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James Atkison

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. I find the best benefits in CBT because it helps to clarify the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions and is effective with 85% of our population. It also is an easily-manualized treatment which means the client can complete homework for the next session.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Mindfulness: Awareness of thoughts and feelings to be in the present moment
  • Relaxation techniques/breathing techniques: To provide a focus for mindfulness and emotional regulation
  • Self-compassion techniques: Being more gentle with oneself
  • Seeking safety: Modulized treatment for PTSD/addiction
  • Anger management: Emotional regulation
  • TF-CBT: Trauma treatment for children ages 3-18

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they ask to move to every 2 weeks or discontinue services at the completion of the treatment series.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with education, completing homework assignments, practicing skills learned in sessions, and applying the lessons learned in-session to everyday life.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can be open to learning new skills to deal with issues, be flexible in your diagnosis beliefs, and be as honest as you can with a stranger you are inviting into your life.

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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 Fort Worth therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Fort Worth
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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I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Read more I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Sara Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very good process!
Jerry Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Always professional and kind
Miriam Jan 2024
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★★★★★
James seems to have a lot of knowledge in the area I need help in.
Jerry Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Fort Worth is located at the intersection of W Magnolia Ave and Fairmount Ave. We currently share the building with Envoy Hospice, among other businesses, and are located next door to the restaurant The Usual.

Phone number

(682) 223-4725

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
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