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

Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Richmond, VA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Richmond is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

Sometimes in life, we take one step forward and two steps back. We make great progress or finally feel happy and content—and then something happens to throw us off course again. For example: You and your spouse finally get the opportunity to have a date night, just the two of you. You couldn’t be more excited or grateful that you get to spend a couple hours alone together. But the minute you get seated at your dinner table, things take a turn for the worst. Your spouse gets a call from work: It’s an emergency, you’re told, he has to go into the office. You told your spouse how important this was to you. You feel like he could care less about your needs or feelings.

We encounter these road bumps in our relationships, in our careers, and in more personal areas, too. In any case, a psychologist can help us navigate our way over these bumps in the road, with as little damage as possible. In the example above, a psychologist can help you and your spouse understand each other’s needs and have important (yet sometimes difficult) discussions about any relationship issues you might be having.

“Psychology says: No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.” –Anonymous

We often shy away from reaching out for help, but we should embrace it instead. The psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA have worked hard to gain the skills, experience, and training that they use to help their clients. They see people from all backgrounds, with a range of mental health challenges and life issues. If you are struggling, please consider reaching out to us. Just call (804) 554-0356 and we’ll get you set up with a psychologist at your earliest convenience. If you can’t make the normal daytime appointments, that’s perfectly fine—we have evening and weekend sessions available too.

How Can a Psychologist at Thriveworks Richmond Help Me?

As you can see in the example above, a psychologist at Thriveworks Richmond can help you work through relationship issues and better communicate your needs with your partner or spouse. But this isn’t the only realm they can help with. Our psychologists can help you in other important areas of life too, including:

  1. Happiness and success at work: The psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond can help you find happiness and success in your career, too. This might involve learning how to better manage stress, exploring different job opportunities, or adjusting your attitude in your current workplace. The majority of us spend most of our days (and therefore, our lives) at work, and so it’s important that we are happy with our jobs.
  2. Personal fulfillment: Our Thriveworks Richmond Psychologists can help to ensure you feel personally fulfilled, too. Personal fulfillment can come from many different areas of life, including our relationships, our jobs, and our hobbies. If you’re lacking personal fulfillment or purpose, they can help you explore different avenues for securing that. This, too, is important to your overall health and wellbeing.
  3. Mental health upkeep: And perhaps most importantly, the psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond can also help with general mental health upkeep. This means working through any symptoms of a mental illness, learning about the importance of self-care, performing stress reduction and stress management, and so on. They can help you overcome whatever mental health challenge lies before you.

Your psychologist will do everything they can to assist you. They’ll need you to be open and honest with them, so that they can best understand your needs as well as your goals. This understanding will inform your treatment plan.

Book an Appointment with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Richmond

Thriveworks Richmond partners with the best of the best providers. These professionals—our psychologists, therapists, counselors, and life coaches—have impressed us with their skills, training, experience, and dedication to helping their clients. We are confident that they will guide you toward better living, no matter what you’re struggling with.

To schedule your appointment, give our office a call at (804) 554-0356. We can get you scheduled for a session at your earliest convenience. Remember: We have flexible scheduling options including evenings and weekends. We also offer online counseling opportunities.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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★★★★★
So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
  • English
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