Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

971 people sought marriage counseling help at Framingham in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +9 more

As a psychoanalyst, I use a client-centered, holistic approach that prioritizes the human being beyond the diagnosis, and connects patterns of thinkin... As a psychoanalyst, I use a client-centered, holistic approach that prioritizes the human being beyond the diagnosis, and connects patterns of thinking to correct patterns of behavior. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +23 more
Anger, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Stress, +5 more

As an individual who struggled with depression and anxiety in the past, I understand the difficulty that one goes through carrying the heavy weight of... As an individual who struggled with depression and anxiety in the past, I understand the difficulty that one goes through carrying the heavy weight of mental health issues. Read more

43 more therapists available in Massachusetts

Give us a call to schedule your next appointment, or browse through our full list of available providers.

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

Need more help deciding?

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
  • Infidelity
  • 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:

  1. Better understand each other’s needs
  2. Grow your admiration and affection for each other
  3. Work to improve problem-solving skills
  4. 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.

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 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

Show more
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET

15 photos