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

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

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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?

If you’re in a committed relationship, you probably know exactly what it feels like to go through ups and downs with your partner. It can get hectic and feel overwhelming as you address personal needs as well as the needs of your partner and your relationship. Whether you and your partner are struggling to communicate, need help igniting the spark in your relationship again, or are going through an incredibly tough challenge, support is available.

On average, couples will wait six years before getting the help they need from a therapist. That’s six years of angst, bickering, and letting the space between you grow larger and larger. There is hope for your relationship, and you can make meaningful changes.

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C. S. Lewis

There are licensed therapists and counselors who have the training and experience to help couples work through a wide range of issues, like the ones we mentioned above. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Manchester, CT, our couples therapists and marriage counselors are dedicated to providing you and your partner with a safe and honest space to talk openly about the problems you are having. If you feel like you and your partner could benefit from talking to one of our mental health professionals, just give us a call. We’d love to work with you.

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling: What to Expect

Therapy can seem daunting at first, especially if you’ve never been with your partner before. However, it’s easy to get started, and your therapist or counselor will guide you every step of the way. This form of counseling is geared towards helping you and your loved one improve on many different areas, cope with stressors, and overcome tough challenges specific to your relationship. Your therapist can help you with things like:

• Improving your communication skills
• Using effective problem-solving techniques
• Understanding the importance of active listening
• Establishing relationship roles
• Building trust in your relationship
• Strengthening your intimacy

There are many other ways that our mental health professionals can guide you both. They’ll use a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to help you achieve any and all goals you may have. To do this, they will get to know both of you on an individual level to understand where the cracks may lie in your relationship. Then, with the information they gather, they will create a custom treatment plan that is centered around you and your partner’s needs and challenges. We understand that every couple is different, and that’s why we make sure that every treatment plan is too.

Can a Counselor or Therapist Help Your Situation?

At Thriveworks Counseling in Manchester, CT, we have helped so many couples work through such a broad range of challenges. Chances are, the issue you and your partner are having is something we can help guide you through. In fact, here is a list of the most common reasons why couples choose to work with us:

• Infidelity
• Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
• Financial strain or stress
• Lack of intimacy
• Low sexual drive
• Parenting issues
• Misaligned values
• Poor work/life balance
• Poor communication skills
• Major life changes
• Grief and loss
• Trauma

This list doesn’t include all of the areas that we can help with. If the problem you’re having wasn’t listed, don’t worry. We’ll work to understand your situation and help you identify the root causes of your challenges. In addition, if you and your partner are struggling to reconcile, your therapist can help you make tough decisions about separation, breakups, and divorce. While we want to help you repair your relationship, there are some instances that separating is the best option for both partners. Regardless, your therapist will be next to you both every step of the way, providing un-biased support.

Start Strengthening Your Relationship in Couples or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Manchester

Are you and your loved one tired of always fighting? Do you wish you could put the past behind you and work towards a better future together? Have you tried everything you can do on your own? If so, you’re in the right place.

If you’re ready to get started with one of our marriage counselors or couples therapists, simply give us a call or visit our online booking system. We offer appointment times on weekends and in the evenings, in addition to our regular daytime hours. Also, we provide online counseling, don’t operate with a waitlist, and have flexible cancelations.

When you’re ready, we’ll be here. We can’t wait to help you thrive.

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 Manchester 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)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Manchester
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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So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Read more So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Christine Feb 2024
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Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
Read more Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
christine Feb 2024
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Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Read more Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Christine Dec 2023
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I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Read more I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Manchester Sep 2022
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I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Manchester Oct 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester is off of Tolland Turnpike. Our office is down the street from Sunoco Gas Station, near Extended Stay America and Best Stay Inn. We share an office space with East Point Business Center and LaPorta Periodontics.

Phone number

(860) 698-4106

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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