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Starting Loneliness counseling

What is Loneliness counseling?

Loneliness counseling is a specialized form of therapy focused on helping individuals navigate the emotional challenges and isolation associated with persistent loneliness. Counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Salem, MA create a supportive and understanding environment where clients can delve into the root causes of their loneliness and develop strategies to establish meaningful social connections.

How does Loneliness counseling work?

Loneliness counseling employs a multifaceted approach, utilizing Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to reframe your negative thought patterns, enhance communication, and improve social skills. It also incorporates interpersonal therapy to address relationship patterns, and mindfulness practices to manage feelings of loneliness and self-criticism. Goal-setting is also encouraged to help you actively pursue social connections and community engagement. Through these techniques, loneliness therapy empowers individuals to overcome isolation, develop meaningful relationships, and enhance their overall emotional well-being.

Is Loneliness counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks loneliness counseling in Salem, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Loneliness counseling last?

Loneliness counseling can take different amounts of time. It depends on how lonely a person is and how they're doing in counseling. Normally, it involves many sessions that last from a few weeks to a few months. The exact number of sessions and how long it takes are determined with the loneliness counselor's input.

Need more help deciding?

Is there anything worse than feeling lonely? It can be such a painful experience and yet many people simply don’t know how to break the cycle. It can seem impossible to meet new people or repair relationships with people in their lives. Here are a few tips that can help you more forward.

Keep your expectations realistic

At its core, loneliness is a mismatch between what you want the relationships in your life to provide and what you’re getting. One part of the solution may be to accept that not everyone relationship in your life must be a long-term relationship. Your counselor can help you look at your standards to see if you have unrealistic ideas that are making it difficult for you to connect with others. For example, some people expect too much from a new relationship while others rely on one person too much.

Focus less on yourself

Depression and loneliness often go hand in hand and depression can make a person very self-focused. Essentially, some people who are depressed have a hard time thinking beyond themselves. However, you can make great strides simply by considering other people’s needs. For example, if you invite a friend to lunch and they can’t make it, it can be helpful to fight to the urge to automatically assume that this is a rejection. The truth may be as simple as your friend having previous plans.

Work with a professional

Counselors are trained to help their clients fight through the feelings of loneliness and social isolation. No two cases are the same. While there are some general tips that can help many people, the best way to move past the way you feel today is to work with someone who can get a deep understanding of your past, present, and what you want in the future.

At Thriveworks Salem Counseling & Coaching we focus all our attention on our clients. We are here to listen, understand, and offer suggestions and advice that can help you get through this difficult time in your life.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Salem therapists and counselors accept 27 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 Salem
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

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The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Read more The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Read more Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Read more My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Celine is very compassionate and professional
Debra Dec 2023
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Salem is located in McIntire Historic District on Washington St. where it intersects with Lynde St. We share a building with MassHire North Shore Career Center - Salem, Koto Grill & Sushi, and other businesses.

Phone number

(978) 637-8213

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