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7,163 people sought teen counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

Stephanie Wuebbens

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

For younger kids, my go-to approach is play therapy. It gives us the best benefit of helping a child express emotions that younger kids find difficult to express verbally. As kids get older, simple games like Uno help a child express difficult emotions because they are partially engaged in the game and it's not as threatening. It's also the time when therapeutic games and videos help solidify coping strategies and direct expressions of emotions.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy: How to identify emotions both verbally and by finding them in your body, and how to express those emotions through words and not actions. We work on identifying cognitive distortions, such as all-or-nothing thinking.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy when they are comfortable talking about things that are upsetting.

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

Parents can supplement their child's time in child therapy by reading books such as “The Whole Brain Child” by Dan Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a parent can talk with their child about what they hope to see happen in therapy, e.g. feeling less anxious; and being happier and less worried.

Starting Teen counseling

What is teen counseling?

Teen counseling helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst teens include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and problematic relationships with food.

How does teen counseling work?

Teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the teen's unique needs — based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, Thriveworks teen therapists in Westborough have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Does my teen need therapy?

Signs that teens might need Teen counseling can be very subjective, as they are experiencing many changes and can have intense reactions to them. As parents, you know your child best and are best equipped to judge whether certain reactions are standard behaviors for your teen or whether they might be hinting at a larger problem. Even so, there are a few common signs and events that often point to a need for therapy, such as experiencing divorce or loss, grief, consistent low moods, teens distancing themselves and becoming isolated, losing interest in hobbies, excessive anger or irritability, substance use issues, and suicidal ideation, among others.

Is teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Teen counseling providers at Thriveworks in Westborough, MA offer both in-person and online-therapy by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does teen counseling last?

The length of teen counseling depends on your teen's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

There are lots of things to worry about for our children. As they grow up, the saying goes, “Bigger kids, bigger problems.” We worry about their health, their friends, their future, and their emotional well-being. If any of these are not going well, all we want is to fix it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, some things take work and time to improve. We also need some help as parents. Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough teen counselors can be that helping hand.

Teenagers face many potential problems as they progress towards adulthood. Peer pressure, body image issues, addictions, uncertainties about the future; the list goes on and on. Even if your teen is not facing a serious problem like drugs or alcohol, it can be helpful to have a trusted person to talk to and discuss the issues of adolescence.

At Thriveworks in Westborough, we have counselors that are trained in many different areas. Some of our therapists have been published in leading news outlets and academic journals. When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you had plenty of choices. It can be difficult to know who to trust in a sea of options. Look no further. Thriveworks in Westborough is the right choice. We have appointments available within 24 hours for new clients.

Call us today, let’s get to work.

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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