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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, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +20 more
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As a young woman of color, I have a broad range of experiences that can contribute to building a strong connection with clients.

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 Germantown, 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 Germantown 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: Life is everything you’ve ever hoped for. You received that job promotion you were after; you’re newly engaged; and you’re getting ready to move into the house of your dreams. But you don’t feel happy or excited in the way that you know you should. Instead, you feel disconnected and uninterested. You aren’t motivated to go to work lately, and you force a smile when you see your fiancé. You can’t imagine working up the energy to move into your new house in just a few weeks. Something is clearly wrong, but you aren’t sure what.

In the description above, you’re exhibiting symptoms of depression: disconnected, uninterested, unmotivated, lethargic. This might be the last thing you suspected, due to all of the exciting new advancements in your life lately. But unfortunately, depression can affect anyone and develop for no apparent reason at all. The good news is that a psychologist can help you better understand why you might feel this way and, more importantly, what you can do about it to get back to your normal self.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being.” –Carl Rogers

In addition to mental illness diagnosis and treatment, psychologists can help people confront and manage other problems, including stress, anger issues, relationship problems, major life changes, and traumatic experiences. If you’re struggling and suffering mentally, a psychologist is the professional you want to work with. Thriveworks Germantown, MD has psychologists on our team who can help you today in in-person or online treatment. To get started, just call our office at (240) 949-6808.

Can I Benefit from Working with a Psychologist? How? 

In the example above, a psychologist can help you to identify your depression symptoms, offer a diagnosis, assess any underlying causes, and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to fit your needs. This, however, isn’t the only occasion in which working with a psychologist can prove beneficial. A psychologist can…

  1. Help you better manage stress and other difficult emotions: Stress is unavoidable. We all experience it, at work, in our relationships, at home, and to varying degrees. Now, while we can’t completely rid ourselves of stress, we can learn to better manage it with the help of a psychologist at Thriveworks Germantown. For example, if you are experiencing an overwhelming load of stress at work, your psychologist might teach you deep-breathing and other relaxation techniques.
  2. Support you during the difficult seasons of life: Losing a loved one is an unavoidable, heart-wrenching part of life. There’s no telling how we might respond to grief and loss, as each individual process is different; however, a psychologist at Thriveworks Germantown can help to ensure that you grieve properly. They can walk you through the despair, anger, and confusion you might experience throughout your grieving process. And they can provide you with endless, crucial support all the while.
  3. Help you adapt during major life transitions: Major life changes are also difficult, yet often unavoidable as well. For example, when we start a new job, accept a promotion, or make a move to an unfamiliar city. In any case, a psychologist at Thriveworks Germantown can help you adjust properly. Know that it’s normal to feel apprehensive, lonely, and maybe even sad during this transitional period. But our psychologists will help you through it.
  4. Assist you in resolving relationship issues: Relationship issues, from jealousy issues to infidelity and even differing religions, can cause us serious distress. It’s important that we can communicate well with our loved ones to work through these challenges and maintain each individual’s wellbeing. A psychologist at Thriveworks Germantown can help you accomplish this mission.

This list represents but a few challenges our psychologists can help you with. If you are struggling or suffering in any way, we want to do what we can to assist and support you. Our psychologists can offer a nonjudgmental, safe space to talk.

Schedule a Session with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Germantown, MD

If you see the value in working with a psychologist, we can get you scheduled for an appointment today at Thriveworks Germantown, MD. Our professionals are happy to offer in-person as well as online services. We want you to pick the option that you feel most comfortable with.

To set up your first session with one of our psychologists, simply call (240) 949-6808. A scheduling specialist will help you do the rest! We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Maryland therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Germantown
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

4.8 Thriveworks Germantown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Read more It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Germantown Nov 2020
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★★★★★
My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Read more My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Read more I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Read more I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Read more Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Read more My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Read more I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Read more Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Germantown Aug 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown is located in Executive Park Circle on Executive Park Ct. To find our building, turn either left or right (depending on your direction) into Executive Park Cir. from Wisteria Dr., and turn at the third cross street. Our building is across the street from Germantown Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Seneca Dental Care, and shared by Potomac Nephrology, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Wisteria Dr. & 17941.

Phone number

(240) 266-9148

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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