The Real Answer to Loneliness: Compassionate Counseling in Austin

Anyone who’s dealt with loneliness and discussed it with a friend or family member has likely gotten the advice that they simply need to make new friends. The reality for many people is not quite this simple but the right counselor can help individuals get through this frustrating experience.

Are you lonely or social isolated?

It’s common for loneliness and social isolation to be lumped into the same category but there is actually a key difference. Social isolation happens to people who are physically separated from people while loneliness is the feeling of being separate from the world. While they do often go hand in hand, many people feel loneliness even when there are people around.

These issues should not be taken lightly

Many people simply wait for feelings of loneliness to pass or hope for a magical solution. The reality is that these can be serious issues. Side effects of loneliness include everything from aches and pains to trouble sleeping to depression and thoughts of suicide.

There is treatment for these issues

The good news for those experiencing these issues is that there is help out there. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, patients work with a counselor who can assess their situation. They can help discover the cause, whether it’s a geographic separation from friends and family or a fear of intimacy. In some cases it may even be caused by a medical condition like depression.

At Thriveworks Austin Counseling & Coaching we are motivated to help you change your life. Depending on your needs and expectations your progress may be fast or it may be slow and comfortable. No matter how it happens, you can count on us for the compassionate care you deserve.


We have 8 conveniently-located offices in the greater Austin TX area.

Select a location to view counselor bios, book online, or call us to schedule.

Thriveworks Counseling Bastrop
1106 College Street, Suite E
Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 521-3243

Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Park
345 Cypress Creek Road, Suite 102
Cedar Park , TX 78613
(512) 842-5168

Thriveworks Counseling Georgetown
4749 Williams Dr #301
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 400-4069

Thriveworks Counseling North Austin
9300 Research Blvd. Suite 320
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 649-2270

Thriveworks Counseling Pflugerville
2911 South AW Grimes Blvd, Suite 330
Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 955-3074

Thriveworks Counseling Round Rock
1101 Satellite View #603
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 212-7045

Thriveworks Counseling South Austin
10816 Crown Colony Dr Suite 100
Austin, TX 78747
(512) 649-2266
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Thriveworks Counseling West Lake Hills
5524 Bee Caves Rd., Suite #K4
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 649-3050