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1,880 people sought divorce counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Waltham are booked, but we have 45 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Divorce counseling

What is Divorce counseling?

Thriveworks divorce counseling in Waltham, MA can help couples understand if they want to divorce or help them move forward post-divorce. Either way, it helps them navigate conflicts and/or tough conversations that pertain to their relationship and individual selves.

How does Divorce counseling work?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is tailored to each couple and the individuals that make up that couple. It works by offering…

  • Tools to work through conflicts and better manage negative feelings
  • Guidance in making the right decision if you're still in the process of considering divorce
  • Help with different stages of the divorce and separation process
  • A better understanding of what went wrong in the relationship
  • A third party perpsective that ensures both parties are heard

Is Divorce counseling conducted in person or online?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Divorce counseling last?

The amount of divorce counseling sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

Jane deemed her relationship picture-perfect. She couldn’t ask for a more loving, compassionate, or compatible partner. These—and all of Jack’s other redeeming qualities—made Jane excited to get married and more than confident about their future together. And for the first few years, she proved herself right: they fit into the cookie cutter of a perfect couple. Their relationship was full of love, intimacy, and fun; void of apathy, distance, and discord.

But eventually, this pattern changed. The love, intimacy, and fun became scarce, as apathy, distance, and discord crept in. There wasn’t a clear cause for this shift… but the subsequent effects were crystal. Jane and Jack were no longer happy together. In fact, they spent less and less time at home as they sought more and more time apart. Jane put in longer hours at work and was excited about a possible promotion. Jack was exploring a newfound love for rock-climbing and hoping to follow it all the way to Germany someday. They both found fulfillment in other areas of life… and the farther away they got from each other, the more fulfilled they felt. Still, they were afraid of separating—even though they’d already done so both mentally and emotionally.

“Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned.” –Mehmet Murat Ildan

Divorce counseling can help you safely exit your marriage. If you and your partner have grown apart (like Jane and Jack), and you are navigating a divorce, consider working with a divorce counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Waltham. Our providers have a specific skillset, of which enables them to help you through this trying time. They can help you work through your divorce together or independently, depending on what you want and need. And they are eager to get started.

Can I Benefit from Divorce Counseling?

Even those who are happy about the separation can benefit from divorce counseling. As splitting from the individual you vowed to spend the rest of your life with can take a significant toll on your heart, mind, and body. Fortunately, a divorce counselor is an expert when it comes to healing from this kind of loss. They’ll help you work through the following, which can result from divorce:

  • Anxious thoughts
  • Feelings of depression
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Social withdrawal
  • General hopelessness

These harmful consequences of divorce are what make divorce counseling so important. They stress the importance of working with a mental health professional who can assist you through this often painful process and guide you toward living a happy and healthy—as well as successful—life again.

Meet With a Divorce Counselor at Thriveworks Waltham

Perhaps you get that the divorce is for the better; maybe you’re even happy to separate legally; or maybe you’re having a tougher time than you thought you would. In any which case, a divorce counselor can provide the assistance and support that will prove important to your life moving forward. Depending on your needs, a counselor can help the two of you navigate the divorce process or help you with your individual counseling goals:

  • Joint counseling: A divorce counselor can help you and your partner work through the fine details of your divorce, like finances and/or living arrangements. They’ll do their best to make sure the divorce goes as smoothly as possible and can function as a mediator as needed.
  • Individual counseling: A divorce counselor can help you work through your individual challenges regarding your divorce. They can help you confront any stifled emotions, work through this pain, and find the right path for moving forward with your life.

What do you say? Do you see the value in working with a divorce counselor or psychologist? Begin your counseling journey today at Thriveworks Waltham. Give us a call at (781) 309-9149 to get started.

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 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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham is at the corner of Winter Street and Totten Pond Road. We are located near Bay School Skating School. We are down the street from Hilton Garden Inn.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

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