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

Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are 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 do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Lexington, MA 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.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Lexington 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.

Need more help deciding?

The term “psychologist” can sound intimidating, but it represents a mental health professional who is simply focused on helping you! These individuals have dedicated time and hard work to develop the skills needed to help you work through your biggest (and smallest) problems. They’re able to assist and support as you work your way toward a happier, more successful life.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” –William James

Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA has a team of psychologists who are ready to help. If you’d like to schedule an appointment or hear more about the services we offer, we’re happy to assist you. Just call (781) 786-7267 and a member of our scheduling team will get you all set up! We look forward to the chance to work with you.

What Do Psychologists Do?

Psychologists complete years of graduate school and training to then gain licensure and be able to provide clients with a number of mental health services, which include therapy and psychological testing. A psychologist’s main goal is to help people effectively address challenges, especially mental health problems and other major life issues. Let’s talk a little bit about what these challenges and their corresponding treatment plans might look like:

  1. Mental health problems: Mental illnesses are probably more common than you think. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US lives with a mental illness. These illnesses, otherwise known as mental health disorders, include depression, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, PTSD, and many others. A psychologist can provide you with psychological testing, as needed, to determine a diagnosis. They can also provide you with treatment for your disorder, of which might include psychotherapy, medication, or both.
  2. Other life issues: Psychologists can also help clients who are experiencing other major life issues, including relationship issues like jealousy, miscommunication, or abuse; stress management; feelings of worthlessness or lack of fulfillment; family conflicts; low self-esteem. The list goes on. Again, they can provide you with treatment for your specific problem, of which will likely involve psychotherapy. Your Thriveworks psychologist will create a personalized plan based on your needs.

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem or another life issue, consider talking to a psychologist about it. Not only can they offer a diagnosis for a potential mental illness, but they can help you break your problem down into manageable pieces and equip you with the necessary tools for working through it. You can start working with a Thriveworks psychologist in Lexington, MA as soon as today.

Can a Psychologist Help Me?

Psychologists help many different people with a variety of problems! The psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA work with clients who come into the office feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed—and have for a long time. Others are seeking help for chronic illnesses that are negatively impacting their mental health. And others come looking for support as they learn to adapt during a major life change or cope with new stressors. In any case, a psychologist can help. They assess each individual’s specific problem and needs, which then informs course of treatment.

There is an assortment of effective treatments utilized by the psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington. One of the most common is talk therapy or psychotherapy, which involves talking through one’s problem(s) to better understand and address said problem. Other common treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, all of which can help individuals as well as couples and families. In some instances, an individual might benefit from medication; when this is the case, psychologists work with primary care physicians as well as psychiatrists to provide this form of treatment.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychologist at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA

As you can see, the psychologists at Thriveworks in Lexington are able to help people with a variety of problems, from mental health problems to other major life issues. The bottom line is that if you’re struggling, our psychologists want to help. And they’ll do everything they can—equipped with the skills, training, and experience necessary.

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks psychologist in Lexington, MA, call us today. You can reach our office at (781) 786-7267. We’ll be happy to get you set up with an in-person or online appointment with one of our psychologists.

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 Lexington therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Lexington
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 Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
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