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1,562 people sought marriage counseling help at Leominster 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 Leominster, MA 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 Leominster, MA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Many people have this fantasy that marriage will solve all of their relationship issues. That as soon as they get married, all of those fights about what’s for dinner and who forgot to lock the door will disappear. But the truth is that the opposite is true. We often experience more challenges when we enter marriage, and yes, we often fight more in marriage, too!

“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.” –Karen Salmansohn

Here’s the thing: Fighting isn’t a bad thing! Fighting often shows that we trust the other individual, we have faith in our relationship, and we care deeply about our spouse. That being said, sometimes we enter disagreements or encounter challenges that we can’t seem to work through. In these instances, we can benefit from the help of a marriage counselor. Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that helps couples to work through any given challenge and improve their marriage. And it has proven to help many couples resolve the relationship issues they were experiencing.

If you are in the Leominster area, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We have marriage counselors, as well as other relationship experts like couples therapists and premarital counselors, who can help you make meaningful changes in your relationship. Don’t worry, here at Thriveworks there is no shame or judgment in counseling. We know that all couples struggle and need help from time to time! If you are ready to schedule your first marriage counseling appointment, just give Thriveworks in Leominster, MA a call.

Could My Spouse and I Benefit from Marriage Counseling?

“Often couples come into counseling when issues that could have been resolved easily when addressed earlier in the relationship have become major issues,” says Venturiely Grullon, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Leominster office. “Some of the issues that warrant counseling are feelings of resentment, lack of communication, and inability to have difficult conversations without leading to major arguments.”

When you consider or decide to work with a marriage counselor, you are not admitting failure. Instead, you are putting your relationship first and showing just how much you care about your spouse. That being said, we know that acknowledging and admitting you need some help can be hard. Take a minute to think about your relationship and answer the following questions:

  1. Are my spouse and I happy in our relationship from a general standpoint?
  2. Do we communicate effectively or does our communication need some work?
  3. Have we encountered intimacy issues? Are we experiencing them right now?
  4. Are we on the same page when it comes to having a family and raising our kids?
  5. Do my spouse and I feel fulfilled on an individual level? Does this area need some work?

These are important questions to ask that can inform your next action. If you’ve determined an area in your marriage that could use some improvement, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster. We have marriage counselors and couples therapists who would love to guide you and your spouse in working through the problem areas of your relationship.

How Does Marriage Counseling Work?

The Thriveworks marriage counselors in Leominster, MA will take a look at your marriage, listen to your concerns, and then structure your treatment around the needs you have identified. In addition, they will help you and your spouse improve your communication, which will ultimately help you work through the issues at hand. “Marriage counseling’s primary goal is to improve communication between partners in order to assist them in resolving conflicts within their relationship,” says Grullon. “Marriage requires both partners to be willing to compromise and take into consideration each others’ needs. 

Marriage counseling will likely involve discussing present issues, as well as developing skills and tools that will enable you to work through the present and future issues. Additionally, your experience in working with a marriage counselor might involve conversations about intimacy levels, parenting styles, individuals goals, personal fulfillment, family time, and more. This, of course, will depend on your unique relationship.

Work with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Marriage requires a lot of time and effort—but the way we look at it, that is but a small price to pay for all of the love, support, and happiness you receive in return. If you are looking to improve your relationship and think you could benefit from the professional guidance of a marriage counselor, reach out to Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We have marriage counselors and other relationship experts on staff who can help you as soon as today or tomorrow.

Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA is dedicated to helping the Worcester community achieve happy, healthy, and successful lives. Let us help you build the happy, fulfilling relationship you seek.

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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Leominster
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Talk therapy

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$1

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
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Deb Joy is excellent.
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(978) 612-6361

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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