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My name is Dr. Anthony Centore, Founder and Therapist for Thrive Boston Christian Counseling, and if we were together right now, I would want you to know one thing--that no matter what your situation, no matter how things in your life might seem, no matter what has happened in your past--you can experience an amazing life.

It might not seem that way right now. If you are in a place of hurt or pain, you are not alone. In fact, we live in times when many people are hurting.

Jeremiah 6:14 explained the situation well. It says "They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace."

I don't know exactly what you are going through right now, but many people today are struggling with one (or all) of the following Common Life Problems.

Depression : One in 5 people experience depression every year. This isn't just "the blues", or feeling down. Depression steals life away from both the persons who struggle with it, and their loved ones.

Symptoms of depression can include: sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, weight loss or weight gain, change of appetite, insomnia or excessive sleep, slowed physical movements, agitation, decreased energy or fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, indecisiveness, an inability to concentrate, and more.

In Boston, depression can be exacerbated by our busy and time-starved lives, and by the short summers and long-dark winters.

Anxiety: Anxiety is a constant fearful state, accompanied by a feeling of unrest, dread, or worry. Anxiety is aroused by a number of factors: External situations (viewing the news, a fast paced lifestyle) , Physical well being (lack of sleep, blood sugar), Learning (parents who were highly anxious), and Trauma (situations that caused great pain).

Anxiety symptoms can include:

  • Inability to relax
  • Tense feelings
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Jumpiness or feeling faint
  • Excessive perspiring
  • Feeling clammy
  • Constant anticipation of trouble
  • Constant feeling of uneasiness

Self-Image: Self-esteem refers to an inner sense of value that gives a person resilience to attacks or criticism. Every person has ideas about their self-worth.

Having good self-esteem does NOT mean being proud or having an over-blown "ego".

Low self-esteem can cause: feelings of self-hate, believing that one is unworthy or incompetent, a refusal to get close to people, a belief that one doesn’t deserve strong or supportive relationships, refusal to trust others, and an inability to accept oneself as special or unique.

Your self-esteem is in trouble when you allow others to convince you that you are not valuable or significant. Poor self-esteem is often the result of prolonged periods of negative feedback in a person’s life. This results in deep wounds and emotional pain.

Relationship Problems: We feel more isolated today than ever before.


50% of marriages end in divorce. Communication problems, anger, dependency, jealousy, painful pasts, adultery, and uncertainty about a relationship's future are just a few of the things that can cause serious relationship problems.

Also, today (more than ever) persons are finding that they feel completely alone, even in a large city, such as Boston, MA.

The problem of isolation gets even worse when we work long hours, have moved several times, or when our social support system has left us.

Do these problems sound familiar to you? It is no secret that today, people are hurting. We live in the most affluent times in history of the world, but affluent times does not make our problems go away (and many of us still struggle to make ends meet).

It is often said that we are the unhappiest generation who has ever lived. That is a tragedy--too many lives are wasted by the problems of depression, anxiety, self-image, and by broken relationships. Too many of us suffer and hide from our problems, such as Addiction, Sexual Issues, Eating Disorders, or ADHD.

Here is a longer list of issues you might be struggling with, and services Thrive Boston Christian Counseling provides every day to people in Boston and Cambridge.

  • Thrive Boston Christian Depression Counseling
  • Thrive Boston Christian Anxiety Counseling
  • Thrive Boston Christian Addiction Counseling
  • Thrive Boston Christian Marital Counseling
  • Christian Counseling for Loneliness or Isolation issues
  • Thrive Boston Christian Career counseling
  • Christian Counseling for Meaning of Life issues
  • Christian Counseling for Spirituality or Faith issues
  • Thrive Boston Stress and Burnout Christian counseling
  • Thrive Boston Christian Relationship Therapy
  • Christian Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Treatment for Guilt or Shame
  • Thrive Boston Trauma and PTSD therapy

The real tragedy is that Many people suffer for years without getting help, when change is right there at their fingertips.

They just don't know how to reach out and take it.

"I want Christian Counseling Help. Where do I Turn?"

How do you find help when you feel like you have hit bottom? How do you heal when the pain seems unbearable? (or perhaps life does not look that dark, but you still have a thought that you want to experience happiness--experience a better life--more often, more clearly, than you are right now). But wait, I think I am getting ahead of myself.... First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step to finding counseling. If you are reading thisyou are SO CLOSE to making change happen in your life. Maybe it has taken you months to get this far--maybe it has taken years...

From this point on, you DO NOT struggle alone.

I, Dr. Anthony Centore, or one of the other excellent Thrive Boston Christian Counselors, will walk with you from this point on.

