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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Normal are booked, but we have 12 other therapists in IL available for an online or in-person session.

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 Normal, 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 Normal 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?

If you fall and scrape yourself, you might apply some antibiotic ointment and put on a bandaid while it heals. But if you sprain your ankle or break your leg, you’ll probably see a doctor so you can get the medical attention you need to heal properly.

Much like our physical health, our mental health can require different degrees of care. If you’re feeling a bit down or anxious one day, for instance, you might recognize that the feeling is only temporary and that you can do some relaxing activities to help you feel better. However, if you notice yourself starting to feel this way more consistently, you might start to wonder if there are any lifestyle changes you can make. And if your mental health continues to suffer, you might decide to make an appointment with a licensed psychologist.

Just as there’s no shame in going to the hospital for a broken bone, there’s no shame in seeking help for your mental health problems. At Thriveworks in Normal, IL, our clinical psychologists are here to provide support and care so you can lead a happy and fulfilled life.

When Should I Consult a Licensed Psychologist?

If your mental health issues have started to disrupt your life or are preventing you from doing the things you want to do, it’s a good time to consider reaching out to a licensed psychologist.

Some of the most common reasons people decide to pursue counseling include:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Constantly feeling on-edge
  • Anger issues
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Mental disorders

Psychologists can also provide therapy to families and couples. These therapy sessions can help resolve tension and strengthen relationships, as well as teach many long-term skills.

If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, child psychologists can help resolve issues such as:

  • Behavioral problems
  • Learning disorders
  • Trauma
  • Difficulty socializing
  • Separation issues
  • Anxiety or depression
  • ADHD

You don’t need to be facing severe mental illness to benefit from seeing a psychologist. When you’re ready to speak with a licensed mental health professional, we’re here for you. Reach out to our scheduling team to book an appointment with one of our counseling psychologists today at Thriveworks in Normal, IL.

What Are the Benefits of Speaking With a Psychologist?

A licensed psychologist is a mental health expert who has obtained a master’s degree and undergone years of supervised training. Their expertise allows them to diagnose mental health issues and curate treatment plans to address specific concerns and symptoms.

To start, your psychologist will take some time to get to know you — your background, your values, your history — as well as your concerns about the issue you’re facing. Understanding who you are will allow your provider to see how you deal with the problems you’re facing so they can help you learn to resolve them. They’ll also take into account biological and situational factors.

During treatment, you may learn a number of skills that help you overcome your symptoms both in and outside of sessions. For example, psychologists can teach their clients relaxation techniques, meditation exercises, and coping skills to feel more in control of their mental health.

In some cases, a psychologist might determine that prescribed medication would help improve symptoms, especially in collaboration with talk therapy. In these cases, psychologists will typically collaborate with a licensed psychiatrist, a medical doctor who can prescribe and manage medication directly.

When you’re dealing with a mental health issue, it can feel difficult to imagine a way out. We want you to know that you’re not alone in this feeling and that help is available. At Thriveworks in Normal, IL, our team is committed to providing you with trusting and compassionate care.

Schedule a Meeting With a Clinical Psychologist in Normal, IL

When you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, we are ready to help. At Thriveworks, our psychologists are equipped to deal with a wide variety of problems, ranging from mild to severe. We offer appointments throughout the week — even in the evenings and on weekends. And if you call or click today, you might even be able to see a psychologist in the next 48 hours.

We believe in the accessibility of mental health care. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans and offer affordable rates for those paying out of pocket. We also offer remote therapy options for those who prefer to speak over the phone or by video chat from the comfort of their homes.

When you sign up with Thriveworks, you’ll also gain access to features such as:

  • Text support for billing and scheduling matters
  • A counselor-moderated online forum
  • A flexible cancellation policy
  • Access to the Therapy Buddy app

You don’t have to wait to get help. Call or click today to get started at Thriveworks in Normal, IL.

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 Normal therapists and counselors accept 24 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 Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Normal
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 Normal reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Kerri was really great at helping me deal with my problems. She is very insightful and a great listener. I would recommend Kerri to anyone who needs some counseling, whether it's a minor or a major problem.
Read more Kerri was really great at helping me deal with my problems. She is very insightful and a great listener. I would recommend Kerri to anyone who needs some counseling, whether it's a minor or a major problem.
Normal Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Normal is located off of Susan Dr. Our building is right behind Walmart, just north of the Shoppes at College Hills. We're currently sharing a building with Gregory M. Dietz D.M.D. and the Children's Center for Dentistry, and our neighbors include Elite Driving Academy, Phillip Harland Tax Preparation Service, and Drake Orthodontics. The closest bus stop to us is Susan Dr & Parkway Ct.

Phone number

(309) 485-5024

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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