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Alejandra Galindo

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is an eclectic approach. I find the best benefit of an eclectic approach is the flexibility it provides me to adjust to each individual client’s needs. Each person has a unique experience and upbringing. I pull tools from CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, family systems, positive psychology, trauma-informed care, and solution-focused therapies to help clients achieve their goals.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Emotion regulation and distress tolerance via mindfulness practice, videos, and worksheets. I work with clients to be attuned to their bodies physically, emotionally, and mentally so they can build insight and confidence in being able to redirect symptoms.
  • Self-care tools to reinforce emotion regulation skills.
  • Cognitive challenging/reframing/refocusing via the use of cognitive triangles and understanding unhelpful thinking patterns. I encourage clients to use worksheets/handouts to practice their skills daily and build new habits.
  • Exploration of their personal values, where they come from, and how they impact their daily lives.
  • Healthy communication skills to create positive/supportive relationships, advocate for needs, and improve conflict management skills.
  • Healthy boundary-setting skills that fit within the client’s personal values.
  • Positive self-affirmation to improve self-worth and confidence.
  • Gratitude and personal strength development.

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 can report reduced symptoms and express confidence in being able to navigate their emotions, thoughts, and reactions during times of distress. I also look for a client’s understanding and knowledge of the skills being used. If a client can demonstrate the skills taught in sessions and report feeling personal balance or achievement toward their goals, the client is making meaningful progress. A client can also make meaningful progress by demonstrating vulnerability and openness to explore their own life (history, personal reactions, etc.).

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with daily skills practice or reflections. I try to make a habit of giving my clients small, manageable tasks to practice each day. I spend time with my clients to build these tasks into their current habits or routines to help establish a new pattern/healthy habit.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

A first individual therapy session can come with so many different emotions. In a first session, I will ask about a lot of different areas in a person’s life to get to know them and understand how they view the world and others around them. It’s important to share as much information as honestly as possible, but my first priority will always be my client’s safety and comfort level. If I ask a tough question, I don’t expect anyone to share every detail — just what they are willing and able to do. I encourage my clients to always ask me questions in return because I want my clients to get to know me and feel safe/comfortable. Therapy is most effective when a person can connect with their therapist. You can prepare for therapy further by thinking about your top 2-3 goals, or what it is that you hope to gain from therapy. This helps me to create a more effective approach that fits your needs.

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 Houston therapists and counselors accept 41 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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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston is located off Allen Pkwy at the intersection of Rosine St and D’Amico St. We currently share the building with URBN Dental Montrose. Across the street you will find The Gordy Theater Company and Stages parking garage.

Phone number

(281) 789-6829

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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