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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 Rochester, MN 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 Rochester 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?

If you had a sore throat and a runny nose for a day or two, you probably wouldn’t feel the need to go to the doctor. If your symptoms persisted for a week or two more, you might still be hesitant, figuring you caught a case of a particularly stubborn cold.

But if your symptoms stayed the same or started to intensify over a longer period — weeks or months — you’d probably decide it’s time to give your doctor’s office a call. At that point, your symptoms are likely disrupting your daily life and could possibly indicate a larger issue.

In our everyday lives, we all experience worry, anxiety, and a variety of mental health issues. But like a cold that lasts too long, the persistence of anxious or depressed feelings can start to take its toll and interfere with daily life.

You might assume that because what you’re experiencing isn’t a physical ailment, you just need to work on changing your attitude and pushing through this harder time on your own. But the pain that you experience mentally is just as important to address as physical pain.

If you’ve been struggling with your mental health, you don’t have to go through it alone. Contact a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN today to figure out what you’re going through and how to treat it.

How Can a Clinical Psychologist Help?

A licensed psychologist is a mental health professional with an advanced degree and clinical training who practices psychotherapy. These qualifications equip psychologists to help clients with all sorts of mental health concerns ranging from mild to severe. For instance, the same psychologist that helps a client with severe depression might also treat another client with moderate anxiety.

As long as you are dealing with a mental or emotional health issue that is interfering with your life, you may stand to benefit from working with a psychologist.

Some reasons a person might schedule an appointment include:

  • Excessive and persistent worrying
  • Low or down moods
  • Obsessive or compulsive thoughts and behaviors
  • Low self-esteem
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Pressure to live up to unattainable perfectionist expectations
  • Feelings of isolation, or like you can’t talk to anyone
  • Lack of control over emotions
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance abuse or addiction

Whether you know exactly why you want to visit a psychologist or you just know that something feels off, the psychologists at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN are here to provide supportive and compassionate care. Give our scheduling team a call to make an in-person or online appointment today.

What Happens During Psychology Appointments?

Clinical psychology is a widely inclusive specialty area in the field of psychology — clients can come from all walks of life. This means that psychology sessions can look different depending on the needs and background of the client.

Typically, in the initial sessions, a psychologist works with a client to get to know them and discuss their concerns. During this time, they can administer psychological tests and rely on evidence-backed psychological principles to arrive at a diagnosis.

Your psychologist will then develop a treatment plan based on the mental concern or disorder you’re dealing with. There are many kinds of therapy used to treat different disorders, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and psychoanalysis.

Depending on the type of therapy used, you’ll work with your counseling psychologist to develop skills such as:

  • Developing healthy coping mechanisms
  • Improving communication and listening skills
  • Validating emotions
  • Improving problem-solving skills
  • Increasing your ability to self-reflect

Our mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN are committed to providing a judgment-free and confidential space for you to talk about the concerns you’re facing. Dealing with mental health issues takes work, but we’ll be here with you every step of the way.

Schedule a Session With a Psychologist at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN

If you have concerns about your mental health and want help, our licensed mental health professionals are standing by to provide support. We offer a wide availability of appointments, both in-person and remotely, at affordable rates. After scheduling an appointment, you could be seen by your licensed psychologist in as little as 24 or 48 hours.

Once you’ve signed up with Thriveworks, you’ll also gain access to features such as:

  • Text support via our Success Navigator
  • Online counselor-moderated discussion boards
  • Exclusive video content
  • Email and phone access to your provider between sessions
  • Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A
  • Flexible cancellations

We know that dealing with mental health issues can be hard, and contend with them alone can be even harder. Let us help you lighten the load. Call or click today to schedule an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Rochester is located on the second floor at 1706 Greenview Place SW, Rochester, MN 55902, off of 16th St. SW.

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(507) 225-1866

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