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37,744 people sought individual therapy help in Alabama in the last year

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +6 more

I'm a strength-based clinician that aspires to provide a nonjudgmental environment to facilitate healing.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, Compsych, +11 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

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Pamela Pierce

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is person-centered and reality/choice therapy. I prefer these approaches to therapy because they allow the client to direct their own course to therapy, realistically learn from the situation, take accountability for their choices, and learn problem-solving skills based on where the client is in life.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach each client tools based on their own personal strengths and circumstances, such as how to cope with stressors, emotional regulation, and emotional tolerance.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to implement coping skills with minimal assistance and tolerate difficult emotions.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by reviewing their therapy notes from their sessions. I encourage clients to have a notebook to write things that they feel may be helpful outside of the session.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first therapy session, I feel that clients should identify what it is that they are hoping to get out of therapy. It is important to know what it is that you would like to see throughout this process.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $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.

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 Birmingham therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Birmingham
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Pam has really helped me!
Kenisha Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Pamela Pierce is the best Therapist I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She's extremely patient and knowledgeable.
Read more Pamela Pierce is the best Therapist I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She's extremely patient and knowledgeable.
Birmingham Jan 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Birmingham is located at 400 Office Park Dr Suite 308, Birmingham, AL 35233, off of US Hwy 280.

Phone number

(205) 729-7554

Languages spoken by AL providers

  • English
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