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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 Tempe, AZ 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 Tempe 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 stigma behind mental healthcare can sometimes make people hesitant to reach out for help when they need it. But no one is immune to the challenges of maintaining strong mental and emotional health. Every day, we encounter complications that test our limits. These complications can include:

  • Dealing with behavioral issues in children
  • Gaining the self-confidence to have difficult discussions with a boss or co-worker
  • Learning to disengage from toxic relationships
  • Recovering from the unexpected loss of a loved one or family member
  • Managing our reactions during stressful situations

For some people, challenges may include additional factors such as major depressive disorder and other mental health disorders. For others, challenges may include resentment in relationships or marital disagreements.

Problems big and small deserve attention. Mental health providers, including licensed psychologists, are trained to examine your mental and emotional problems and concerns. This may include using their specialty area of psychoanalytic therapy to uncover past trauma or providing guidance based on your answers to a given assessment or survey. Regardless of the type of challenge, the professionals at Thriveworks in Tempe, AZ are happy to help you.

If you believe you could benefit from speaking with a psychologist, please consider contacting us today. We would love to accompany you on your journey to sound mental wellness.

Reasons To Consult With a Psychologist

Everyone needs a support system. From major depressive disorder to child behavioral challenges, a licensed psychologist is equipped to address a variety of concerns and give you the support you need to make a positive change in your life.

Some of the more common reasons people seek the help of mental health professionals are:

  • Overcoming past trauma
  • Managing phobias
  • Unpacking relationship issues
  • Receiving guidance in major life transitions
  • Dealing with anxiety and stress
  • Dealing with feelings of emptiness
  • Establishing healthy self-esteem

This list cannot possibly encompass all of the many reasons people choose to speak with a psychologist. Your concerns, whether listed above or not, are valid, and a psychologist may be able to help provide clarity.

If you’ve found yourself feeling directionless, frustrated, or emotionally overwhelmed, please contact us at Thriveworks Counseling in Tempe, AZ. We would love to speak with you.

What To Expect During Psychology Appointments

Psychologists are trained to use talk therapy and a variety of psychological principles to help clients with their mental health challenges. They specialize in listening to your specific needs and talking you through your problems to come up with tailored solutions.

A clinical psychologist typically has a Ph.D. and may conduct research, interviews, and surveys to help them better diagnose disorders.

Treatment with a trained psychologist may involve any of the following methods:

Restructuring negative thoughts through cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps you recognize why a thought process may be inaccurate and challenges you to come up with different ways to approach problems.

  • Presenting tests and assessments that help pinpoint your problem while giving more insight into why you may behave or think the way you do.
  • Using a psychoanalytical approach that involves talking through past trauma and experiences to help you and your psychologist better understand the cause of your concerns.
  • Completing at-home assignments that challenge you to continue the work done during your online or face-to-face sessions with your provider.

Experienced psychologists may use one form of treatment or work across treatment types to provide the best care. They may also collaborate with a Thriveworks psychiatrist if medication is needed in combination with other forms of treatment.

The ultimate goal of the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Tempe, AZ, is to help you cope with challenges and solve problems. Speaking with a professional may assist you in finding greater happiness, learning better communication skills, and developing a new perspective on the stressors of life.

Schedule an Appointment With a Clinical Psychologist in Tempe, AZ

If you’re ready to take the first step toward making a powerful change in your life, consider working with a licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in Tempe, AZ.

Talking about your mental health does not have to be a daunting task. Our team is waiting to listen to your challenges and to provide solutions. We are available on weekends and evenings and often offer new clients the chance to make appointments to be seen within 24 to 48 hours.

As a client, you will have access to a moderated community board and online counseling services. Additional benefits include:

  • 24-hour access to ask-a-coach services
  • Access to exclusive videos
  • Phone and email access to your provider between sessions
  • Offices with early opening and late closing times

It’s never too late to take charge of your mental well-being. Please call us at Thriveworks in Tempe, AZ or set up an appointment online today.

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 Tempe therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tempe is located off S Lakeshore Drive, between E Baseline Rd and E Fremont Dr. Next door, in the same parking lot, is Southwest Spine & Sports. We currently share the Lakeshore Plaza building with Gerson Realty and Dry Utility Services, among other businesses.

Phone number

(623) 323-8962

Languages spoken by AZ providers

  • English
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