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Janet Kaye Love

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

When working with people in individual therapy, I focus on fitting my approach to the individual. I find that most people benefit from developing a mindfulness practice to become more aware of their thinking and increase their ability to direct their thinking instead of letting it direct them, as well as strategies to examine and change thinking patterns that lead to distress. These skills can then be used in combination with other skills and methods to address the specific needs of the client such as issues with negative thinking, emotional reactivity, conflict in relationships, and coping with life stressors.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I often teach the following tools in individual counseling;

  • Mindfulness meditation or mindful activity, involves learning to notice when the mind drifts, letting go of thinking, and returning focus to a predetermined word, phrase, image action, or sensory experience.
  • Cognitive reframing is used to explore alternative perspectives.
  • Cognitive challenging helps clients question their thoughts and beliefs in order to uncover patterns of thinking that are no longer helpful.
  • Cognitive distraction gives clients the ability to move away from intrusive and unwanted thoughts.
  • Sensation labeling is a mindfulness technique that assists with disrupting unwanted thinking by focusing on sensory input.
  • Strategies for grief processing are used to observe, accept, experience, and release the chaos of emotions that accompany an experience of loss.
  • Mental shield imagery develops skills in managing mirror neurons to reduce emotional reactivity to other people's emotions.
  • Thinking strategies help individuals address catastrophic thinking and increase confidence in dealing with undesired outcomes should they arise.
  • Positive communication skills such as reflective listening, “I” statements, nonviolent communications, and positive behavior support can decrease conflict and increase skills in collaboration.
  • Motivation skills reduce procrastination and avoidance.
  • Strategies for gaining acceptance of mistakes and letting go of shame and guilt.
  • Strategies to manage time and tasks in order to reduce overwhelm and procrastination.
  • Imagery and relaxation strategies for pain management and reduction of medical anxiety.
  • Sleep hygiene practices to reduce insomnia.

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

I check in with clients about their progress with their goals and the improvements they are seeing in their symptoms every session. Meaningful progress is evident as the list of progress and successes gets longer and the list of challenges gets shorter.

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

Clients' efforts to implement the skills they are learning and the goals that they set between sessions are essential to making progress in therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Clients can prepare for therapy by thinking about what they want to achieve, in addition to what it is they want to move away from.

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 Austin therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin is located on Research Blvd, which runs next to US-183 Hwy. We share a building with Capitol Appraisal Group and a Farmer’s Insurance agent.

Phone number

(512) 807-0730

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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