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

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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 San Jose, 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.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks San Jose 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?

Your mental health affects so much more than just your state of mind. It also plays a major role in your physical wellbeing, relationships, and work-life balance. Unfortunately, even if you recognize how important it is to take care of your mental health, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do so.

Sometimes things in life get out of balance. It’s natural to move things that aren’t an immediate threat to the back burner or tell yourself you’ll work on it later. But neglecting your mental health can cause stress to build up over time, becoming worse or leading to more serious mental health problems in the future.

Mental health disorders can interfere with your daily life and keep you from being happy. Fortunately, there is a way to cope with mental health issues and prevent them from interfering with your life. Working with a psychologist can help you pinpoint any specific problems that negatively impact your mental health, teach you to cope with difficult symptoms, and help you manage those problems.

If your mental health feels out of balance or has room for improvement, but you don’t know where to start, consider meeting with a licensed psychologist. Thriveworks Counseling in San Jose, CA, can connect you with a mental health professional who can help you address and manage the mental health issues you’re facing. Call our office today to get started.

When To Consider Seeing a Psychologist

Even if you aren’t struggling with a severe mental health condition, working with a psychologist can still benefit you. The absence of mental illness does not always indicate good mental health, and working with a licensed psychologist can help you learn good mental health habits and practices to keep you at your best.

While some people pursue treatment to address specific mental health disorders, others seek therapy or counseling to help them navigate difficult life changes or transitions. Some common reasons to consider working with a licensed psychologist include:

  • Relationship or family issues
  • Job loss or career change
  • Divorce, separation, or breakups
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Personality and mood disorders
  • Trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Grief or loss of a loved one
  • Anger and stress management
  • LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Behavioral problems

These are common issues that millions of people struggle with daily, and they can be managed with a psychologist’s help. Working with a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in San Jose, CA, can help you overcome complex issues, enhance your mental health, and lead to greater balance and overall life satisfaction.

What To Expect From Psychological Treatment

Licensed psychologists are highly qualified mental health professionals with extensive education, training, and experience in managing a wide variety of mental health issues. Most psychologists hold a doctorate and have received additional training in a specialty area like child psychology, clinical psychology, or depression therapy.

Psychologists use a highly personalized approach in diagnosing and treating mental health concerns, and each person’s treatment plan is specific and unique. When you work with a licensed psychologist, they’ll consider your symptoms, experiences, personality, and emotional state to help determine what issues affect you and how best to treat them.

Psychological treatment usually includes one or multiple forms of talk therapy. Talk therapy works by helping you recognize and understand how you think and how those thoughts control your emotions and behaviors. These approaches can help you regain better control over how you respond to challenges and events and ultimately give you greater power to control your thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

Psychological treatment plans may also include the addition of prescription medication to treat certain conditions or symptoms. These medications can be especially helpful when combined with talk therapy and other therapeutic techniques like meditation or practiced breathing.

When you’re ready to see how working with a licensed psychologist can help you improve your mental health, you can book your first appointment online or call the helpful scheduling team at Thriveworks in San Jose, CA. You may be able to meet with a mental health professional within just 24 to 48 hours.

Book a Psychology Appointment at Thriveworks in San Jose, CA

Beginning treatment is a big step in improving your mental health, and working with a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in San Jose, CA, is a big first step. We make it easy and convenient to get the care you need, so you can improve your mental health without jumping through hoops.

Thriveworks accepts many major insurance plans and also offers the following benefits:

  • Sessions in the evenings and on weekends
  • Online appointment opportunities
  • Phone and email access to providers between sessions
  • Exclusive online video content
  • Counselor-moderated community discussion boards
  • 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A

Working with a licensed psychologist can give you the power to regain control of your mental health. If you’re ready to take the next step, consider working with a psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in San Jose, CA. Call our office or use our online booking tool to get started.

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 San Jose therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

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Self-pay costs at San Jose
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Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Alexandera provides excellent service. I felt comfortable and safe. She made it easy to open up and talk.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Jose is located in Bascom - Forest on Forest Ave where it intersects with Clarmar Way. We are in the same building as Peninsula Oral Surgery San Jose. And just before you reach us, in a separate building, is Communications Workers-America. There are also houses behind us.

Phone number

(669) 238-4947

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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