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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for peo... As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for people of color at all stages of life to access quality and culturally relevant mental health care. Read more

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As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I under... As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I understand the difficulty in trying to find balance and a sense of self. My goal is to empower and teach self-preservation in a world that is not always understanding. Read more

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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 Charlotte, NC 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 Charlotte, NC 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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Counseling for Loneliness and Social Isolation in Charlotte

It’s not uncommon for people to think that social isolation and loneliness are one in the same. The truth is there are important differences between them. While a person who is socially isolated is by definition physically separated from close friends and family, a person is lonely if they feel that they’re not a part of the world – even if they have plenty of people around them. It’s not the number of people surrounding you, after all, that meet your social needs. It’s the quality of those relationships. With loneliness, regardless of how many people are around, one’s social needs are not met.

Social isolation can have some of the same signs. Being around people who you do not identify with can be socially isolating in its own right.

It isn’t wise to think of social isolation and loneliness as simple inconveniences or to assume that the only consequences are feelings of sadness. The reality is that symptoms can include everything from aches and pains to suicidal thoughts. Other common symptoms include depression, sleep issues, substance abuse, and issues with too much or not enough sleep.

These symptoms sound serious, and that’s because they are. Counselors in Charlotte who are trained in loneliness counseling know this, and they are prepared to help you.

The Real Consequences of Loneliness and Social Isolation

Thriveworks Charlotte counselors are very aware of the consequences of loneliness and social isolation, because we see them every day. Some loneliness is a normal part of life, and so is social isolation under certain circumstances. It’s when either of these becomes ongoing that the related symptoms appear—and with the related symptoms, a drastic downturn in quality of life. Counseling is all about improving quality of life for patients. If you’re experiencing ongoing loneliness or social isolation, seeking counseling sooner rather than later can help you turn the situation around before it gets so serious it causes other problems, like the aforementioned depression.

Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Aging

People of any age can experience social isolation or loneliness, of course, but it’s particularly common among the elderly—and particularly concerning. Cognitive decline in the aging population diminishes self-reliance which can in turn lead to depression and suicidal ideation. Cognitive decline can also cause the patient to be a danger to themselves or others through no fault of the patient’s own. Loneliness is reported in 40 percent of people over age 65, with that number increasing in the very old (over 70) (Hawkley).

You may be asking yourself, “What’s the relationship?” and you would be right to ask. Loneliness, some studies indicate, is a precursor to mental decline. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, particularly as you age. It’s important if you’re feeling alone to get help—you’ll thank yourself, and your future self will thank you.

Counseling Can Help

Many people assume that the solution is simple: make new friendships or focus on the ones already in your life. While this may be a part of your treatment plan, it’s typically not enough. A counselor can work closely with you to determine what is at the core of your issue. Are you separated from people because of your location? We’ll help you figure out how to get closer to those you value. Are you afraid of intimacy? We can help you figure out why and what actions to take to change that.

Charlotte counseling for loneliness and social anxiety can help you in several ways. We’ll work on your social skills if necessary, provide support as you venture into new social arenas, and help you identify any thought patterns that may be hindering your ability to be socially successful.

Counselors can also help determine if the issue is related to an underlying medical condition. For example, we’ve discussed that loneliness can cause depression, but the reverse is also true.

At Thriveworks Charlotte, we want you to know we support you. Seeking therapy for loneliness counseling doesn’t mean you have to suddenly become a social butterfly. It does mean that we’re here to help as you find a balanced social life that meets your needs—and those needs are different for every person.

Thriveworks Charlotte Counseling for Loneliness and Social Isolation

No matter what the cause is, the only way to get the personalized treatment plan you need is to work with a counselor or coach. Thriveworks Charlotte coaching and counseling has the experience you need. You need a compassionate therapist in Charlotte who will take your unique needs into consideration. That’s what you’ll get with us. We don’t keep a waiting list, so we can usually see you within 24 hours. We hope to see you soon.

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
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Hear from our clients

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

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