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

Starting Accountability coaching

What is accountability coaching?

Accountability coaching is like having your own personal motivator. Your accountability coach will make sure you stay on track with your goals and they’ll do what they can to help you achieve them.

How does accountability coaching work?

Accountability coaching works by keeping you accountable. Whether you need help sticking to the responsibilities around the house, meeting deadlines at work, or accomplishing bigger-picture goals, your accountability coaching from our therapists in Waltham, MA can help. They’ll keep tabs on your progress and discuss that progress in your sessions.

Is accountability coaching conducted in person or online?

Accountability coaching at Thriveworks Waltham, 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 accountability coaching last?

Accountability coaching with one of our Waltham therapists can last for weeks, months, or even years. It all depends on the goals that you’re looking to accomplish and whether you continue to want/need that partner to reach your goals. Either way, our accountability coaches are here and ready to help you get on the right track.

Need more help deciding?

Every couple months, you decide you’ll try again. It might not have worked last time, but this time I’m really determined. You head to the grocery store and fill your cart with colors: red peppers, green beans, yellow squash, apples, oranges… You lug all of your produce inside, and fill your fridge with the fresh foods. I’m off to a great start! For a few days, you cook delicious meals that center around those fruits and veggies you just bought. But soon enough, you neglect those that remain in your fridge. And you order takeout for every meal instead. I’ve done it again. How will I ever keep myself accountable for my goals and actually achieve them?

You might not realize it, but setting goals and working toward those goals is crucial to your overall happiness and wellbeing. When you don’t have goals to work toward or you aren’t moving in the direction of accomplishing them, you become more vulnerable to experiencing unwanted feelings: you might become restless, self-conscious, or even increasingly lonely. How is that? It all comes back to constant forward motion or moving with momentum and excelling in life.

A big piece to the puzzle of constant forward motion is taking significant steps toward the goals you’ve set. But if you’re constantly putting your goals on the backburner and failing to keep yourself accountable, you’ll never be able to complete that puzzle. Fortunately, an accountability coach at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA can help to solve this problem. They’ll make sure you’re getting things done, making significant strides toward achieving your goals (such as eating fresher, more nutritious food), and even staying on top of deadlines at work or chores at home. Accountability coaches are motivators and enforcers—they care about you and your successes. If you think you could benefit from working with an accountability coach, reach out to us at Thriveworks Counseling.

What Exactly Is an Accountability Coach?

An accountability coach is exactly as it sounds: it’s a life coach who keeps you accountable for what you’ve set out to do. The thing is that we often lack the motivation to get something done and we simply need a little nudge from time to time. That’s the functionality of an accountability coach: it’s someone that’ll push you to get it done (whatever “it” may be).

The dynamic between client and accountability coach varies—as it depends heavily on what you want out of this partnership. In any case, there are a few things that’ll make the partnership a success:

  • Set a simple, yet specific process to follow. Do you want your accountability coach to simply give you a call every few days to check in and give you that nudge? Or do you want to meet with your accountability coach every week to talk in detail about your progress? Also, discuss specific dates for getting this or that done—you need to know exactly what it is you’re setting out to accomplish and when.
  • Log your progress. Yes, your accountability coach is going to make sure you’re sticking to your goals and making progress, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You should keep track of what you actually get done each day or week, in a journal, or spreadsheet… whatever suits you best. You can look back at this log to see
  • Set clear consequences. Talk with your accountability coach about ramifications for failing to meet your daily, weekly, or monthly goals. This is probably the toughest part, but it’ll keep you further accountable and help you succeed!

Do I Need an Accountability Coach? How Can They Help Me?

This isn’t the blind leading the blind—accountability coaches are mental health professionals who have the necessary skills and expertise to help you accomplish your goals. In addition to keeping you accountable, they can offer supplementary guidance, such as tips for goal-setting. Here’s a S.M.A.R.T. plan for doing so:

  • Specific: The goal should be clear and unambiguous, and you should be able to identify exactly what is expected of you.
  • Measurable: How will you measure your progress? If your goal is not measurable, it’ll be hard to know whether or not you’re getting closer to achieving your goal!
  • Attainable: Your goal must be realistic and achievable—not out of reach, but also not significantly below what you could potentially accomplish.
  • Relevant: Also, choose a goal that matters to you. How does your goal fit into the grand scheme of your life? A relevant goal will empower you and better your life.
  • Time-Bound: Finally, as mentioned earlier, map out some time constraints. Be clear about how much time you want to put into this goal and when you want to reach it.

Your accountability coach will walk you through these steps if you need help creating achievable goals. And their services don’t stop there. They can help you in more ways than one when it comes to keeping you accountable and working productively toward your goal.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA

Could you use a motivator in your life? Someone that’ll make sure you’re steadily progressing toward your goals? Consider meeting with an accountability coach at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA. Our mental health professionals and providers are experts at what they do, and they’d love nothing more than to help you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment with an accountability coach today, or to hear more about this service, give us a call at (617) 395-5806. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Massachusetts 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

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Waltham
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 Waltham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Read more Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Read more You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Read more Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Read more Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Awesome/with 5 being the best.
Waltham May 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Read more Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Read more Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Read more I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Waltham Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham can be reached by taking exit 43B on I-95, and following 2nd Ave to Bear Hill Road. We are located in the same complex as Eastport Real Estate Services. We are next door to Boston Engineering.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

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