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Working on Your Mental Health: Counseling, Therapy, and Psychiatry in Franklin

We are used to going it alone — sometimes even if we have a strong support system we may feel there are some things even our family or closest friends just wouldn’t understand. When nagging feelings can’t be shaken off or questions spin around in our heads, a counselor or therapist is the ideal person to turn to.

People have all kinds of reasons for finally taking the step to call a coach, counselor or therapist: a confusing situation, a trauma, an accumulation of stress or maybe a behavioral issue they want help with.

Why work on how I feel?

Sometimes it feels like getting our kids to school or having enough in the fridge or making sure you have health insurance is enough. Sometimes it feels like surviving is already pretty good. But what does it mean to thrive?

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote,

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

If you’ve ever felt that such ideas were beyond your reach, the coaches, psychiatrists, therapists and counselors in Franklin, MA are ready to help you get there.

We want to tackle the big questions in life with you. And we want our clients to get the mental health care that can help them with the kindness and compassion they need as they face life’s big challenges.

If you are interested in exploring in-person counseling or online therapy, please reach out to us at (617) 360-7210. Our counselors want to help you with life’s obstacles so that you can thrive and live life to the fullest!

How does counseling work?

First, set aside a particular time each week or month with a skilled therapist or counselor to focus on your mind and emotions. A therapeutic relationship may start by clarifying what you would like to achieve and naming the particular challenges you are facing. A therapist or counselor may ask about your family, career, physical health, relationships, mental health, and/or spirituality depending on your own unique concerns and situation.

Our counselors will then develop a unique treatment plan to address your needs and symptoms needs and symptoms. Some examples of this may look like one of the following:

  1. If you have experienced abuse, or trauma: our therapists are focused on health and recovery. With kindness and expertise, our counselors may seek out the problem’s root and empower their clients with healthy coping skills and interventions.
  2. If you want to achieve a professional or personal goal: our counselors and coaches may focus on self-discovery. When people can identify their own weaknesses, strengths, and goals, they are often able to identify practical steps to take toward their goal. They may need to learn new interpersonal skills or kick a bad habit, but setting smaller goals allows them to achieve their bigger goals.
  3. If you are wondering if medication may be an answer for you or if you are in need of help managing or discontinuing medication, our psychiatrists and mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) can help you safely discover the best options for you and walk alongside you through your treatment.
  4. If you are facing an addiction or other personal problem that is harmful: our counselors can help you take back your self-control. You may need to identify the hurt the addiction has caused, seek out accountability, and learn how to cope with life’s challenges.

Thriveworks also offers psychiatry in Franklin, MA. If a diagnosis needs to be made, a counselor, therapist or coach could make a referral to a doctor who can offer drug therapy among other solutions. People in Franklin seeking medication management may also benefit from our psychiatrists.

What does a therapist deal with?

There are many reasons to see a mental health therapist or counselor. Some people begin therapy not knowing their goal, but with time and the help of a caring professional, the challenges and the goals become clear.

Some of the reasons people have come to us for therapy in Franklin include:

Categorizing complex life challenges is difficult, and not all mental health difficulties can be easily labeled. Regardless of what you may be facing, our counselors in Franklin care and they want to help.

Thriveworks Franklin, MA: the gym but for your mind

Do you feel rewarded after a good workout? Going to therapy or counseling is just like going to a session with a personal training — for your peace of mind. People tend to prioritize physical health over mental health. But making an appointment with a counselor or therapist in Franklin, MA might be the key to unlocking your peace of mind and then feeling good about the decisions you make — whether or not they include weight training 🙂

Stigmatization, fear or a sense that it is better to stick-it-out on your own may prevent some from taking the first step and reaching out to a therapist or counselor. If life is out of balance, a mental health professional could make a great deal of difference for you and your loved ones. Our therapists in Franklin have helped many people regain balance and we hope to help you as well.

Our office wants to prioritize your well-being. Many first-time clients see their therapist within 24 hours of their first call. Weekend and evening appointments are available, and we work with many insurance providers. You can book an appointment online or call us at (617) 360-7210 to find a counselor who you feel comfortable with.

Are you ready to make a change with the support of a mental health professional? Call us to set up an appointment with a therapist in Franklin and get started on your journey toward wellbeing and positive transformations!

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Same- or next-day appointments
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Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
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Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 18 5 1 18 reviews. See all reviews
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Insight and Support

I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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