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Discover how starting loneliness counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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 Franklin, MA 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 Franklin, MA 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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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?

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. After all, 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

Schedule Loneliness Counseling at Thriveworks Franklin

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 right away by calling (617) 360-7210.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 29 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Franklin is located in the same building as Sancturary Salon & Day Spa, Xpression Prints, Allevato Architects, Sunrise Montessori School, Berry Insurance, and Opal Beauty Lounge, as well as many other businesses. We are not far from the intersection of Hayward Street and W Central Street, near this intersection is Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center, Timeless Crossfit and Fitness, Furniture Clinic and Preferred Pump & Equipment.

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(508) 960-6973

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