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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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Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Stress, ADHD, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +17 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD


Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +17 more
Anger, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +4 more


Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +4 more

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 Columbia, MD 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 Columbia 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?

Consider the following: It’s move-in day. You’ve been anticipating this day for the last several months, as it’s your first home with your partner. You’ve barely been able to contain your excitement, and now that the day is here, you’re even more elated. But then you check the weather forecast: rain… all day and night. “Nothing’s worse than moving in the rain,” you think to yourself. Then, when you arrive to your house, you find that the property manager has left the wrong key. It doesn’t fit the front door, the back door, the side door. Now, you can’t even get inside.

There is no denying that this is a frustrating and stressful event. However, there are a few ways you can choose to react. For example, you can let your anger take over, yell at your property manager over the phone, and call it quits for the day. Or, you can do your best to keep your cool, talk to your property manager calmly about the problem, and potentially get into the house today as planned! The second option will obviously yield better results… but choose this route can prove difficult when we’re faced with difficult emotions.

“Everything can be taken from a man but the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” –Viktor Frankl

Fortunately, a psychologist can help us work through difficult emotions like anger, frustration, stress, and disappointment. They can also help us adopt positive thinking strategies and confront other challenges (big and small). Psychologists can make a major difference in life as you know it—one that will lead to a happier, more successful you. If you are interested in how a psychologist could help you, reach out to Thriveworks Columbia, MD. We’re here to help you in in-person sessions as well as online sessions. To schedule, simply call (410) 910-2708.

How Can I Improve My Life with a Psychologist’s Help?

The snapshot above is meant to give you some insight into how a psychologist might help you. In truth, however, there are a wide array of circumstances in which a psychologist can prove helpful. Here are a few problems that are often discussed with our Thriveworks Columbia psychologists:

  1. Mental health challenges, such as mental illness: Psychologists can offer testing and treatment for mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. If you are experiencing symptoms, be sure to speak with a professional, as receiving treatment is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing. Additionally, if you are suffering with other mental health challenges, be it low self-esteem, loneliness, regret, or a high level of stress, consider talking to a psychologist. They can help you sort through your feelings and make important advancements in each session.
  2. Conflicts in your relationships: Our relationships are our most prized possessions. They bring us happiness, joy, fulfillment… but they can also come with challenges. For example, you might face jealousy, trust issues, even fidelity with your spouse or significant other. And you might face conflict with your family members and friends, too. In any instance, a psychologist can help you and these other individuals to work through the problem(s) together.
  3. Major life transitions: A lot of people prefer the familiar: the more time they spend in one place or doing one thing, the more comfortable they become. This means that major life transitions, such as a job change or a move to a new city, can prove challenging for a lot of people. If you’re currently transitioning to new surroundings, consider working with a psychologist to adjust well.

These are just a few areas in which a psychologist at Thriveworks Columbia, MD can help. The truth is that these professionals can help with virtually any challenge that is causing your mental health harm. We’re here to help you solve these problems and lead you towards living a happier, more successful life.

Meet with a Howard County Psychologist at Thriveworks Columbia

Sometimes, we encounter challenges that are best handled with the help of a professional. If you find yourself in front of one of these challenges, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Columbia, MD in Howard County. We have psychologists who can help you as soon as today or tomorrow.

Thriveworks Columbia has both in-person and online treatment options available. To schedule your in-person or online session, simply call our office at (410) 910-2708. We’ll be here to accommodate your scheduling needs and preferences, which will allow you to get in to see your psychologist right away.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
Talk therapy

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Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Read more I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located inside the The Shoppes at Wilde Lake shopping center, between Twin Rivers Road and Cross Fox Lane. Adjacent to the shopping center, you will find Vista Wilde Lake Apartments. Parking is available in front of the main entrance.

Phone number

(410) 724-1137

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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