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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting increased happiness counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +3 more

As a black, African American woman, I understand the pressures of anxiety, the hopelessness of grief, depression, and trauma that a person can experie... As a black, African American woman, I understand the pressures of anxiety, the hopelessness of grief, depression, and trauma that a person can experience within their lifespan. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +7 more

I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy jour... I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy journey tailored to your needs. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

Starting Increased happiness counseling

What is Increased happiness counseling?

Increased happiness counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Chesterfield, VA guides clients in cultivating gratitude, resilience, and a deeper understanding of their own values and goals. The aim of increased happiness counseling is to empower individuals to lead happier and more fulfilling lives by promoting a greater sense of personal satisfaction and emotional equilibrium.

How does Increased happiness counseling work?

Therapists who specialize in increased happiness counseling can utilize a diverse array of methods, such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, mindfulness exercises, and the principles of positive psychology, to assist you in nurturing qualities like gratitude, resilience, and a deeper comprehension of your values and aspirations. The primary objective of increased happiness counseling is to empower you to live a more joyful and satisfying life, fostering an enhanced sense of personal contentment and emotional balance.

Is Increased happiness counseling conducted in person or online?

Increased happiness counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Increased happiness counseling last?

Some individuals may achieve their objectives with just a few sessions to gain insights and strategies for enhancing their happiness. In contrast, others may opt for an extended counseling journey to address deeper emotional concerns and establish lasting happiness and well-being. The frequency and duration of your sessions during counseling in Chesterfield is typically determined through collaboration between the client and therapist.

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Increased Happiness Help—Counseling and Therapy in Chesterfield, VA

Just as many people need the help of a trainer to strengthen their muscles, so many people are looking to mental health professionals to increase their happiness. Anyone can work on their happiness, and Thriveworks Chesterfield can help. We have seen many clients who are ready to focus on a joyful, fulfilling, happy life.

Schedule your session today.

Habits that Impede Happiness

Many people build their happiness upon events and circumstances that they cannot control. Make no mistake, life’s circumstances and other people matter within a person’s emotional life, but also make no mistake, they are not the only factors.

While people cannot control many things in their lives, there are just as many emotional habits they can control.

Boosting happiness may first require identifying emotional habits that impede happiness: things within people’s control that they can change. While many things can diminish people’s joy, a few examples include…

  • Giving away Control: Happy people know that joy comes from within themselves. Vacations are nice; promotions are great; sports are fun, but happy people do not give these circumstances the ability to set their long-term emotional state.
  • Comparison: Basing happiness upon what other people have or do is a sure-fire way to dampen happiness. Instead, happy people usually take their life on its own merits, rejecting the trap of comparing and contrasting.
  • Entitlement: When people passively wait for their happiness to grow, they may be hanging out for a long time. Increasing happiness takes proactive growth.
  • Blame: Problems grow when people focus on blame instead of solutions. Instead of growing through difficulty, blame often causes people to become stuck. Unaddressed, lingering challenges choke out joy.

Working Toward More Happiness

Cutting out negative emotional habits is a great first step toward happiness, but more importantly, people need to replace them with healthy ones. People can learn how to draw their happiness from within themselves. Life will be difficult with many ups and downs, but happiness can remain steady.

Small steps can take people a long way toward happiness. A mental health professional can identify what steps may be most effective for you, but the following are ways many people have found more joy:

  • Practicing mindfulness – Being attentive to now is an important practice. Note feelings, thoughts, and sensations. Let them rise without judgment—do not label them as good, bad, hard, easy, et cetera. Simply experience them.
  • Promoting thankfulness – When people reflect upon and name what they are grateful for each day, they are focusing their attention on what is good in their lives. Their brains will be trained to see more and more of life’s beauty, kindness, and virtue.
  • Changing one’s mindset – Reflecting upon and reframing circumstances is an important life skill. Is a change of plans ruinous or an opportunity for a new experience? You get to choose.
  • Setting a goal – Happiness often requires a past, present, and future element: setting an achievable goal in one’s personal or professional life keeps one’s attention focused upon and anticipating the future.

Therapy for Increasing Happiness at Thriveworks Chesterfield

Anyone can build up their happiness, but no one has to work out alone. A lot of people are starting therapy to help them increase joy in their lives, and Thriveworks Chesterfield is ready to help. Our therapists have appointments available for increasing happiness help.

When you call our office, you may be meeting with your therapist the following day. We also offer evening and weekend appointments, and we accept many insurance plans.

If you want to prioritize your happiness, know that Thriveworks Chesterfield is ready to help. Call 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 Chesterfield 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)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

Phone number

(804) 375-5195

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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