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What is Loneliness counseling?

Loneliness counseling is a specialized form of therapy focused on helping individuals navigate the emotional challenges and isolation associated with persistent loneliness. Counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Amherst, MA create a supportive and understanding environment where clients can delve into the root causes of their loneliness and develop strategies to establish meaningful social connections.

How does Loneliness counseling work?

Loneliness counseling employs a multifaceted approach, utilizing Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to reframe your negative thought patterns, enhance communication, and improve social skills. It also incorporates interpersonal therapy to address relationship patterns, and mindfulness practices to manage feelings of loneliness and self-criticism. Goal-setting is also encouraged to help you actively pursue social connections and community engagement. Through these techniques, loneliness therapy empowers individuals to overcome isolation, develop meaningful relationships, and enhance their overall emotional well-being.

Is Loneliness counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks loneliness counseling in Amherst, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Loneliness counseling last?

Loneliness counseling can take different amounts of time. It depends on how lonely a person is and how they're doing in counseling. Normally, it involves many sessions that last from a few weeks to a few months. The exact number of sessions and how long it takes are determined with the loneliness counselor's input.

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Loneliness Therapy in Amherst, MA—Therapists and Counselors for Loneliness

We are in a loneliness epidemic. Now, more than ever, people feel disconnected and lonely. It is a deep spiral that is all too easy to slip down. To make it worse, it’s hard to get out of! Feelings of loneliness transform to the belief that you are incapable of making friends, or are unlikeable, or that you don’t need people at all. This belief manifests in further isolation, which compounds the initial problem.

Thriveworks Amherst loneliness therapy is here to stop the process before it gives way to a spiral, and to help you out of one if you are already in it. You are never without hope. When it comes to loneliness, it is a temporary feeling, one that we can work out of together. Let us at Thriveworks Amherst help by calling 413-634-4805 and schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

Am I Lonely?

So, what are signs that your loneliness has taken a turn for the worse and you should see a professional? Easy answer- if you are unhappy, it’s worth reaching out. You deserve the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilling life you can have. Thriveworks Amherst can help you get there.

Long answer: look for these signs, they might point towards a growing problem.

  • Low Self-esteem/self-hatred
  • Negative self-talk
  • Isolating yourself
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Feeling like you’re imprisoned in your own body and life
  • Constantly comparing your life to others
  • Wishing you had closer connections
  • Feeling like you have no where to turn when you are hurting
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in eating habits or weight

These are just a few of the symptom’s loneliness can bring on. It is a big deal and can have huge impacts on your life. But so can counseling. Thriveworks Amherst is here to walk beside you as we heal and grow from your past to form a better future.

What Is Loneliness Therapy Like?

Thriveworks Amherst is a client-centered practice. That means we always adapt our practice to fit your needs, goals, situation, and personality/lifestyle. There is not one set way to go about counseling, nor should there be! It is an individualized practice whose core fundaments are always empathy, zero judgment, and support.

Outside of those core features, our Thriveworks Amherst counselors have many tools that can combat loneliness in particular. Some of these include:

  • Redefining what community is to you
  • Taking out or limiting negative influences (social media, tv, etc.)
  • Reorganizing priorities and creating a game plan to achieve your goals (a new car won’t make you happy in the long run, what is really causing your discontentment and how can we combat it?)
  • Learning how to put yourself out there socially and take risks
  • Social skills that will grow your confidence and self-esteem
  • Define what you want your life to look like
  • Address any concerns loneliness brought with it, such as insomnia, depression, or anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT- identifying negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones)
  • Mindfulness- learning how to be mindful about your actions and thoughts and how they impact your emotions

These are just a few of the tools Thriveworks Amherst can teach you so you can tackle your challenges with strength.

Scheduling Loneliness Counseling at Thriveworks Amherst

When you are lonely, it can feel like a pit you have no hope of getting out of. But there is always hope. Thriveworks Amherst counselors are here to help you see it and take the steps towards a healthier, happier life. So please don’t hesitate. Call 413-634-4805 and set up an appointment with one of our therapists today. We offer evening and weekend sessions and accept most major insurances.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amherst is located in the same building as Yoga Center Amherst and Mexcalito Taco Bar. We are right by the intersection of Kellogg Ave and Boltwood Walk, and nearby is the intersection of Kellogg Ave and N Pleasant Street. Near this intersection is Build Yoga and Wellness, The Halal Cart, Richard’s Coin Exchange, and a US Post Office.

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(413) 340-5164

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