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

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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 West Hartford, CT 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 West Hartford 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.

Need more help deciding?

For many long-term couples, the next step is obvious: marriage. They’ve worked the last couple of years to build a strong, happy relationship, and they’re ready to put a nice shiny bow on it. But for others, this next step isn’t so obvious. Some couples have reservations about marriage: they aren’t sure they’re ready for this next-level commitment, or they question the concept of marriage altogether.

Either way, whether you’re the couple that is all on board the marriage train or the couple that is a little more cautious, you can benefit from working with a premarital counselor. Premarital counseling is designed to help couples prepare for marriage. It can help the former couple acquire the tools needed to handle conflict and manage other issues that might arise in their marriage, and it can help the latter couple to decide whether this commitment is right for them right now. Premarital counseling can help couples with many different backgrounds, needs, and goals to find the answers and solutions they’re looking for.

“Every successful marriage is the result of two people working diligently and skillfully to cultivate their love.” –Henry Ward Beecher

The premarital counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford  are leaders in their field. They have an impressive set of skills, as well as extensive experience helping couples to explore the idea of marriage and better prepare for it. If you and your partner are talking about marriage, recently engaged, or know that it’s the next step for your relationship, and you are considering Hartford therapy for your relationship, reach out to Thriveworks in West Hartford. We can set you up with one of these skilled, experienced premarital counselors. Just give us a call at (860) 553-3374 to schedule your appointment.

Who Can Benefit from Premarital Counseling?

As we touched on above, premarital counselors see a range of couples: those who have recently gotten engaged, those who are talking about marriage, and those who want to prepare for the possibility! In any regard, a premarital counselor at Thriveworks can prove beneficial to your relationship. It can help you and your partner to decide whether marriage is the right next step, and if it is, equip you two with the tools and skills you’ll need to maintain a happy, healthy relationship.

The premarital counselors at our office want to help you improve your relationship and prepare for marriage. If you are concerned about the fate of your relationship, such as how marriage might change your relationship dynamic, they can help you work through these worries and find resolve. Here are some other challenges you might worry about experiencing in marriage:

  • Absence of intimacy
  • Parenting roles
  • Visions and plans for the future
  • Financial woes
  • Poor communication
  • Career changes

This list is endless. It’s inevitable that your marriage will encounter challenges, just like your relationship now! In any case, a premarital counselor can talk with you about these challenges and equip you with the right tools for working through any given issue. Additionally, if one of these challenges is present in your relationship right now, a premarital counselor can provide you with the right guidance and support.

Schedule Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks in West Hartford

If you are recently engaged, you should feel excited—not stressed and worried about your future. That being said, it is important to do the work and prepare your relationship for this big step. A premarital counselor at Thriveworks in Hartford, CT can help you put in this work and build a strong foundation for marriage.

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call us at (860) 553-3374. A scheduling specialist will walk you through the quick and easy process. This involves collecting some basic information from you and then giving you the choice of flexible scheduling options—in addition to weekday and daytime appointments, we also offer evening and weekend sessions. This is part of our mission to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, we work with most major insurance companies and offer self-pay options, too!

The team at Thriveworks looks forward to helping you explore the idea of or prepare for marriage. And we’re ready to get to work when you are!

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

Ongoing sessions

$1

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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