insomnia (difficulty falling sleep or staying asleep) or hypersomnia (sleeping all the time).
    • Deteriorated psychomotor skills (speed, strength, coordination, dexterity, et cetera) that is observable to others.
    • On more days than not, feeling lethargic.
    • On more days than not, feeling guilty and worthless.
    • Difficulty concentrating, thinking, or making decisions.
    • Thoughts of death and/or suicide.
    • Attempted suicide.
  • The symptoms will make it difficult if not impossible for an individual to function in their daily life and fulfill their daily responsibilities.
  • To be diagnosed as Major Depressive Disorder, the symptoms cannot be attributable to another medical condition or the physiological effects of a substance.
  • The symptoms also cannot be better explained by another psychotic disorder or schizophrenia spectrum disorder.
  • If these symptoms are accompanied by a manic or hypomanic episode, they may signal Bipolar Disorder instead of Major Depressive Disorder.

Treatment Options for Depression

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Major Depressive Disorder is ruthless, but it is not invincible. There are treatment options available for fighting against it. Most serious illnesses require intervention and supervision for healing, and depression is no different. Often, people need a mental health professional to help them fight. Many people have found the support and healing they needed through therapy.

Because depression can uniquely manifest in each person, treatment often needs to be tailored to each individual. A treatment plan for one person may not be right for another. Right treatment often begins with a proper diagnosis. Holistic treatment often involves a multi-faceted approach that may utilize…

  • Medication: SSRIs and SNRIs are forms of antidepressants that have a proven history of helping ease the symptoms of depression. Each individual body responds to medication differently, and only a qualified medical and mental health professional can determine if and which medicine is right for you.
  • Psychotherapy: Different forms of psychotherapy may help identify the root cause of the depression. Psychotherapy can also build an individual’s coping skills that empower them with healthy emotional habits. As with medication, there are different types of psychotherapy that may be more effective for certain individuals. Working with a qualified mental health professional is important.

Scheduling Counseling for Depression at Thriveworks Counseling in Wilmington, NC

If you recognized any of the symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, consider reaching out for help. We have counselors, therapists, and psychologists on our team and want you to know that we have appointments available for depression therapy. We are ready to meet with you when you are. When you call our office, your first appointment may be the following day. Weekend and evening sessions are offered, and we accept many different insurance plans. Call today.

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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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