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

Starting Premarital counseling

What is Premarital counseling?

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for and build a happy, successful marriage. Premarital therapists at Thriveworks in Framingham, MA can help couples develop essential communication skills, identify potential conflict areas, and learn how to manage their specific relationship issues.

How does Premarital counseling work?

When you and your partner begin premarital counseling, your counselor will want to get to know you both as well as your relationship. In order to accomplish this, they will ask questions around the following:

  • Common interests and activities
  • Marital expectations
  • Budget and Finance
  • Children and parenting
  • Intimacy

If there is a particular area that they feel needs to be explored further (for example, you note that you and your partner have very different spending habits and views on money), they’ll guide the conversation in the given direction.

Is Premarital counseling conducted in person or online?

Premarital counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Premarital counseling last?

Generally speaking, Thriveworks premarital counseling in Framingham typically lasts for 8-10 weeks. This, however, can vary depending on the counselor’s approach as well as the clients’ preferences and needs. For example, some couples might request additional sessions to work through problem areas that they’ve identified in their relationship, pre-wedding.

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Premarital Counselors in Framingham, MA—Premarital Counseling, Therapy

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for or explore the idea of marriage. It can help the confident couples who believe in the strength of their relationship, as well as those who are more cautious. Premarital counselors can help their couples manage their expectations for married life and work through current problems in one’s relationship.

If you are thinking about seeing a premarital counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. We can set you up with a premarital counselor who has the skills and tools to help you prepare for marriage or decide if it’s right for your relationship. We believe that you can benefit from working with a premarital counselor if you and your partner are newly engaged or you’re having conversations about the potential of marriage—and need help sorting out if your relationship is ready for this level of commitment. Whenever you’re ready to schedule your appointment, give us a call at (508) 392-4269.

Can My Relationship Benefit from Premarital Counseling?

The premarital counselors at Thriveworks in Framingham work with a variety of couples. Yes, they help those who are already engaged to prepare for the union of marriage. But they also help couples who are considering the idea of marriage and need help deciding if it’s the right time or the right decision for their relationship. Our premarital counselors can equip you with tools that will come handy in marriage or help you find clarity in deciding whether you want to embark on marriage at this point in time.

If you are preparing for marriage, our team wants to help you build a strong foundation. If you have concerns about divorce or relationships gone wrong after marriage, reach out to our office. They can help you with cold feet and other issues that you might have now or later. For example:

  • Intimacy issues
  • Different goals and visions for the future
  • Financial woes or disagreements
  • Parenting styles
  • Poor communication
  • Petty bickering

This list never truly ends, does it? As we all know, each relationship runs into trouble here and there. This doesn’t mean that the end of your relationship is near—it means that you and your partner are just like the rest of us! Instead of feeling sorry for yourselves or hoping that these issues will resolve themselves, work with a premarital counselor. They can help you to properly address the issues in your relationship and also help you prepare for issues that might arise in the future when you’re married.

Schedule Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham Today

Did your partner recently pop the question? Are you and your significant other considering the possibility of marriage… but you have some reservations? Do you want to give your relationship the very best shot at forever? Reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. We can set you up with a premarital counselor who has helped many other couples just like you to prepare their relationship for the endeavor that is marriage.

Give us a call at (508) 392-4269 to schedule your appointment today. A scheduling specialist will walk you through this simple process and help you find a day and time that works for both you and your partner. Call when you’re ready to work with us—we look forward to it!

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

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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
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★★★★★
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

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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