Last edited 03/01/2024


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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

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.

What is your style/approach to 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.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

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

Bipolar disorder

General Expertise





Borderline Personality Disorder



Aging related concerns

In-Network Insurance




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Florida, RESIDENT, IMH18847


Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Florida

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Pooja Vala, RESIDENT

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 general office hours 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.