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Discover how starting therapy with a LGBTQIA+ counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Giant strides have been taken toward greater acceptance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. However, there is still much work to be done, as those who belong to the LGBTQ community continue to experience abuse, discrimination, and harassment because of their sexual orientation. And these individuals continue to suffer with greater rates of mental illness—such as depression, anxiety, and addiction—because of this unfair treatment.

No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.” –Mahatma Gandhi

This increased risk of struggling mentally and emotionally makes access to quality mental health care essential for members in the LGBTQ community. That said, this isn’t always their reality—it’s instead often more difficult for these individuals to find the mental health care they deserve.

Fortunately, LGBTQ members can find quality mental health care at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA. We have counselors who are LGBTQ-informed: they understand that these individuals face unique challenges, of which are often touched upon in therapy. These providers know how to help you overcome these challenges and ultimately life a life filled with love, happiness, and success.

What Is LGBTQ-Informed Counseling Like?

Thriveworks providers customize the counseling experience to the needs of each client. That said, your counselor will likely open with a few questions that will help them understand you and your counseling goals better. Examples include…

  1. Overall, how satisfied are you with your life at this moment?
  2. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
  3. Where do you see yourself in a year? Five years?
  4. What are you hoping to achieve in counseling?

Questions of the like will prove instrumental to your counseling journey—they will help you and your counselor better understand where you are and where you want to be. Self-exploration and self-discovery are keys to living a happy, healthy life; your counselor will provide you with that safe place for exploration and discovery. And they’ll even guide you on this journey by leading discussions about…

  • Gender and sexual orientation
  • Love and romance
  • Past traumas
  • Current stressors
  • Self-love and acceptance

What Are the Benefits?

As mentioned previously, members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges, which increase their risk of suffering mentally and emotionally. Here are several of those challenges:

  • Prejudice and judgment
  • Rejection from friends and family
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Higher rates of suicide or self-harm

Deep emotional stress is born from these challenges that many LGBTQ individuals encounter. Fortunately, work with an LGBTQ-informed counselor who is familiar with these unique obstacles can prove incredible beneficial. If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community, consider working with one of our quality providers at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA.

Set Up an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham Today

The unfortunate reality is that LGBTQ members have a more difficult time finding quality mental health care. This is a huge problem, especially considering all of the unique problems they face, as well as their increased risk for developing a mental illness and falling victim to self-harm. The good news, however, is that Thriveworks in Waltham, MA offers LGTBQ clients the superior mental health care they seek and deserve.

Our providers are dedicated to helping every single person who walks through our doors live a better life. And they use their advanced skills, training, and experience to accomplish that mission. What do you say? Are you ready to work with a quality provider who will help you through all of your woes? You’re just one step away from making that dream a reality. Give us a call at (781) 309-9149 to get started.

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 31 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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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