Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

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.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 31 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.
Linda Guglielmo

Hear from Linda Guglielmo, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

View Linda Guglielmo's profile

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is foundationally humanistic, with CBT and DBT-informed interventions. I find the best benefit in combining these approaches because they tackle the issue(s) from all sides. Change can be intimidating to begin with; the humanistic approach helps to take some of the intimidation away, while CBT and DBT provide structure and skills.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy: identifying and harnessing one's core values to build meaning, identifying and challenging cognitive distortions (thoughts) that are often at the center of difficult feelings/relationships, and identifying and regulating physiological manifestations of our emotions (feelings) and reconnecting with meaningful activities (behaviors) that foster a healthy mind and body.

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 begin to speak of their challenges in the past tense, express more hope for the future, or find it harder to come up with things to talk about in session. At times, they even describe some discomfort at first because feeling better is new to them.

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

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy with workbooks, podcasts, apps, support groups, participating in hobbies, exercise, and connecting with social supports or nature. The options are endless, and what feels helpful will be unique to the person.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can jot down your top concerns and what your goal(s) for our work together will be. Also, think of questions you may want to ask me as well. If you have had therapy in the past, it is helpful to share what you liked or not in that experience. Ultimately, committing to showing up is the best way to prepare for what can be the hardest step.

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 Somerville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Somerville
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

Thriveworks Somerville has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Massachusetts.

4.5 Thriveworks Somerville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks 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.
Read more Thriveworks 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Somerville is located on Elm St in Davis Square. We’re sandwiched between The Burren and Martsa on Elm. The closest parking lot is Grove Street Lots, which is right around the corner on Grove St.

Phone number

(857) 214-2782

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET

0 photos