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179,778 people sought individual therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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You can't control everything and everyone around you, but you can learn to control how you react to it by establishing boundaries and healthy coping s... You can't control everything and everyone around you, but you can learn to control how you react to it by establishing boundaries and healthy coping skills to promote peace and balance for you. Read more

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Many of us are just going through life with only the means of breathing and not living, but as a clinician, it is my duty to guide and assist people t... Many of us are just going through life with only the means of breathing and not living, but as a clinician, it is my duty to guide and assist people to help them mentally strive to their full potential. Read more

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As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supporti... As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supportive, engaging, and effective counselor. Read more

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Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Cierra: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to focus on building rapport with the client. It is important that the client feel comfortable when sharing sensitive information. The focus is on the client's main concerns, and they are supported. Based on each client's needs, I will choose which treatment is appropriate. I use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to form a treatment plan that is appropriate for the client.

Kathryn: My go-to approaches for helping people in individual therapy are CBT, talk therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), and DBT. I find the best benefit in SFT because it keeps the clients focused on change and a task that encourages feeling different at the end of therapy than they did at the start of therapy.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Cierra: I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Five stages of grief: Discussion of the emotional process related to grief.
  • Distress tolerance skills: The client learns to manage distress/stressors in a healthy way.
  • Stress management skills: Learn strategies to manage life challenges and everyday stress.
  • Mindfulness: Learn to stay in the present moment without judgment when situations seem difficult or out of an individual's control.
  • Emotion regulation skills: Learn to process and express emotions in a healthy way.
  • Behavioral activation: Treatment for depression to address lack of motivation and feelings of hopelessness, which are common symptoms of depression.
  • Relaxation techniques: Address anxiety by learning breathing techniques and other mindfulness skills.

Kathryn: I teach the following tools in individual therapy: coping skills for anxiety and depression, self-esteem skills, communication skills, and confidence-building skills.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

Cierra: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to successfully navigate challenges on their own with the tools provided in individual therapy. The client starts to recognize and address barriers that keep them in the cycle of their overwhelming symptoms.

Kathryn: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when their mood is reported as stable week by week. I also assess the skills the clients use during the previous week, and they let me know how that has impacted their lives.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

Cierra: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by building a routine of activities learned in individual therapy. I encourage clients to build a healthy support system for accountability in mental health maintenance.

Kathryn: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with meditation, self-care skills, and breathing exercises.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Cierra: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, I encourage writing down your thoughts and concerns before your session so that all concerns can be discussed in the intake session. Do not be nervous; clinicians are here to listen and help.

Kathryn: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can decide your level of commitment. Prepare to process the difficult thoughts and feelings. Prepare to be uncomfortable with things that may not seem normal.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Columbia
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Columbia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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