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Lauren Whittet

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is building a strong therapeutic rapport with my clients. I find the best benefit in building this connection and rapport with them is it allows my clients to feel safe and heard.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Relaxation tools: breathing exercises, practicing gratitude, positive self-talk.
  • Mindfulness tools: guided imagery, creating a safe space, body scanning, progressive muscle tension, and relaxation, leaves on a stream.
  • Challenging automatic negative thinking tools: utilizing a log to track negative thoughts/triggers.
  • Breathing exercises: diaphragmatic breathing, box breathing.
  • Learning and implementing coping skills: physical activity exploration/hobbies and interests, unhealthy vs. healthy coping skills.
  • Organizational tools.
  • Time management tools.
  • Self-confidence tools: self-esteem exercises, assertiveness skills.
  • Social skills: eye contact, healthy communication, and patterns of negative behaviors in communication.

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 are able to better manage their symptoms independently, put in the work outside of their sessions to utilize skills, and have a higher quality of functioning.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with self-care, getting some type of physical activity, practicing gratitude, and engaging in social and mental stimulation.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can reflect on whether you feel ready for the time and work necessary to invest in individual therapy requires, as well as being patient with yourself to build that professional rapport with your therapist, which will allow you to get to the vulnerability needed to heal.

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 Jersey City therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Jersey City
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

5.0 Thriveworks Jersey City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Kory Langton is a grounded, mature and empathic person. She is kind, supportive and a great listener. These skills make her a great therapist!
Read more Kory Langton is a grounded, mature and empathic person. She is kind, supportive and a great listener. These skills make her a great therapist!
New Jersey Nov 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jersey City is located at the intersection of Sip Ave and Bergen Ave. Behind the building is Hudson County Community College Park. We currently share the building with Capital One and Blink Fitness, among other businesses.

Phone number

(973) 529-8926

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • German
  • English
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