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Starting Chronic pain counseling

What is chronic pain counseling?

Chronic pain counseling in Waltham helps victims of chronic pain manage the mental and emotional challenges that accompany it. This is important because chronic pain can cause depression, anxiety, and insomnia, and have other negative effects on one’s well-being.

How does chronic pain counseling work?

Chronic pain counseling works by targeting an individual’s unique challenges and needs. Depending on their needs, it can help someone improve their sleep, enhance relationships with others, change negative thinking patterns, relieve anxiety, regain confidence, and more.

Is chronic pain counseling conducted in person or online?

Chronic pain counseling with our therapists at Thriveworks in 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 chronic pain counseling last?

Chronic overwhelm counseling with our Thriveworks Waltham therapists can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on the exact needs of the client as well as the severity of those challenges and other needs or preferences.

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Your alarm goes off and it’s time for you to get up and ready for work.  Except today it is particularly harder to get out of bed­—and its not because you’re tired.  Today, your chronic knee pain is intense.  Your leg aches and your discomfort is unbearable.  Now, getting up and ready for work sounds like a pretty daunting task.

“Overcoming adversity not only makes you stronger, it makes you more hopeful.”

– Valerie Jarrett

Are you someone that suffers with chronic pain?  Does it hold you back from experiencing the joyous, exciting things in life?  Suffering with chronic pain is not only physically painful, but it also takes a toll on you mentally.  Missing out on family gatherings, your favorite sporting events, and other fun occasions can be tough and add up to be pretty taxing on your mental health.  Instead of getting excited for enjoyable events in your life, you get angry at the uncertainty of your pain and seclude yourself from friends and family, putting tension on your relationships.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA, we have clinicians with experience in helping those suffering with chronic pain and the harm it can have on your mental health.  If you experience chronic pain and think you could benefit from meeting with one of our clinicians to learn how to better live a life with chronic pain, call Thriveworks in Waltham today.

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Pain 

Chronic pain is frustrating and can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health.  The symptoms you experience can be different for everybody, but common symptoms include:

  • Burning sensations and/or nerve pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Trouble sleeping and/or waking up due to pain
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Irritability and anger
  • Trouble completing everyday tasks

Chronic pain does not just surface overnight, and normally results from another condition – conditions may include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis.  It is important to seek physical treatment in order to work on pain management.  But did you know that seeking mental health care is also exceptionally important?

Seeking a Counselor for Chronic Pain

When you deal with chronic pain; your overall wellbeing is affected – meaning your mind and body are both strained.  Chronic pain is a burden on the person going through it, as well as their loved ones.  Chronic pain can manifest a variety of mental health issues, such as, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, as well as social isolation.  There is hope, however, in seeking a counselor.  In counseling, you have the ability to work on:

  1. Improving your quality of sleep
  2. Mending and building relationships with others
  3. Changing your negative thinking patterns
  4. Receive coping mechanisms for depressive symptoms
  5. Relieve anxiety due to your chronic pain
  6. Improving your confidence for living through chronic pain
  7. Alter the way your body processes pain
  8. Find a happier and healthier version of yourself.

When suffering with chronic pain, it is important to treat every affected area in your life.  When seeking a counselor at Thriveworks in Waltham, MA, you can be sure to get an effective treatment plan suited to your individual needs.  Pairing counseling with physical therapy can assist you in working through your chronic pain and finding the best coping mechanisms to ensure you live a healthier life.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham Today

Are you ready to start your path toward healing?  Call Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA today.  Suffering with chronic pain is frustrating and emotionally taxing, and our clinicians understand that.  They are eager to help you live a happier, healthier life.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA, we strive to create a personalized treatment plan for every individual suffering with chronic pain. We try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. We have clinicians that would be happy to further discuss the effects chronic pain has on those struggling. Call our office today to schedule an appointment. (781) 309-9149. 

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 29 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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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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