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1,382 people sought marriage counseling help at Cambridge in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Cambridge are booked, but we have 52 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Cambridge, MA 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 Marriage counseling include:

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

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Cambridge, MA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

The dress, the vows, the honeymoon. The arguments, the silence, the distance.

Does this sound like your story? Before saying, “I do,” few couples are prepared for the challenges that many face after the wedding. Arguments may begin with small disagreements that never really get settled. These small disagreements may breed resentment, and then escalate into fights, complete with yelling, slammed doors, and nights spent apart.

Love and attraction are powerful forces that bring people together. But a healthy and long marriage requires much more than just these basic elements. Cooperation, mutual respect, dedication, and good communication are just a few of the components of happy marriages. You and your spouse may know this, but be unable to implement them into your relationship.

Do We Need Marriage Therapy?

You love your spouse, but you can’t live with them anymore. You are staying together for the kids. You don’t know how you could ever live alone, but you can’t be happy in this marriage. The person you married now seems like a stranger. You are so hurt that you cry yourself to sleep. You made a huge mistake and you don’t know where to begin to ask for forgiveness. Does this sound like your marriage?

Marriage problems can be caused by many problems. Some of these include:

  • Financial trouble
  • Health problems
  • Adultery
  • Infertility
  • Problems with children or extended family
  • Loss of employment
  • Relocation
  • Psychological problems
  • Addiction

Perhaps your problems with your spouse just began. Perhaps they started even before the wedding. Whatever the duration or cause of your problems, help is available. Divorce is a painful and all too common result of marriage problems. If you desire help, that is the first step in creating the type of relationship that you dream of, or used to have, in your marriage. Knowing that you need help and seeking it out are wonderful first steps for change.

Where Does Our Marriage Go From Here?

Although it may feel like the problems in your marriage cannot be solved, change is possible for many couples. There are many tools that a trained marriage counselor can teach couples to help them move forward in a healthy way. Simply having an objective third party listen to and analyze the problems in your marriage can help foster tremendous growth and realizations for both members.

Some of the ways that a marriage counselor can help are:

  • Admitting the relationship is not perfect
  • Admitting each spouse is not perfect
  • Acknowledging that the relationship needs help
  • Teaching healthy communication skills
  • Teaching active listening
  • Controlling anger
  • Working as a team
  • Making decisions together
  • Increasing positive time and energy as a couple

This may seem like an impossible list. Perhaps you cannot imagine you and your spouse accomplishing any of these tasks. That’s where Thriveworks can help. We are trained to walk through this process with you and your spouse.

Unhealthy ways of interacting may have been present for such a long time, you cannot envision how else to relate to your spouse. In any area of life, patterns can be very difficult to break. You may want to speak differently to your spouse, but are so established in your roles in your marriage that you cannot change them on your own. We are here to help create a new reality in your home, and in your marriage.

Thriveworks Cambridge Marriage Counselors Can Help

Our trained and licensed marriage counselors are experts in their field. Our counselors have been featured in many reputable news outlets and publications, such as The Cambridge Globe, CNN, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Today, and many others. We are ready to put our knowledge to work for your marriage.

We are ready to help now, and have appointments available within 24 hours. We pride ourselves on not operating with a wait list, because we know that when you call, you are ready to get help, right at that moment. Our phone number is 617-395-5806.

We can help you create and develop new, healthy ways to deal with the issues that you and your spouse are facing. We are ready to walk this journey with you. It would be an honor to accompany you on the process of healing your marriage and improving your family life.

Maybe you have looked up resources for help many times, and perhaps have read this same paragraph over and over, wondering whether you should call. You should. You and your spouse deserve to honor your relationship by spending time working to create a healthy and happy marriage.

Together, we can help you build the relationship that you have always wanted. We appreciate your desire to improve your life, and we have the expertise to help you make that change.

Marriage Therapy in Cambridge is Available. No waiting lists. Most insurance plans accepted.

Call us today to schedule an appointment at 617-395-5806.

 


Cambridge Locations

Thriveworks Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy
872 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 2-2
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-395-5806

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Thriveworks Counseling
929 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 103
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-553-4653

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cambridge
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

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All the people of thrive works have been great my doctor is awesome Dr. Lal
Anthony Dec 2023
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I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Read more I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Cambridge May 2022
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Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Read more Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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Arielle has been an incredible help in my life and I can’t thank her enough for it!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Cambridge Jan 2020
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I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Read more I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Cambridge Nov 2018
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Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Read more Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is located off of Massachusetts Ave, on the north side of the Charles River. Our office is in the Cambridge Tower next to Apollo Travel and Tours, Tanjore, and Cambridge Premier Realty. The closest bus stop is Massachusetts Ave opp Lee St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(617) 380-4651

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • French
  • Japanese
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