Loneliness Counseling in Franklin, MA—Counselors and Therapists for Loneliness

Loneliness Counseling in Franklin, MA—Counselors and Therapists for Loneliness

Social media has made it easier than ever to connect with people. Faster transportation makes visiting friends and family relatively easy no matter how far away they live. And yet, more than ever, people say they feel disconnected and lonely. It’s understandable why. It’s easier to connect, but it’s also easier to slip away and isolate yourself. Connections made on the internet can be superficial and plagued with comparisons. And, it’s just plain hard to stop feeling lonely!

Thriveworks Franklin is here to tell you that there is an end for the cycle of loneliness. Our Loneliness Counselors want to step in and provide you with the support and education you need to rewire your brain and grow out of this darkness. Please don’t hesitate and call to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors at Thriveworks Franklin by calling (617) 360-7210.

Am I Lonely?

It looks like everyone else is happy, why can’t I be? How does everyone have cute romantic relationships and great families and friends they’re making memories with? What’s wrong with me?

Whether on a conscious or subconscious level, these are the thoughts that loneliness feeds off of. Media has been feeding us lies about what a “successful” relationship is for years. They don’t show the normal, day to day life of relationships. They show the exciting stuff. But the exciting stuff is hardly the full truth. It adds to the cyclic nature of trying, failing, and self-deprecation associated with loneliness.

Of course, Thriveworks Franklin want to make it clear that your current situation is not your fault. But you can take steps to get out of loneliness- you aren’t stuck! Our Loneliness Counselors are trained to help you find joy and happiness in the life you’ve always imagined.

So, how do you know loneliness isn’t just the blues? When do you reach out? Really, whenever you notice a pattern of unhappiness in your life, it’s more than enough reason to call a counselor. You deserve the best life possible, and Thriveworks Franklin can help you get there.

The longer answer is to look for these signs in yourself or a loved one:

  • Low Self-esteem/self-hatred
  • Negative self-talk
  • Isolating yourself
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Feeling like you’re imprisoned in your own body and life
  • Constantly comparing your life to others
  • Wishing you had closer connections
  • Feeling like you have nowhere to turn when you are hurting
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in eating habits or weight

Loneliness can bring many other symptoms. It has the potential to be incredibly damaging to your happiness and life. But counseling can help bring you out of it. Thriveworks Franklin will walk by your side as you heal and grow.

What Is Counseling For Loneliness Like?

Counseling will look different for every person, but the one thing that will stay the same is that Thriveworks Franklin is a client-centered practice. Your goals, passions, fears, and concerns will take the central stage. Afterall, counseling is about you. It will always be empathetic, nonjudgmental, and supportive.

Our Thriveworks Franklin Loneliness counselors do have years of experience and training that can supply us with some direction and tools though. This includes:

  • Forming your own definition of “community”
  • Limiting the negative influences in your life like social media and TV
  • Finding priorities and goals that will actively bring you closer to your dreams
  • Learning how to take social risks and be confident in yourself
  • Working on your positive self esteem
  • Address other mental health concerns that are a result of loneliness such as insomnia, depression, or anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT- works with changing negative, untrue thoughts to positive, true thoughts)
  • Mindfulness- learning how to be aware of how your actions and thoughts affect your emotions to take control of the circle of loneliness

There are many more paths a Thriveworks Franklin counselor can take to help you overcome loneliness. It can feel like a never-ending trudge, but Thriveworks Franklin has seen people again and again overcome their loneliness and create real, lasting connections. You can do it too; it starts with the next step you take. So, don’t hesitate. Get the support that you need today by calling (617) 360-7210.

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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

★★★★★
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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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

★★★★★
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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