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Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It 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 couples therapy include:

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

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy 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 couples therapy 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 Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

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

Need more help deciding?

How often do you and your partner argue? Once every couple of months? A few times a month? What about every day? Relationships take a lot of work—that’s no secret. However, there is a fine line between bickering and arguing to the point of no return.

Maybe you’re struggling to see eye to eye on something or you just don’t feel that spark anymore. Regardless, brushing your problems under the rug is never the answer—in fact, doing so only worsens the problem(s) at hand.

When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase, and strengthen you.” – Unknown

When faced with challenges, it’s important to stick together and aim to better understand each other. This is true and important for every couple out there, whether you’ve been together for a few months or a few decades. At Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT, our couples therapists and marriage counselors are highly trained and qualified to help you and your partner do just that. Through couples therapy or marriage counseling, you can strengthen your relationship, build trust, and overcome the problems standing in your way of happiness. If you think that you and your loved one would benefit from speaking with a trusted mental health professional, reach out to our office by giving us a call. We’d love to help you.

My Partner Doesn’t Want to Go to Therapy… What Should I Do?

The last thing you want is for your partner to feel like you’re convincing or forcing them to do something they don’t want to do. It’s not always easy to decide to go to therapy, let alone when it’s with your partner. Some people might feel like they’re going to be attacked or ridiculed. However, that is not the case here at Thriveworks in Cheshire. Our counselors and therapists aim to provide a comfortable and honest space to facilitate healthy and open communication.

If your loved one is struggling to see the benefit in going to therapy, consider bringing up these questions:

  • Have we tried everything we can do to resolve our issues and move forward?
  • Are we struggling to connect on a deeper emotional level?
  • Is a past problem coming back to haunt us?
  • Do we feel like things will get better if we keep going the way we are now?

Remember—it’s not about persuading your partner. To make the most progress in therapy, you want to both be mentally ready to open up and discuss your thoughts and feelings. Facilitating these conversations can help your loved one see the benefit of working with a therapist or counselor. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to try!

Will Therapy or Counseling Work for Us?

Let’s say you grew up in a low-income household. You never felt like you couldn’t do the things you wanted, but you knew that your family was tight on money. This constant financial strain unknowingly caused you to always feel like your money is going to be taken from you. You are very frugal and it takes a lot for you to purchase things that you want and can afford. This stress puts a strain on your relationship and causes you to argue often. This is just one example of an area we can work on you with.

There are many reasons why clients choose to work with us here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT. The more common reasons include:

  • Poor communication
  • Lack of trust
  • Infidelity by one or both partners
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Financial strain or stress
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Family turmoil
  • Unbalanced values
  • Little to no intimacy
  • Low sexual drive
  • Grief and loss
  • Major life changes such as moving to a new city or starting a new job

This list does not include every area that we work through with our clients. If there is something that is putting pressure on your relationship, we have you covered.

Working with a Therapist or Counselor: What to Expect

When you begin working with a dedicated therapist or counselor at Thriveworks, you can be sure to receive the most comprehensive care. During your first sessions, your therapist will work to understand both of your thoughts and feelings on what issues you’re having. With the information they gather, they’ll create a plan of action that is unique to your relationship. In doing so, they’ll utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to help you overcome your difficulties and start living the happy, successful life you both want. Plus, you’ll work on your communication skills, problem-solving skills, trust, intimacy, and more.

Work with a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT

If you are both ready to put your differences aside and start working together to improve your relationship, you’re in the right place. To get started with one of our client-focused mental health professionals, simply visit our online booking system or give our office a call. We offer our clients competitive benefits such as flexible scheduling options, online counseling, exceptional customer service, and no waitlist.

We want you both to thrive together. Let’s get started!

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 Cheshire therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Cheshire
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cheshire is near Imperial Pools and Nationwide Air Solutions. Our office is off of W Johnson Avenue.

Phone number

(203) 349-6317

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Creole
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