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Aetna, Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Cigna | Evernorth, +27 more
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As a queer person, I understand the complexities and intersections of identities, and how they shape our worldview, experiences, and connections to ot... As a queer person, I understand the complexities and intersections of identities, and how they shape our worldview, experiences, and connections to others. Read more

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Anger, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

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Narcissism, Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

I am passionate about providing a warm, compassionate space for all clients to feel understood, validated, and respected as they navigate their unique... I am passionate about providing a warm, compassionate space for all clients to feel understood, validated, and respected as they navigate their unique life challenges. Read more

Katelyn Dougherty

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. I prefer and enjoy cognitive behavioral therapy because it challenges your mindset, helps you to rewire your mindset, and also incorporates mindfulness tools to help the client in their everyday life.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach a lot of deep breathing, box breathing, mindfulness, guided meditation techniques, and rain techniques. All sorts of mindfulness tools are taught in my sessions. I especially like to teach healthy communication and how to set boundaries in a healthy way.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy when they have the ability to teach me back what I have taught them in the past. They also show that through interactions with friends or families, and tell those stories inside of sessions to highlight how they used the tools I taught them.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by practicing mindfulness techniques, CBT techniques, or completing different assignments that I encourage outside of sessions, such as journaling or a worksheet I give in sessions to do outside of sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

I think they should take a look within themselves at what they feel, as well as what their strengths are and their weaknesses are going into therapy. I also encourage them to reflect on what it is that they are looking to gain out of therapy before coming into it. Most of the time, people come into therapy with a mindset of wanting to accomplish and work through a certain problem, but even after the problem is solved, we tend to see there may be more work that needs to be done, such as addressing certain toxic patterns, or maladaptive, coping skills, or maybe even doing work on self-esteem

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 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

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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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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The therapist we have is always on time/ professional/ and helpful. I am glad we found him.
Michele Dec 2023
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Crystal Sommerville was a TSS to out now 26 year old when she was a young child. Crystal has maintained a professional and therapeutic relationship with both her client and our family. We have watched her develop her professional skills coupled with compassion, patience, understanding, listening and being available. Our family has benefited directly from ALL of the advice, opinions, therapy and personal interest for many years. ANY client who has the privilege of working with Crystal Sommerville WILL only benefit from her!!! We are PROUD to let everyone know CRYSTAL SOMMERVILLE IS AN AWESOME THERAPIST!!
Read more Crystal Sommerville was a TSS to out now 26 year old when she was a young child. Crystal has maintained a professional and therapeutic relationship with both her client and our family. We have watched her develop her professional skills coupled with compassion, patience, understanding, listening and being available. Our family has benefited directly from ALL of the advice, opinions, therapy and personal interest for many years. ANY client who has the privilege of working with Crystal Sommerville WILL only benefit from her!!! We are PROUD to let everyone know CRYSTAL SOMMERVILLE IS AN AWESOME THERAPIST!!
Philadelphia Nov 2021
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★★★★★
Laura is a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate, caring, empathetic and such a good listener. Laura provides thoughtful, non -judgmental advice. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Laura is a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate, caring, empathetic and such a good listener. Laura provides thoughtful, non -judgmental advice. I would highly recommend her!
Philadelphia Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Cecelia is one of the greatest therapists I have ever met. Her expertise and professionalism in working with families shows, and her ability to highlight power, culture, and privilege moves families in directions previously unable.
Read more Cecelia is one of the greatest therapists I have ever met. Her expertise and professionalism in working with families shows, and her ability to highlight power, culture, and privilege moves families in directions previously unable.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia is such a great listener, she makes me feel understood. She creates such a tranquil environment that makes me open up.
Read more Cecelia is such a great listener, she makes me feel understood. She creates such a tranquil environment that makes me open up.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia is one of the most gifted people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Empathetic, knowledgeable, professional and committed to the craft of healing people where they are broken. Blessed to know her and so incredibly happy for the people that will benefit from her service.
Read more Cecelia is one of the most gifted people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Empathetic, knowledgeable, professional and committed to the craft of healing people where they are broken. Blessed to know her and so incredibly happy for the people that will benefit from her service.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia is a wonderful therapist who hones in on bringing her skills coupled with personal needs. She is very understand and patient. She has the ability to recognize core themes and challenges while simultanously formulating viable solutions. Her ability to connect quickly is also a bonus.
Read more Cecelia is a wonderful therapist who hones in on bringing her skills coupled with personal needs. She is very understand and patient. She has the ability to recognize core themes and challenges while simultanously formulating viable solutions. Her ability to connect quickly is also a bonus.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia Baldwin is a great therapist. She has truly helped open me up as an individual. Every time I meet with her I feel refreshed and leave with more confidence. It shows that Cecelia has taken the time and dedication to hone her craft. I believe she cares for her clients like friends and family members. Thank you!
Read more Cecelia Baldwin is a great therapist. She has truly helped open me up as an individual. Every time I meet with her I feel refreshed and leave with more confidence. It shows that Cecelia has taken the time and dedication to hone her craft. I believe she cares for her clients like friends and family members. Thank you!
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located off of Chestnut St, between the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. We're within the Jefferson Building, next to The Gold Center and across the street from the Thompson Building. We are neighbored by About Face Skin Care, Group K Diagnostics, and Taco Bell. The closest bus stops to us are 11th St & Chestnut St and Chestnut St & 10th St.

Phone number

(215) 544-2163

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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