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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 Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville 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 are highly trained mental health professionals, who are dedicated to helping people work through their unique problems. If you’ve been looking to talk with a mental health professional, a psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA can be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Reach out to Thriveworks in Charlottesville to be paired with a psychologist who can address your mental health needs. Simply call or go online to get started.

Can I Benefit From Working With a Psychologist?

The short answer is yes! A psychologist can help you identify your symptoms, offer a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to fit your needs. This can be applied to almost any area of mental health. A psychologist can: 

  • Help you overcome past trauma and difficult emotions: Have you ever witnessed something traumatic, been in an abusive relationship, gone through a natural disaster? All of these events can prove traumatic. Your Thriveworks psychologist can help you address that underlying psychological trauma and offer guidance and support to help you cope moving forward. 
  • Provide guidance during major life transitions: Major life changes can be hard for anyone. For example, when we start a new job, move to a new city, or go through a divorce. In any case, a psychologist at Thriveworks in XXXXXX can help you adjust properly. It’s okay to feel lonely, scared, and worried about the unknown during this time. But our psychologists will help you through it. 
  • Assist you in overcoming relationship issues: Every couple is bound to get into arguments, fights, disagreements. Sometimes it can be really hard to get through these tough spots without a third party’s unbiased perspective. Psychologists can help you work through these challenges and provide a safe space to open up and talk freely about what’s going on. 
  • Guide you through the grieving process: Like we briefly described before, when we find out about a major loss, it can be devastating. Whether you’re coping with the passing of a beloved friend, family member, or pet, or the loss of a job or home, psychologists have the expertise and experience to guide you through the stages of grief.

Our psychologists will create unique treatment plans for you and offer you a judgment-free, safe space to talk and open up. 

Types of Therapy Our Psychologists Might Use

Some of the most common therapeutic approaches used by psychologists include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A widely used therapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Designed to help individuals regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance, and living in accordance with personal values to promote psychological flexibility.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Utilizes mindfulness meditation and body awareness techniques to reduce stress and enhance well-being.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Specifically designed to treat trauma-related disorders by processing distressing memories and promoting adaptive coping mechanisms.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving communication skills and resolving interpersonal conflicts to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Schedule a Session with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA

If you’re ready to make meaningful changes in your life and prioritize your mental health and wellbeing, take the first step towards getting help and schedule with Thriveworks Charlottesville.

To get started, simply give our office a call or book your session online today.

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 Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia 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 Charlottesville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Read more My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Robert Feb 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Charlottesville Title Agency, Wilkinson Wealth Management, and the office of Martin Wren, personal injury lawyer. Our building is at the intersection of Locust Ave and E High St. There is also a USPS Collection Box at this location. On either sides of the street is Children Youth and Family Services and CFA Institute.

Phone number

(434) 443-6493

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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