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Stacey Gray

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is very client-centered. I believe that each client has the ability to live a healthy and happy life and is in control of the treatment process. I find that being able to encourage the clients to recognize the power they have in their healing process is empowering to them, as they are on their own individual journey.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I believe that each client has the tools and ability to help themselves through the healing process to live a healthier happier life. In therapy sessions, I will often utilize cognitive restructuring tools, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques as well as help the client to be able to recognize skills and strengths they already have and use those specific parts of them in the healing process.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when I begin to observe them being able to share situations where they recognized old patterns of behaviors or negative thinking and controlled them. The revelation for some of the clients being able to recognize that they can make intentional decisions and a conscious effort to improve their emotional health is how I can tell that progress is being made.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by engaging in activities they enjoy or that bring them a sense of calm or joy. Being able to take time during their busy schedules to find moments of peace and calm or to engage in activities with others that bring them happiness is all part of the healing as well. Some clients also enjoy scheduling time to reflect on their week through journaling or even engaging in mindfulness such as meditation to help manage mental health symptoms in between sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for their first individual therapy session, I suggest that individuals prepare a few goals they want to possibly work on as well as note what they would want to accomplish from engaging in therapy. Each individual comes to therapy for different reasons and remembering that you, as the client, are in control over the process is most important.

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 Nottingham therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Nottingham
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

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I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
Read more I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
Theresa Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Nottingham is off of Belair Road and Blakely Avenue. We share a space with Driscoll Tax Group and are down the road from Wells Fargo and Chick-fil-A.

Phone number

(410) 862-4262

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
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