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Counselors, Therapists, and Life Coaches in Amherst, MA—Mental Health Services at Thriveworks

Stress at work, anxiety, restlessness, depression, relationship trouble, financial strain—the list of difficulties we face in life goes on and on. The world is not an easy place. The things we imagine for our future as children rarely come to full fruition. The way that we picture our career and our family is different than reality. When you are desperate for connection and understanding, Thriveworks counselors and coaches in Amherst, Massachusetts can fill that gap. We want to be the listening ear, the companion, and the consultant that you need. Whatever you are facing, whether big or small, we are able to meet that need.

Do I Need Counseling? How Can a Counselor Help Me?

People of all ages can benefit from speaking with a coach or a counselor, from children to adolescents, adults, and seniors. It may not be an easy decision, but it is a very important and meaningful decision. Reasons to pursue counseling may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Career coaching
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Grief and loss
  • Problems with a child
  • Stress management
  • Family dynamics
  • Divorce recovery
  • Anger management
  • Addiction issues

Every human is unique, as are their needs for counseling and coaching. When you are looking for a coach or counselor in Amherst, look no farther than Thriveworks. We understand that your life is full of responsibilities. You spend time caring for so many people in life, but how much time do you give to yourself? Perhaps you have simply put your dreams on hold for too long. You have spent decades caring for others, addressing your family’s needs, and ignoring your own. The counselors and coaches at Thriveworks understand, but we want you to know that you can be more. Life is not a dress rehearsal. If you do not take charge of your life now, when? If you do not give attention to your dreams, who will?

What Can I Expect at My Counseling Session?

As mentioned previously, your counseling session will be tailored to best benefit you. You will discuss the challenges you face as well as your goals in counseling with your counselor or life coach, and then they will design treatment specifically for you. That said, here are a couple examples of how counseling can make a difference in someone’s life:

  1. John has been struggling with unwanted thoughts. As soon as he wakes up in the mornings, his mind starts racing: he thinks about everything that went wrong about yesterday and everything that could go wrong today. Fortunately, he opens up to his friend Sarah and she convinces him to talk to a counselor. Quickly, the counselor identifies John’s troubled thinking as anxiety, and they begin working on adapting healthier thoughts. After just a few sessions, John feels relief. While he knows he still has a lot to work on, he also sees how much progress he was able to make in such a short amount of time by narrowing in on his negative thinking patterns with his counselor. He looks forward to next week’s session.
  2. Amy and Tom haven’t been getting along. The first few months of dating, they were as happy as could be. They shared many of the same interests and hobbies, and so their relationship was filled with fun and adventure. Lately, though, they haven’t spent any meaningful time together as work consumes their lives. Eventually, they decide to talk to a counselor about the hitch in their relationship who helps them understand the important of prioritizing time together—even when life is busy or stressful. They decide to set aside a window of time each week, just for each other. And during their “first date” they feel that connection rising to the surface again.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Amherst

Counselors and coaches at Thriveworks Amherst are available to help with whatever issue you or your family are facing. Whether you are seeking help for your child, your marriage, your relationship, or your career, we can connect you with trained professionals who are ready to help you improve your life.

We know that seeking counseling is an important decision, and we are ready to help you whenever you are ready. We pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. In most cases, we can pair you with a Thriveworks provider within 24 hours. All you have to do is give us a call, and we will connect you with a provider who is educated, professional, capable, and caring. Your counselor or coach will join you on your mental health journey. Call us today at 413-643-4805 to get started

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