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Starting Couples therapy

What is couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It 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 couples therapy include:

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

How does couples therapy work?

Couples therapy 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 couples therapy 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 couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples’ needs, the challenges they’d like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

Are you and your partner struggling to connect or communicate? Do you find that most of your time together lately is spent arguing or disagreeing? Or, do you believe that there is room for improvement in your relationship? Consider working with a couples therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven.

We can set you up with a skilled, caring provider who specializes in helping couples work through the problems that plague their relationship as well as improve their overall strength and happiness. If you and your partner are interested in the value you could find in couples therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Milford today. Give us a call at (203) 951-3871. We can’t wait to get started!

What Is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is aimed at helping couples fix problems or improve their relationship. Bernadette Hernandez, a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT, explains that “the elements that create a foundation for a strong partnership, including but not limited to communication, conflict resolution, trust, intimacy, and respect for one another,” are discussed. These couples might be married, recently engaged, or newly dating; they might have serious issues that threaten the current state of their relationship or be interested in learning how to resolve future conflicts. Couples therapy is led by therapists with specific experience working with couples, such as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).

If you decide to work with a couples therapist at our office, your therapist will design your experience based on your relationship needs and goals. After understanding what you and your partner are looking to get out of therapy, they might decide to use emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy worksheets, and other couples therapy exercises. Let’s delve into each:

  1. Emotionally focused couples therapy incorporates elements of experiential therapy, attachment theory, and systemic therapy. This approach to therapy focuses on poor communication habits and love as an “attachment bond.” In other words, love is a safe space that provides one with comfort and security. Attachment theory gives the therapist a road map for what each individual needs.
  2. Couples therapy worksheets are sometimes used to supplement couples therapy and can help couples solidify their bond. An example of a couples therapy worksheet is an “About Your Partner” worksheet. This walks each partner through several questions like: What activities are on your partner’s bucket list? Where does your partner love to vacation? What does your partner dislike about their job or career? How has your partner felt today? Asking and answering these questions on a couples therapy worksheet can enable couples to feel closer and identify potential problem areas in their relationship.
  3. Other couples therapy exercises are often incorporated into couples therapy as well. For example, your therapist might focus on helping you and your partner to work through specific issues like jealousy or financial strain. They might also help you to come up with change-oriented interventions for your relationship.

Who Should Receive Couples Therapy?

The real question is who shouldn’t receive couples therapy! Here at Thriveworks Counseling, we believe that everyone can benefit from working with a therapist or counselor. And just as we can benefit from working on our personal health and growth with a professional, we can benefit from working on our relationship health and growth with a professional too.

The bottom line is that if you and your partner believe you can benefit from working with a couples therapist, couples therapy can prove valuable. Your therapist will structure therapy around your relationship’s needs and goals. For example, couples therapy might help you and your partner to resolve or manage specific issues. Courtney Buchanan, a Licensed Professional Counselor at our Milford office, says the following are common: “Expectations each individual has in the relationship. Love languages. Financial and budgeting struggles. Compromise. Infidelity. Life transitions (i.e. buying a house, having kids, retiring, kids leaving the home, returning to school). Managing outside relationships with friends and family.” But this is just the short list. What you need to remember is that every couple faces their share of problems. As long as you stay determined to work through them together, your relationship has a bright future. Consider working with a couples therapist at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven to continue to build your relationship’s health and happiness.

Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven

If or when you are ready to schedule your first couples therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Milford in New Haven. We can set you up with a skilled, caring couples therapist who can help you work through the problems in your relationship or strengthen your relationship altogether.

Set up an appointment today by calling (203) 951-3871. The process is simple: You’ll answer a few basic questions about what service you’re looking to receive, and then a scheduling specialist will help you set up an appointment on a day and time that works for both you and your partner. We offer extended hours including evenings and weekends to best ensure that couples can find a manageable time to come in and meet with us.

Schedule an appointment whenever you are ready! We look forward to meeting and working with you soon.

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 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

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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 am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

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  • English
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