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971 people sought couples therapy help at Framingham in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Framingham are booked, but we have 49 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

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?

If there was a relationship out there that was free from conflict, we’d stop at nothing to find it. But the reality is that every single relationship we have requires time, effort, and hard work. The challenges that we experience certainly aren’t fun, but the silver lining is that working through these challenges and overcoming them together is what strengthens the foundation of a relationship and the bond between two individuals. That said, working through jealousy issues, disagreements, lack of intimacy, and other relationship issues isn’t easy. When couples struggle to do so, a couples counselor can help.

“A great relationship has great communication. That means knowing how to effectively express yourself and how to listen properly.” -Stephan Labossiere

Do you and your partner fight about insignificant or irrelevant things in your day to day? Are you struggling to see eye to eye on your budget? Do you wonder if you’re in the right relationship? Let a couples counselor at Thriveworks Framingham step in and help. They have helped many other individuals to work through the problems that bring down their relationship, and they want to help you too.

Whether you’re newly dating, going on three years together, or married for five, couples counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham can prove invaluable. These professionals have worked hard over the years to acquire an impressive skillset as well as experience with many couples to best help their clients. Additionally, they have completed an extensive training process. The couples counselors and psychologists at our office want to help you build a happier relationship, one that you can feel confident in. Give us a call today at (508) 392-4269 to schedule a couples counseling session.

Who Should Work with a Couples Counselor?

We believe that every relationship can benefit from couples counseling in one way or another. And couples that are experiencing conflict can find specific value in working with a couples counselor! The couples counselors at Thriveworks in Framingham can help you work through the following common relationship challenges:

  • Miscommunication or complete lack thereof
  • Jealousy or trust issues
  • Adultery or another form of betrayal
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Opposing visions for the future
  • Lack of intimacy or lack of a deep connection

It would be impossible to list every relationship issue out there. The truth is that each relationship has issues that are unique to the couple and two individuals. Fortunately, the skills and the experience that the couples counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham have acquired enable them to help couples with their specific issues. If you’re interested in seeing what couples counseling could do for your relationship, reach out to us today.

Is Couples Counseling Really That Beneficial?

We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: Every couple out there can find value in couples counseling. Again, this is because every single relationship must work through challenges at one point or another. And that’s okay—it might be tough to navigate, but you will come out stronger than before if you manage or resolve these challenges properly. Our counselors will help you do so. Here are a couple tips they might offer you and your partner for better conflict resolution:

  1. Don’t blame or accuse each other: When you and your partner disagree, don’t lead the conversation with “you never” or “you always.” Use universal phrases, instead, that emphasize “I”. For example, beginning a conversation with “I feel” will create grounds for a much more productive conversation and prevent your partner from experiencing blame.
  2. Focus on the problem at hand: If you and your partner are talking about a problem, don’t bring other problems into the equation. For example, if you and your spouse are discussing some improvements you could make to your schedules, this is not the time to talk about a fight you had last week about money or your kids. Stay focused on one problem at a time.

These tips can go a long way. Consider working with a couples counselor for more beneficial relationship tips.

Set Up a Couples Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham

If you are interested in improving your relationship or could use the help of a couples counselor, reach out to Thriveworks in Framingham. We want to help you reach new highs in your relationship. Both you and your partner deserve to be happy. And our couples counselors, psychologists can help you get there. Give us a call today at (508) 392-4269 to schedule an appointment.

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 Framingham therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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 Thriveworks Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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