Reviews and Testimonials
What Our Community is Saying
In our office welcome rooms, we have a “community book” where visitors and clients can write whatever they like. When we put out our first community book, we never imagined that so many people would share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences about Thriveworks, attending counseling, and even life in general.
In addition, our favorite aspect of the book is how often contributors encourage one another with their writings. Here is a sampling of some of the comments that have been written.
Please note: Even though the below disclosures were made publicly, we took additional care to ensure that the following doesn’t contain any personal identifying information.
Here is a sample of what people have shared:
Thrive helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
“Hi Thrive: Thank you for helping me! You’re awesome.”
“Everyone I have met and worked with here has been compassionate, welcoming, and I have always felt treated kindly and with respect. Thank you!”
“Get well, think healthy, and GO PATS!”
“6 months in and still coming. Have been helped immensely. Safety, convenience, compassion and (!) late hours really helped me commit.”
“I like the Christmas decorations. I like how there is no “Merry Christmas” sign. This way the decoration can be for whatever we want. Thanks for being sensitive to other cultures!”
“I find your waiting room very warm and inviting. Thank you”
“It was my first time here and it was pretty good. I was anxious to come here at first but I felt comfortable after. The people here are very nice and the waiting room is terrific and very soothing music. Thank you for the refreshments, it really makes me feel welcome!”
“Thank you for doing so well with the boys. They feel comfortable in and out of the office. They get excited they are coming in. I appreciate the waiting area, relaxing.”
“It’s my first time here and it was a little tricky finding it … Hopefully everything goes well … A little nervous about being involved … The Décor is great though, very relaxing and comforting.”
“This is such a warm and friendly place and I am extremely happy that I found you guys. Thank you for providing such a supportive environment!”
“Thrive is a wonderful place to get help with organizing my thoughts. Whenever I am here I feel more and more centered and forward.”
“Thanks for the great support. Ya! Haho!”
“I love Thrive. I lost myself for a while, but I’m starting to make good progress. I have learned a lot about myself in the last few weeks. I like what I see and feel.”
“Thrive is a great place and my counselor is amazing. I am very grateful I have found this place and I have recommended it to friends. Thank you!”
“Today is my 1st Thrive appointment and I am very nervous. I hope to discover the answers I’ve been looking for here. Thank you for the tea!”
“Thank you for saving my marriage. Thank you for saving me! The waiting room is quite comfortable and I really appreciate the beverage assortment and late hours!”
“I would just like to say that I love Austin! I would also like to say that it’s very hot in here and the combination of the wave sound; rain and heat make me feel like I’ve slipped into the twilight zone and landed at Myrtle Beach.”
“Keep up the good work!”
“It’s so good to have someone to objectively listen and help us solve our problems, work on our characters, and get us to actually think about what we do and why! Thanks Thrive Folks! Your work is changing the world – one starfish at a time!”
“Today is the first day of my new life. Today is my birthday.” (Happy Birthday!)
“Glory to God! I can change! (With a lot of help from people who have made it their job to care and to listen) Thank You!”
“It’s now my second time here … My first visit was really helpful; I was able to take home a lot out of my visit … Looking forward to my next visit. Everyone is very professional and helpful.”
“I’m scared to be here too, but I think it will be okay. And it’s getting better all the time. Thank you for saving me from me!”
“And I like the saltwater taffey when you have it. This is a cool little book.”
“I was very nervous about coming in today. It’s my first time here and I was anxious about what to expect. I instantly felt relaxed and at ease. The music is definitely soothing, and the lighting is not too intense. I can tell it’s going to be a good experience. Thank you!”
“If there were a Zagat guide for best waiting room, you guys would get a high rating!”
“I love the starburst in the candy jar!”
“Nice touches – really feels welcoming!”
“I really enjoy the music you play in the waiting room – it’s very soothing. Thank you for providing awesome drinks too!”
“We love the tea, root beer, and sugar options. Very welcoming and comfortable area to wait. Makes us feel at home and relaxed.”
“This place helped save my life. Thank you more than words can express.”
“We’re only as strong as we give ourselves permission to be.”
“You guys do great work and I appreciate being able to talk through my feelings here.”
David E. Jenkins
With qualified professionals from a variety of disciplines, Thrive uniquely offers high-quality client services covering a wide range of areas from achieving peak performance to overcoming personal and life challenges. I hope your experience with Thrive will be meaningful and productive!
David E. Jenkins, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Straub
As part of my role with one of the largest counseling organizations in the world, I travel around the country speaking to counselors, therapists, and psychologists about various mental health issues. And nowhere else have I seen a counseling agency grow the way Thrive Boston Counseling has. I know that the client is placed as first priority. Perhaps that’s why it has been so successful. Professionalism and quality are her highest virtues. Whenever anyone from the northeast asks for help, Thrive is my first referral source.
Dr. Joshua Straub
Dr. George Ohlschlager
I have worked in a professional environment with Dr. Anthony Centore, the Director of Thrive Counseling since 2004. Anthony is extremely professional, talented, and caring, and has built Thrive Counseling on these principles. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone in Boston looking for excellent care.
Dr. George Ohlschlager, Chairman AACC Law and Ethics Committee
…And speaking of Thrive, I truly believe it embodies the highest ethical standards, the most sound and time-tested counseling practices, and, perhaps most importantly, a natural, warm disposition with clients as the primary focus. As a therapist, I’d feel more than comfortable using Thrive for the counseling needs of myself or my family.
Ryan Neace, Licensed Therapist and Life Coach, St. Louis, MO
After speaking with Dr. Centore I was impressed that Thrive Boston Counseling and Life Coaching offers a variety of services. “We will get back in touch with you!” Thrive’s website promises, and Dr Centore did in a timely and professional manner. I was impressed by the range of services offered from psychological evaluations to individual therapy and life coaching. Because the psychologist, counselors, and social workers on staff at Thrive have a variety of specialties, Thrive can offer services for many issues presented by adults, families, and children. As a professional I would recommended this practice.
Kai Long, Speech Pathologist, Cambridge, MA
Jory H. Fisher, JD
The dramatic success of Thrive Counseling is a tribute to its ardent commitment to excellence and to making a difference in people’s lives. Founder and Director Dr. Anthony Centore and his staff of experienced clinicians offer a powerful combination of integrity, knowledge, and expertise. I wholeheartedly recommend Thrive Counseling to anybody seeking counseling from caring, dedicated professionals.
Jory H. Fisher, JD
Lauren Velander, M.D.
Therapy is most effective when all the intricacies of human behavior and emotion are addressed. As a physician with experience in both neurology and psychiatry, I can appreciate the deep understanding of the human mind that is displayed by the staff of Thrive. Their approach to counseling is both scientific and compassionate. Thrive’s founder, Dr. Centore, has extensive experience in both medicine and psychology. This lends him a uniquely priviledged perspective on developing effective techniques to address the conflicts faced by a wide variety of individuals.
Lauren Velander, M.D.
Emmanuel J. Docketer
As a family law attorney, I know that family-related legal matters involve complex life challenges and transitions. During these changes, it is important to have the support and guidance of an experienced and qualified counselor. I highly recommend Dr. Anthony Centore and his caring staff at Thrive. They are renowned for helping clients take a proactive approach to life’s greatest challenges , focusing on moving forward towards a healthy future.
Emmanuel J. Docketer, Esq.