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Newton MA Counseling—Coaching, Therapy, Psychiatry, and Counseling

When you were a child, what did you imagine would become of your life? What were your hopes? Perhaps, you thought about your future job—being a cowboy, or a firefighter, or a teacher. Perhaps, you thought about your future family—playing family, naming each child you would have. Perhaps, you imagined the place you would explore one day—going to the moon or the Grand Canyon or under the sea.

Children often have a refreshingly hopeful vision for their future. Perhaps, that is why adults so often ask them what they want to be when they grow up. Many of us lose our way from these childhood visions. Life is always harder than a childhood game of grown-up. Health problems. Challenges. Relational difficulties. Setbacks.

It is nice to be reminded of hopeful things in life. But what if there were another way to recapture those childhood dreams? Maybe you do not want to be a cowgirl anymore, but you do want to have that hopeful anticipation about life—that life is good and enjoyable. Many people are finding their way back to optimism and control over their lives, and they are working with mental health professionals, like life coaches, counselors, and therapists, to do so.

“I’m on a constant path of self-discovery and change.

I’m trying to become a better person, a nicer person.

I love therapy—it’s brilliant.”

—Actress Julia Sawalha

Many people are like Julia. Their path of self-discovery and change is guided by a mental health professional, and it is often a path not just of becoming a better person but also of building a better life. Difficulties are guaranteed in life, but people always have choices in how they respond. Experienced life coaches, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors can often help people find responses that are healthy and that set themselves up for future success.

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA have worked with clients who are facing a variety of challenges in life, including difficult diagnoses, relational tensions, unfulfilling careers, and more. Our life coaches, therapists, and counselors have walked that path of self-discovery with them, and working together, many have experienced personal and professional growth. These professionals are also able to provide you with in-person counseling or online counseling therapy services.

Why Pursue Mental Health Care?

All the potential mental health challenges that people could face could never be listed here. There are too many, and each has its own treatment. Despite the wide array of challenges and treatments, one element is almost always present on every treatment plan for every mental health challenge: safety.

Everybody—every single person—needs a safe place in their lives. Everyone needs a place where they can be themselves, where they can share without judgment, where they can think and process without fear. Many people find that safe place in a counselor’s office.

Through therapy, counseling, or life coaching, many people are able to step back from the chaos of life. They can think. They can breathe. They can process. They can reorient. They can return to life refreshed and refocused. Skilled mental health professionals can guide that process. They can often equip their clients to find the skills or treatment they need to accomplish what they want to accomplish in their personal or professional lives.

If you have never been to a counselor or therapy, you may be wondering what it looks like. Many people do. The professionals at Thriveworks offer each client personalized care. The client often drives the goals and timeline of the therapy while our professionals offer guidance.

In any given session, clients will bring up situations they would like to address. Situations like…

  • Depression
  • Childhood abuse
  • Marriage tensions
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Codependency
  • Insomnia
  • Panic disorder
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Cannabis abuse
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Alcoholism
  • Life coaching
  • Anger management
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Sexual issues
  • Grief
  • Career advancement
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce recovery
  • Eating disorders

During each session, our professionals focus on building trust and listening. Clients need to speak about what is happening in their lives, and they have as much time as they want to say what they need to say. As issues come out, clients and therapists are often able to work together, processing the event or situation, and finding a proactive solution.

To ensure you’re receiving the best care possible, our mental health professionals will take all of your needs and concerns into consideration when creating a unique plan of treatment for you. Then they’ll utilize various techniques and methods such as traditional talk therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and more.

No matter what you’re going through, a counselor or therapist at our office can be the guidance and support you’ve been searching for.

Should I Consider Speaking With a Thriveworks Psychiatrist?

If you’re looking for comprehensive treatment for a mental or emotional disorder, you may benefit from psychiatry counseling. As a medical doctor, a psychiatrist will be able to look at both your physical and mental symptoms when it comes to diagnosis and treatment.

Psychotherapy is an important tool for psychiatrists when treating mental health disorders. Many clients are surprised to learn how much their own mental processes profoundly impact their mood and behaviors. In addition, psychiatrists can recommend self-care practice, prescribe medication, and provide other types of therapy.

Make an appointment today with Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA to experience the benefits of psychiatry counseling for yourself.

Thriveworks Offers Therapy, Life Coaching, and Online Counseling

When people are taking care of their physical health, they are often working with a number of professionals to get the support they need. More and more, people are looking out for mental health by working with a mental health professional. If you are ready to meet with a life coach, a counselor, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or a therapist, the professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA are ready to meet with you.

Here at our office, we are dedicated to providing holistic, comprehensive care to each of our clients. We believe in providing uplifting, accessible mental health care to our community. When you dial our number to make an appointment, we want you to feel supported, even during your very first interaction with our office. Here is what you can expect when you call Thriveworks:

  1. Your first appointment may be the day following your first call. New clients are often able to see their coach, counselor, or therapy soon, if not the next day.
  2. Our scheduling specialist will answer your call. We do not have an automated response or voicemail.
  3. Evening and weekend appointments are offered. We understand that it can be difficult to make an appointment during business hours.
  4. We offer flexible 23.5-hour cancellations, giving you more room for last-minute changes.
  5. We do not have a waitlist (so you will not be put on one).
  6. Our therapists, counselors, and coaches are credentialed on many insurance panels. That means we can accept many insurance plans.
  7. If you ever need quick assistance, we provide text support via our success navigator.
  8. When you work with Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, you’ll gain access to exclusive video content and free e-books.

Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA today to schedule your in-person counseling session or online therapy appointment. Let’s get started.

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We call this The Thriveworks Difference

Thriveworks Typical Counseling Practice
Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
Appointments start on time Unlikely
Care at 310+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 7 5 1 7 reviews. See all reviews
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Emily Kossowsky is great!

My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
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Maureen is grounded

I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
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Maureen Sullivan

Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
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Kelly Wolberg McCab

Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
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Maureen Sullivan

Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
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Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
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Experienced therapy at its best

I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
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  • 345 Boylston St #201,
    Newton, MA 02459

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-930PM

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