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11,461 people sought marriage counseling help in Connecticut in the last year

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

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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 West Hartford, CT 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 West Hartford, CT work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Having a calm, productive, or riveting conversation used to be second nature. Now, it couldn’t be harder. Your favorite emotions—happiness and excitement—are few and far between. There is no room for that all-encompassing bliss that you experienced at the beginning of your relationship and in the honeymoon stage. Why? Why is it so difficult to find joy in your marriage these days?

The truth is that every relationship must navigate choppy waters. Even in marriage, we are not perfect, and therefore conflict will arise. Keep this in mind whenever you and your significant other don’t see eye to eye. All of the challenges that you encounter and work through will make your relationship that much stronger. Additionally, it will bring you and your spouse closer together. That said, if you are not happy in your marriage or have identified a problem, it is important that you take action to address it! The right steps forward might begin with meeting and talking to a marriage counselor or psychologist.

“More marriages might survive if the partners realize that sometimes, the better comes after the worse.” –Doug Larson

Could you and your spouse benefit from marriage therapy? If you are struggling to enjoy your marriage right now or to connect with your spouse, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford. We have marriage counselors on staff who can help you to make important strides, which will help you build the happiest relationship you’ve ever been a part of. We know you might be hesitant to begin therapy, due to the stigma that surrounds it, but we truly believe that you will find value in working with a marriage counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford—and only wish that you had gone to therapy sooner. See for yourself and schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (860) 553-3374.

What Value Can I Find in Marriage Counseling?

You might be wondering what you and your spouse can get out of marriage therapy. This changes on a case by case basis, depending on the problem areas in your relationship, the needs of both spouses, goals for therapy, and more! That said, here’s what marriage therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford could provide:

  • A safe, comfortable space to talk: Despite popular belief, arguing or disagreeing is not always a bad thing. It’s normal to bicker with our loved ones. In fact, it can bring us closer together, so long as we handle these conversations appropriately. A marriage counselor can help you and your spouse to better communicate with each other for optimal outcomes.
  • Undying support: Sometimes, having these conversations can be difficult or confusing, even. Marriage therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford will provide endless support to help you and your spouse through the potentially difficult conversations and changes!

Your marriage counselor or psychologist could help you build the marriage you always dreamed of. These experts have the skills, training, and experience to assist you in identifying and fixing the problems in your relationship.

Schedule Marriage Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford, CT

We believe that you and your spouse could find benefit in marriage therapy led by a Thriveworks therapist or psychologist. You don’t have to take our word for it, though, you can come and see for yourself! To schedule your first appointment, all you have to do is give us a call at (860) 553-3374. From there, one of our scheduling specialists will 1) ask you a few basic questions, 2) present you with flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend appointments, and 3) help you finalize the process of booking with the right therapist for you.

Are you looking for marriage counseling? Our goal at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford is to help people live happier, more successful lives. We accomplish this mission by providing premium mental health services, which means that we provide the utmost quality every step of the way. Again, come and see for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you!

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 West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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

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Hear from our clients

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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

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