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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 Cambridge, MA 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 Cambridge 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?

Psychologists in Cambridge, MA—Meet with a Psychologist Today

If you’re struggling with symptoms of a mental illness or you’re struggling in any mental capacity, consider working with a professional psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge. The mental health professionals on our team care wholeheartedly about your wellbeing and they will use their skill set to help you improve it. If this sounds like a partnership you’re interested in, call our office to speak with a scheduling specialist and set up your session. We look forward to it!

What Do Psychologists Do? How Can They Help People?

Psychologists have completed schooling, training, and years of experience to help people live better. As you can see in the example above, they can help people to understand and manage mental illness, as well as other mental health problems. Here are a few scenarios in which working with a psychologist is beneficial:

  1. Working through relationship issues: For some people, the biggest challenges they face in life are issues in their relationship(s). For example: jealousy issues, distrust, infidelity, parental disagreements, finance management, etc. There are multiple thoughts, emotions, and opinions involved, which take work to communicate and sort through. A psychologist can serve as that neutral third party to offer guidance and support when you encounter relationship issues.
  2. Understanding and regulating one’s emotions: Believe it or not, it’s healthy to move through different emotions, from happiness to anger and sadness. As the quote above explains, we cannot live a happy life if we don’t experience negative emotions sometimes, too. That said, understanding and regulating these emotions isn’t easy or fun. Fortunately, a psychologist has the skills to assist you in this important endeavor.
  3. Grieving the loss of a loved one: Losing a loved one is an unquestionably difficult experience. Now, one’s response to such a lost can vary—some people are able to grieve and accept the reality of their loss rather quickly, while others take a longer time to process their loss. On the same note, some people might experience despair while others feel angry or regretful instead. In any instance, a psychologist can assist and support you through your grieving process.
  4. Managing other life problems: Sometimes it can feel like the entire world is working against us, especially we experience a mental illness, relationship issues, difficult emotions, the loss of a loved one, and other life problems. One thing remains the same though, in all of these instances: A psychologist is here to pave the way forward.

The psychologists at Thriveworks Cambridge will develop a plan for treatment, based on your individual experiences, needs, and goals. This plan will be tailored to best help you, as we understand that every single person needs personalized help.

Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge

You can work with a psychologist at Thriveworks Cambridge as soon as today. We have both in-office and online appointments available now. To reserve your session, simply call our office and our scheduling team will get you scheduled. Our psychologists are excited to get the chance to work with you! We know that you might feel upset or hopeless right now, but we will do our best to help you live a happier, healthier life—trust in that. We’ll talk to you soon.

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 Cambridge 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Cambridge
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

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All the people of thrive works have been great my doctor is awesome Dr. Lal
Anthony Dec 2023
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I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Read more I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Cambridge May 2022
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Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Read more Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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Arielle has been an incredible help in my life and I can’t thank her enough for it!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Cambridge Jan 2020
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I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Read more I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Cambridge Nov 2018
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Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Read more Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is located off of Massachusetts Ave, on the north side of the Charles River. Our office is in the Cambridge Tower next to Apollo Travel and Tours, Tanjore, and Cambridge Premier Realty. The closest bus stop is Massachusetts Ave opp Lee St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(617) 380-4651

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • French
  • Japanese
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