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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 Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach 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?

Imagine the following scenario: It’s been months since you and your spouse have had a date night. You just haven’t had a chance to get out of the house or time away from the kids. Fortunately, your sister volunteers to watch them for a night so you two can spend some quality time together. You’re both elated—you throw popcorn into each other’s mouths at the theater and cringe together at the corny comedy on the screen. But then your date is cut short. You receive a call mid-movie that your boss needs you at the office stat; it’s an emergency. Your husband has always gotten on you for not managing your work-life balance properly. And as you guessed, he’s extremely upset when you say you have to go.

We encounter these ups and downs; we struggle to balance and keep everything in order. One second, everything is right in the world, and the next, it’s not. The good news is that we can learn to better deal with stress, frustration, relationship issues, work demands, and more, with the help of a psychologist. It might not be easy, but it is worth it. The value that a psychologist can provide just might change your life.

Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA has psychologists on our team who would be more than happy to work with you. They can help you better manage stress, process emotions, work through relationship problems, handle work demands, and overcome other life challenges. To get started today, just call (757) 317-4315 to book your session.

What Mental Health Services Are Offered at Thriveworks Virginia Beach?

As you’ve probably gathered, psychologists have a unique set of skills—and paired with their training as well as their experience, they are able to specialize in many areas, which then enable them to help many different people. Here are a few of the mental health services offered at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, of which are meant to help people address a range of problems:

  1. Anxiety therapy: If you are presenting symptoms of anxiety (e.g., out-of-control worry, a feeling of impending doom, racing thoughts), anxiety therapy is a great service for you, one that your psychologist will utilize to assist you. They can help you to analyze your thoughts and feelings, manage your anxiety symptoms, understand where this anxiety is coming from, and more.
  2. Couples therapy or marriage counseling: If your relationship is in a difficult spot, couples therapy or marriage counseling can help you. Your psychologist can lead you in counseling to get to the root of your problems, come to a solution, and ultimately improve the relationship as a whole.
  3. Stress management: If you’re struggling with a tremendous amount of stress or you struggle to manage any degree of stress, you could benefit from stress management counseling. Your psychologist can equip you with stress reduction and stress management techniques that will help you find your calm during stress-inducing situations.
  4. Grief therapy: Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we will ever have. When we lose a friend or family member, we need all of the support we can get. If one of your loved ones has passed, grief therapy can help you work through the grief process. It’s normal to feel sad, angry, confused, even remorseful. Your psychologist will help you work through all of these emotions.

There are additional mental health services offered at Thriveworks Virginia Beach. For example, our psychologists can also provide child therapy, family therapy, addiction therapy, depression therapy, anger management, and more. In summary, if you’re struggling in any which way, we can set you up with a psychologist who has the right skills and experience to assist you.

Meet with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA

If you’re in search of mental health help in the Virginia Beach area, consider working with one of our psychologists. These professionals are dedicated to helping their clients overcome their unique challenges, heal, and live better. Here at Thriveworks, we provide every single individual with individualized care, and we feel confident that you will benefit from partnering up with one of our psychologists.

To book your session, call (757) 317-4315. Our scheduling team is here to assist you through the quick, simple scheduling process. Know that we have flexible scheduling options available as well as online counseling!

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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
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

4.7 Thriveworks Virginia Beach reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Read more I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Virginia Beach Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Read more Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Virginia Beach Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Read more Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Virginia Beach Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
Virginia Beach May 2020
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★★★★★
This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Read more This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Virginia Beach Apr 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Read more I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Virginia Beach Sep 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located off of S Independence Blvd, in a shopping center right by Lake Trashmore. As you enter this shopping center, you’ll pass Making a Difference Foundation, Inc. on your right. We currently share a building with Interm Healthcare of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bug-Masters.

Phone number

(757) 520-0827

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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