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240,415 people sought individual therapy help in New Jersey in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Carelon, +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

In a world full of challenges, I help empower clients through empathy, communication, compassion, and trust.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +3 more

In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumsta... In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumstances beyond our control. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Stress, ADHD, +3 more

As a man of color, I understand the struggles and needing to be resilient and overcoming barriers while normalizing the stigma of mental health.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental spa... As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental space in which personal growth can occur. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +14 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

Hi, I look forward to working together to improve your mental health.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Jennifer: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is eclectic. I prefer being eclectic because every person is an individual and I don't believe there is one type of approach for everyone.

Lara: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can be helpful for a lot of people to examine how their thoughts play a role in how they've been feeling, which is often relevant for people facing anxiety, depression, stress, or life transitions.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Jennifer: Some of the tools I teach in individual therapy:

  • CBT and reality-based therapy: Challenging negative thoughts and replacing them with more realistic, positive thoughts.
  • Mindfulness and grounding techniques: Providing tools of how to be more in the present moment.
  • Strength-based therapy and empowerment counseling: I encourage clients to see their own strengths they already have within themselves.
  • Compassion-based therapy: Using my empathetic skills to help build connections with my clients, I believe this is one of the best tools to utilize in therapy.

Lara: When providing individual therapy, the tools that I teach will vary greatly depending on what brings the person to therapy. I want each client to feel like they're receiving tools to help them with their unique situation, and I help each client to create personal treatment goals when we first start meeting. Some of the tools that I can teach include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools to help clients learn how to control their thinking more effectively and manage any unhelpful or negative thoughts. I can also teach mindfulness strategies, which help with keeping our thoughts more centered in the moment and feeling more content with being in the present. I also provide psychoeducation to clients about various topics depending on what's relevant to them, which can include communication-related tools, exploring how to improve interpersonal relationships, and learning other specific coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, etc.

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

Jennifer: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they have accepted that they can accomplish the goals they set forth. Mindset and flexibility are important aspects of making lasting changes in therapy.

Lara: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are reporting that they are noticing less of their current symptoms and are feeling lighter, happier, or more clearheaded! When clients report that they are using the tools and coping strategies that they've learned in sessions, this is also a great sign that they're actively making changes toward their personal goals for therapy.

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

Jennifer: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with the coping skills that they have learned in therapy. I believe each individual tailors their own coping skills to fit their own personal wants and needs.

Lara: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by spending time prioritizing their own individual needs. This can include practicing more self-care, spending more time focusing on hobbies or interests, spending more time with loved ones, and of course practicing the tools that they've been learning in therapy to help improve their mental health!

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Jennifer: To prepare for your first individual session, you can think about what is really important to you and what goals you really want to accomplish.

Lara: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can identify some of the main reasons that you want to come to therapy at this time. This can include a variety of reasons, but it would help the therapist to know what your motivation is for coming to therapy and what you'd like to see change. Also, keep in mind that your first session will likely involve being asked a lot of questions, but this is not the norm for every session! This is just for the therapist to get the background information that they need to help you move forward and make progress in therapy.

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 Paramus therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Paramus
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Read more Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Sandy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Read more So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Frank Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ is located on Sunflower Ave, just off of State Route 17 and west of Di Maggio Park. We're in the same building as House Window Replacement & Installation and Harvest Property and Investment, and are neighbored by Exxon and Renell Label Print. The closest bus stop is Rt 17 and Ridgewood Ave.

Phone number

(973) 529-8913

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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