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As a middle-aged woman, I understand many life issues, including relationships, life changes, and family dynamics.

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I understand the importance of finding the courage to raise your voice, to speak your truth, to walk in hope.

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Talking has a curative quality. It allows us to gain access to thoughts and feelings we could have been previously unaware of.

Debra Lund

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping the patients I see for individual therapy is to be open, to listen to what they are saying, and to work together with them, starting where they're at using the many tools I have at my disposal to help them make progress. I continuously refer to myself as my patient's GPS system due to my belief that a therapist, if they are a good fit with the patient, will guide the patient to find their own way by teaching tools that can be used across the lifespan.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools:

  • Self-awareness: I do this through the use of mindfulness, which includes body scanning to be fully aware of what is happening inside and outside the body and have a full picture of the environment.
  • Naming feelings: For those who have difficulty naming feelings, I provide multiple feeling words and help the patient make their own definition of the word.
  • Locus of control: Assisting clients in naming what they are in control of in a situation, what they can influence in that situation, and what is out of their control for the same situation.
  • Intentional dialogue: To be able to inform others how their actions have impacted the client without blaming.

These are just some of the tools; I use what is applicable to my patient based on their needs.


How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

I know a patient is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to say to me, “Wow, I'm actually using everything/something that we've been working on on a daily basis” so that their anxiety or depression isn't occurring at the same intensity. Also, they have gained the self-confidence to be able to inform me that they might be nearing the end of their therapy journey.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

I assign challenges, not homework. Sometimes, I'll use the words interchangeably depending on what works for the patient. The connotation of homework for many is not the best, so I'll use a small challenge as a way to help a patient understand the concept and start to use it. This could be as simple as asking them to wear a watch on the opposite wrist for a couple of weeks so that they can see that they can be successful in a small change before trying to make big changes.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

All I ask for somebody coming into an intake with me is to be open and honest. The rest we can work with as we meet. It's great for clients to be 100% upfront due to only providing telehealth sessions at this time; I also ask that they ensure their internet is working, that they have a backup system available in case of a power outage, and that their Zoom is up to date.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 26 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Leominster
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Marissa Jan 2024
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Deb Joy is excellent.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
Leominster Sep 2021
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
Leominster Sep 2021
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Leominster Sep 2021
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Leominster Jul 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(978) 612-6361

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
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