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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Charleston are booked, but we have 17 other therapists in SC available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Psychologists

What is 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 does Psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Charleston, SC 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.

Is Psychologists conducted in person or online?

How long does Psychologists last?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Charleston 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?

Imagine: You feel like you’re finally making something of yourself—you’re standing out at work and hoping to receive a promotion. But when you’re called into your boss’s office, you don’t receive a promotion… you get let go instead. Your boss explains that you did nothing wrong; she acknowledges your talent and says she truly appreciates all of your hard work. Unfortunately, the company is forced to downsize and your department is the first to go. But the second she says, “I’m sorry, we have to let you go,” you stop listening. It’s all you hear and all you can focus on. You feel like a failure.

This scenario above is undeniably horrible. But there are a few different ways we can look at it and react to it. In the example, you focus on the misfortunate of the situation and enter a downward spiral. You could instead spin this unfortunate situation on its head and look at it as an opportunity. Focus on the latter of your discussion with your former boss: she acknowledged your talent and hard work. She believes in you, and you should too (not to mention she’ll likely write you a great referral).

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” –Marcus Antonius

Putting a positive spin on unfortunate circumstances is hard. There’s no denying that. However, we can learn to focus on the positive, better process difficult emotions, and take the right step forward with the help of a psychologist. We have practicing psychologists at Thriveworks Charleston, SC who would be happy to help you accomplish these goals, of which will help you live a happier, more successful life. They can help you in other areas of life, too! Keep reading to find out more, or call us now to schedule your appointment: (843) 480-4034.

What Are the Benefits of Working with a Psychologist?

Psychologists have knowledge, skills, and training specific to resolving common life issues and mental health challenges. We explain above how they can help their clients to think positive thoughts (as opposed to negative thoughts) and continue moving forward. This is one of many examples in which they can prove helpful. Psychologists can also help with the following:

  • Working through a mental illness: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder. The full list of mental illnesses is plentiful, and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 US adults experience a mental illness every single year. If you develop symptoms of a mental illness, the psychologists at Thriveworks Charleston can help you work through this. This means managing your symptoms, understanding any underlying causes, and healing.
  • Resolving relationship issues: It’s safe to say that every relationship comes with its challenges. These challenges depend on the individuals involved as well as the foundation of one’s relationship. But whatever it is, working with a psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can prove beneficial. These professionals can serve as a third party with unique insight and tools to help you reach a solution and improve your overall relationship.
  • Healing from a breakup: On the previous note, a psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can also help you heal from a breakup. Breakups can be really hard and even cause us to feel depressed. It’s important that you process and heal from your breakup properly, of which a psychologist can help you with.
  • Adjusting during major life transitions: Many of us struggle during major life transitions or changes, too. For example, we move to a new town where we don’t know a single soul. If we struggle to meet new people and fill our social needs, we can start to feel lonely and depressed. A psychologist at Thriveworks Charleston can help you strategize how to meet new people and also help you address your depressive feelings.

Psychologists can also help you to better manage stress, process emotions, and so much more. If you are struggling in any which way, talk to a professional. They’ll provide you with the right guidance and support.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Charleston, SC

Scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Charleston is simple. You can call our team at (843) 480-4034 or you can book online. Either way, you’ll get to choose a day and time that works best for you. Additionally, you can partner up with a psychologist who has the right skills, experience, and specialties to best help you. You can view our provider bios online or one of our scheduling specialists can work to pair you with the right psychologist.

We hope that we hear from you soon, and we look forward to the chance to work with you. Give us a call when you’re ready.

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 Charleston therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charleston
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
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Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Read more Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Bill Jan 2024
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Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Read more Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Charleston Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Rhonda is very dependable and a great listener. She has such a calming spirit!
Charleston Oct 2021
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Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Read more Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Charleston Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Read more Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Charleston Nov 2020
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I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Read more I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Charleston Mar 2020
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I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Read more I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Charleston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston is located on E Bay St between Cumberland St and S Market St. Across the street, on the opposite side of E Bay St, you will find the US Custom House. We currently share the building with JB Hunt Transport Service and the Law Office of Jason S Stevens, among other businesses.

Phone number

(843) 376-6157

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Creole
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