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Starting Loneliness counseling

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 Athens, GA 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 Athens, GA 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.

Need more help deciding?

Loneliness simply refers to the emotion of feeling alone – whether or not you are. In some cases it goes hand-in-hand with social isolation (being separated from loved ones) but it doesn’t necessarily have to. It can be a feeling that totally devastates a person and can lead to many medical issues including aches and pains, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Other symptoms include excessive sleeping or insomnia and changes in appetite. Thankfully there is help out there.

Start by accepting that you’re lonely – and that’s okay

Too often people feel guilty about their loneliness. This is often the case for people who are surrounded by people they love. They fell that they shouldn’t be lonely and that they’re being unreasonable for feeling that way.

The truth is that it’s okay to be lonely. The key is to accept it and allow yourself to feel it. This can be done by writing in a diary, writing a letter to a loved one, writing a song, talking to a counselor, or painting a picture. When these feelings have an outlet, you can begin to find out what other emotions are connected to it: sadness, anger, frustration, etc.

Remember that loneliness is passive

This means that it will likely continue until you do something about it. It’s not an emotion that you have to work to maintain. Some people have success shaking their loneliness by getting out and seeing friends and family, by calling people, by writing letters, or by simply reaching out with an email.

Find a way to be involved in your community

While reaching out to people that are already in their lives works for some people, others need to build new relationships. Thriveworks Athens Counseling & Coaching can both help you figure out which option is best for you and provide you with ideas on getting involved in your community. We provide a personalized coaching experience that gets you the treatment you need for you – not a cookie cutter treatment plan that doesn’t address your fears, concerns, and expectations.

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Athens
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
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Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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