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Starting Communication skills therapy

What is communication skills therapy?

Communication skills therapy with our Thriveworks therapists in Williamsville simply helps you improve your verbal and nonverbal communication abilities. These skills can prove important to developing and maintaining healthy relationships, achieving both personal and professional goals, and more

How does communication skills therapy work?

Communication skills therapy will first teach you some tools and tricks to use in your conversations, and second, give you a nonjudgmental space to practice. Our Thriveworks counselors will always put your needs and goals first. They are teachers and companions, but any counseling session is always about you. The open atmosphere allows for questions, mistakes, and learning.

Is communication skills therapy conducted in person or online?

Communication skills 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 communication skills therapy last?

Communication skills therapy with a provider at Thriveworks in Williamsville, NY can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on the exact needs of the client as well as their current communication challenges and other needs or preferences.

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Communication Skills Therapy in Buffalo, NY—Therapists and Counselors

The skills required in communication require going beyond that natural egocentric approach. Without guidelines and practice, that’s hard to do. The counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY have refined their communication skills through years of schooling and mindful practice. If you are ready to take that step to improve your communication skills, we are here to teach and support you.

Thriveworks offers evening and weekend sessions, and accepts most major insurances. In addition, we can often see new clients within the same week of scheduling. Contact us today to get started.

What Is Communication Skills Therapy?

Essentially, communication skills therapy will do two things:

  1. Teach you helpful tools and tricks.
  2. Give you a safe, nonjudgmental space to practice them.

Our fully licensed therapists, counselors, and social workers strive to create an open atmosphere where you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn. During a session, you may get the chance to practice how to:

  • Form an emotional connection before engaging in communication. Practicing empathy while you’re communicating will enhance the conversation, prevent unintentional harm, and make it more productive.
  • Use nonverbal cues to convey the right message. Tone, body posture, and eye contact are all taken in subconsciously and greatly impact the message being sent.
  • Not get lost in your thoughts (use active listening). Most communication isn’t actually talking, it’s listening!
  • Politely navigate a touchy subject. There will be things you’re highly passionate about, or ones that are a huge sore spot for people. These are all okay, if you can communicate effectively.
  • Use “I” statements. Starting a sentence with “you” can sound aggressive and accusatory.
  • Understand a different culture and approach it with sensitivity. Culture plays a huge role in how we communicate, as everyone communicates a little differently. You can break through the cultural barriers by working on your communication skills.

Why Are Communication Skills Important?

The benefits of increasing your communication skills are many:

  • Increased empathy and connection: Learning to truly listen and understand where a person is coming from will make it easier to do so in the future.
  • Less tension and drama in relationships: Communication is the backbone on which all relationships are built. Communicate well and you’ll find a lot less stress in your relationships.
  • More free time! How many books and movies do you know that have revolved around bad communication skills? Probably most of them. Incomplete communication skills leave unsolved problems and wrong solutions–messes you’ll have to clean up. Strong communication eliminates problems before they start, giving you more spare time.

Not a day goes by without you participating in some form of communication. Some may be small, like, “What do you want for dinner?” Some may be large, such as, “How do we address our financial problem?” All conversations need communication skills. Give Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY a call if you’re ready to communicate more effectively.

Improve Your Communication Skills with an Exceptional Counselor at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

Everyone can use a boost in their communication skills, whether they could benefit intimate or professional relationships. Call the Thriveworks office in Buffalo, NY today and you may meet with a licensed counselor of your choice as early as tomorrow. Thriveworks providers are great at what they do, and they want to help you achieve your goals. Best of all, Thriveworks providers accept most major health insurance plans, so in-person or online counseling sessions can remain affordable. Call today to get started. We look forward to helping you improve your communication skills!

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 Williamsville therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martin's Point (US Family Health Plans)

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Self-pay costs at Williamsville
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 Williamsville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Williamsville is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Williamsville, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Phone number

(716) 453-2877

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