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Randy Snoots

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I find the best benefit in the mixture of these two approaches because, with motivational interviewing, you can meet a client where they are and help them find their path, and with cognitive behavioral therapy, you can really help a client get in touch with their feelings and see how those feelings impact their thoughts and behaviors.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

The tools I teach to a client in individual therapy are very individualized based on the client, but I would say a couple of the most common tools I use in my work with most of my clients are identifying negative self-talk and learning ways to turn negative self-talk more positive. The other most common tool I teach is the strength of breathing exercises and how, if nothing else, just the pause of stopping and taking a breath can be helpful in many situations.

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 keep coming back and want to talk with me about the things that are bothering them. A client being actively engaged tells me that the client and I are on the same page and working towards the same goal.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by doing the “homework” assignments that are given when leaving sessions. Don't worry, there is no test — these are simple thought assignments that give the client time to process the things discussed in therapy and help them be ready to move the discussion further in their next session rather than having to wait till the next session.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you should try to have an open mind about what is to come. It can be scary to delve into the things that you may discuss with your therapist, and though your therapist may not have all of your answers, their insight and guidance can help you to better process the things you have experienced and/or are feeling so you can better approach and deal with them.

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 Frederick therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Frederick
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

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★★★★★
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
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Frederick is located on Buckeystown Pike, just south of the Francis Scott Key Mall, on the west side of the Monocacy River. We currently share a building with Jamie Dunn, Realtor; Wholesale Diamond Consultants; Express Abstracts; and RGS Title; among others. Our neighbors include Hampton Inn Frederick, Cracker Barrel, DARCARS of Frederick, and Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. The closest bus stop to our building is Holiday Drive @ Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(240) 414-4865

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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