"Is Thrive Boston Christian Counseling the Right Fit for me and My Faith"

We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about whether we are the right for you, for Christian counseling.

Thrive Christian Counselors, every year, help hundreds of individuals, couples, and families from Cambridge and Boston (We also help clients from around the country who seek out our expertise by telephone or online counseling).

We have helped members of Park Street Church, Boston Vineyard, Cambridge Vineyard, Reunion Church, Faith Fellowship church, Cambridge Post Baptist Church, Emmanuel Church, Trinity Church, Tremont Street Church, and many many others.

At Thrive Boston Christian Counseling, we are focused on you, the client. Simply put, from the first time you make a phone call to our office ( 617-395-5806 ), to the first time you arrive at our offices, you are always respected and treated with sensitive, professional care.

You will be treated with the respect and care you deserve. At Thrive, you are a person, not a disorder. Not a combination of symptoms--which is often the status quo. --A disorder does not explain or summarize you, or your life experience.

We help our clients live better, more engaging, more successful lives (many of our clients are high-achieving, widely respected professionals). And to do that, we look at helping our clients to heal and grow as both an ART and a SCIENCE.

The Thrive Boston Christian Counseling philosophy guides everything we do.

  • Clients with Depression are not just “cured” of their pain, they experience happiness.
  • Clients with Anxiety are not just sedated or calmed down, they experience peace of mind.
  • Clients with Relationship problems learn to build and grow meaningful relationships.
  • Clients who have Guilt and shame learn to forgive themselves, and others.
  • Clients with Addictions don’t just kick the bad habit, they become whole.

Your Faith is Respected at Thrive Boston Christian Counseling

Many research studies have shown that Christian faith and Christian spirituality helps persons overcome difficult life issues, and that people of faith live longer, more fulfilling lives. At Thrive Boston Christian Counseling, we believe it is important to be respectful to our clients’ Christian faith and spiritual beliefs.

For clients of the Christian faith, Thrive Boston Christian Counseling currently has Christian counselors specifically trained to integrate Christian faith and beliefs into the counseling process.

Our Christian counselors are Board Certified Professional Christian Counselors, accredited by the International Board of Christian Counselors.

Our Christian counselors have also written for publications including Christian Counseling Todaymagazine, The Christian Counseling Connection, and have presented at professional Christian counseling conferences offered by the 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors.

In addition, Thrive Boston Christian Counselors have contributed to the authoritative Christian Counseling Textbook-used at Christian universities across the country, Caring For People God's Way.

If you are looking for Christian counseling, you can be rest assured that the Christian counseling offered at Thrive Boston Counseling is Christ-centered and Biblically Sound.

Anthony Centore Book Chapter

Dr. Anthony Centore (Thrive Boston Christian Counselor) Newest Chapter "Religion in the Recovery of Relationship Trauma" Co-authored by Dr. Tim Clinton (President: American Association of Christian Counselors) Routledge Publishers

No Waiting Lists:

Your First Christian Counseling Appointment is This Week

We want to find you the care you need!

You've made it this far, let me walk with you from this point...this point right here...until you are where you want to be. Until you have reached your goal.

I, and those Boston Christian Therapists who work with me, do something no other Christian counselors, Christian psychotherapists, Christian psychologists, Christian social workers, or anyone else in the Boston Christian mental health counseling field does.

Call Thrive Boston Christian Counseling today to schedule your first session, and we will schedule your first therapy appointment with an excellent Christian therapist THIS WEEK!

And often, we manage to get new clients an appointment the SAME DAY that they call!

This is something no other Christian counseling practice in Boston, Cambridge, Brighton, Medford, Malden, Melrose, Brookline, Weston, Wellesley, Waltham or anywhere in the Greater Boston area can offer.

We can only offer it because Thrive Boston Christian Counselors believe helping you get started in your life changing counseling process is so important, that we're willing to design our schedules in a way that we can offer this.

The way we see it is this: You worked up the motivation and courage to begin counseling, the least I can do is help you receive your first Christian counseling session right away.

Let's Talk

We Hope this is just the beginning of your life-changing Christian counseling experience. We want you to find the help, care, information, education, or motivation you are looking for. Let's begin right now. Call us at 617-395-5806.


Dr. Anthony Centore and the Thrive Boston Christian Counseling Team

P. S.

In case you missed our offer, the offer that no other Boston Christian counseling center can give you--I will write it one more time here. Call Thrive Boston Christian Counseling at 617-395-5806, and we will answer any questions you have, and then help you to schedule a session for THIS WEEK. In fact, we are currently scheduling many clients within 48 hours of their call to our office. If you are like many of our new clients, you found this web page because something in your life is not right, and you want to experience meaningful change and improvement. Let's starts now.