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Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks in Newark, DE

Physical illnesses and other physical struggles are outright—it’s often hard to hide them from the world, as the symptoms are external. For example, when someone has a cold, others can observe the individual sniffling, sneezing, shivering, and looking generally unwell. Similarly, when someone breaks their leg, others see the cast, the lack of mobility.

Mental illnesses and other mental struggles, however, are a different story. These aren’t always outright or obvious—the symptoms are often internal. For example, when someone is depressed, they feel unhappy, unmotivated, and hopeless. Similarly, when someone has anxiety, they feel extremely nervous and uncomfortable. Long story short, our mental struggles aren’t always documented for the world to see—but people experience these struggles every day. And learning to manage these struggles shows the utmost strength.

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” -Jonathan Harnisch

If you are struggling with a mental illness or another challenge that is hurting your wellbeing, you probably feel frustrated. And you might even feel like there’s nowhere to turn—but you can find help and healing at Thriveworks Newark, in in-person counseling or online therapy. We have skilled, caring providers who dedicate their work to helping you live better. If you feel depressed, anxious, stressed, or otherwise unhappy, reach out to one of our counselors, therapists, or life coaches.

What Services Are Offered at Thriveworks Newark?

Here’s a list of the main mental health services offered at Thriveworks Newark:

Through therapy and counseling services, we help with a range of mental health conditions and other challenges, including:

Our providers — from therapists and counselors to psychologists — specialize in a range of counseling approaches, but they’ll cater your treatment to your unique preferences and needs. They might utilize:

Mental Health Help: How Can a Counselor Help Me?

Counselors and therapists are health professionals that specialize in all things mental health. They help their clients to manage and overcome harmful mental illnesses and offer general assistance and guidance that help their clients live happier, healthier lives.

Do you feel unhappy with your life? Is there an area of your life that you think could be improved? A counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Newark can help you better understand what you’re missing and what you need to live a more fulfilled life.

Reservations: What Exactly Do You Do in Counseling?

Many are hesitant to book a counseling or therapy appointment because they don’t know what to expect. It’s okay to feel nervous or unsure, but it’s also important that you do your best to overcome or push aside these nerves so that you can discover the benefits of counseling. We want to help ease your worries, so here’s an example of how counseling works:

Jen called and scheduled a counseling appointment after experiencing anxiety for the last several months. Today’s the day she meets her counselor. She walks in feeling nervous but is soon greeted by a bright smile. Within the first few minutes, Jen can tell that her counselor is kind and truly wants to help. She feels more and more comfortable as the minutes pass.

In her first session, Jen talks to her counselor about the anxiety she has been experiencing. Together, they come up with a plan for learning to manage this anxiety in future sessions. And within just a few months of weekly appointments, Jen begins to feel better. Slowly, at first, and then more quickly as Jen continues to implement strategies in her day-to-day life for better managing anxiety. She reflects on how she felt months earlier and is grateful that she sought out help from a professional.

No two people have the exact same experience in counseling or therapy. Instead, each journey is based on one’s struggles, symptoms, wants, and needs. This means that counseling is tailored to best help you.

Schedule an Appointment with a Provider at Thriveworks Newark Today

Have you been struggling with a mental health challenge? Do you think that you could benefit from professional help and guidance? Call Thriveworks Newark at (302) 724-6662. We have counselors, therapists, and life coaches who want to provide you with this help and guidance in in-person counseling or online therapy if you prefer. These are skilled, caring providers—they are experts in their field and they truly want to help you live better. Call to schedule an appointment today.

Where Is Thriveworks Newark Located?

Thriveworks Newark is located at 850 Library Ave #104, Newark, DE 19711. If you have trouble finding our office or would like specific directions, just call us. We’re always here to help. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 17 5 1 17 reviews. See all reviews
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Great scheduling team!

I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Taylor donovan

Has helped me come a long, very easy to talk to and understanding, highly recommend
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Thumbs up!

Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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Highly recommend this practice!

I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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The right kind of help when I needed it

Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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Highly Recommend!

I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr Thompson

Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is excellent

Dr. Thompson is excellent and I would highly recommend her. She’s very kind and caring, extremely thoughtful and ethical. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Highly Recommend

Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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Highly Recommend

I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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  • 850 Library Ave #104,
    Newark, DE 19711

  • Mon-Fri:8AM-9PM

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