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837 people sought marriage counseling help at Edison in the last year

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

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

Need more help deciding?

Let’s be honest: Marriage is hard. It is a lifelong commitment that takes time, work, and dedication every single day. The love that two individuals have for each other is important, but it is not enough to sustain a relationship. Consider: John and Emma have been married for a year now. They thought that this commitment would solidify their bond and make their relationship easier. But now they argue daily and don’t see eye to eye on a lot of important decisions. They’re at a loss for what to do.

The good news is that you don’t have to figure out how to make your marriage work alone. Marriage counselors and couples therapists are trained to help couples work through the conflicts in their relationship. They can also help you strengthen your overall bond and relationship dynamic. Sometimes, marriage counseling proves helpful in the sense that it provides professional mediation for having difficult conversations. And in other instances, we need that third-party perspective to resolve a disagreement.

A strong relationship requires choosing to love each other, even in those moments when you struggle to like each other.

If you need some marriage help, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Edison Therapy. We have many relationship experts on staff who have experience working with couples, from those who have been married for 20+ years to those who just got married this year. We also have couples therapists and premarital counselors on our team, all of whom are happy to help couples find greater happiness in their relationships. If you are interested in scheduling a marriage counseling session, call Thriveworks Edison Therapy. We’re here to assist and support you.

Help with Marital Problems in Marriage Counseling

As we mentioned earlier (and as you probably know yourself), relationships are far from easy. But they are worth the time and attention they require, as our loved ones prove important to our living a happy, healthy life. That said, there are instances in which you will run into trouble with your spouse. You might disagree on something or have opposing opinions; you might endure a particularly painful or stressful situation together; you might lose that spark you once had at the beginning of your relationship.

Here is a more comprehensive list of common marital problems, of which can be discussed with a marriage counselor:

  • Opposing views or values
  • Stress, at home and at work
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Financial strain
  • Parenting struggles
  • Family drama
  • Infidelity
  • Poor communication
  • The loss of a loved one
  • Mental illness

If you are struggling with any of the above marital problems or another marital problem that did not make the list, reach out to Thriveworks Edison Therapy. We’re happy to set you up with one of our relationship experts right away. They can provide you with the marriage help, guidance, and support you might be looking for.

Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Edison: How Does It Work?

We pride ourselves on offering every single client personalized care. What do we mean by this? Our counselors and therapists get to know their clients before they design an approach to care. For example, if you decide to work with one of our marriage counselors, your counselor will get to know both you and your spouse, including your needs and goals. These might be individual needs and goals as well as needs and goals of the relationship. Both are important.

Then, and only then, will your marriage counselor design a course for treatment. They might determine that you and your spouse could benefit from cleaning up the way you talk to each other, in addition to working through any outstanding stress at home or at work; or they might notice that you could benefit from some one-on-one time. Remember, these professionals have specific skills, training, and experience working with couples. They can help you get your relationship back to a happy place.

Schedule a Marriage Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Edison Today

Scheduling an appointment and meeting with a counselor has never been easier. At Thriveworks Edison, you can call our office to speak with a scheduling specialist who will get you and your partner all set up for your first marriage counseling session. We have both in-person and online sessions for you to choose from. Also, know that we often get our new clients in for their first appointment within 24-48 hours of their call.

Are you and your spouse ready to experience the benefits of marriage counseling? Call our office to schedule your session today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Edison therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Edison
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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Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Read more Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Mary Feb 2024
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awesome, talisah is awesome and great.
Sandeep Feb 2024
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AMAZING , TRULY THE BEST!
ISHONDA Jan 2024
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I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Read more I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Edison Sep 2020
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I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Read more I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Edison Sep 2020
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I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Read more I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Edison Aug 2020
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Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
Edison Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Edison is located at 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224, Edison, NJ 08820, near the shopping center with LouCas Italian Restaurant and Frappe Joe Coffee.

Phone number

(732) 561-5230

Languages spoken by NJ providers

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