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

Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Baton Rouge, LA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Baton Rouge is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

For some people, admitting they need help can be one of the hardest things to do. Suffering from anxiety, depression, or some other mental health issue can feel incredibly isolating. But this is a common situation for many people and it’s not surprising considering how many stresses we face in our daily lives.

While ups and downs are a normal part of life, there are many instances where you may need the help of a trained professional to make it through. This is where clinical psychologists come in. While pop culture has brought greater awareness to therapy through movies and TV, many people only associate psychologists with issues like suicidal thoughts or severe mental disorders.

However, mental and emotional problems can affect anyone. You may not feel comfortable sharing those issues with friends and family, but there is no need to face your problems alone.

If you’ve been struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental or emotional issues, you don’t have to face your problems alone. Licensed professionals are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

When Should Someone See a Psychologist?

You don’t have to be at your breaking point to benefit from the guidance of a clinical psychologist. In fact, it’s a good idea to proactively pay attention to symptoms that relate to your mental wellbeing just as you would for physical problems. That way, you can get the help you need before it becomes a crisis.

Psychologists work with clients dealing with a broad array of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. While they can help you work through panic attacks or the loss of a loved one, they can also help you understand your motivations and goals for the future.

Some of the most common reasons clients see a psychologist include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Phobias
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Relationship and marriage issues
  • Career uncertainty

You may be dealing with one of the above problems or facing another issue related to your mental and emotional health. Either way, you can find compassionate and expert care at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

What Does Psychological Treatment Involve?

Psychologists study the mind and mental processes as a means of understanding emotional and behavioral problems. Clinical psychologists spend years studying mental and behavioral issues of many kinds, obtaining a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree while often going on to study a particular specialty area of psychology.

Talk therapy is a highly effective tool in the psychologist’s tool belt to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders. Many people have heard the term but don’t understand what it is or may even find it daunting. Talk therapy gives clients a safe and comfortable space where they can talk freely about the issues they’re experiencing. A psychologist will use their training to guide the client through this process so they can better understand their thought processes, motivations, and relationships with others.

While a clinical psychologist can help with a particularly challenging issue in your life, the skills you learn can last a lifetime. Clients often leave feeling better equipped to solve problems and communicate with those around them in all sorts of situations.

Getting access to an experienced and objective viewpoint on your life and the issues you’re facing is one of the reasons visiting a psychologist can be incredibly beneficial. The licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA are here to guide you along the path to mental and emotional wellbeing. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Psychology Appointment in Baton Rouge, LA Today

At Thriveworks, we believe that counseling services should be easily accessible to those who need them. That is why we offer as many options as possible to ensure you can make the right choice for your needs.

Online virtual therapy over the phone or by video chat makes it easy to obtain guidance from a mental health professional from the comfort of your home. New clients can expect sessions to be scheduled within 24 hours. Whether you prefer traditional in-person therapy or one of our online options, we offer evening and weekend sessions and take many forms of health insurance.

Thriveworks Counseling provides clients with a variety of exclusive benefits designed around their needs. We want our clients to focus on improving their mental health, which is why we provide simple mobile apps to make scheduling and billing a breeze. Options for guidance in between appointments are also available via phone and email. Clients can also supplement their therapy sessions with exclusive video content from psychology experts as well as interaction with others on our community discussion board.

If you’ve been thinking about speaking to a professional regarding your mental health concerns, the psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA are here to help.

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 Baton Rouge therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Baton Rouge
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

5.0 Thriveworks Baton Rouge reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Read more I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Baton Rouge Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Baton Rouge is located off Interstate 12 at the intersection of Drusilla Drive and Route 73. The closest bus stop is the Jefferson-Drusilla E stop on Line 12. We share this building with Bill Barkas- State Farm Insurance. Behind this building block runs Ward Creek.

Phone number

(318) 242-8051

Languages spoken by LA providers

  • English
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