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

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Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Waltham, MA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Waltham is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

Imagine: You have your whole future planned out. You’ll finally be rewarded with a promotion by the end of the year and you’re sure you’ll be engaged then too. You and your partner of 5 years have been discussing the future of your relationship and you’re both ready to make the commitment—or so you thought. Suddenly, everything around you is crumbling. Instead of being promoted like you thought, you’re let go from your job. You’re told that you’re valuable but the company can’t afford to employ your position right now. Even worse, your partner brings up new concerns about your relationship and there’s no engagement in sight. You feel overwhelmed with this new information and these unwanted changes to your big plans.

“The purpose of psychology is to give us wholly novel ideas about the things that we know best.” –Paul Valery

The scenario above can certainly be disappointing and bring a bout of other emotions to the surface, including frustration and anger. We don’t always know how to process and deal with these feelings, which only makes matters worse. Fortunately, when we are in these highly stressful or emotional circumstances, we can work with a psychologist to keep our mental health in check.

The psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA can help you process and better respond to your emotions. They can also help you make important changes and decisions in your career, your relationships, and other important areas of life. The end goal is to help you live a happier, more successful life. If you have the same goal in mind, consider working with a Thriveworks psychologist. You can work with them in in-person or online sessions. To schedule your appointment, call (781) 309-9149.

How Can a Waltham Psychologist Help Me?

The Thriveworks team in Waltham, MA consists of mental health professionals who truly care about their clients. Our counselors, therapists, life coaches, and of course our psychologists, are here to help you through the challenging times in your life. As you well know, these challenges vary from stress to relationship issues, financial instability, mental illness, professional obstacles, and more. If it’s causing you distress, we want to hear about it, as we can help you tackle the problem and reduce the negative effects its having on you.

Your experience in counseling or therapy with your psychologist will depend on your unique needs and goals. They will understand what challenge you are encountering and then design a plan to help you overcome it. Let’s take a look at a few of the challenges we mentioned earlier:

  1. Stress: We will never succeed in ridding our lives of stress. It’s part of the human experience. We can, however, learn to better manage stress. If you are experiencing major stress at work, at home, in your relationships, or elsewhere, a Thriveworks Psychologist can walk you through stress management tactics.
  2. Relationship issues: As much as we’d like for our relationships to be free of conflict, this isn’t very realistic either. The relationships we have with loved ones run into challenges like poor communication, infidelity, opposing values and beliefs, etc. If you’re struggling in a romantic relationship or with a friend or family member, the psychologists at Thriveworks in Waltham can serve as an unbiased third party to help you work through your challenges.
  3. Mental illness: According to Our World in Data, 792 million people across the globe have a mental illness. This means that you or someone you know has probably struggled or will struggle with depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition at some point in their lives. If you do develop symptoms, a psychologist at Thriveworks in Waltham can help to determine a diagnosis and assist you in managing your illness.

Keep in mind that if you choose to work with a psychologist, they will tailor treatment to meet your needs. Your needs might consist of managing one of the problems above or another problem that did not make this list.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychologist in Waltham 

To schedule an appointment with one of our psychologists, simply call our office at (781) 309-9149. We have an excellent scheduling team who will assist you with the quick and easy scheduling process. Remember, too, that you’ll get to choose from an in-office or virtual appointment! Our psychologists are happy to help you in online sessions by phone or video if you’d prefer to meet with them in a virtual setting. They are also happy to have you come to the office. It all comes down to your preferences. Either way, we can’t wait to meet with you soon!

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 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • 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
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
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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
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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