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166,081 people sought individual therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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Pamela Lavis

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. I find the best benefit in CBT because it focuses on a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the direct connection between one's thoughts and behavior.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Exploration of emotions
  • Communication
  • Mindfulness
  • Evaluation of coping patterns
  • Structured problem-solving
  • Supportive reflection
  • Relaxation/deep breathing techniques
  • Exploration of relationship patterns
  • Interpersonal resolutions
Each of these techniques allows a client to explore patterns in their behaviors and the link between their thoughts and feelings and their actions. These tools also help teach awareness. Clients will learn ways to manage the thoughts and behaviors they wish to change.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when their behavior begins to match their goals. Clients will show a marked reduction in behaviors they set goals to reduce or eliminate, such as depression or anxiety. Another example is an increase in confidence, self-esteem, and ability to manage problems.

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

Clients can supplement their time outside of individual therapy by utilizing their support system; creative expression such as art, dance, writing, or music; deep breathing or meditation; yoga; exercise; reading; and participating in healthy activities they enjoy as a form of self-care.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you could determine the behaviors you would like to change and goals you would like to set for yourself.

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 Troy therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Troy
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

5.0 Thriveworks Troy reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Vickie, is an extraordinary listener. I felt comfortable talking to her since day one. She does not judge me and she makes me feel welcomed. I trust her expertise and the way she coaches me through the most difficult times. I like the way she listens to me and is not so quick to speak. I highly recommend her because she has helped me through my darkest hour.
Read more Vickie, is an extraordinary listener. I felt comfortable talking to her since day one. She does not judge me and she makes me feel welcomed. I trust her expertise and the way she coaches me through the most difficult times. I like the way she listens to me and is not so quick to speak. I highly recommend her because she has helped me through my darkest hour.
Troy Nov 2021
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★★★★★
I have known Andrea my entire life. She has an incredible passion for listening to and helping others. She is empathetic, caring, and has the ability to help others find their way through the most difficult of times or challenges. I highly recommend her!
Read more I have known Andrea my entire life. She has an incredible passion for listening to and helping others. She is empathetic, caring, and has the ability to help others find their way through the most difficult of times or challenges. I highly recommend her!
Troy Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Andrea is an excellent therapist! She is a dedicated and trustworthy professional. Andrea has a strong skillset, and is compassionate about helping her clients navigate through life's challenges.
Read more Andrea is an excellent therapist! She is a dedicated and trustworthy professional. Andrea has a strong skillset, and is compassionate about helping her clients navigate through life's challenges.
Troy Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Andrea is one of the most kind and trustworthy individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Her genuine, heartfelt attitude towards her work is immense. Andrea has a positive attitude that is contagious. She is absolutely wonderful!
Read more Andrea is one of the most kind and trustworthy individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Her genuine, heartfelt attitude towards her work is immense. Andrea has a positive attitude that is contagious. She is absolutely wonderful!
Troy Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I've known Andrea for a number of years. Working with children is her passion. She just loves kids and will work diligently to achieve any child and parental goals. A firm believer that early detection/ treatment of childhood problems is the key for the development into a healthy adult. She works closely with parents and family members, as they play a crucial role in the child's successes. Always interested in expanding her knowledge base and keeps informed of new information related to her specialities. An extremely good listener and communicator that takes an active role in working with children and their family. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone that is seeking an experienced counselor for their child.
Read more I've known Andrea for a number of years. Working with children is her passion. She just loves kids and will work diligently to achieve any child and parental goals. A firm believer that early detection/ treatment of childhood problems is the key for the development into a healthy adult. She works closely with parents and family members, as they play a crucial role in the child's successes. Always interested in expanding her knowledge base and keeps informed of new information related to her specialities. An extremely good listener and communicator that takes an active role in working with children and their family. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone that is seeking an experienced counselor for their child.
Troy Feb 2020
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★★★★★
Crystal is a compassionate and insightful counselor. It is so much easier to talk with someone who makes me feel comfortable without judgement. She truly listens and helps me see different ways to improve the tough situations I’m dealing with. I am so thankful for the support she’s provided and she has my most heartfelt recommendation.
Read more Crystal is a compassionate and insightful counselor. It is so much easier to talk with someone who makes me feel comfortable without judgement. She truly listens and helps me see different ways to improve the tough situations I’m dealing with. I am so thankful for the support she’s provided and she has my most heartfelt recommendation.
Troy Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Troy is located off of W Big Beaver Rd, near the intersection of Big Beaver and Crooks Rd, just west of Interstate 75. Nearby businesses include O'Neil Family Dentistry, Somerset Pediatrics, and Revival Research Institute. Across the street from us are eTitle Agency Inc. and City Cove Counseling Services LLC. The closest bus stop is at Big Beaver + Crooks.

Phone number

(248) 609-3727

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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