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Starting Psychologists

What is 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 does Psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in San Diego, CA 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.

Is Psychologists conducted in person or online?

How long does Psychologists last?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks San Diego 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?

Humans like to think that they’re rational beings, but it turns out that our psychology is stuffed full of illusions, distortions, and maladaptive patterns that can sometimes prevent us from achieving our goals. The cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker once stated, “We’re living in primate heaven. We’re warm, dry, we’re not hungry, we don’t have fleas and ticks and infections. So why are we so miserable?” We can experience misery, sure, but we can also experience positive emotions like joy and pleasure. The reasons behind our emotional and behavioral responses can be incredibly complex. Sometimes it takes an expert to help us navigate our own psychology in order to prevent needless suffering. 

The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA have the wisdom, compassion, and expertise to help clients get to the bottom of their mental health issues, and help them lead fuller, happier lives. No matter what your goal is–to overcome depression, to find the meaning of life–the top-rated psychologists at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA can help.

What Is Good Mental Health and Why Is It Important?

The definition of good mental health might be a little different for everyone, but generally it includes a full realization of one’s abilities, an ability to manage stress and pressure, successful relationships with intimates and the community at-large, and productivity. What does it mean to live in a way that supports good mental health? It means you may be well-rounded, resilient, and able to cope with whatever life throws at you. 

The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA have the knowledge and resources to address mental health concerns that might prevent someone from achieving balance, resilience, and happiness in life. 

What Can a Psychologist Treat?

A licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA can treat everything from existential crises to major, clinical depression. They use a variety of effective approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy. Psychologists can be counseling or clinical psychologists, and they usually have PhD or PsyD after their name. Other mental health providers at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA include the following:

  • Psychiatrists (MDs) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) who can prescribe medication and provide psychotherapy
  • Telepsychiatrists (MDs), who are psychiatrists who provide online psychiatry services
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs), who provide solution-focused counseling and psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapists, who are any counselors, social workers, psychologists, or psychiatrists who provide psychotherapy 
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who provide counseling and practical guidance for local social services
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide couples, marriage, and family counseling
  • Certified alcohol drug counselors (CADCs), who provide substance abuse counseling in California

How Do I Choose a Psychologist?

Choosing a psychologist is a deeply personal decision, but there are some general rules for finding the right counselor or therapist to help you. You can start your search with the following questions:

  1. Is the psychologist fully licensed and qualified? (All psychologists at Thriveworks in San Diego are licensed in California.)
  2. Is the psychologist affordable? (Thriveworks psychologists accept most health insurance.)
  3. Does the psychologist have experience treating your issue? (Psychologists at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA have a wide range of mental health specialities, including depression, anxiety, addiction, LGBTQ issues, eating disorders, panic disorders, sex disorders, relationship issues, and more.)
  4. Can the psychologist see you online? (Psychologists at Thriveworks can meet with you in the modern, brick and mortar office in San Diego, or virtually through a secure telehealth connection. Some patients even choose a hybrid model of care.)

If you’re not sure what type of mental health provider you need, call the Thriveworks office and our highly trained staff will help direct you to the right person, or explain your options and answer your questions. And when you first meet with your provider, feel free to ask them questions about their methods and care philosophy. Do they take a more holistic approach? Are they interested in family dynamics? Can they do CBT? Therapists are generally open to talking about their treatment methods and like to make everything as transparent as possible.

Book a Session with Your Exceptional Psychologist at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA

You can call the Thriveworks office in San Diego, CA today and meet with your licensed psychologist as early as tomorrow. Our mental health providers pride themselves on their fast turnaround times for appointments. When clients finally decide that they’re ready to see a psychologist, they don’t want to wait. Additional Thriveworks benefits include email and phone access to your provider between sessions, and our Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A service. We also offer educational resources like exclusive videos and e-books. 

If you’re ready to meet with a premium psychologist at an affordable price, call Thriveworks in San Diego, CA today. We look forward to helping you achieve your mental health goals.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our San Diego therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at San Diego
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

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I started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Read more I started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Ann Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in San Diego, CA is located on Camino del Rio S., off of Interstate 8. We share a building with several other businesses including Sucar and Spice Skincare, America’s Retirement Advisory Group, and Massage by Robert.

Phone number

(619) 480-2140

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Farsi
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