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

Need more help deciding?

Think back on the last argument you had with your spouse. Our guess is that you recall everything your spouse said or did that was “bad,” “wrong,” or “offensive.” But what about what you said and did? Are you able to acknowledge what you did that was “bad,” “wrong,” or “offensive”? If the answer is no, you’re not sure, or you’re just plain stubborn, don’t worry. A marriage counselor can help you improve your communication, work through arguments and disagreements, manage marriage expectations, and so much more.

Make it your goal to create a marriage that feels like the safest place on earth.”

M–Greg Smalley

Marriage counselors prove valuable to couples for many different reasons. As we mentioned above, they can help you to work through disagreements—say, about the monthly budget or who forgot to take out the trash—and make important changes in your relationship that will prove to strengthen your connection and dedication to each other.

If you are in the Fairfield, CT area, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT. Our marriage counselors want to help you and your spouse feel excited about each other again, they want to help you work through any marital problems you are experiencing, and they want to help you strengthen your relationship so that you can count on enjoying a long and happy marriage. If you’re interested in these marriage counseling benefits, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling to schedule your appointment. Just call (203) 433-3563.

Marriage Counseling Benefits: How Can Marriage Counseling Help?

There’s a misconception that reaching out for help from a marriage counselor is the equivalent to admitting defeat in your marriage. In reality, the opposite is true. In reaching out for help from a marriage counselor, you are showing just how much you care about your relationship. It is a testament to your love. Juliette Zuckerman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, explains the many functionalities of marriage counseling: “Marriage counseling can be helpful for couples who wish to be proactive in strengthening their partnership, as a way of learning how to better problem solve, set boundaries with others outside the marriage, and address issues that may be a sticking point either now or in the future.  Marriage counseling is often sought out at certain transitional points in a marriage. It can also be helpful with assisting couples having difficulty moving through developmental life cycle stages as their families grow and change. 

Now, that doesn’t mean admitting you need help or asking for help is easy. We understand that it can be hard. Take a few minutes to think about your marriage and consider the following questions:

  1. Am I happy in the current state of my marriage? Is my spouse happy?
  2. Do we communicate well, or could our communication use some work?
  3. Are we struggling to connect on an intimate level lately?
  4. Do we have different or alike visions for our future together?
  5. Do I feel fulfilled in my marriage? Does my spouse support me?

These questions can help you assess the current state of your relationship as well as which areas of your relationship might need some work! Don’t worry, a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling can help you explore answers to the above questions and make any necessary changes in your marriage.

How Does Marriage Counseling Work? What Does It Look Like?

The marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling will get to know you, your spouse, and your relationship. They’ll work to understand any problems you have identified, listen to your concerns, evaluate your needs, and then design treatment that addresses those needs. Despite receiving individualized treatment, you can count on having important conversations about the current hang-ups in your relationship.

In addition, you might work with your marriage counselor to refine your communication skills, assess and improve intimacy, understand each other’s individual goals, and more. The specifics, of course, will all depend on you, your spouse, and your marriage!

Schedule Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT

When we say, “I do,” we agree to love our partner through the good and the bad. Now, that doesn’t mean that loving them and working through the bad is a piece of cake. But it is a lot sweeter and a lot easier if you decide to work with a marriage counselor, as these professionals are relationship experts. They know how to help you through trying times and how to improve your marriage.

If you are interested in scheduling a marriage counseling appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT, reach out today. Just give us a call at (203) 433-3563. Our scheduling team will be here to answer your call and walk you through the simple scheduling process. Know that we have quick, flexible scheduling options, which will enable you and your spouse to come in on a day and at a time that works for both of you. We look forward to the chance to work with you!

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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • 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

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

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(203) 793-0805

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