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45,738 people sought couples therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting couples therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

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

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.

Book online or 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.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amherst is located in the same building as Yoga Center Amherst and Mexcalito Taco Bar. We are right by the intersection of Kellogg Ave and Boltwood Walk, and nearby is the intersection of Kellogg Ave and N Pleasant Street. Near this intersection is Build Yoga and Wellness, The Halal Cart, Richard’s Coin Exchange, and a US Post Office.

Phone number

(413) 340-5164

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