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470,633 people sought individual therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression

As a young woman who has allowed self-esteem, confidence, and anxiety to get in the way of life, I understand how difficult it can be to move past the... As a young woman who has allowed self-esteem, confidence, and anxiety to get in the way of life, I understand how difficult it can be to move past these issues and into a place of comfort and confidence. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Domestic Abuse, Self Esteem, Stress, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +2 more

As a multi-cultural counselor, I recognize the importance of respecting cultural, sexual, and gender diversity.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +21 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, ADHD, +5 more

As both a therapist and yoga teacher, I recognize the substantial impact an individual's childhood, environment, relationships, and psychosocial chara... As both a therapist and yoga teacher, I recognize the substantial impact an individual's childhood, environment, relationships, and psychosocial characteristics have on their mental and physical well-being. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +2 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, Life Transition, +3 more

I firmly believe that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and supported.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +4 more

Like you, I hold many identities (i.e. queer, neurodivergent, female, etc) and I recognize that each of your unique identities is beautiful, valid, an... Like you, I hold many identities (i.e. queer, neurodivergent, female, etc) and I recognize that each of your unique identities is beautiful, valid, and essential to seeing the world through your eyes. Read more

Francesca Vitale

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is using person-centered, mindfulness, strengths-based, and compassion-focused approaches. I place substantial significance on how an individual’s childhood, environment, relationships, and psychosocial characteristics contribute to their mental health.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I utilize a holistic approach to collaborate with clients, while also highlighting the benefits that physical activity, nature, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness have on our overall well-being. Some tools we can explore in individual therapy are:

  • Values: Review your values using a values list, explore which resonate, and discover how they are connected to your dreams and daily life.
  • Self-care, balancing daily rhythms and routine: Develop a grounding self-care practice that seamlessly embodies your values, daily life tasks, and future goals.
  • Mindfulness practice (emotion regulation tools): Become aware of the mind, body, emotions, and feelings connection through breath work, movement, and exploring coping tools.
  • Communication and connection (interpersonal effectiveness tools): These are tools for clearly expressing your needs, listening to others, and building connections with others. We can use templates, worksheets, and role-play.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they report less distress as they move toward their goals.

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

While in therapy, the client can practice and explore the tools they want to use outside therapy. Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by practicing what we do together in sessions. This might include but is not limited to a sustainable self-care and mindfulness practice that includes breath work, movement, and routine. Clients may also begin to map their days and reflect on their values.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

For our first session, I hope the person feels authentically seen, heard, and understood as a whole person, so we collaborate on their treatment goals and have a clear path that guides our work together. Much of the clinical work is based on relationships. It’s okay to build this at your pace; let’s take this one step at a time and get to know each other. During our first meeting, I’d like to understand what brings you to meet with me. What would be helpful for you? What do you hope to get out of our meetings together?As we get to know each other, the answers to these questions may evolve — that’s okay, we’re in this together. If it's helpful, feel free to write some thoughts down and we can review and explore what's on your mind.

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 Lexington 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 Lexington
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

5.0 Thriveworks Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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