Therapy Can Help: Counselors and Therapists in Amherst, MA
Stress at work, anxiety, social distancing, loneliness, restlessness, depression, relationship trouble, financial strain — the list of difficulties we face in life is seemingly endless. The things we imagine for our future as children don’t always come to full fruition. The way that we picture our career and our family can be different than reality. When you are desperate for connection and understanding, a therapist or counselor can fill that gap.
Every person is unique and so are our needs for therapy and coaching. Some prefer in-person counseling while others prefer remote therapy. Finding a therapist in the Pioneer Valley should be an easy and stress-free experience. We understand that your life is full of responsibilities, but how much time do you give to yourself? Perhaps you have simply put your dreams on hold for too long. Maybe you have spent decades caring for others, addressing your family’s needs, and ignoring your own. Maybe you’re feeling lonely and isolated. Our therapists and counselors in Amherst, MA understand and we want you to know that you are not trapped. We are here to help you manage these responsibilities, address your own needs and create the fulfilling that you dream of!
We want to be the listening ear, the companion, and the consultant that you need. Whatever you are facing, whether big or small, we are available for you. Through telehealth or in-person counseling, your future can be one you’re excited about! Finding therapy in Amherst is possible. Call us at (413) 634-4805 or book an appointment online.
How Can a Therapist Help Me?
People of all ages can benefit from speaking with a life coach, counselor, or therapist, from children to adolescents, adults, and seniors. It may not be an easy decision, but it is a very important and meaningful decision. Reasons to pursue in-person or online therapy may include:
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Behavioral problems in children
- Relationship issues, couples mediation, and divorce
- Family dynamics
- Anger management
- Feelings of loneliness and isolation
- LQBTQ issues
- Race and discrimination
- Religiose and spiritual issues
- ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Career coaching
- Time management
- Health and wellness goals
If left undiagnosed and untreated, many of these concerns can lead to more serious mental health issues. Sometimes, less serious, but nonetheless important concerns are symptoms of deeper issues that your therapist or counselor will be able to identify. Oftentimes, when we have been dealing with a health concern, whether its mental or physical, over a long period of time, it becomes difficult to recognize. But this doesn’t mean it is untreatable. Our therapist will take to the time to speak with you and learn about what may be holding you back. Some common mental health concerns include:
Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic attacks and Panic Disorder, Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder), etc.
Mood Disorders: This most often manifests as depression but also includes Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymic disorder, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and various forms of depression such as Major Depression, Chronic Depression, Postpartum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to name a few.
Trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, Psychotic disorders, etc.
Common symptoms of these disorders may be very serious and may require specialized therapy and help. Some of these include:
- Eating disorders
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Anger and physical abuse
- Self-harm or mutilation
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
If you or your loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms it is imperative that you contact a mental health professional as soon as possible. Psychologists and therapists at Thriveworks in Amherst, MA are available to speak within 24 hours. Please call us at 413-634-4805 and we will get the help you need as soon as you need it!
What Can I Expect from an In-Person or Online Therapy Session?
No two people’s needs are identical, regardless of their diagnosis. It is important for you to find a therapist, counselor or life coach who you can trust and who you feel understands your need. Counseling sessions in Amherst will be tailored to best benefit you. Your therapist will discuss with you the challenges you face as well as your goals for counseling. Once an understanding of your individual needs is established, they will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
In some cases, your therapist may refer you to a specialist to help. Our network of mental health professionals within our offices will help to simplify this process for you. Some forms of therapy that we offer include:
- Marriage Counseling
- Christian Counseling
- Life Coaching
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Group and Family Therapy
- and others
We also provide different session types to accommodate your needs or restrictions. Many people are more comfortable with traditional, in-person, face-to-face counseling. We have offices throughout Western Massachusetts that are open to meet with you in a safe and socially distanced setting.
In addition, we provide various forms of remote therapy including telehealth services, and online counseling where you can meet with your therapist from the comfort of your own home. Whether you prefer one or the other or a combination of both, therapists in your area are available and would like to provide you with the safest and most comfortable experience of therapy for your needs.
Schedule an Online Therapy or In-Person Therapy Session
Counselors, Therapists, and Life Coaches in Amherst and surrounding areas are available to help whatever issue you or your family are facing. We offer both remote and in-person sessions to accommodate and safety or mobility concerns that you have.
Whether you are seeking help for your child, your marriage, your relationship, or your career, we can connect you with trained professionals who are ready to help you improve your life. Our therapists, Life Coaches, and Counselors accept many forms of insurance. If financial concerns are holding you back please reach out to us. We can work with you to provide assistance if you are in need. We know that seeking counseling is an important decision, and we are ready to help you whenever you are ready.
We do not operate with a waiting list so that we can provide you with an appointment as quickly as you need it. In most cases, we can pair you with an Amherst provider quickly. All you have to do is give us a call or book an appointment online, and we will connect you with a therapist who is educated, professional, capable, and caring. Your counselor will join you on your mental health journey. Give us a call us at 413-634-4805 to get started.