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465,314 people sought individual therapy help in Pennsylvania 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, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

Hello, I'm here to create a safe and empathetic space where we can explore your journey together, embracing your unique experiences and strengths.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Self Harm, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +16 more

Life is a journey that can be filled with darkness; however, I will walk beside you to help make your pathway brighter.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As a female and a mother, I understand the difficulty of trying to balance work, being a parent, and life in general.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Victoria: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to identify negative or irrational thoughts that perpetuate negative feelings and behavior.

Samantha: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to try to meet them where they are. I enjoy helping people try to feel out what goals they want to work on and what direction they are aiming to set themselves up for success. I enjoy trying to keep it open until we know really what we are diving into and then heading in that direction.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Victoria: I teach the following tools in therapy: thought challenging, cognitive reframing, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.

Samantha: I teach the following tools in individual therapy: Deep breathing, coping skills, grounding techniques, processing emotions (as needed, meaning being aware of emotions and how they impact self), trying to meet self where at (self-esteem, or just view of what is happening in life currently), being aware of setting boundaries if needed.

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

Victoria: I know that a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to recognize, label, and challenge irrational or negative thoughts on their own.

Samantha: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they ask certain questions or express changes that they feel happening. Also noticing how they are interacting with themselves or those around them can be helpful as well.

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

Victoria: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by journaling and practicing coping tools taught in therapy daily.

Samantha: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by working on coping skills/grounding techniques as needed, finding healthy supports (friends, family, sometimes groups), identifying what a healthy work-life balance looks like, and caring for themselves.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Victoria: To prepare for your first session, you can work on preparing questions you have about therapy and how the process works.

Samantha: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can consider what information you want your therapist to know, how have you been feeling, how often those emotions happen, whether you are experiencing nightmares/flashbacks or experiences similar to that, whether you feel you are isolating, and being aware that the first session requires a lot of information gathering (family history, personal history).

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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

4.8 Thriveworks Philadelphia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Both my individual therapist as well as my marriage counselor have been amazing.
Philadelphia Jun 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Read more Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Read more I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Awesome.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Read more My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Read more Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Excellent first session with Grace. Looking forward to the next one.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Glad first visit. It’s been a very positive experience so far.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and N 18th St., approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. We currently share the building with LMQ Technology and Pearson Professional Center, among other businesses. On the opposite side of Commerce Street, next to our building, you will see the Ten Penn Center.

Phone number

(215) 398-6600

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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