Amherst MA Marriage and Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling in Amherst, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Healthy relationships beautify and enrich our lives. A relationship is something that grows over time, as we share experiences with our partner: a first date at a special restaurant, a night dancing with friends, a special trip to the lake, a holiday party. Each experience adds to the richness and joy of your relationship.

Sometimes, though, life tries to crowd out the time you want to spend with your partner. You find yourself rushing to work, then to school, and then back home. Instead of just the two of you sharing a date night on the town, you might find yourself helping kids with science projects and homework. In addition to professional and family obligations, recreational activities, sports and other hobbies can sap away our energies. The pace of modern life seems to put a definite strain on relationships. In our day and age, even your best intentions to share more with your partner can be undone by the clock.

The good news is that you can learn to better your relationship by improving time management, getting your priorities straight, and working on effective communication with your partner. A couples counselor at Thriveworks Amherst can help you to accomplish all of these goals, and in turn, create a happier, healthier relationship and life together. Call Thriveworks Amherst today at (413) 634-4805.

Do I Need Couples Counseling?

As touched on above, no relationship is free of obstacles—while there are ups, there are also downs. It’s important to remember this is normal, even healthy, but you should also take challenges that arise seriously. Don’t push them aside or hope that they’ll resolve on their own. Take initiative and start work with a couples counselor to address the issues in your relationship as well as learn how to resolve future issues. These challenges might include:

  • Ineffective communication
  • Different visions for the future
  • Lack of time spent together
  • Intimacy issues
  • Financial strain
  • Disagreements in parenting

Do any of the above issues resonate with you? This is a small list of common challenges couples face. Remember: you don’t have to accept these issues as your relationship norm. Instead, you should address these issues and work on resolving them—of which a couples counselor at Thriveworks Amherst can play an important role.

What Will I Learn in Couples Counseling?

You don’t have to resign yourself to constantly feeling like you have to choose between your relationship and your obligations. The couples counselors at Thriveworks Amherst, MA know a healthy relationship actually requires some time spent engaged in individual activities. We can help you discover strategies that assist you in meeting the needs of your partner while not feeling like your relationship is taking over your life. We can help you address this challenge by working with you to find that balance between your partner and your schedule. 

Though we can’t give you more time, our relationship professionals can work with you and teach you ways to help ensure the time you do have is well spent. Some of the tools we teach can include:

  • Healthy Communication Strategies: Communicating is essential in creating a healthy relationship, allowing you and your partner to resolve issues and deepen understanding.
  • Strategies for Developing Respect and Empathy: This allows you to deepen and strengthen your appreciation for your partner.
  • Relationship Skills: These skills allow you to develop a more positive approach to your relationship.

As our relationship counselors work with you and your relationship, they may find additional strategies that can help. Being open to assistance is the important part. As you and your partner work with our professionals, we will provide you with some of the tools you’ll need to make your relationship healthier and stronger.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Amherst

The counselors at Thriveworks Amherst want you to feel comfortable discussing your relationship with us. We work to provide a warm, safe environment where your trust can grow. As you share what’s going on in your relationship, we can provide more specific direction and help that will make your visits more productive. You and your partner, working together with our couples counselors at Thriveworks Amherst, MA, can start making improvements.

Begin your journey toward a happier, healthier relationship by scheduling an appointment with one of our counselors. If you’re ready, so are we. Call today at 413-634-4805.

 

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Rosemary Sheola

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Rosemary Sheola is a warm and caring person. She is a good listener and helped me through a difficult period in my life. In her role as a Crisis Clinician, Rosemary has provided critical support to many people in mental health crisis. She brings that extensive experience and knowledge to her counseling practice.
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Yvette Cooper

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I have had the privilege of working with, and knowing Yvette Cooper for the last 3 years. Her compassion, caring nature, and knowledge she brings is second to none. Her dedication to her client’s and their well being is something anyone looking for therapeutic services would be happy to find in her. I can’t recommend Yvette enough!
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Kristen Kocot: empathy and integrity in counseling

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I've had the privilege of knowing and working with Kristen Kocot, a counselor in Amherst, since January 2019. We met in person after she heard my appearance on SiriusXM's Karen Hunter Show. Since then, we have co-created and presented continuing education material at conferences in Massachusetts. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I value Kristen's approach to therapy perhaps more than the average person. Her dedication to the whole recovery - immediate release from hospital/clinic, adjustment and acclimation to what life now is, facing the roller coaster that can fuel life post-trauma, pairing the clinical with the personal - sets her apart from many of the therapists I have known. I wholeheartedly recommend Kristen Kocot and sessions with her.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

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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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Sarah Hoxie

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Sarah is a strong clinician who responds to clients and families with genuine compassion, sound clinical judgment, and an accessible, caring personality. I trust Sarah implicitly and would recommend her without hesitation.
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Dave Zellmer

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I was fortunate to work with Dave for several years in supporting the success of clients. He brings a wealth of experience and training in providing high quality therapy. Dave is one of the most positive, trusted and competent therapists I've known. All would agree that Dave is a delight to work with!
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Dave Zellmer

★★★★★
I was fortunate to work with Dave for several years in supporting the success of clients. He brings his wealth of experience, and training in providing high quality therapy. Dave is one of the most positive, trusted and competent therapists I've known. All would agree that Dave is a delight to work with!
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clinician character endorsement

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Sarah H. has shown to have extensive clinical knowledge. She illustrates sound clinical judgement and extraordinary people skills. Sarah is very passionate about her work and she is always compassionate and empathetic toward her clients and colleagues. Sarah brings a warm, calming presence and it is a great privilege to work alongside her.
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Kindness and Compassion

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Sarah Hoxie is a highly skilled clinician who takes the time to get to know each patient and the greater family system. Her compassion, patience, and kindness help patients feel at ease and safe to share their stories. She is dedicated to find the right treatment approach and intervention for each unique case.
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Authentic Support

★★★★★
My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Greg's guidance and support in our marriage. He has been knowledgeable and authentic in his counsel.
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Superb crisis intervention

★★★★★
Our family has benefited numerous times from Greg Handel's wisdom & insight when dealing with anger issues, frustration, disappointment and anxiety!
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