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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO, +15 more
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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO, +15 more
Military / Veteran, Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +15 more

My goal is to help you achieve a mentally, physically, and socially healthy life using the client-centered approaches that help you to succeed and rea... My goal is to help you achieve a mentally, physically, and socially healthy life using the client-centered approaches that help you to succeed and reach your counseling goals. Read more

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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 Silver Spring, MD 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 Silver Spring 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.

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Psychologists in Silver Spring, MD—Work with a Montgomery Psychologist

This is just one way a psychologist can help. In addition to assisting people with mental illness, psychologists can help people work through other challenges like stress, conflicts with loved ones, anger problems, trauma, lack of personal fulfillment, and so on.

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem or another life issue, a psychologist at Thriveworks Silver Spring is here for you. We have both in-person and online appointments available. Call (202) 478-9619 to book yours.

Should I Work with a Psychologist? How Can They Help?

In the scenario above, in which you are exhibiting depression symptoms, you can benefit from working with a psychologist in multiple ways. First, they can help you explore underlying causes; second, they can help you better manage your symptoms such as exhaustion and fatigue; third, they can assist you in feeling better and returning to your normal self. This is but one scenario in which a psychologist can help and support an individual. Here are additional examples:

  1. Stress management: Stress is and always will be present in our lives. That said, we can learn to better manage stress, to lessen its effect on our wellbeing. Doing so certainly isn’t a piece of cake, which is where a psychologist comes in. Psychologists can equip you with stress management tools, including deep-breathing techniques and meditation. They can also help you to reframe your thinking to lessen your stress reaction.
  2. Support you during grief and loss: The loss of a loved one is like no other. In grief and loss, we move through a range of emotions including sadness, anger, confusion, regret, disappointment. These emotions alone can be hard to manage, and the fluctuation of feelings can prove to be even more challenging. The good news is a psychologist can help you to move through these emotions and the overall grief process.
  3. Assistance during major life changes: Some of the most stressful and emotional events in life have to do with making major life changes: changing jobs, moving, exploring other careers of interest. In any instance, a psychologist can assist you during your major life transition. They can help you manage any stress that accompanies the event and ultimately transition well.

These are just a few of many challenges that the psychologists at Thriveworks Silver Spring can help you work through and overcome. If you’re facing a challenge that did not make it onto this list, don’t worry.

Our psychologists work with different clients every day, all of whom have unique challenges and needs. We’re here to offer you a personalized treatment plan based on your experiences.

Stress Management Therapy at Thriveworks Silver Spring

At Thriveworks Silver Spring, our psychologists may assist you with the following therapy types, among others:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Incorporates mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance resilience to daily challenges.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Targets maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors contributing to stress, helping individuals develop coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and relaxation techniques.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR): Involves systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups throughout the body to release physical tension, reduce stress, and promote a sense of calm.
  • Art Therapy: Provides a creative outlet for expressing emotions, reducing stress, and increasing self-awareness through various artistic mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpting.
  • Breathing Exercises and Relaxation Techniques: Teaches individuals deep breathing exercises, visualization, and guided imagery to induce relaxation, alleviate stress, and promote a sense of well-being.

Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD

If you think you could benefit from talking to a psychologist about a current challenge or struggle of yours, reach out to Thriveworks Silver Spring. We would be happy to set you up with a member of our team.

Remember, we have in-person and online appointments available to accommodate varying needs and preferences. To schedule your appointment, just book online or simply call our office at (202) 478-9619.

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 Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Silver Spring
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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Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Read more Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Walter Mar 2024
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My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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