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624,048 people sought individual therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As an LGBTQ+ person, I understand the unique issue of identity exploration and the peace that comes with living an authentic life.

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Narcissism, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +4 more

Whether you are navigating family dynamics, coping with daily life stressors, looking to improve social relationships, or anything in between, the emp... Whether you are navigating family dynamics, coping with daily life stressors, looking to improve social relationships, or anything in between, the empowering environment I create will provide you space to explore and work to resolve the challenges you face. Read more

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +31 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +10 more

As someone who has had my own mental health issues, I understand the challenges of finding your way out of depression, anxiety, and the intense pain o... As someone who has had my own mental health issues, I understand the challenges of finding your way out of depression, anxiety, and the intense pain of emotional suffering. Read more

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is TEAM cognitive behavioral therapy (TEAM-CBT). TEAM-CBT is a framework for conducting measurement-based therapy that is proven to be more effective than traditional therapy. TEAM is an acronym for the four crucial ingredients of effective therapy known to improve treatment outcomes: testing, empathy, agenda-setting, and methods.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

TEAM cognitive behavioral therapy (TEAM-CBT) has over 100 different tools for improving mood, changing thoughts, and shifting behaviors. Several of the tools are:

  • The Double Standard technique, which is learning to talk to yourself in the same compassionate way you might talk to a dear friend.
  • Identifying distortions: Our negative thoughts have some, or even a lot, of truth in them, but they are also full of distortions, exaggerations, or thinking errors.
  • Process vs. outcome: Evaluate your performance based on the process—the effort you put in—rather than the outcome. Effort is in your control, outcome is not.

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 see their scores improve on their mood surveys. A key feature of TEAM-CBT is that it uses measurement. There is a pre-session and post-session survey every time we meet. If there is an improvement, we will have the data to back it up.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with psychotherapy homework. Another key aspect of TEAM CBT is psychotherapy homework. If you don't practice what you learn in therapy, it is unlike the change will stick! It is vital for clients to engage in psychotherapy homework, such as outside reading, facing their fears, practicing communication techniques, or writing down and challenging their negative thoughts.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can write down all the potential benefits you hope to see from therapy and all the potential risks or costs of not attending. If you know what you want to move toward and you know the cost of staying the same, then you may be more motivated to make some changes in your life!

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 Pflugerville therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Pflugerville
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 Learn about verified reviews
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It was great
Sharon Feb 2024
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I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Read more I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Pflugerville Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Read more Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Pflugerville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Read more I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Pflugerville Jul 2021
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★★★★★
I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Read more I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Cedar Park Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Read more Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Pflugerville Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Read more I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Pflugerville Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Read more I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Pflugerville Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville is located on S A.W. Grimes Blvd. in the Cambridge Heights area. There are other medical offices surrounding our office, including Tallgrass Professional Medical Center and Martin Nelson Endodontic Group.

Phone number

(512) 883-7112

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Tagalog
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