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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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Tuscaloosa 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?

When your mental health is wavering, working with a licensed psychologist can help set things straight and get you back on track. A psychologist can help you determine and understand the source of your bothersome symptoms, and show you how to cope with them so you can get back to the life you love.

If you think you may be struggling, consider speaking with a counseling psychologist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL. Simply call our office at (205) 539-9994 to get scheduled today.

Should I Consider Working With a Psychologist?

Psychologists help people from many walks of life regain control over their mental health and improve their outlook on life. While they can help people manage serious mental illness or disorders, they can also provide guidance through challenging life experiences or situations.

People of all ages and backgrounds may benefit from working with a licensed psychologist for the following reasons:

  • Major life changes or transitions
  • Relationship issues or breakups
  • Anxiety and other stress disorders
  • Specific phobias
  • Depression or other mood disorders
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Grief or loss of a loved one
  • Stress or depression due to illness
  • LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem

Speaking with a licensed psychologist about your issues can help you gain a fresh perspective on the effects they’re having on your mental health, and what you can do about them.

When you are ready to confront and overcome the mental health concerns affecting your life, a clinical psychologist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL may be able to help sooner than you think. We are accepting new clients and can often accommodate same-day and next-day appointments.

What To Expect From Psychological Treatment

Psychologists are highly educated, experienced mental health professionals qualified to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide variety of mental health issues. Many psychologists hold a doctorate degree and receive additional training in a specialty area like depression therapy or child psychology.

When you begin therapy with a licensed psychologist, they will use your first therapy sessions to get to know you on a personal level and gain a better understanding of the specific issues you are facing. They’ll consider your personality, emotional state, experiences, and concerns as they design a unique treatment plan for you.

Psychological treatment plans generally include one or more styles of therapy such as behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, or interpersonal therapy. Working with a psychologist can improve many areas of your life and mental health, and you may gain valuable skills, techniques, and takeaways along the way, including:

  • Improved communication and active listening skills
  • Relaxation techniques like meditation and practiced breathing
  • Greater fulfillment in relationships
  • Improved satisfaction in life situations like career or family life
  • Anger or stress management

If you’re ready to regain control over your mental health, Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can connect you with a psychologist who is eager to help. You can schedule your first appointment online or by calling our helpful scheduling team.

Book a Clinical Psychology Appointment at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL

You don’t have to wait any longer to seek relief from the mental health issues that are holding you back or interfering with your life. A licensed psychologist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help you navigate life’s ups and downs, and the unexpected turns along the way.

When you’re ready, simply call us at (205) 539-9994 or go online to schedule your session 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 Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Tuscaloosa
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

Languages spoken by AL providers

  • English
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