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Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Buffalo, NY is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Buffalo, NY typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

Need more help deciding?

It seems that more people are seeking marriage counseling, couples therapy, or relationship counseling than ever before as modern life puts more and more pressures on couples all over the country. Infidelity levels are as high as they have ever been and counseling for adultery-related issues is now something that is more normal than ever before.

What Causes Infidelity?

Adultery and infidelity come from a root breakdown of something inside a marriage or a relationship. The most common reasons that counselors see are as follows:

  • Unhappiness at home within the marriage/relationship
  • Feeling dissatisfied with the relationship, both emotionally and sexually
  • A relationship not being worked on—just left to wither away

The above reasons all have a common core—they are all about neglect, where a partner is feeling lonely and neglected inside of a relationship and feels that they have to make up for that elsewhere. The infidelity itself is usually the result, not the cause.

Once it’s happened, though, it’s a nightmare. Counseling for infidelity at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY often reveals the true feelings of anger, hatred, bitterness, humiliation, grief, depression, and despair that are evoked from one or other partner in a relationship being unfaithful. Not to mention the extreme guilt involved in hurting someone in that way.

How Do You Recover from Infidelity?

A compassionate, nonjudgmental, insightful counselor like those at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can help to make sense of your feelings after you’ve been cheated on. In order to find your emotional equilibrium again, it’s important to face your emotional distress head-on in a safe place. From there, you can learn to accept what has happened and find a path toward recovery.

For those couples struggling with adultery and infidelity within their relationships, one of the more productive things that they can do, if they want to save their relationship, is to seek counseling for infidelity. A professional counselor can help a couple in the following ways:

  • Identify the issues that had broken down in the relationship before the infidelity that led to it
  • Work on finding common ground again between the couple in order to start again
  • Work on all the feelings of rage, despair, and guilt affecting both parties and navigating a way through them

It’s worth noting that counseling for infidelity is tough. It’s not easy and can be emotionally draining. However, if a couple really wants to stay together and really loves each other despite the infidelity, it’s worth looking at, at least. If you and your spouse fit this description, then please make an appointment with us to determine how we can help you.

Speak to a Trustworthy Infidelity Counselor at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY are all highly qualified, fully licensed, and available to help people who need to talk to someone in a warm, nonjudgmental space. If you’ve been cheated on, have cheated on someone else, or you worry about infidelity, contact one of the exceptional counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY for a full in-person or online counseling session. Thriveworks providers accept most major forms of health insurance, and they’re always available by phone and email. Call the Buffalo office today and meet with a supportive counselor as early as tomorrow. We look forward to hearing from you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Buffalo therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martins Point (US Family Health Plans)

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Self-pay costs at Buffalo
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Buffalo reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
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★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling Buffalo is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Buffalo, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

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