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Thriveworks Counseling
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  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

At Thriveworks, we aim to provide you a first class experience from the time to reach out to us all the way through to when you accomplish your therapy goals! We accept most major insurance and have affordable self pay rates as well. Please call us at 788-5090 so we can provide you with the specific availability and pricing to help you achieve your specific goals. We're looking forward to speaking with you soon!


To put it bluntly, I am here for you. I want to hear about what is hurting you and stopping you from moving forward in a happy and positive way in your life. I want your input on what the problem is and what plan will work with you personally. We will gather all our information and decide on a plan of action to get you back to where you want to be as quickly as possible and develop a way to keep you there. No problem is too small or too large! We can do it together. Through my many courses at Liberty University, I have learned how best to treat a multitude of life's issues. I offer premarital counseling, marriage counseling, weight loss, PTSD, child and family counseling, crisis and grief counseling, anxiety and stress, depression, career development, etc. I want you to be the best that you can be! I believe everyone has the ability to lead a happy life, and I know that with your honest investment and work, we can get there together. I bring a strong work ethic, a positive outlook on life and a belief that we are all meant to be content and successfull.


Total Life Counseling, Inc. (TLC) provides individual, marital and family counseling that integrates sound psychological, spiritual and social principles to help develop wellness in people's lives. Total Life Counseling, Inc. is experienced in treating an array of issues and disorders including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, addictions, stress management, parenting skills and couples and family counseling.

  • 10 years in business

We offer appointments within 24 hours. No long waiting lists at our practice. You can get the support you need, when you need it. We take your insurance, too. Our counselors have a wide range of specialities. We work with individuals, couples, children, families, and much more.


I am a licensed counselor, with 25 years of professional experience, guiding people who have lost their way to re-discover joy, meaning, and purpose in their personal, family, and professional lives. Chronic health problems, stress relief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and marriage and couple issues are my specialties. I don't just listen; I help clients generate creative, effective solutions. I educate people to maximize their fullest potential. My therapeutic tools include traditional cognitive and behavioral techniques, and innovative energy psychology therapies. I respect your spiritual needs, and incorporate these into an individualized comprehensive treatment protocol. My client's success is my greatest reward. My services are covered by most health insurers. I am also available for Skype sessions. Check my website for details.


I am a Resident in Counseling with a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. I am a great writer that has written many scholarly research papers during my undergraduate and graduate career.


I provide personal and confidential counseling, with a focus on braking loose from the issues of life that prohibits you from growing, your marriage from growing, and/or family from growing in our Lord Jesus Christ. My job is to help give you the tools that you need in order to withstand and endure any pressure that comes your way.


Turn2Me gives you the comprehensive information, help and counseling on mental health and mental illness like depression, bipolar, suicide, anxiety, personality disorders, stress management and many more through the mental health support community.

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What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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