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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, +20 more
Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

As John Steinbeck once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men do often go astray; “ please allow me to use my professional experience to help... As John Steinbeck once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men do often go astray; “ please allow me to use my professional experience to help you help yourself to successfully navigate through life’s changes. Read more

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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, +22 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +18 more

I understand daily life challenges and empathize how the accumulative effects influence physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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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, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

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 Joliet, IL 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 Joliet 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.

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The late trial lawyer Louis Nizer once stated, “Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.” Wise words can make a critical difference in one’s life, but so can listening. Sometimes if people are just permitted to speak to a nonjudgmental, compassionate listener, they can find the answers to their questions within. A great therapist or counselor has both attributes: A keen ability to say the right thing at the right time, and an ability to listen quietly as they help guide people toward truth and happiness. 

The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL are extensively trained in the arts of supporting and listening. They have the skills to tailor their therapeutic approaches to unique individuals, learning about their clients as they progress. Psychologists and clients work in collaboration to find answers to life’s urgent questions and issues, and to help clients find the strength within themselves to achieve their goals.

Uninsured residents of Joliet can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

How Does Psychotherapy Work?

Psychotherapy works through a variety of theoretical approaches, or modalities. Many of today’s psychologists begin with a client-centered approach, asking themselves what will best serve their client’s needs. Often a client will begin the process of psychotherapy at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL with a particular problem that needs solving, but not always. Psychologists can help solve problems and address issues through a wide variety of modalities, including the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Strength-based interventions
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Stress management
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy

Psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors may use a blend of different approaches, depending on what will best help the client. 

Why Did My Psychologist Send Me to a Psychiatrist?

Clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists have doctoral degrees in psychology, but they do not have medical degrees. Therefore a psychologist cannot prescribe psychotropic medication like antidepressants or mood stabilizers. At Thriveworks in Joliet, IL, psychologists (PhDs or PsyDs) often collaborate with their psychiatrist colleagues to best serve their clients. This might mean that a Thriveworks psychologist might refer a client to a Thriveworks psychiatrist for medication treatment for a mental health condition like the following:

  • Major depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Postpartum depression (PPD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Specific phobias

Psychologists and psychiatrists at Thriveworks often work together to find the best treatment protocols for individual clients. 

How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improve Mental Health?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and effective evidence-based treatments available to Thriveworks clients. CBT helps people address the underlying thoughts and beliefs behind their behaviors. By identifying these thinking patterns, clients can start the process of modifying them in healthy ways. CBT can help with a wide variety of problematic behaviors and issues, from relationship problems to anxiety to depression. Countless people have reaped the rewards of their clinical experience with CBT. 

Do Normal People Need Therapy for Mental Health?

What is a “normal” person? We all have problems that need solving. We all experience difficult life transitions. We all have our moments of upset and unhappiness. And sometimes it turns out that the happiest people that you know are so happy, in part, because they routinely see a therapist! The services of psychologists and other mental health professionals can often be preventative medicine, i.e., they help give people the coping skills to deal with issues as they arise. So yes, “normal” people can benefit from therapy. You do not need to be suffering from an acute problem, a mental illness, or trauma to find wisdom and solace in therapy at Thriveworks.

Talk to a Licensed Psychologist Today at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL

You can call the Thriveworks office today and get started with a licensed psychologist. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

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 Joliet therapists and counselors accept 26 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 and Blue Shield of Illinois- Telepsych

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Joliet
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

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I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Read more I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Linda Jan 2024
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★★☆☆☆
Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Read more Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Anthony Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Read more I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Julian Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Joliet is located on Essington Rd., in the Silver Cross Professional Building. This building is right near Rock Run Trail.

Phone number

(779) 243-5677

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