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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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

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13 therapists available at Greenville
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +5 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +19 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

As an individual who has experienced loss and change, I understand the difficulty of making life adjustments.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

As a counselor who has had his fair share of personal counseling, I understand what immense courage and vulnerability it is like to be a client openin... As a counselor who has had his fair share of personal counseling, I understand what immense courage and vulnerability it is like to be a client opening up to a complete stranger. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +4 more

Through a non-judgmental and caring approach one is able to uncover answers they have had all along.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +3 more

I understand that every person is living their unique experience and I believe that everyone is deserving of support.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +16 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you... As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you through the challenges you face. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

My desire is to offer hope that despite life's difficulties, there is still joy and purpose to be found.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +2 more

I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that... I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that works for you. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Stress, Bipolar Disorder, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

As someone with personal experiences related to mental health diagnosis, I understand the importance of mental health and the beliefs that are associa... As someone with personal experiences related to mental health diagnosis, I understand the importance of mental health and the beliefs that are associated with a mental health diagnosis. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +2 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +6 more

Camila understands that life can be difficult at times but with the right support and guidance people can overcome any life challenges and create the ... Camila understands that life can be difficult at times but with the right support and guidance people can overcome any life challenges and create the life they want for themselves Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Women’s Issues, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, +7 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

Starting Counseling for athletes

What is Counseling for athletes?

Counseling for athletes with our Greenville therapists uses sports psychology to help athletes set clear goals and improve their performance in all areas of life.

How does Counseling for athletes work?

Counseling for athletes focuses on more than just your athletic performance – because you’re not just an athlete. There’s so much more to who you are. Our counselors address your personal, professional, and sports life. Our therapists at Thriveworks in Greenville, SC want to help you make gains in each of these areas to achieve your peak performance.

Is Counseling for athletes conducted in person or online?

Counseling for athletes at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Counseling for athletes last?

Thriveworks counseling in Greenville for athletes can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the client's needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

How do you handle the pressure that comes with being an athlete? What tools do you use for improving your focus and motivation? Who do you turn to for help when you’re in a slump?

For athletes at every level, sports psychology has played a key role in improving performance and mental toughness. You may think that sports psychology is just for professional athletes, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether you compete in high school or college sports, or you’re a professional athlete, you can benefit from sport psychology. In fact, sports psychology can help you improve your game, even if your only competitor is you.

How Can I Benefit from Sports Psychology?

Sport psychology is about more than just visualizing performance goals and practicing good breathing. This type of counseling for athletes focuses on more than just your athletic performance – because you’re not just an athlete. There’s so much more to who you are. Our counselors address your personal, professional – and yes, your sports life. We want to help you make gains in each of these areas. This is key in achieving your peak performance.

Athletes are under a lot of pressure. The constant strain to be at your peak performance, the challenge to be better than your opponent, and the stress of managing life outside of sports can be overwhelming. If you’ve ever experienced a sports injury or a difficult setback, you know how hard it can be to find your stride again after you recover. Sport psychology can help you cope with these pressures.

You can improve your focus and motivation, refine your decision-making skills, boost your confidence – working with a sports counselor can help you maximize your performance. You can even learn effective tools for reducing stress overcoming sports performance anxiety.

Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville incorporates sport psychology to help athletes throughout the Upstate. You can sharpen your competitive edge – we can help! Regardless of your level of competition, we’ll help you set clear goals and teach you how to reach new levels of athletic performance.(864) 952-4048

We understand that preparing for the “mental game” is just as important as preparing for the “big game.” When you change the way you think, you change the way you perform. To be connected with a counselor or therapist in Greenville, call Thriveworks Counseling today. It’s time to start a new level of training – one that unleashes your potential and maximizes your performance.

You have a busy schedule. We understand the challenges of balancing your education, career, or practice schedule. We make counseling for athletes easy to fit into a demanding schedule. We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. We accept insurance, too. If you’re ready to improve your game and reach new levels of success as an athlete, call to schedule your first appointment right now! (864) 952-4048

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 Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm

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