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2,742 people sought couples therapy help in Delaware in the last year

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

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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?

In the beginning of a relationship, sparks can seem like they are literally flying. The first date was pure magic, the second date even more so. “They’re the one”, you tell your friend over the phone while on an emotional high so strong you swear you’re never coming down.

But, time goes on, your relationship progresses, and life shows up in the form of dirty dishes, Monday mornings, and bills to pay. One argument becomes two, which turns into a daily fight.

Love can’t die like this can it?

Dover Thriveworks counselors are willing to bet no! Every relationship with have its rough edges and bumpy stretches. Arguments, disagreements, and discontentment are not only normal, they may even be a sign of a healthy relationship. But of course, that doesn’t make them any less painful, or your doubts any less valid. After all, you deserve to be loved and cherished, and since you’re in a relationship with another human being, you might not always feel that way.

The choice to leave or stay is a stressful one. Sometimes, leaving is absolutely the right decision! But other times, your relationship just needs a little help, and maybe an outside supporter. Dover Thriveworks is here to support you and your partner get through a rough patch, recover from one, or prepare for the next one. Relationships are hard work, but they can still be beautiful and full of love.

Does Couples Therapy Work?

Many couples who have seen a Dover Thriveworks counselor will say yes, it does! Oftentimes, an unbiased, outside mind can walk you both through any arguments, doubts, and insecurities you have. The love you once had is probably still there, just buried a little. You’ve worked so hard to keep this relationship, so let’s restore it to the fulfilling, loving relationship you deserve!

Having problems in your relationship does not mean it is doomed to fail. When a relationship begins, infatuation is strong, and flaws are glossed over or romanticized. As time goes on, routines and old habits are brought to the light. Sometimes, this can be dangerous for you, and if you feel you are unsafe in any capacity, our counselors can help you through any next steps you decide to take. But other times, these annoying little things aren’t incredibly destructive, they just leave you feeling unloved, disrespected, or under-appreciated. Obviously, you don’t deserve to feel this way, but it may be a problem we can fix together.

Some common issues our Dover Thriveworks counselors have helped couples overcome include:

  • Recovering from cheating
  • Managing busy schedules
  • Improving on communication skills
  • Learning how to live together
  • Adjusting to life changes and stress together
  • Addressing feelings of jealously or under-appreciation
  • Addressing unmet needs for affection
  • Discussing differing expectations for the relationship

There is never a bad reason to come into counseling, all of your problems are valid and important to address, no matter how “foolish” they may seem now. You also don’t have to be thinking about ending your relationship to come into counseling. Sometimes couples just like to “check in” to keep their relationship strong and prepare for the tough times that may be coming. This is a great reason to talk to a Dover counselor as well!

What Does Couples Therapy Look Like?

In the end, the concrete reason that draws you to counseling does not matter as much as you and your goals for the relationship do. Problems change, and we are flexible and individualized in our sessions. Our Thriveworks counselors strive to create a nonjudgmental space for growth and healing. Where the relationship and counseling sessions go is up to you—we are here to guide, support, and offer expertise.

Of course, through training and experience, we have many different techniques that we can employ in a counseling session to help you reach your goals. How we do that will largely depend on your unique situation. We may focus on a specific issue, like problems with faithfulness or feeling unloved. Or, we could simply focus on the overall relationship satisfaction. If you aren’t where you want to be yet, Dover Thriveworks can help you get there!

The final part we want to stress is that anyone is welcome to our couples therapy. Dating, engaged, or married—Dover Thriveworks is excited to help you rebuild and strengthen your relationship, so it is loving and fulfilling!

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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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