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84,765 people sought individual therapy help in Illinois in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County, +18 more
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So...you want to know more about me: My name is Becky, I'm a therapist, I was born and raised in Southern Illinois in a small farm town (FYI, punishme... So...you want to know more about me: My name is Becky, I'm a therapist, I was born and raised in Southern Illinois in a small farm town (FYI, punishment for breaking the rules was having to milk cows on my Uncle's farm at 4:00 am), I lived 10 years in the Northern 'Burbs' of Chicago in my first real adult job, I absolutely adore my family, my husband and I have three cats, and most importantly, I would absolutely love the opportunity to work with you as your mental health therapist. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

As a clinician, I welcome diversity and look forward to helping change the lives of those seeking a better life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County, +21 more
Anger, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +10 more

Dawn Vance

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to listen, meet clients where they are, build on their strengths, and encourage change. I find the best benefit in encouragement because it empowers people to be their best selves and to believe in their own abilities.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools and individual therapy:

  • Coping skills: It is very important to have coping skills that fit your personality and mindset in order to be able to navigate stressful situations as well as day-to-day issues.
  • Self-awareness: It is important to be aware of your feelings and behaviors in order to recognize things that can be improved.
  • Emotional regulation: Feeling in control of your emotions is a key to feeling in control of your life.
  • Healthy boundaries: It is important to set boundaries in relationships in order to establish respect and expectations.
  • Self-confidence: Being able to trust your own judgment is vital.
  • Goal setting: Setting goals is not only a way to accomplish, but also to build confidence in your own abilities to follow through on things.
  • Realistic expectations of self and others: Unrealistic expectations often lead to frustration and disappointment and can be a setup for feelings of failure.
  • Communication skills: It is imperative in all relationships to be able to effectively communicate our feelings and needs as well as effectively resolve conflict.

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 they feel pride in themselves and their abilities to control their emotions, effectively cope with stress, and have noticeable improvements in their relationships.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with a variety of tasks including journaling, meditation, self-reflection, and artistic expression.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you just need to focus on being yourself. My only request is that you are honest and motivated for change.

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 Woodridge therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

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

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Woodridge
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 Learn about verified reviews
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Love my Doctor. Love all the reminders I get for appointments.
Legina Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Dr Smith is excellent
Woodbridge Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Frederick Smith for over 20 years. He is extremely passionate about his work and ensuring the well-being of his clients. I have witnessed his growth and watched him mature personally and professionally. He is a consummate leader in the mental health field providing advocacy, care, and compassion for the client he serves.
Read more I have known Dr. Frederick Smith for over 20 years. He is extremely passionate about his work and ensuring the well-being of his clients. I have witnessed his growth and watched him mature personally and professionally. He is a consummate leader in the mental health field providing advocacy, care, and compassion for the client he serves.
Woodbridge Jun 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodridge is near the corner of 75th Street and Janes Avenue. We are behind CITGO and McDonald’s.

Phone number

(331) 276-6492

Languages spoken by IL providers

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

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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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