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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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 Woodridge, IL 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 Woodridge 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 exceptional psychologists at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL can serve as compassionate and expert guides for these new beginnings. When you start working with a licensed psychologist or counselor, you can begin to see your world in a new way. 

Call Thriveworks Woodbridge to schedule a session with one of our skilled psychologists today.

What Kinds of Treatments Can I Expect from a Psychologist?

The kind of treatment you receive from a psychologist depends on what issues brought you to Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL. Someone suffering from severe depression will have a different course of treatment than someone who wants to talk through existential questions with someone specially trained to listen and provide meaningful insights. Treatments at Thriveworks might include any of the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
  • Marriage counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
  • Self-compassion
  • Trauma therapy
  • Anxiety therapy
  • Depression counseling
  • Rational emotive therapy
  • Humanistic/client-centered counseling
  • Behavioral activation
  • Holistic treatments like progressive muscle relaxation
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Exposure therapy, especially for specific phobias
  • Narrative therapy
  • Affect regulation
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Relapse management

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has quickly become one of the most popular psychotherapies offered at Thriveworks because it’s so effective and versatile, treating everything from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) to depression. It works by identifying then modifying pre-existing thought patterns and beliefs. This is proven to improve behavioral problems and coping skills, among other things. 

Who Sees Psychologists?

Licensed psychologists can help a wide population. No issue is too big or too small. You don’t need to be in crisis to seek out the services of a mental health professional. Psychologists at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL can support routine psychological maintenance, helping to prevent issues before they start. Clients come to Thriveworks for all manner of issues, including the following:

  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Worries and fixations
  • Manias
  • Mood disorders like depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Eco-anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Panic disorder
  • Sex addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Insecurity
  • Grief
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Get Premium Mental Health Treatment at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL

Call the Thriveworks office and make an appointment with a highly qualified psychologist. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and accept most major insurances. Our office looks forward to pairing you with a provider who can help you improve your mental health!

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
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