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1,551 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in New Hampshire in the last year

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Starting Couples & marriage counseling

What is couples & marriage counseling?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling, also known as relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy and marriage counseling include:

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

What type of therapy is used in couples therapy?

The types of therapy used in couples and marriage counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-based therapy

What kind of therapist is best for couples?

At Thriveworks, Couples & marriage counseling is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples.

What is the Gottman Method of couples therapy?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is a research-supported approach designed to enhance relationships by bolstering the bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and fostering shared meaning in their relationship through comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that improve communication, trust, and the overall health of the partnership.

How to tell if I need couples therapy?

If you’re facing persistent relationship problems, communication breakdowns, or unresolved conflicts that are impacting your emotional well-being and happiness, Couples & marriage counseling may be beneficial for you.

Should every couple go to couples therapy?

While marriage and couple’s counseling is typically recommended for couples who are experiencing persistent or severe relationship issues, any relationship can benefit from attending these sessions.

Is couples & marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage and couples counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does couples & marriage counseling last?

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

How much does couples & marriage counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

How is your relationship going? Are you and your partner feeling connected, are you communicating well, are you happy? Romantic relationships take a lot of work and every couple faces challenges and hardships along the way. Sometimes, these challenges look like:

  • Arguing over household chores and responsibilities
  • Disagreeing on how to parent
  • One or both partners struggling to maintain a proper home/life balance
  • Coping with a major loss
  • Losing “the spark” overtime

When you’re in a partnership, you’re supposed to feel free and in love but sometimes it can feel more like you’re trapped in a cage. If you and your partner have gotten to the point where you might need some extra help getting on the same page, it might be time to work with a couples counselor or marriage therapist.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH, we work with couples who seek the help of marriage counselors and couples therapists to help them improve their relationship. If this sounds like something you and your loved one could benefit from, consider working with us. All you need to do is call our office to get started.

How Does Couples Counseling Work?

If you’re on the fence about starting therapy with your partner, you may be wondering what to expect. Don’t worry, it’s a lot simpler than you may think. When starting marriage counseling or couples therapy, your couples therapist will first understand what you and your partner’s individual concerns and goals are. Doing so, the counselor will be able to create a treatment plan based on the specific needs that address you both as individuals, and as a couple.

Your Thriveworks licensed professional therapist will use a variety of different methods and techniques to connect with you and your loved one on a deeper level. They’ll help you identify the root causes of your issues, learn how to work better together, and help you connect on a deeper level. During your time in therapy, you can also expect to work on things like:

  1. Active listening (understanding your partner, not just hearing them)
  2. Communication skills
  3. Problem-solving skills
  4. Trust and admiration
  5. Stress and anger management

Couples experience many other great benefits when they decide to seek marriage counseling or couples therapy.

How Do We Know If We Are a Good Fit for Therapy?

Here at Thriveworks, we strongly believe that everyone can benefit from counseling. Everyone’s mental health should be a priority in their lives. If you were suffering from chronic headaches, you wouldn’t think twice about scheduling an appointment with your doctor. You should think the same when you’re experiencing marital conflict or challenges in your relationship.

A list of common reasons we see couples in therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford are:

  • Distrust
  • Infidelity and cheating
  • Disagreements about family, parenting, and/or values
  • Communication problems
  • Stress and anger
  • Conflicting goals in life
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Problems with sexuality
  • Grief and loss
  • Trouble conceiving

These are only a few examples of the reasons to seek the help of a trusted marriage and family therapist. If your problem wasn’t on the list, don’t worry. We can help. Even if you and your partner aren’t sure exactly what the root cause of your problems are, we can help you identify them.

In cases where the problems and challenges you and your partner face are too big or too emotionally draining, your therapist can also help you make tough decisions like when it might be time to split up. Regardless, here at Thriveworks, we have both partner’s best interests at heart.

Start Working with Relationship Counselor at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH

It doesn’t matter if you and your partner have only been dating for less than a year or have been married for over a decade. Our team of therapists and counselors have the training, education, and experience to help you work through whatever is standing in your way of the relationship you yearn for.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, we dedicate ourselves to providing our clients comprehensive, client-focused care. That’s why we offer competitive benefits such as online counseling, flexible scheduling options, and no waitlist.

You can trust that you can get the help you need as soon as you need it. Just give us a call. We’d be happy to help.

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 Bedford therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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5.0 Thriveworks Bedford reviews are collected through
My wife and I had an excellent experience with our amazing counselor Sam. We reached out for help with communication and intimacy issues and he helped us make real positive change in our lives. The strategies we developed with Sam have made a huge difference and we feel more connected than ever. He was always attentive, thoughtful, and accommodating to our busy schedules. The option to meet remotely or in person was a huge plus for us. We highly recommend his services.
Read more My wife and I had an excellent experience with our amazing counselor Sam. We reached out for help with communication and intimacy issues and he helped us make real positive change in our lives. The strategies we developed with Sam have made a huge difference and we feel more connected than ever. He was always attentive, thoughtful, and accommodating to our busy schedules. The option to meet remotely or in person was a huge plus for us. We highly recommend his services.
Bedford Jun 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bedford is located at 173 S River Rd Suite 2, Bedford, NH 03110, at the intersection of Executive Park Drive.

Phone number

(603) 255-5267

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