Online Marriage Counseling in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

Online Marriage Counseling in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

Relationships are bound to go through challenges. The love in a marriage might be strained and tested at times. Work stress, a big move, family changes, and personal challenges are all ways a marriage can be tested. One factor no marriage saw coming though has been hitting us all hard.

The coronavirus.

You might have had Plans A-E written out and were ready to diffuse any marital tension, and the coronavirus probably still caught you off guard.

The world is collectively going through an unprecedented time of uncertainty. Whether it is conscious or not, that world-wide stress is bound to affect our mental health and our marriage.

If your relationship is struggling, don’t panic. Marriage is tricky; there will be ups and downs regardless. With a Thriveworks Franklin online marriage counselor, you and your partner can ride out this storm and come out stronger than before.

What Is Online Marriage Counseling?

Teletherapy, as online counseling is sometimes called, is a way to bring professional counseling to your home (or office, or car, or wherever you feel safe and have access to the internet). You will talk to the same therapist as you would during an in-person counseling session. For the most part, the content of the marriage counseling session will remain the same. The core beliefs and practices of our Hockomock counselors does not change when we go online. Online therapy for married couples is still:

  • Confidential and safe
  • Affordable – Most insurances cover telehealth, and we have an affordable self-pay rate for those that don’t have insurance.
  • Client-centered – Our job as counselors is not to make you believe what we believe about your relationship or personal self. Our job is to help you discover what you believe and give you tools to implement those beliefs. Counseling is about you- your goals, your life, and your situation. That doesn’t change when the counseling modality changes.

Marriage counseling specifically can address a wide range of topics. We see couples for:

  • Work stress creating strain in the relationship
  • Financial stress
  • Loneliness in a relationship
  • Anxiety about the future of the relationship
  • Personal challenges that might be impacting the relationship
  • Adapting to work-at-home or stay-at-home orders
  • Coping mechanisms for the arguments and struggles that might come up
  • Communication progress
  • Differing beliefs or lifestyles
  • Learning how to live together
  • Managing busy schedules
  • Unmet needs for affection
  • Differing expectations for the relationship

This is just a short list. Every marriage is unique and will encounter unique challenges. Thriveworks Franklin in Norfolk county is here for you no matter what you are struggling with.

What Happens In an Online Marriage Counseling Session?

Teletherapy, whether by phone or video, can be confusing. What goes in an online counseling session? Will it be as effective as an in-person counseling session?

With Thriveworks Franklin, it will! Research has shown that online therapy can be just as affective, and in some cases, more affective, than in-person counseling. With virtual therapy, you are in the comfort of your own home. You can make your favorite tea or coffee and settle in. All in all, online counseling can make some people more at ease and comfortable, which then opens them up for exploration and change.

When online counseling meets marriage counseling, things can get a little tricky. It can be harder for a counselor to mediate between a couple when they are through Zoom, and some techniques in a marriage counseling session are harder to do online. However, we have made sure to equip all of our Hockomock counselors will the tools they need to adapt to a virtual platform.

Marriage counseling consists of 3 basic stages, which are flexible based on where your relationship is and where you want to go.

  • Identifying conflict areas
  • Learning how to deal with conflicts as they come up
  • Preparing for future

If that sounds a little broad, it’s because it is! Marriage counseling is not a one-size fits all. This is the general formula that our marriage therapists go by. Specifically, you and your partner might discuss:

  • Communication styles and ways to communicate with each other
  • How you experience and give love
  • Managing differences and expectations within the relationship
  • Learning how to adapt to the changing circumstances around you
  • Opening up communication about needs, thoughts, and emotions

Marriage is a beautiful union of love and commitment, but that doesn’t mean it is immune to life’s struggles. We all hit bumps in the roads with our relationship, it’s not a sign your relationship is doomed! If you are looking for a marriage counselor to help repair and strengthen your relationship, Thriveworks Franklin is here for you virtually. Your relationship doesn’t have to lose the spark and joy it had in the beginning. Together, we can build a solid future.

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Insight and Support

★★★★★
I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

★★★★★
I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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★★★★★
Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

★★★★★
As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

★★★★★
Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

★★★★★
Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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Patient

★★☆☆☆
I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Comfort

★★★★★
Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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Reviews

★★★★★
I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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Todd

★★★★★
I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

★★★★★
I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

★★★★★
Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

★★★★★
I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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