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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

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As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in ... As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in a safe environment, I will work to assist you to learn more about your strengths and how to use them to manage concerns in your life. Read more

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LGBTQIA+, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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Starting Life coaching

What is Life coaching?

Life coaching is a personalized support system that helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges. Coaches employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Life coaching work?

In life coaching, our coaches utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Life coaching conducted in person or online?

Life coaching with our therapists in Newton, MA is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Life coaching last?

The number of life coaching sessions someone attends can differ based on the coach and the client's choices. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing coaching sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time. Thriveworks Newton therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

Coach Taylor gather his football team together, “Listen to me. I said you need to strive to better than everyone else. I didn’t say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That’s what character is. It’s in the trying.” One of TV’s most inspirational and iconic coaches, Eric Taylor inspired his team and his fan base on Friday Night Lights. Each week, on the field and in life, Coach Taylor spurred his team to achieve more than anyone ever thought they could. After one particularly hard-fought game, he looked his players in the eyes and said, “I am in awe in each and every one of you gentlemen.” One of the many reasons for the success of Friday Night Lights may have been that we all, on some level, wish we had a Coach Taylor in our lives.

What would it look like to have someone inspire, push, encourage, and support you? Coaching is not just for high school football. Coaching is for all of life. For example, many people work with an executive coach, a relational coach, or a professional coach. These people are on a journey of self-discovery, learning how to fortify their weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths. They are setting goals and achieving more than they ever thought possible—all with the help of a life coach.

If you have ever thought about working with a life coach, consider reaching out to Thriveworks. The life coaches at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA have helped many clients who want to achieve more out of life or who are facing unexpected life circumstances. We have been their inspiration and guidance for achievement. Our life coaches are also licensed professionals in the mental health field.

Why Work with a Life Coach?

Any number of circumstances can have people thinking about working with a life coach. It would be impossible to life all of the particular circumstances because there are an infinite number of possibilities. Consider for a moment just two categories of reasons. Often, people work with a life coach because they…

…want to achieve a goal. A big part of life coaching is often goal setting. An expanding career, fulfilling hobbies, and deep relationships require planning and intentionality. How do people achieve what they want in life and stay focused upon what is important? Goals. A well-set goal can bring excitement to people’s lives, as they constantly strive toward a target that they want and that matters to them. Life coaches can often guide people on which goals to set and how to optimize their chances of meeting those goals.

…are facing a particularly challenging or unanticipated situation in their lives. No one wants to hear the words lay-offs, divorce, cancer, bipolar, and any number of unforeseen challenges that can change life in a moment. How do you date as a single mom? What does it mean to job-search after a lay-off? How can you reach out for the support you need during this medical crisis? No one has to answer these questions alone. Life coaches can often help.

Success and Self-Awareness

When people do not know where they are going, how will they know when they have arrived at success? An important aspect of success is self-awareness: knowing what one’s own priorities are—knowing what success looks like. For some, success looks like more family time. For others, it looks like earning higher wages. For others, it means finding the health care they need. Having a clear vision may sound easy, but it is often harder than people think. Life coaches often work with their clients to clarify what success means to them and increase their self-awareness.

People’s definition of success should be based upon their priorities, values, strengths, and weaknesses. One of the many exercises that life coaches can use to help their clients increase their self-awareness is called the “Miracle Question.” The question comes in many forms, but it asks clients to ignore reality for a moment and dream about…

  • What educational opportunities would you pursue, if money and time were not a factor?
  • If you could live anywhere, where would you choose? What factors would go into your decision?
  • Where would you go on your ideal vacation? What relaxes you and rejuvenates you? Who would go with you?
  • What is your dream vacation? How long would it be? Where would you go? Who would go with you?

The answers to these questions may or may not be achievable, but in either case, they give valuable insights into what people care about, what they value, and what they prioritize. Life coaches can often translate that information into valuable life adjustments.

Meeting with a Life Coach at Thriveworks in Newton, MA

Are you ready to schedule an appointment with a life coach? Consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Newton, MA. All of our life coaches are also licensed, professional counselors as well. Our staff has experience and training, and we have helped many people find the help they need for achieving their goals or navigating unforeseen circumstances.

When you contact our office, you may have your first appointment within 24 hours. We accept many forms of insurance, and weekend and evening appointments are available. Our office does not keep a waitlist, so you won’t be put on one. Instead, we hope that our clients receive the coaching they need when they need it. Call Thriveworks Counseling in Newton today.

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 Newton therapists and counselors accept 30 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 Newton
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 Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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