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.
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.
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!