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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach in individual therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy with added layers of mindfulness. I work with individuals to develop insight and awareness into their own patterns and habits in order to make more intentional decisions about how they handle their day-to-day stressors and relationships. I find this approach beneficial because we can never change anything unless we realize that it's happening, so awareness is always the first step.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I tend to teach skills related to the identification of cognitive distortions, a wide variety of mindfulness strategies, identification and alignment with personal values, setting effective goals, education and strategies around emotional regulation, and effective communication skills.

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

I know when a client is making progress in therapy because they start to report back noticing their habits, patterns, and behaviors from a new perspective. They discuss the realization of how underlying concepts play out in their day-to-day relationships, as well as their perceptions of their own stressors.

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

In their personal time, I always encourage clients to absorb recommended content that best matches their learning style: books, audiobooks, podcasts, YouTube, handouts, etc. I also encourage clients to reflect actively on the discussion from sessions, including through journaling.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first session, it is helpful to come in with an open mind and a willingness to be honest. The more open a person is willing to be, the more helpful therapy can be. If you already have an idea of what you want to work on, great! If not, that will be part of what the first session can help identify. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 24 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)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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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

5.0 Thriveworks Richmond reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist with Horizon Behavioral Health in Lynchburg, VA and I have known Ashley as a helpful and supportive Clinician. Ashley was always available for clients and co-workers, and she has always been friendly, empathic, and willing to go the "extra mile". I wish Ashley all the best in her new position and I am sure she will be an asset to Thriveworks. Please feel free to contact me anytime via my email. Best regards, Günter Gensbygel
Read more I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist with Horizon Behavioral Health in Lynchburg, VA and I have known Ashley as a helpful and supportive Clinician. Ashley was always available for clients and co-workers, and she has always been friendly, empathic, and willing to go the "extra mile". I wish Ashley all the best in her new position and I am sure she will be an asset to Thriveworks. Please feel free to contact me anytime via my email. Best regards, Günter Gensbygel
Richmond Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
It was my esteemed pleasure to have worked with Ashley Groeper at Liberty University where she touched the hearts and minds of countless individuals. As a former colleague, I witnessed firsthand her unrelenting dedication and compassion for the plight of anyone in need. Ashley creatively applied her impressive intellect in search of effective and innovative ways to serve the needs of others and the community at large. Even in the rare occasions when an answer eluded her, she simply would not stop searching until she found it! I am fully persuaded that Ashley's positive outlook and intense desire to help people become the best version of themselves will allow her to partner with her clients in engaging ways. This will not only provide them with a trustworthy confidante, knowledge, and resources, but will also empower them with the confidence to be excited about their future and to become change agents in their own destiny! If you are looking for a competant professional counselor who will give you the respect and dignity you deserve, listen without judgment, someone who will never sacrifice quality for quantity, and has an unwavering commitment to helping you make sense out of life again, you will have found all that and more in Ashley Groeper!
Read more It was my esteemed pleasure to have worked with Ashley Groeper at Liberty University where she touched the hearts and minds of countless individuals. As a former colleague, I witnessed firsthand her unrelenting dedication and compassion for the plight of anyone in need. Ashley creatively applied her impressive intellect in search of effective and innovative ways to serve the needs of others and the community at large. Even in the rare occasions when an answer eluded her, she simply would not stop searching until she found it! I am fully persuaded that Ashley's positive outlook and intense desire to help people become the best version of themselves will allow her to partner with her clients in engaging ways. This will not only provide them with a trustworthy confidante, knowledge, and resources, but will also empower them with the confidence to be excited about their future and to become change agents in their own destiny! If you are looking for a competant professional counselor who will give you the respect and dignity you deserve, listen without judgment, someone who will never sacrifice quality for quantity, and has an unwavering commitment to helping you make sense out of life again, you will have found all that and more in Ashley Groeper!
Richmond Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
It has been a pleasure working with Ashley Groeper for the past year. She has always displayed a positive attitude and has a very pleasant demeanor. Her strong work ethic and keen professionalism has been a great benefit in encouraging, empowering, and enriching the lives of the individuals we serve. She will be a great asset to your team and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I wish her the best of success as a therapist with your agency. Thank you.
Read more It has been a pleasure working with Ashley Groeper for the past year. She has always displayed a positive attitude and has a very pleasant demeanor. Her strong work ethic and keen professionalism has been a great benefit in encouraging, empowering, and enriching the lives of the individuals we serve. She will be a great asset to your team and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I wish her the best of success as a therapist with your agency. Thank you.
Richmond Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located in the neighborhood of Newtowne West on W Broad St. We share a building with Silk Hair Studio and Milano Market. We’re also right next to Grace Park and only a few blocks away from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Phone number

(804) 312-3118

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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