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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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Good news! We have 45 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

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 Watertown, 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 Watertown 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.

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Psychologists in Watertown, MA — Work with a Skilled, Caring Mental Health Professional 

Life is a series of ups and downs. One moment we are jumping up and down in celebration and the next we are struggling to cope with a life-threatening diagnosis. Fortunately, there are mental health professionals who dedicate their lives to helping people overcome major life changes and concerns. At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, we have psychologists who are trained in various different fields and can provide their clients with the tools they need to achieve happiness and success. If there is a mental health challenge or obstacle standing in your way of living the life you want, consider reaching out. Just call our office to get started. 

How Can a Psychologist Help Me? 

As we just mentioned, psychologists are qualified and trained in a multitude of mental health areas. They are equipped with the skillsets to help identify, diagnose, and treat the concerns you have. If you decide to work with a psychologist, they will first get to know you, including your obstacles and goals that are unique to you. Then they will take this information to come up with a customized treatment plan that will focus on your specific needs. For example, if you are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, they will ask you about your specific feelings and how long you have been struggling. This will allow them to verify what stage in the grieving process you are in and how they will help you moving forward. 

Coping with a loss, whether a loved one, job, or time period, is just one of the ways in which a psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA can help you. We can help you through many different challenges, including: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Martial problems such as infidelity or lack of intimacy 
  • Trauma
  • Parenting concerns 
  • Stress
  • Anger management 
  • Family turmoil
  • Financial stress or strain 
  • Substance abuse and addiction 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Major life changes (moving, starting a new job, becoming a new parent, etc.) 

What You Can Achieve by Working with a Psychologist 

There’s no need to cope with the stressors of life on your own. They are hard enough as it is. By working with a professional, you can expect to not only feel lighter and happier, but you will be given a myriad of tools to use moving forward. Some different things you can expect to accomplish when working with one of our providers are: 

  1. Improving or maintaining your mental health and wellbeing 
  2. Learn how to communicate more effectively 
  3. Find greater happiness and success in both your professional and personal life 
  4. Learn how to identify stressors and how to deescalate in the moment 
  5. Identify past trauma and learn how to change the narrative in order to move on 
  6. Feel physically better, as well as mentally, when releasing tension in therapy 
  7. Develop new perspectives when moving forward 

Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA 

If you are going through something and feel like you might need an extra bit of help, let us guide you and support you in your journey. We are dedicated to helping people live better, healthier lives. 

At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, we are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with exceptional, client-focused care. To do so, we do not operate with a waitlist, and new clients can often meet with their provider within the same week as scheduling. We also have a broad range of availability, including daytime, evenings, and weekends. To get started, visit our online booking system or give us a call and a scheduling specialist will assist you. 

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 Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 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

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Watertown
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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