Franklin Effective Counseling

Effective Counseling – Counselors and Therapists in Franklin, MA

Many people struggle with issues such as persistent anxiety, feelings of guilt or shame, lack of motivation due to continued frustration particularly in relationships and other common but painful issues. Many of these people have hesitated to seek out a professional counselor because they wonder if it is truly effective. They wonder, “Why should I put in the effort for something that will not work and only add to my frustration?”

Does Counseling Work

However, the research is clear: counseling and psychotherapy work. These techniques have been shown to successfully treat a wide range of mental health disorders and emotional distress using both subjective client reports and more objective measurements. And the effective treatment of symptoms occurs whether it is provided over a short-term or long-term period. There is evidence that suggests the benefits of counselling can interact positively with psychotropic medications such as anti-depressants. When used together, counseling and medication often have better results that when either one is used alone.

What Type of Therapy Works Best

The effective results of treatment seem to occur for various forms of counseling and psychotherapy. The type of counseling approach that will be effective depends on the skill of the clinician implementing that given approach and the symptoms suffered by the individual seeking help. For instance, people with panic disorders or specific phobias seem to have success overcoming these symptoms with a counselor trained and experienced in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Therefore, it is important for the person seeking help to be honest and comprehensive when describing the presenting problem. In this way, the counselor can select the counseling approach that is right for that particular situation.

What Distinguishes a Good Counselor from a Bad One

While it is difficult from the research to claim the effectiveness of one approach to counseling over another, there is evidence to suggest that the experience and competency of the clinician delivering treatment does matter in the outcome. Some research shows that certain clinicians have become competent in delivering treatment through years of experience. Others seem to have a natural clinical skill and their effectiveness is based on their ability to relate to and connect with the individual that they are counseling.

The qualities that make up a skillful counselor are:

  • Establish a trusting relationship with the individual seeking help,
  • Have the ability to evaluate an individual’s problem accurately,
  • Clearly identify the source of that problem,
  • Determine how this problem is impacting the individual’s life,
  • Develop a treatment plan that both helps decrease negative symptoms and enhances the quality of the individual’s life.

Not only does the relationship that the counselor establishes with a client have critical relevance to the therapeutic process, but the style of counseling used by the therapist is also extremely important. The style of counseling can have a great impact on how the individual perceives the therapeutic process. Almost all studies on this subject suggest that clients benefit more when they are committed to the specific type of therapy approach that they are engaged in. This commitment has been shown to account for approximately 40% of positive results from counseling, more than any other single factor.

Selecting the Right Counselor For You

At Thriveworks Franklin, we have a variety of trained professionals skilled in a variety of counseling styles and approaches. All our clinicians have years of training and experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of problems. They have proven track records establishing relationships with their clients based on trust. They are able to identify the source of presented problems and select an appropriate course of treatment. They not only have had ongoing success decreasing symptoms associated with emotional unrest but also enhancing and strengthened an individual’s self-image, general well-being and quality of life.

If you or a loved one is in need of support getting through a difficult time, call Thriveworks-Franklin at (617) 360-7210 and schedule an appointment today. The Support Team at Thriveworks will connect you with a counselor who will fit your personality and needs. At Thriveworks, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. If you are in need, please do not hesitate to call today.

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Insight and Support

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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

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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

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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

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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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Patient

★★☆☆☆
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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Comfort

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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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Reviews

★★★★★
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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Todd

★★★★★
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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