Depression is a widespread mental illness that causes intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness and personal emptiness. It can be brought on by stress, regret, trauma, loss or even a genetic predisposition to developing the disease. People who are suffering from depression often present with chronic fatigue or appetite changes. They may also experience social disassociation in an attempt to isolate themselves from other people. Fortunately, mental health care is available to help people who suffer from depression. But despite the wide availability of treatments, less than half of depression sufferers seek help for their condition.
Did you know…
that depression is estimated to affect roughly 1 in 10 American adults? The Centers for Disease Control reports that this mental illness can be found in people of all ages and backgrounds.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during depression treatment?
If you seek mental health counseling for depression, you will be able to talk with your mental health therapist who will educate you about the disease you are suffering from. Whether you experience chronic and severe depression or periodic episodes, your mental health therapist will help you better understand that you are not being judged for your feelings and that no amount of right-thinking or willpower can heal depression. You also may be referred to a licensed psychiatrist for a psychiatrist evaluation to see if medication is a good option to help your condition in addition to mental health therapy.
Will I need to make any lifestyle changes to facilitate my treatment?
In addition to working with your mental health therapist weekly, your mental health therapist may recommend meditation, refer you to one of our psychologists for various mental health evaluations or counseling, or to one of our psychiatrists for medication management.
How do I get started with mental health counseling?
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50 minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our mental health therapists are in network with United, BCBS and Aetna. For more information about your insurance benefits including number of mental health therapy counseling sessions your insurance will cover and co-pay amounts please fill out our insurance verification form and we will send you an email with your coverage information.
Self – Pay Rates
If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment ………………………….$200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions……………..$150