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45,738 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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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.

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 Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | 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

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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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

4.8 Thriveworks Cambridge reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Read more I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Great representation.
Cambridge Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Good
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Been good so far
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Couldn’t be happier.
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Read more Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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★★★★★
So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Read more So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Cambridge Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Grateful to have found your practice.
Cambridge Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is near Cooper Park, off of Centre Street and Hancock Street.

Phone number

(617) 764-9202

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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