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1,316 people sought marriage counseling help at Cherry Hill in the last year

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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 Cherry Hill, NJ 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 Cherry Hill, NJ work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Things are not how they used to be. Maybe the marriage changed a few months ago… or has it been a few years? It is hard to say. But something definitely changed. Maybe the change was slow, maybe it was fast, but it was definitely real. Conversations are not as warm like they used to be. You and your spouses are not as attentive to each other. Tension rises quickly. Patience, empathy, and understanding are rare. This was not the marriage either of you envisioned when you said your “I Dos.” Maybe this is why you promised to love “in sickness and heath, for rich or poor, in good times and bad.” The truth is that every marriage had difficulty. Being in a long-term, committed relationship is hard, and many spouses seek out help during those hardships. Many spouses go to marriage counseling.

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”
—Barbara De Angelis

Many spouses come to a place in their marriage that they never envisioned. Their relationship is far from happily-ever-after, and they are wondering what is next. No one can predict the future. For 40 percent of first-time marriages, the right next step is divorce. For 60 percent, the right next step is staying together. No one can decide what the right path forward may be except those within the marriage, but everyone can have help along the way. Marriage therapy is a place many spouses work together a better relationship—whatever form that relationship may take.

It is okay to struggle, and it is okay to reach out for help. Thriveworks Cherry Hill is ready to help spouses who are experiencing difficulty. We offer marriage therapy.

Is It Time to Start Marriage Therapy?

During difficult times, many spouses are desperate for resources and change. They may wonder if their struggle could be helped in marriage therapy. There is no right or wrong reason to start marriage therapy. If you think that counseling may help, it probably could. There are no guarantees, and therapy is not a magic formula. At the same time, as Barbara De Angelis said, marriage is a verb. Many spouses want to work on their relationship, but they may not know how. A skilled marriage therapist may teach them how to walk through difficulties such as…

1) One or both spouses have cheated.
Trust is the foundation of any relationship—especially marriages, but cheating decimates trust. While it can be rebuilt, regaining trust is a difficult and long process. Many spouses choose that road. Many choose to end the relationship. Both paths have unique challenges, and marriage therapists may be able to help the marriage forward after an affair.

2) You and your spouse are trying to change each other.
People can only change themselves—they cannot change anyone else, even their spouse—especially their spouse. When spouses are trying to change each other, they may be neglecting their own personal growth. Instead of focusing upon their own improvement, they may be focusing their energy upon their spouse’s flaws. Doing so will not produce long-term change. It will introduce shame, tensions, and frustration. Marriage therapists often teaches couples how to focus upon their own feelings, choices, responsibilities, thoughts, and growth so that they can offer love and acceptance to their spouse.

3) Apathy or tension is harming the relationship.
Fire is a destructive force, and so is ice. When tension is high and spouses are attacking each other instead of the problem, they often harm each other in the process. When apathy is high and spouses are ignoring each other, they often harm each other in the process. Relational experts often speak about The Golden Ratio—that spouses have one negative interaction for every five positive interactions. When this ratio is off with tension or apathy, each spouse and the marriage may suffer. Marriage therapy may be the next step.

Scheduling Marriage Therapy at Thriveworks Cherry Hill

If you are considering marriage therapy, here are a few ways that counseling may help you and your spouse…

  • By pinpointing relational patterns that are harmful. It can be very difficult for spouses to see how they relate to each other. Often, people need distance to see ways they are relating that are hurtful. Often, that distance is provided by marriage counseling.
  • By teaching you and your spouse conflict resolutions skills. Many spouses have never been empowered with healthy relational and conflict skills. When spouses learn these, their marriage often improves.
  • By establishing appropriate expectations for change. Certain changes need to be made now. Others can wait. Marriage therapy often helps spouses focus upon what they most need to focus upon.

If you are ready to meet with a marriage therapist, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Cherry Hill. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer and help you make an appointment. Your first session may be within 24 hours of your first call. We do not put our clients on a waitlist, but we do offer evening and weekend sessions. We also work with many different insurance companies and accept many different insurance plans.

Every marriage has its ups and downs. We have worked with many spouses as they fight for more good times and less bad times. Call Thriveworks Cherry Hill today.

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 Cherry Hill therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Cherry Hill
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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My counselor is professional and knowledgeable. Good insight and clarity. She is helping me work on some issues that's been haunting me. She is a good therapist.
Read more My counselor is professional and knowledgeable. Good insight and clarity. She is helping me work on some issues that's been haunting me. She is a good therapist.
Lorraine Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Both Rebecca and Sherold have been fantastic. They have been very helpful.
William Feb 2024
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Both my therapists were amazing when I needed so much help. They gave a path to follow out of my darkness. And now I am ready to enter the real world once again as fully functionally person. Thank you ?.
Read more Both my therapists were amazing when I needed so much help. They gave a path to follow out of my darkness. And now I am ready to enter the real world once again as fully functionally person. Thank you ?.
Bill Jan 2024
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★★★★★
So far since I have been seen by this establishment, I like it better then any place I have been.
Read more So far since I have been seen by this establishment, I like it better then any place I have been.
Leonecia Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I love my counselor she is wonderful I'll give her a 10
Sylvia Jan 2024
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Dr Kim Massey I recommend her for a therapist first time in 30 I found someone I am comfortable with she is very understanding and has a heart of gold for her patients she cares for them deeply I am very thankful to her especially in my time in need.Ty Dr.Massey
Read more Dr Kim Massey I recommend her for a therapist first time in 30 I found someone I am comfortable with she is very understanding and has a heart of gold for her patients she cares for them deeply I am very thankful to her especially in my time in need.Ty Dr.Massey
Lisa Jan 2024
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★★☆☆☆
I initially had a fantastic experience with Thriveworks, and I was thrilled with the service they provided. My journey to find the right therapist was successful, and I happily recommended Thriveworks to friends and family. However, my positive experience took a turn when I discovered that the therapist I connected with does not accept my insurance. Embarking on the path to seek help required a lot of courage on my part, and I fully committed to the process. In just 4 or 5 sessions, I developed a strong connection with my therapist. Unfortunately, the realization that she could no longer continue due to insurance constraints has left me feeling disappointed. Now, I find myself having to start the therapeutic journey all over again, and this has diminished my overall satisfaction with the service.
Read more I initially had a fantastic experience with Thriveworks, and I was thrilled with the service they provided. My journey to find the right therapist was successful, and I happily recommended Thriveworks to friends and family. However, my positive experience took a turn when I discovered that the therapist I connected with does not accept my insurance. Embarking on the path to seek help required a lot of courage on my part, and I fully committed to the process. In just 4 or 5 sessions, I developed a strong connection with my therapist. Unfortunately, the realization that she could no longer continue due to insurance constraints has left me feeling disappointed. Now, I find myself having to start the therapeutic journey all over again, and this has diminished my overall satisfaction with the service.
Donald Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Sherodle is a fantastic counselor. I’ve learned so much that I use to make my life better. She is easy to speak with, very personable. Not sure about your rating system. I put 5 assuming that is best.
Read more Sherodle is a fantastic counselor. I’ve learned so much that I use to make my life better. She is easy to speak with, very personable. Not sure about your rating system. I put 5 assuming that is best.
Bill Dec 2023
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cherry Hill is located off of Kings Highway, across the street from the Cherry Hill Fire Department Station. We are located in the building to the right and set back from Quest Diagnostics.

Phone number

(856) 341-9655

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
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