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1,741 people sought anxiety & depression counseling help at Worcester in the last year

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

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As a young woman, I understand the challenges that academic, work, and family stress can present.

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As a dedicated Clinician, I am here to help overwhelming feelings not to detour us from our true authentic selves.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cult... As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cultural, strengths-based and patient-centered care and would love to assist you in overcoming similar hurdles in life successfully. Read more

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Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

Let's work together to help you meet your goals and improve your mental and emotional well being.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, Sleep / Insomnia, Eating Disorder, +2 more

I strive to create a non-judgmental space to help facilitate your growth and healing.

Starting Anxiety & depression counseling

What is Anxiety & depression counseling?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Worcester, MA can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. If you are struggling with regular anxious and/or depressive thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety or depressive disorder, you should seek professional help. The therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression.

How does Anxiety & depression counseling work?

Anxiety & depression counseling from our therapists in Worcester involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your anxiety and/or depression might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Anxiety & depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Anxiety & depression counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Anxiety & depression counseling last?

Anxiety & depression counseling from Thriveworks Worcester therapists can last for a few weeks, months ,or longer, dependent on the severity of one's anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

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Those who haven’t experienced depression sometimes think of it as a period of sadness that you can “just get over.” Unfortunately, depression is a lot more serious than just a bad day. Depression can cause you to lose interest in your favorite activities and even lose interest in just getting out of bed in the mornings. A bad day is something we all experience, but depression is often debilitating, requiring the help of a therapist and occasionally prescription medication to manage.

Similarly, anxiety can cause a list of difficulties, including high blood pressure and what feels like an inability to enjoy daily activities. If you’ve been suffering, contact us. Experienced, caring Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester depression therapists and anxiety therapists are ready to help you get out from under the dark cloud you’re living under.

To book a therapy appointment with one of our professionals, simply give our office a call. We’ll be here to help you when you need it and when you’re ready.

Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are separate disorders, but they often occur together. After a period of anxiety, the person suffering may become depressed about their experience. And if someone has been experiencing depression for a long time, it can cause them to develop anxiety. If you are only experiencing one or the other, they have overlapping symptoms that make it difficult to pin down which disorder you are experiencing without the help of a professional.

  1. Common Symptoms of Anxiety: Symptoms of anxiety include agitation, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, irritability, and tension.
  2. Common Symptoms of Depression: Symptoms of depression can include all of the above and a depressed mood, lack of interest in your day to day, low self-esteem, and suicidal ideation. “These symptoms are typically bad enough to cause problems in your daily activities, like work, school, social life, and your relationships,” says Shawn Channell, a Licensed Psychologist at our Worcester office.

Fortunately, the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester can help their clients manage both anxiety and depression. Channell explains how this might work for depression: “There are a variety of different techniques a clinician may use to help clients with depression. One of the most common and effective therapeutic treatments is cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT. The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts and attitudes contribute to our depressed mood.” Similarly, our thoughts and attitudes can cause anxiety, which means that CBT can help treat both depression and anxiety.

Depression and Anxiety Help: Reach out to a Therapist

If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms above on an ongoing basis, it may be time to contact a therapist. While we all have bad days, depression goes above and beyond a bad day. For example, lasting changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and all of the emotional symptoms can be detrimental to your health. Fortunately, therapy can help you.

If you’re experiencing a physical health crisis, depression may occur alongside it. However, depression is not a “normal” response to a health crisis, so it’s important to seek help if you notice signs or symptoms of anxiety or depression. Treating it properly can improve your quality of life and increase the chances of a successful recovery or management of your physical health problem. “You may have noticed that when you feel depressed, you are often thinking about yourself in a critical, pessimistic way,” says Channell. “These negative ways of thinking (referred to as ‘negative thoughts’) can lead to depression. In counseling, you will learn how to describe the events and situations in your life which are upsetting, identify the feelings which result, and target the negative thoughts that are associated with your depressed mood.”

If you’ve never been to therapy, it may feel a little scary or intimidating. However, time spent with the therapist is actually pretty straightforward. During the initial intake session, your anxiety or depression therapist will learn as much as possible about you: your early life, your current situation, your hopes, and any struggles you’re facing. From there, think of your therapist as a friendly, neutral third party, who is strictly concerned with helping you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Our first goal will be to determine what is at the root of your anxiety or depression. Often when clients realize what is at the root of their anxiety or depression, there is a sense of relief. Some clients have walked around for months or years with no idea what is causing their pain. Discovering the cause can be very affirming. Next, we will focus on changing the thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs surrounding this root cause. Because negative thoughts create negative feelings, shifting your thought process and beliefs toward more positive patterns can create more positive feelings.

Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester, MA Counseling for Anxiety and Depression

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or if you just know something is wrong, contact Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester. Our counselors have helped many clients overcome their depression or anxiety, and we are ready to help you too.

We don’t operate with a waiting list, and we can usually set you up with a counselor within 24 hours of your call, so help is available immediately. Thriveworks in Worcester, MA counselors look forward to helping you live the best life possible.

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 Worcester therapists and counselors accept 27 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Worcester
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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I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Read more I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Jim Jan 2024
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Everyone has been great
Gary Jan 2024
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Best therapist i have ever worked with!
Jerry Dec 2023
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I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Read more I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Worcester Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Read more I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Worcester Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Read more I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Worcester Jun 2021
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Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Read more Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Read more Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Worcester Mar 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester is located off of Grove St. We share a building with Premier Home Healthcare Services. There is also a Sunoco located nearby.

Phone number

(508) 576-5598

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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