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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 Chicago, IL 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 Chicago 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?

Luis has been with the same company for years but has just started working with a new team. He loved the liveliness and closeness of his previous team but he is excited to take on additional responsibilities.

His first few weeks on the job are challenging but fun. He spends time learning the ropes and adjusting to the workload. He finds his peers supportive but he notices that they aren’t particularly talkative. As an extrovert, this makes it difficult for Luis to feel engaged.

As the weeks go on, the job begins to feel less and less fun. His teammates remain quiet and focused on their tasks, and Luis begins to crave the energy he had with his old team. Unhappy with the quietness of his new colleagues, Luis’s productivity begins to slip and he starts to feel irritable and resentful.

His new team manager notices. He pulls Luis aside and asks him what’s wrong, but Luis doesn’t know how to express what he’s feeling without coming across as ungrateful. He decides that it might be better to seek outside help.

Luis sets up an appointment with a licensed psychologist. His provider suggests communication techniques that can help Luis properly address his concerns with his boss and peers. Luis takes her suggestions and meets with his manager and then his colleagues. Because of his newfound communication skills, he’s able to suggest a compromise that works for him and the teammates. As he continues with therapy sessions, Luis learns how to better control his emotions and develops a few techniques for tolerating distress.

Psychologists are trained to handle a variety of challenges and concerns. Whether you’re dealing with depression or simply hoping to better communicate with family members or colleagues, a provider at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL can help. If you could use a little professional support, please schedule an appointment with us. We would love to help you achieve your goals.

Why Work With a Psychologist?

Perhaps you’ve recently lost a loved one and are struggling to return to your normal routine. Perhaps anxiety prevents you from pursuing a new career or making friends. Or maybe you have trouble feeling engaged and focused on the tasks in front of you.

People decide to reach out to a mental health professional for countless reasons, including:

  • Employment or financial uncertainty
  • Anger management issues
  • Breakup or divorce
  • Family strife
  • Excessive stress or anxiety
  • Trauma or abuse
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Communication barriers
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

No matter what you’re going through, a psychologist can help you address your concerns. Our providers offer comprehensive solutions to many of life’s challenges, from trauma counseling and depression therapy to goal-setting and life coaching. After you set up an appointment with a provider at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL we’ll assess your needs and come up with an action plan that strengthens your mental and emotional wellbeing.

How Can a Psychologist Benefit Me?

Psychologists are licensed mental health professionals who have undergone years of education and thousands of hours of training to provide essential mental health services. They are equipped to relieve the mental and emotional stressors that many people experience in their daily lives.

When you meet with a counseling psychologist, they will be able to create a treatment plan that addresses your core concerns with nuance, dignity, and care. They will diagnose and offer an assessment of your illness, disorder, or challenge before guiding you through a customized course of action. It may include one or more forms of talk therapy, recommendations for coping strategies you can use in the future, as well as self-care habits you can use to prevent mental health concerns before they even arise.

Above all, your psychologist will provide guidance and support that gives you the strength to face your concerns head-on. If you believe you could benefit from specialized care, please book an appointment with our staff at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL. We would love to help you strengthen your relationships, improve your communication skills, and reduce any uncomfortable symptoms you may be feeling.

Book a Psychology Appointment at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL

Mental and emotional health impacts every aspect of our lives. Without a solid foundation, we may feel fearful, apathetic, or unsettled. Psychologists can help address these feelings and restore order.

Our providers at Thriveworks offer in-person and online appointments. We can see you throughout the week, in the evenings, and even on the weekend. For added convenience, we accept a variety of insurance plans and offer a flexible cancellation window.

If you’re looking for after-hours support, you can access our counselor-moderated discussion board, online life coaching Q&A service, and online video content. Your provider can also communicate with you between sessions via phone or email.

To schedule an appointment with Thriveworks in Chicago, IL, simply call us or book online. No matter what your challenge may be, we look forward to helping you face it.

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 Chicago therapists and counselors accept 15 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

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Therapist was able to help me become a better person and defeat the many shells I had to break
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I have worked with Gary Zurawski, professionally, for many years. His thoughtfulness, skill and compassion comes through in his relationships with patients in a professional manner. He connects with them in a way that allows for a productive interactive experience.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago is located at 333 Michigan Ave Suite 1810, Chicago, IL 60601, right next to Fannie May and Blackhawk’s Store. We’re also close to the intersection of E. Lower Wacker and N. Michigan Avenue.

Phone number

(224) 529-3470

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
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