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29,163 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in New Jersey in the last year

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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.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re in a relationship, you probably know that they take a lot of work – and a lot of compromises. Relationships are two-way streets. One person cannot be the only one giving and evolving. Both partners must put effort into the partnership in order to make it last. Take Alaina and Sean, for example. Alaina had been in a past relationship that was emotionally exhausting. She told herself that in her next relationship, she was going to have higher expectations for her partner. Now dating Sean, things are going much better. However, she doesn’t like that Sean doesn’t put effort into date nights and she feels like she’s the only one ever doing something. Sometimes she feels guilty for asking him to put in more effort but realizes he’s the one who needs to make a change.

While both Alaina and Sean have some growing to do independently, there is also a need to grow and evolve together. Sometimes too many arguments add up and you resent your partner. Other times you don’t feel like your partner is putting in enough effort. Or maybe you both struggle to see eye to eye on some things and don’t know how to facilitate healthy communication.

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” – Dalai Lama

If you and your partner are struggling in your relationship, there is help readily available. At Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont, NJ, our couples therapists and marriage counselors are experienced and educated in helping couples like Sean and Alaina—and you and your partner—tackle the issues standing in your way of living a healthy and happy life. Together. If there is something challenging standing in the way of a happy relationship, consider working with one of our counselors or therapists. All you have to do is give us a call.

What does a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist do?

Consider…

  • Do you and your partner struggle to see eye to eye?
  • Do you wish that you and your partner worked better together on saving money and budgeting?
  • Are you and your partner struggling to conceive and it’s burdening your relationship?
  • Is there turmoil in your families that is causing you to argue?
  • Do you struggle to parent together as a team?

Marriage counselors and couples therapists can help you with all of these concerns, and more. Their goal is to help you start living healthier, happier lives. To do so, they’ll work to understand both of your unique goals and needs so they can create an individualized approach to your care. Every couple is unique and every therapy plan should be too. Your Thriveworks Counseling therapist will create a customized treatment plan just for you and your partner, which will help you with things like better communication skills, how to actively listen, how to problem-solve, building trust, management techniques, and more.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dating for 6 months or you’ve been married for over 20 years, every couple is bound to hit a point that they need a little extra help. Coupled with their dedication to providing client-focused care, our counselors and therapists will act as an unbiased guide through the difficulties you face.

Not Sure If Your Problem Can Be Helped? Chances Are, It Can

As we’ve touched on, there are so many different reasons why couples seek out the guidance of a therapist. Starting therapy might sound daunting at first but the relief you’ll feel once you start will be well worth it. There are many couples that choose Thriveworks Counseling to help them work through things like…

  • Infidelity by one or both partners
  • Mental illness such as anxiety or depression
  • Family turmoil or drama
  • Unbalanced division of household chores
  • Coping with a physical illness
  • Grief and loss
  • Major life changes
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Parenting concerns
  • Communication issues

This is only a small list of ways that our therapists and counselors are qualified to help you. If you and your partner don’t really know what the root cause of your issues are either, that’s okay! We can help you identify what those causes are and help you move forward.

Work with a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont, NJ

You can live a happier life with your partner that is not only stress-free but cohesive. To get there, all you have to do is call us to start. Our therapists and counselors do not have waitlists which means you and your loved one can get started as soon as tomorrow. In addition, we offer evening and weekend appointments because we understand how busy schedules can get. Other added benefits of working with a Thriveworks counselor include online counseling, flexible cancelations, and scheduling specialists who won’t send you to voicemail.

We want to help you and your partner get back to the spot you want to be. 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 Dumont therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Dumont
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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Highly recommended.
Cheryl Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
Read more I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
Dumont Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
Read more I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
Dumont Jan 2021
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★★★★★
As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
Read more As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
Dumont Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dumont is located off Washington Ave, between New York Ave and E. Madison Ave. In the complex of apartments and offices, we share the building with the Spinal Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Bergman Dental Group, and other businesses.

Phone number

(201) 801-7038

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • English
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