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470,633 people sought individual therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Stephanie: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to start where they are. I generally focus on cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness because they tend to benefit the most people because we tend to overly focus on our pain points and not what is really happening right now.

Michelle: My go-to approaches are positive psychology and ACT. I work with CBT without the true aspect of assigning homework. I prefer to work on the therapeutic alliance in the first one to three sessions in an effort to gain trust with the client and have them feel safe.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Stephanie: I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Mindfulness: Being here right now, not in the future where fear resides, and not in the past where depression ferments.
  • Discover which cognitive distortions you use most: Cognitive distortions are patterns of thoughts that all of us use that can get us in trouble, such as black-and-white thinking, which is when we focus on thoughts like “It always happens...” or “It will never...” when things are much more complicated than that.
  • How to notice your automatic negative thoughts and combat them.

Michelle: I definitely take a psychoeducational approach, sharing my screen to show the clients sites that might help and then sending them the links (e.g. Kristen Neff/self-compassion, Angela Duckworth/grit-resilience, the go-to relationship sites of Gottman, love languages, Esther Perel and Best Self Co.). Teaching clients about reframing negative cognitions and sharing information about cognitive distortions is important.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

Stephanie: I know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are closer to the goal we set, feeling more positive more often, and catching their own cognitive distortions.

Michelle: When our sessions become more conversational in nature, it is apparent they are feeling better and have increased their personal toolbox of coping skills and strategies.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

Stephanie: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by being proactive with tracking their progress toward where they want to be, as well as practicing the skills they've learned.

Michelle: By taking a psychoeducational approach, clients are able to do work in between sessions, which empowers them to make progress in their therapeutic journey.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Stephanie: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can think not only about what you want to change, but where you want to be once the changes happen.

Michelle: They should have a small amount of willingness to open their minds to try something different. If they are even remotely willing to try, we are pretty successful on the journey.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

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 Westborough 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westborough
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

4.8 Thriveworks Westborough reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Read more Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Westborough Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve had a wonderful experience. The staff is punctual and kind.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Read more Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Read more I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Read more My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Westborough Aug 2018
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★★★★★
For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Read more For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Westborough Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Just met Greg today so far everything went well.
Westborough Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Good chat with Stephanie
Westborough Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough is located at 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA 01581, in the same building as Berkshire Bank.

Phone number

(774) 252-7733

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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