Marriage Therapy in Framingham, MA—Marriage Therapists and Counselors
Two people that love each other as well as their life together often decide to embark on marriage. They want to spend forever by each other’s side. And until they can officially tie the knot, they romanticize their future. They dream about building a family together and forming new, beautiful memories. What they often don’t anticipate, though, are the challenges they might come across in marriage. We forget that relationships take hard work, even when we make this lifelong commitment.
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” –Tom Mullen
As we all know, many marriages do end in divorce. But it’s also true that many do not! When couples fail to address or manage the problems that occur in their relationship, this is a threat to their marriage. Fortunately, there is a simple solution: put the work in resolve these problems! If you aren’t sure how you and your partner will get through a given issue, that’s okay. A marriage therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks in Framingham can help.
Here at our office, we believe that everyone can benefit in some way from working with a mental health professional. If you think your marriage is in trouble or you want to strengthen its foundation, our marriage therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham are the right people for the job. They can help you to work through the current problems in your marriage and plan for those that might come up in the future. Either way, our marriage therapy can prove valuable. Call us today at (508) 392-4269 if you are ready to schedule an appointment!
Does My Marriage Need Marriage Therapy?
Sometimes, we put our relationships on the backburner: we focus on the demands of our everyday life and then realize later that something has gone awry in our marriage. We didn’t give it the time or attention that it needed, and as a result, we struggle to get it back on track. Fortunately, there are marriage therapists who can help you to address the problems that arise in your marriage, including:
- Ineffective communication
- Jealousy or trust issues
- Lack of intimacy
- Parenting woes
- Personal goals
“Oftentimes therapy is thought to be a last resort. Marriage counseling should be considered much sooner, and when there are gridlocked perpetual problems causing distress,” explains Amy Fini, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Framingham office. So, if you are experiencing any of the problems listed above or another problem that is not on this list, consider reaching out for help. Our marriage counselors are here for you.
How Does Marriage Therapy at Thriveworks in Framingham Work?
The marriage therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham design treatment on an individual basis. In other words, they will first get to know you and your spouse, and then they will come up with a customized plan for therapy. They will want to know your needs as well as your goals for marriage therapy. That being said, regardless of the specifics, “participants should expect to feel safe to explore their feelings, and be treated equally with evidence-based interventions to break through gridlock and apply change,” says Fini.
Our marriage counseling often involves building effective communication skills and better understanding proper conflict resolution techniques. Why? Because these are both important to maintaining happy, healthy relationships. Not only will the lessons you learn enable you to work through your current issues but they will prepare you for future problems too. In fact, there is a specific approach to couples therapy, which is focused on helping couples improve their conflict resolution skills and more. This is called the Gottman Method. A few main goals of the Gottman Method include:
- Better understand each other’s needs
- Grow your admiration and affection for each other
- Work to improve problem-solving skills
- Better manage current and future conflicts.
We are proud to offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy. In fact, we have a couple of counselors on staff who have completed Level 1 Training of the Gottman Method, and they’d be happy to use this training to help your relationship. If you’re interested, just call our office and let our scheduling team know.
Work with a Marriage Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham Today
It isn’t easy to admit, but marriage is hard! We are imperfect humans, which means our relationships are imperfect too. The good news is these imperfections work to our benefit, as they enable us to deepen our bonds and come out stronger than ever before. If you are looking to build the happy, healthy marriage you desire, reach out to our office. We have marriage therapists on staff who are eager to help you and your spouse overcome the challenges standing in your way.
When you call us to schedule your appointment, a scheduling specialist will help you through the process. They will assist you with getting all set up and finding an appointment time that works for you—we have flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend availability. We look forward to meeting you! Give us a call at (508) 392-4269 when you’re ready to schedule.