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1,880 people sought divorce counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting divorce counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Boston are booked, but we have 43 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Divorce counseling

What is Divorce counseling?

Thriveworks divorce counseling in Boston, MA can help couples understand if they want to divorce or help them move forward post-divorce. Either way, it helps them navigate conflicts and/or tough conversations that pertain to their relationship and individual selves.

How does Divorce counseling work?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is tailored to each couple and the individuals that make up that couple. It works by offering…

  • Tools to work through conflicts and better manage negative feelings
  • Guidance in making the right decision if you're still in the process of considering divorce
  • Help with different stages of the divorce and separation process
  • A better understanding of what went wrong in the relationship
  • A third party perpsective that ensures both parties are heard

Is Divorce counseling conducted in person or online?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Divorce counseling last?

The amount of divorce counseling sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

Almost everyone walks down the aisle expecting to find their happily ever after. No one wants to be walking out of divorce court a few months, years, or decades later. But the reality is that many marriages come to an end—for many, varied reasons.

“And I’ll sign on
The line beneath my name
The road is gone
I can’t go back the way we came.”

–The Avett Brothers, “Divorce Separation Blues”

Divorce marks the end of marriage and the beginning of many new realities. If you or someone you love is going through a divorce, you understand some of these realities. There are many personal challenges from the anger, loneliness, fear, confusion, anxiety, guilt, and possibly even depression. There are also practical challenges from legal proceedings, to custody decisions, to finances, to living situations.

Divorce often feels like the end, but the reality is that it is the end of a marriage. There are many new beginnings that can come from the loss. When people pursue divorce recovery, they often come through the pain and find a life that is different but good. The process is difficult but almost always worth it, and no one has to go through divorce recovery alone. Therapists, psychologists, and counselors often give much-needed support and guidance. Thriveworks Boston provides therapy and counseling for divorce recovery, and we have helped many clients navigate new realities and find happiness again. If you think that you could benefit from working with a therapist who specialized in divorce recovery, reach out today to schedule an appointment.

Why Do Marriages End?

The specific situations that can end a marriage are infinite, but often the underlying root issues are the same. Psychologist John Gottman famously coined “The Four Horsemen” who often predict a couple’s divorce. Gottman has studied marriages and divorce for decades, and the four factors that are almost certainly present when a couple divorces are…

  • Criticism: Negative interactions take their toll, especially when they are more numerous than loving, caring interactions.
  • Defensiveness: Humility and responsibility promote intimacy and connection, but defensiveness drives people apart.
  • Stonewalling: Denying, minimizing, and avoiding issues usually mean couples become stuck while problems grow.
  • Contempt: This may be the top reason couples divorce—disrespect from one partner toward another.

These indicators cause serious harm within a relationship, and coming off a marriage where they were present usually requires focused attention upon personal healing.

What Does Divorce Recovery Look Like?

In many ways, healing from the loss of a marriage is a deeply personal process. Many factors will affect what divorce recovery looks like. Some of those factors may include…

  • Whether the divorce was anticipated.
  • How long the relationship lasted.
  • The circumstances that led to the divorce.
  • The couple’s financial situation.
  • Each person’s age, personality, mental and/or physical health.
  • If the couple has children, how many, and how old they are.
  • Whether new romantic relationships have formed.

A skilled therapist can formulate a treatment plan that meets each person’s individual needs, but that treatment plan will almost always include grief counseling and processing the past.

  1. Grief Counseling: When a marriage ends, there are many losses. Of course, the relationship with the spouse changes, if not ends completely, but that is only the beginning. If children are involved, transitioning to co-parenting or single parenting involves many changes and losses. People may lose their home or their standard of living. Often, friendships and relationships with in-laws shift or end. During grief, people experience a wide range of emotions, including sadness, denial, guilt, shock, anger, bargaining, and fear. They may even ricochet quickly between these feelings.
  2. Processing the Past: Looking back to understand what happened in a previous marriage is a difficult but important step. Doing so often gives people important information about what wounds they have suffered, how to heal them, and what adjustments to make in future relationships. Skipping this step may mean people repeat old patterns and become stuck. Growth is painful, but worth the effort.

Counseling after a Divorce at Thriveworks Boston

Recovering from a divorce is a difficult journey with many hazards. Falling down and getting back up again is a part of the process, and so is reaching out for support. Skilled and experienced therapists know the hazards of divorce, and they are often trusted guides toward a health and recovery.

Are you going through a divorce? Help is available. The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Boston provide therapy for divorce recovery. They have walked with many clients through the pain and grief and toward healing and wholeness. If you are ready for a counselor’s support with your divorce recovery, Thriveworks Boston has appointments available. We offer weekend and evening sessions. We also work with many insurance providers. New clients often see their therapist within 24 hours of their call.

Are you ready for a healthier you? Call Thriveworks Boston today at (617) 671-1264.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Boston 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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Self-pay costs at Boston
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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For the past year my mental, emotional and physical health has been restored. By God's providence, I connected with a psychiatric nurse practitioner at your agency. She skillfully assessed my situation and quickly prescribed much needed medication. I was at an all time low. Because of her expertise, compassion, and support, my life was renewed. So incredibly grateful to have my life back again.
Read more For the past year my mental, emotional and physical health has been restored. By God's providence, I connected with a psychiatric nurse practitioner at your agency. She skillfully assessed my situation and quickly prescribed much needed medication. I was at an all time low. Because of her expertise, compassion, and support, my life was renewed. So incredibly grateful to have my life back again.
Lillian Feb 2024
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I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Read more I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Erynn Feb 2024
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It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Read more It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Isoke Feb 2024
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My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Read more My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Gary Dec 2023
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I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Boston Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Read more As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Boston Nov 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boston is located at the corner of Emerson Place and Blossom Street, inside the Emerson Place Apartments building. We are located on the opposite side of Route 3 from the Charles River and Lederman Park. Across the street, on the opposite side of Blossom Street, you will find the Mass General Hospital complex.

Phone number

(617) 397-3951

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Urdu
  • English
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