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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

Congratulations on the decision to find a therapist to walk with you through one of the more difficult parts of being human.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reachin... Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reaching all of your goals. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Addiction, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

When life’s journey takes twists and turns, I believe that navigating the path with reflection, kindness and self-compassion makes all the differenc... When life’s journey takes twists and turns, I believe that navigating the path with reflection, kindness and self-compassion makes all the difference. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, Amerihealth Pennsylvania, +30 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

Everyone has a different culture, and I seek to gain an understanding of each client's unique culture through their lens.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +13 more

I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with... I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with daily life stressors. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Coping Skills, Addiction, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

As a clinician, I strive to provide my clients with a warm and supportive atmosphere to learn, navigate, and grow.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +25 more
LGBTQIA+, Stress, Women’s Issues, Addiction, Anxiety, +2 more

As a health provider and social justice advocate, my work is informed by providing a safe space for healing.

Andrew Coyle

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My primary therapy modalities are acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I prefer these modalities as they balance coaching of physical and cognitive coping skills with committed action that leads to an overall improvement in quality of life. ACT in particular works with clients to reduce the struggle against and avoidance of uncomfortable emotions to increase the frequency of values-based action and fulfillment.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

These are the tools that I use with clients during individual therapy:

  • Cognitive processing skills to better understand what the client is experiencing in the moment and how history and experience can impact the perception.
  • Physical coping skills, such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, etc., to more appropriately cope with the physical symptoms of intense emotions and improve the likelihood of better decision-making.
  • Cognitive coping skills, such as cognitive restructuring, diffusion, distraction techniques, grounding techniques, directed focus, etc., to appropriately manage the cognitive symptoms of emotion and open perspective.
  • Mindfulness skills, such as existing in the present moment, awareness and observation skills, and open-mindedness and nonjudgment. These skills work to reduce the struggle against uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and increase the ability to allow these to pass.
  • Committed action toward values to reduce the frequency of behaviors like avoidance of uncomfortable thoughts or emotions and increase the focus on behaviors that lead to fulfillment and greater life satisfaction.
  • Communication skills to reduce the frequency of holding in uncomfortable thoughts or emotions and increase the likelihood of being able to communicate needs in a way that gives the client the best chance to have their needs met.

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

It becomes clear that clients are making progress in therapy when they are engaging more frequently in actions that bring fulfillment to them and are reporting less avoidance of uncomfortable thoughts or emotions. They also report greater comfort and confidence in being able to utilize the skills learned in therapy on their own and demonstrate a decreased reliance on therapy sessions.

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

I share with clients that the point of therapy is not to get good at doing the therapy session. Practicing the skills in a formal way outside of the sessions on a frequent basis allows the skills to be more easily recalled when experiencing symptoms of their diagnosis. Other things that can help positive progress in therapy include social connection and support, engagement in hobbies, a healthy diet, consistent exercise, and other actions associated with things that bring us fulfillment as opposed to short-term relief.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, the most helpful thing you can bring is a mindset of being honest, open, and willing — honest about yourself and your situation, openness to receive feedback or a different perspective, and a willingness to try something different.

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 Media therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Media
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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★★★★★
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 Counseling & Psychiatry Media is located off of N Jackson St, and our building is in the center of Cooper St., W 6th St., W 7th St., and N Jackson St.

Phone number

(610) 557-1991

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
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