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Counseling and Therapy Services in Franklin, MA—Working on Your Mental Health

Every day can be full of the unexpected—sometimes the surprises are good, and sometimes they are bad. Disappointments and setbacks are all normal parts of life, and so are joys and accomplishments. When it comes to friends, work, or family, life always keeps people on their toes. Navigating the highs and lows can be hard, even in a world where information is so easily accessed. A search engine cannot always provide the solution. Almost everyone, at some point in life, will need more support and guidance than they have access to.

Have you wondered, “Who can I trust in this situation? … What should I reasonably expect? … Do I have options? … or What is the actual problem here?” If you have, you are not alone, and many people have reached out to a mental health professional as they navigate tough relational dynamics, professional advancement, and/or a personal challenge.

The coaches, therapists, and counselors at Thriveworks Franklin help people who are asking big questions about life and seeking deeper answers. We want our clients to receive the mental health care they need along with the kindness and compassion they deserve as they work on life’s big challenges. Call today for in-person counseling or online therapy.

Why Work on Your Mental Health?

Whether you are facing relational tension, whether you are facing a personal obstacle, whether you need career advice, every single person needs a place where they feel safe to talk honestly and openly about their life. For many people, mental health professionals provide that safe space where they can regain perspective, clarify their goals, and create a path forward.

The counselors, coaches, and therapists at Thriveworks Franklin provide such a space for many clients. During their time, many clients cultivate their self-awareness, examining—with courage and honesty—their strengths and weaknesses. Our professionals want to empower their clients to receive the interventions they need to improve their well-being, take advantage of their strengths, and achieve their dreams.

How Does Counseling Work?

With a skilled therapist or counselor, many people set aside a particular time each week or month to focus upon their emotions and mind. A therapeutic relationship may start by clarifying a person’s hopes for the time and naming any particular challenges a person is facing. A therapist or counselor may inquire about a person’s family, career, physical health, relationships, mental health, and/or spirituality.

The professionals at Thriveworks Franklin then formulate a unique treatment plan that aims to meet each individual’s needs and symptoms:

  • If a client has experienced a difficult mental health problem, abuse, or trauma, our professionals may focus upon health and recovery. With kindness and expertise, our counselors may seek out the problem’s root and empower their clients with healthy coping skills and interventions.
  • If a client wants to achieve a professional or personal goal, our professionals may focus upon self-discovery. When people can identify their own weaknesses, strengths, and goals, then they can often identify practical steps to take toward their goal. They may need to learn new interpersonal skills or kick a bad habit, but setting smaller goals may allow them to achieve their bigger goals.
  • If a client is facing a secret addiction or another personal problem that is harming themselves and their loved ones, then our professionals may help them take back their self-control. They may need to identify hurt the addiction has caused, seek out accountability, and learn how to cope with life’s challenges.

What Kinds of Counseling Are Available?

People see a mental health professional for all kinds of reasons. Naming them all would be impossible. Some people begin therapy not knowing their goal, but throughout their time, the challenge and the goal become clear. Others know exactly why they need therapy. A handful of reasons people have come to Thriveworks Franklin include…

  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Marriage tensions
  • Childhood abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Domestic violence
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Infidelity
  • Panic disorder
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Life coaching
  • Cannabis abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Career advancement
  • Anger management
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Divorce recovery

Does anything on this list sound familiar? Maybe it does…maybe it does not. Categorizing complex life challenges is difficult, and not all mental health difficulties fit into a label. Regardless of what you may be facing, Thriveworks Franklin may be able to help.

Why Choose Thriveworks Franklin, MA?

Mental health is not so different than physical health. If someone is physically sick, they go see their doctor. If life is out of balance, many people benefit from seeing a mental health professional. Thriveworks Franklin has helped many people regain equilibrium.

Our office wants to prioritize your well-being. Many first-time clients see their therapist within 24 hours of their first call. Weekend and evening appointments are available, and we work with many insurance providers.

Are you ready to make a change with the support of a mental health professional? Call Thriveworks Franklin to get started in in-person counseling or online counseling therapy.

Our Clients Get More

We call this The Thriveworks Difference

Thriveworks Typical Counseling Practice
Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
Appointments start on time Unlikely
Care at 100+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Counselor-moderated community discussion
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 18 5 1 18 reviews. See all reviews
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Insight and Support

I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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