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I like to help people learn how their brain work and use this as a foundation for empowerment to make positive change in their life.

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As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with you to explore all aspects of your situation to help you get on the path of healing and change that ... As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with you to explore all aspects of your situation to help you get on the path of healing and change that you desire. Read more

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Dr Barbara Webb

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to first get to know why they are seeking therapy at this particular time and how the issue(s) may be negatively impacting their life currently. I find the best benefit in therapy is to listen closely and understand what may be getting in the way of the individual experiencing a better quality of life. A problem left unsolved or repressed, I have seen, only gets worse over time or surfaces when one least expects it due to some trigger in people, memory, or the environment.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • How to recognize if you are a glass-half-empty thinker or glass-half-full, and the impact it has on overall well-being
  • How to improve self-esteem issues through self-affirmations, developing daily mantras, reframing negative thought patterns
  • How to create “me time” when feeling overwhelmed with life's responsibilities by pursuing activities involved in relaxation exercises, mindfulness, being “true to one's own emotions,”and lowering the bar on personal expectations
  • How to establish boundaries with others as a way to validate and empower oneself

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

I know an individual is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when there is followthrough in thought and behavior that meets their established goals for therapy. I believe therapy starts when the door is closed on each session and the individual employs and puts into action what was discussed and what they find useful in creating more quality of life in their daily routines.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by acting on what they find meaningful in therapy suggestions, such as enjoying themselves during spare time to lessen the burden of feeling overwhelmed, or starting to set limits with others by saying no so one doesn't feel spread so thin and feel unappreciated by others. Taking time to journal if they find that is helpful in identifying their own emotions; what went well today and what didn't go well and why it didn't, etc. Begin to understand one's own thoughts and behaviors as one interacts with others and “trust the gut reaction” with certain interactions with others trigger.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, try to identify what you see as roadblocks in feeling content, happy, or satisfied. Are relationships unsatisfying, are there problems you feel no control over or maybe have too much control over? Come up with the reason or circumstances that you want help with from someone who will not judge you. Find solutions in a collaborative way. Feel supported and understood, treated with respect regardless of what is presented in therapy.

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 Hoffman Estates therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Hoffman Estates
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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4.5 Thriveworks Hoffman Estates reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Hoffman Estates, IL is located off of W Higgins Rd. We currently share a building with Quest Diagnostics and Bedrose Pediatrics, and East Branch Poplar Creek runs on the backside.

Phone number

(224) 267-9477

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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