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Gahensha Pinckombe

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is CBT. Given that I work with folks living with either anxiety or depression, this approach has shown to be very effective in treating symptoms. With either diagnosis, we tend to see people engage in harmful self-talk and hold a negative outlook on the world. With CBT, we will both work to identify those thoughts, challenge them, and replace them with thoughts that serve you. Through patience, practice, and persistence, you will start to experience positive changes in all aspects of your life.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following skills: cognitive restructuring, journaling, mindfulness, distress tolerance, effective communication, radical acceptance, and progressive muscle relaxation.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are consistently reporting success in areas that once troubled them. Given that therapy is based on self-report, it does require you to be honest with me and, most importantly, with yourself!

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

I am a huge advocate for journaling! I believe it is such a simple yet overlooked practice that holds so many benefits. Journaling does not demand you to write a dissertation on your feelings. Write as much or as little as you need. The goal is to have you shift your focus inward so as to improve your relationship with yourself.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

I encourage you to come with a detailed list of problem areas that you would like to address throughout treatment. I also find it helpful if you offer any suggestions or needs for your treatment.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

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 Framingham 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 Framingham
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

5.0 Thriveworks Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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