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1,283 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Jersey City in the last year

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Starting Couples & marriage counseling

What is couples & marriage counseling?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling, also known as relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy and marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

What type of therapy is used in couples therapy?

The types of therapy used in couples and marriage counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-based therapy

What kind of therapist is best for couples?

At Thriveworks, Couples & marriage counseling is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples.

What is the Gottman Method of couples therapy?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is a research-supported approach designed to enhance relationships by bolstering the bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and fostering shared meaning in their relationship through comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that improve communication, trust, and the overall health of the partnership.

How to tell if I need couples therapy?

If you’re facing persistent relationship problems, communication breakdowns, or unresolved conflicts that are impacting your emotional well-being and happiness, Couples & marriage counseling may be beneficial for you.

Should every couple go to couples therapy?

While marriage and couple’s counseling is typically recommended for couples who are experiencing persistent or severe relationship issues, any relationship can benefit from attending these sessions.

Is couples & marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage and couples 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 couples & marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage and couples counseling for 12 weeks. However, couples & 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.

How much does couples & marriage counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Every relationship has ups and downs. There might be weeks or months where you feel completely happy, loved, and optimistic about your relationship or marriage. There might also be weeks or months where you feel completely unhappy, neglected, and uncertain about your relationship or marriage.

Remember: This is normal. It is virtually impossible to prevent your relationship from experiencing rough patches. Not to mention that the challenges we run into and work through with our partners ultimately help to strengthen our relationship. However, when we struggle or fail to work through these challenges, it’s smart to work with a couples therapist or marriage counselor to prevent the dismantling of the relationship.

These relationship counselors can help us manage problems from jealousy and lack of trust to issues communicating well and making important parenting decisions. If you’re encountering these or other problems in your relationship, consider scheduling an appointment with a couples therapist or marriage counselor.

Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ can set you up with a relationship expert. You and your partner can even work with one of our relationship experts from the comfort and the convenience of home (if you prefer). We have in-person and online counseling appointments available to individuals, couples, and families.

Should My Partner and I Pursue Relationship Counseling?

Here at Thriveworks, we believe that we can all benefit from professional mental health help. Similarly, we believe that every relationship can find value in relationship counseling; however, there are certain couples who might need it more than others. 

As we said earlier, if you and your partner are facing challenges that you can’t seem to work through on your own, you should consider talking to a couples therapist or marriage counselor. They can provide their expert help and support. Here are some common relationship issues that people talk to their relationship counselors about:

  • Lack of intimacy or a dissatisfied sex life
  • Financial challenges
  • Differing parenting styles
  • Opposing political views
  • Mental health issues like addiction
  • Infidelity or trust issues

Couples therapists and marriage counselors can help their clients work through these common issues and other problems that may plague your relationship. That said, relationship counseling isn’t only for those with serious relationship issues. It can also help couples who…

  1. Are enduring a tough life challenge together. For example, they’ve lost a beloved friend or family member.
  2. Want to prepare their relationship for any future threats
  3. Would like to improve a weaker area of their relationship, such as their communication.

Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City is happy to help partners and spouses who would like to consult a relationship counselor.

What Does Relationship Counseling Look Like?

In a nutshell, relationship counseling helps couples improve their relationships. Couples therapists and marriage counselors accomplish this by helping their clients work through their specific issues, address problem areas, and learn new skills for better managing conflicts that arise in their relationship.

It is common for your couples therapist or marriage counselor to ask to have one-on-one sessions with you and your partner. This enables them to get to know your individual needs as well as what you perceive to be the problem(s) in your relationship. However, most of your sessions will be attended together. 

Your relationship counselor might utilize the following techniques in your couples therapy sessions:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Your Thriveworks provider will always have your best interest at heart. They’re there to help you make the changes you want to make in your relationship. And, if you and your partner decide that this relationship isn’t meant to be, they can provide help and support throughout your separation too.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks in Jersey City, NJ

Our romantic relationships are important. In fact, the state of our relationships can have an effect on our overall happiness and wellbeing. Therefore, we need to devote time and effort into maintaining the health of these relationships.

If you’d like to work with a couples therapist or marriage counselor to improve your relationship, please call Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ. We’ll work with you to design a treatment plan that will help you accomplish the goals you have for your relationship.

Call our office to schedule your appointment or find out more about the services we can offer.

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 Jersey City therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jersey City is located at the intersection of Sip Ave and Bergen Ave. Behind the building is Hudson County Community College Park. We currently share the building with Capital One and Blink Fitness, among other businesses.

Phone number

(973) 529-8926

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • German
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