Mindfulness Training and Therapy in Franklin, MA—Therapists and Counselors

Mindfulness Training and Therapy in Franklin, MA—Therapists and Counselors

It’s 9 o’clock at night. You walk through the kitchen, ready to collapse onto the couch for some Netflix time. Only, one hour later, you sit on your couch with two empty bags of chips and your hand halfway into a third bag. What happened? You think as you go to bed filled with shame.

9 a.m. the next morning and you’re late for work. You rush out the door, hop in the car, and beeline it to the interstate. Of course, traffic is awful this time of day, and someone cuts you off. Red flashes in your vision and you slam on the car horn, veering out of the way. You speed up, right past a cop, who puts on his flashers and pulls you over. That wasn’t even my fault. You mutter to yourself as your roll down the window.

You made it through the workday, and only have a social to go to tonight. You’re already nervous, there’s supposed to be a lot of people there and you don’t like crowds. As you walk into your boss’s house, the noise and bodies become too much. Your heart races, palms are sweaty- what if you have to shake someone’s hands? Breathing becomes difficult, and the next thing you know, you’re in the bathroom having a panic attack. Why does this happen to me?

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It happens to all of us- one minute, we’re fully in our situation. We understand what’s going on around us and what our appropriate response should be. But then maybe a trigger comes up, or too much happens at once, or something new and unexpected occurs, and we’re thrown into the merciless environment of instinct and emotions. In this place of mind, we’re subject to bad habits and old fight-or-flight pathways.

All of the responses to our hypothetical situations above could have been prevented by the use of mindfulness.

At Franklin Thriveworks, mindfulness is an intrinsic part of the way our counselors live happy, balanced lives. And we want to share our secret with you! So call a Thriveworks Franklin mindfulness therapist or counselor at 617-360-7210.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. Buddhist monks used it to meditate in their pursuit of enlightenment. Since then, the science around mindfulness has grown exponentially, and it’s been accepted into the counseling world as a proven method to increase mental health.

At its core, mindfulness is becoming more aware of your physical, mental, and emotional condition. It’s about living in the direct “now”. Thriveworks Franklin Mindfulness stresses the importance of being nonjudgmental. When first practicing mindfulness, it can be easy to look at all the negative ways you are reacting and feeling and judge yourself on that. But identifying the junk in our lives is one of the purposes of mindfulness! We need to know what to change before we can make improvements.

Mindfulness is also the core of many practices such as yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and prayer. Scientists have taken the basics of mindfulness to create research-proven therapies. Thriveworks Franklin uses these therapies to address many different mental health problems.

In general, mindfulness is about being aware of your internal and external environment. What are you feeling, smelling, touching? What are your emotions? Thoughts? Why do you think you feel that way?

How Can Mindfulness Be Helpful?

Living in the moment, from one moment to the next, has abundant positives and hardly any negatives. Of course, we don’t expect you to be in the present always. Planning ahead is crucial and healthy, but did you know you can do so mindfully? The applications of mindfulness are limitless!

Science has shown how practicing mindfulness has allowed people to win the battle of control over their thoughts. Once you have control of your thoughts, you can control how you live and react to your environment. Mindfulness has proved helpful in combatting addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, anger, and more! Franklin Thriveworks has adapted mindfulness to fit your unique situation and personality.

What Does Mindfulness Look Like at Franklin Thriveworks?

That really depends on what issue we are addressing! Franklin Thriveworks Mindfulness can address a wide arrange of problems. Anything you wish was different in your life could be addressed in a counseling session!

Some of the most common issues we teach mindfulness for include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating behaviors/disorders
  • Addiction
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Decision making

Pretty much anything that is related to thoughts or emotions! Mindfulness at Thriveworks Franklin really is versatile and effective. Our client-first philosophy means we will adapt any practice to your personality, goals, and unique situation. You are the focus of counseling after all!

In the situations mentioned at the beginning, what would have changed if mindfulness was in use? Maybe you would have realized what was a trigger for binge eating, and mindfully chose a different activity. You could have caught yourself getting angry and acting irrationally before the cop pulled you over for speeding. Catching and stopping a panic attack is more than difficult and takes a great amount of self-awareness and strength. But with mindfulness, it is possible!

Imagine a life where you controlled your thoughts and reactions, not the other way around. With Franklin Thriveworks Mindfulness counseling, it is a life that could be realized in just a few counseling sessions. Start the journey to greater control and freedom by calling 617-360-7210. You’ll be glad you did.

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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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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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