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

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Good news! We have 49 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Life coaching

What is Life coaching?

Life coaching is a personalized support system that helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges. Coaches employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Life coaching work?

In life coaching, our coaches utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Life coaching conducted in person or online?

Life coaching with our therapists in Waltham, MA is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Life coaching last?

The number of life coaching sessions someone attends can differ based on the coach and the client's choices. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing coaching sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time. Thriveworks Waltham therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

You are the office’s go-to person. You work hard, and your coworkers rely on you. The hours add up each week, but you are climbing the corporate ladder. After several promotions, you think that you are ready for an executive position. Life couldn’t be better, yes? No. With each new promotion came a new set of challenges…and not just as work. Personally and professionally, life has gotten more difficult. Maybe you can resonate with the following situations…

  • After the birth of your first child, the sleepless nights are catching up with you. Your work performance is suffering. You sense how the priorities on your life are changing, but how can you keep a healthy life/work balance?
  • As your parent’s age, they need more time and attention. Yes, they live in an assisted care home, but your siblings are not happy with the care they are receiving. You want to be there for your parents, but you cannot cut back at work anymore than you already have.
  • Because of some medical issues, you are having to slow down life. You need to have a serious conversation with your boss or potentially find another job that will allow more flexibility. What approach might be the best?
  • Your middle schooler is having a hard time. You have pulled out your best parenting tricks, but nothing is getting better. Do you need to cut back your hours at work? Could another family member help? You are wondering if there are other options.
  • You have a great job…at least for now. But then you think about being in the same job in three years or five years, and you know it might be time to make a change. But what? Should you go for that promotion or consider a career change?

A lot of people are struggling under the weight of growing personal and professional obligations. In many of these cases, the demands of just one’s profession or just one’s family would be too much, but even more challenging is that one’s personal and professional lives are always intertwined. Making an adjustment in one area of life often means making an adjustment in other areas. A lot of people are navigating these difficulties by leaning upon a life coach. Life coaches can support people during some of life’s toughest moments.

Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA offers life coaching appointments because we understand that life’s demands can become overwhelming. Everyone needs a sounding board—someone with wisdom and experience who will listen, advise, and mentor without judgment.

Growing in Self-Knowledge

One key to making tough decisions is knowing oneself. This might sound like a really simple task, but it is normal to struggle with it. Too many outside factors are vying for people’s attention. It is too easy for people to go with the flow of what their friends or family or partner wants instead of knowing who they are, what they prioritize, and what they want.

Life coaches have a number of exercises that can help people grow in their self-knowledge. One example is the “Miracle Question.” The miracle question has many different forms, but each is getting at the same idea: what do people dream about? Life gets busy, and it is understandable that many people lose sight of their dreams. The miracle question asked people to take time, suspend reality, and let their natural thoughts arise. The miracle question may take the form of…

  • What educational opportunities would you pursue if you had the time and money?
  • Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
  • What would be your dream vacation? Where would you travel? With whom? For how long?
  • What types of relationships do you want to build? Within your family? Within your friends?

Working with a Life Coach

Answering the miracle questions is a great way to start learning more about your own priorities, values, weaknesses, and strengths. However, it is just that: a start. Skilled life coaches can often translate that start into growth that may make a big improvement in people’s lives. Here are just two of the ways people may practically benefit from working with a life coach.

  1. When people want it all. Yes, many people want the big family, the adventurous hobbies, and the burgeoning career. These blessings, however, come with stress. Life requires balance. Life coaches can often help people learn stress-management technique as well as implement a balanced approach to life.
  2. When people are experiencing the unforeseen. No one wants to hear these words: Divorce. Lay-off. Cancer. These words, along with many other situations, can change life on a dime and require that people navigate a whole new life. Skilled coaches can often guide people through these turbulent times.

Thriveworks in Waltham, MA—Life Coaching Appointments

Are you going through an unexpected transition? What are your goals for the future? Do you want it all? There are no short-cuts to success, but there is help for the journey. Thriveworks in Waltham, MA has life coaching appointments available, and we are ready to help. When you work with our office, know that new clients often meet with their coach within 24 hours of their call to make an appointment. We offer evening and weekend sessions, but we do not put our clients on a waitlist. Many insurance plans are also accepted.

Let’s navigate life together. You are not alone. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham today.

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
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

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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