Last edited 09/20/2023
Pooja Vala RESIDENT
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Friday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Saturday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
|Sunday||from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM|
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The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.
I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a first-generation woman of color, I understand the barriers to maintaining mental wellness, experiencing overall life satisfaction, and overcoming obstacles related to cultural, racial, and gender norms.
Pooja Vala is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who has 4 years of experience working with adults and children in a therapeutic capacity to manage depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, life stressors, psychosis, and family conflict. Pooja completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Florida. She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida. Pooja uses an eclectic approach to therapy, primarily using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, and person-centered techniques to meet the therapeutic desires of her clients. She likes to bring awareness of the therapist-client relationship into her therapy sessions as a way to focus on the specific needs of her clients and what they hope to gain out of their time in therapy. Pooja's goal is to make clients feel as safe as possible when entering the therapeutic space. She strives to develop a real connection with her clients and build on their strengths in order to help them process difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their life satisfaction.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Aging related concerns
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$170|
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Florida, RESIDENT, IMH18847
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Florida
Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Pooja Vala, RESIDENT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Pooja Vala accepting new clients?
Yes, Pooja Vala is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, 4070 Herschel St Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL, 32210.
Does Pooja Vala accept insurance?
Yes, Pooja Vala accepts insurance, including Aetna and Optum.
What types of therapy does Pooja Vala offer?
Pooja Vala offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.
Does Pooja Vala offer in-person appointments?
Yes, Pooja Vala offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, 4070 Herschel St Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL, 32210.
Does Pooja Vala offer online therapy?
Yes, Pooja Vala offers online therapy to people in Florida.
How quickly can I see Pooja Vala?
Pooja Vala typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Pooja Vala speak?
Pooja Vala conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Pooja Vala online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Pooja Vala online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.