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624,048 people sought individual therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +34 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a licensed therapist, I know the power of identifying our “inner critic." I found freedom in understanding and confronting the beliefs and behavi... As a licensed therapist, I know the power of identifying our “inner critic." I found freedom in understanding and confronting the beliefs and behaviors that shaped my day-to-day life and I am committed to helping my clients feel inspired to do the same. Read more


Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression

I am deeply dedicated to building connections and embracing diverse cultures. My goal is to help you empower yourself by assisting in setting meaningf... I am deeply dedicated to building connections and embracing diverse cultures. My goal is to help you empower yourself by assisting in setting meaningful objectives and supporting you every step of the way as you work towards achieving them. Read more


Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +15 more

Welcome! I understand how daunting it can be to take the first step towards seeking support, but know that you’re not alone in this journey.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Susannah: Individual therapy is all about helping people see themselves more honestly and objectively. I enjoy helping people identify their strengths and work collaboratively towards their goals.

Jennifer: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and psychoeducation. I find the most value and benefit in applying the approach and strategy that best fits the client. Because the approaches provide a thorough exploration of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, they foster a holistic understanding and empower clients to make meaningful changes.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Susannah: I teach:

  • Assertive communication - I help people learn to shift from either aggressive or passive communication by identifying their own needs and developing the confidence and compassion to communicate those needs effectively.
  • Boundaries - by working to help clients identify their strengths, they are then able to begin setting appropriate boundaries in order to overcome burnout, resentment, and overcommitting.
  • Navigating transitions - by learning to identify and process emotions, clients learn to move through life transitions with support and validation.
  • Family conflict - members of family units who work with me learn how to express themselves, expand their perspectives, accept responsibility, and repair relationships by learning new communication techniques, expanding their perspective, and increasing empathy.

Jennifer: I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools: These are activities, worksheets, or exercises that are designed to help individuals identify and challenge their negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. They often include exercises such as identifying core beliefs, cognitive distortions, or behavior tracking.
  • Mindfulness: Mindfulness tools help individuals focus on the present moment, reduce stress, and enhance self-awareness. These can include guided meditation recordings, mindfulness apps, or activities like deep breathing exercises and body scans.
  • Trauma-informed tools: Tools designed for trauma-informed therapy might include grounding techniques like sensory items (stress balls, textured objects), safe space visualization exercises, or trauma timelines to help clients process their experiences.
  • Communication skills: These can be used in various forms of therapy, including family therapy, to improve communication skills. They may include sharing emotions and needs or utilizing conversation starters to facilitate expression and understanding.
  • Emotion regulation tools: Emotion regulation tools help individuals identify and regulate their emotions effectively.
  • Narrative therapy techniques: Narrative therapy tools include storytelling prompts, genograms, and externalization techniques. Clients use these tools to reconstruct their personal narratives, explore alternative perspectives, and separate themselves from their problems.
  • Breathing exercises: Breathing tools and techniques, such as square breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, help clients manage anxiety, reduce stress, and increase relaxation.
  • Self-compassion tools: Self-compassion tools include exercises designed to help individuals cultivate self-kindness, mindfulness, and common humanity. Clients learn to treat themselves with greater understanding and acceptance.

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

Susannah: Progress is measured in several ways, but the determining factor is the client's daily experience and interpretation of it.

Jennifer: I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they begin to demonstrate increased self-awareness, utilize coping strategies effectively, show improvements in managing the challenges they face, and build confidence in who they are.

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

Susannah: Clients can spend time reflecting on their thinking patterns, journaling about their experiences, practicing skills learned in sessions, and building a more robust vocabulary to identify and describe their emotions.

Jennifer: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with workshops, self-help resources, journaling exercises, mindfulness practices, or support groups to further enhance their mental and emotional well-being.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Susannah: In the first session, clients are asked to describe their symptoms, histories, and goals for therapy. It is helpful for clients to come prepared to discuss these things.

Jennifer: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can think through what you would hope to get out of therapy and what you would need from your therapist to feel comfortable and successful moving forward.

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 Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Missouri City
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

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Ongoing sessions


Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Hear from our clients

4.0 Learn about verified reviews
Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Suzan Feb 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sugar Landis off of Township Lane. We are near Jolibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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