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

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 Tallahassee, FL 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 Tallahassee 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?

The psychologist Daniel Goldstein once stated, “I think the problem with the word ‘happiness’ is that it sounds fluffy. It sounds like something trivial that we shouldn’t be concerned with.” So many people think that seeking happiness somehow means that they’re self-absorbed or selfish. But if you want to change the world, you have to have a solid foundation of mental health and wellbeing. Individual happiness doesn’t just affect you; it can affect everyone around you for the better. 

The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL are experienced in the art of happiness. They know that it isn’t fluffy at all. In fact, it’s hard work. Happiness involves positive relationships, solid coping skills, the ability to manage adversity, and so much more. At Thriveworks, mental health providers use compassion, expertise, and exceptional insight to help clients achieve their happiness goals. 

What Is the Difference Between a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist? 

Someone who is checking out the mental health field for the first time may be confused by all the different kinds of providers available. At Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL, clients can choose from a wide range of mental health professionals. Here’s a thorough guide to who these providers are:

  • Psychologists. Counseling psychologists and clinical psychologists (usually holding doctorate degrees like PhDs or PsyDs) are trained in a variety of psychotherapy (talk therapy) approaches that help clients examine their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in-depth. Psychologists can treat people with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, though they cannot prescribe medication. 
  • Psychiatrists. Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who can diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental health conditions that are interfering with a person’s success. Psychiatrists can prescribe psychotropic medications like antidepressants, and they are also trained in some psychotherapies.
  • Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs). PMHNPs can also treat mental health conditions with prescription medication.
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs). Mental health counselors provide solution-based counseling for specific problems.
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs). LCSWs provide therapy/counseling services and social services support. 
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs). LMFTs provide relationship support through couples counseling and family therapy.

Some clients find that they make the best progress by seeing a psychologist for regular sessions, and seeing a psychiatrist for short medication management appointments. It just depends on the client’s individual needs. The team at Thriveworks can help match new clients to the right providers. 

What Can a Psychologist Help With?

The licensed psychologists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL can help clients with a vast number of difficulties and life issues. They can assist with mental health conditions like the following:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Major depressive disorder (MDD) and other mood disorders
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Specific phobias

Psychologists at Thriveworks can also support clients with non-psychiatric issues like the following:

  • Life transitions
  • Grief
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Insecurity 
  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioral problems
  • Body image issues

What Does a Clinical Psychologist Do?

A clinical psychologist uses evidence-based methods to help clients achieve their goals. At Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL, approaches include the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Person-centered approaches
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Mindfulness
  • Existential therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Rational emotive therapy
  • Humanistic/client-centered counseling
  • Behavioral activation
  • Lifestyle interventions 
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Narrative therapy
  • Affect regulation

Is a Therapist Able to Diagnose You with a Mental Illness?

The word therapist is a general term for anyone who performs psychotherapy. A licensed psychologist can be a therapist. And yes, psychologists are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions. To do this they first need to give a new client a thorough assessment that might include a personal and a family medical history (many mental health disorders have genetic components). A full evaluation may also include a comprehensive discussion of symptoms like the following:

  • Excessive fears and worries
  • Obsessions and fixations
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Mania
  • Sleeping problems
  • Overwhelming feelings of guilt or sadness
  • Problematic eating behaviors
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictions or substance abuse
  • Attention difficulties

Meet with a Premium Psychologist at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL

The psychologists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL are able to meet with clients in-person at the modern, brick and mortar office in Tallahassee. They can also conduct online counseling sessions at the client’s convenience. Both modes of session are of equal length and quality. And Thriveworks clients can access their provider between sessions by email or phone.

Thriveworks accepts most forms of health insurance coverage and offers competitive self-pay rates. Thriveworks also recruits mental health providers from the top 4% of applicants. Together, these benefits help ensure that clients get premium care at the most affordable prices.

Call Thriveworks today and meet with a licensed psychologist as early as tomorrow. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to happiness. 

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 Tallahassee therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Tallahassee
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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A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
Read more A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
David Feb 2024
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Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Read more Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Claude Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Read more I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Tallahassee Feb 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tallahassee is located just off of Capital Cir NE – you must take a right off of this road onto Remington Green St, and we are on the outside of the shopping circle. The closest business to us is Action Business Coach, and then within the shopping circle, you’ll see Believe Hope Inspire Wellness Services LLC, Big Bend Area Health Education Center, and Haven Spa and Wellness Studio, among others.

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(850) 749-2313

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