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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 Cornelius, NC 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 Cornelius 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.

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Psychologists: What Do They Do?

Psychologists and other mental health professionals can help people with all kinds of mental health challenges. You can benefit from a psychologist’s expertise whether you’re going through a tough time in the short term, dealing with a chronic mental disorder, or something in between.

Psychologists are highly-trained professionals who can help with a wide range of mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues, including:

  • Depression or other mood disorders
  • Panic disorders, phobias, or other anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management issues

No matter what troubles you’re facing, a clinical psychologist can help you manage your mental health challenges and get your life back on track. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started today.

Can a Psychologist Help Me?

Psychologists go through extensive training to learn how to diagnose and treat many different mental health issues. This specialization is important because many mental disorders and illnesses can present similar symptoms and may require special testing to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

A licensed psychologist can help identify the best course of action and create a treatment plan that is customized to your specific situation. Psychologists often use psychotherapy to treat mental health issues for their clients.

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, involves talking through your issues, emotions, and symptoms under the guidance of a trained professional. Your provider will steer the discussions in a way that can help you find relief for whatever you’re dealing with.

Psychotherapy usually begins with a discussion of your background and why you decided to seek out mental health care. Following this initial discussion, your psychologist will create an individualized treatment plan that they will follow over the course of future sessions.

During these sessions, you may discuss specific symptoms or issues you’re facing and how to manage them. If your psychologist determines that medication might also help your symptoms, they can coordinate with a Thriveworks psychiatric NP who can prescribe medication for your treatment plan.

Your psychologist can also teach you coping skills, relaxation techniques, and other self-care habits to improve your mental health in the long term. Contact us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started.

Psychology Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Cornelius, NC—Schedule Today

Psychologists can help their clients deal with their mental health issues and live happier, calmer lives. If you’re ready to work with one of our psychologists, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC today or go online to book your first session.

We want to help anyone and everyone find the time to fit mental health care into their busy schedules. That’s why we offer online sessions via video chat and phone calls, making sessions easier to schedule and more comfortable to attend. We also offer evening and weekend sessions, and we are flexible with canceling or rescheduling in case something else comes up.

Working with a psychologist from Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help you improve your mental health and find a sense of peace and calm in your life. Reach out to our office 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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Cornelius
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Read more Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Belinda Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Read more I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Parker Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Read more Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Cornelius Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Read more Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Cornelius Oct 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cornelius is located off of W Catawba Ava in Johnsbury Square. We are in the same building as Jo Anne Barron, Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Nearby businesses include Artistic Interior Design and Goodwill.

Phone number

(980) 217-8678

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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