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846 people sought marriage counseling help at New Haven 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 New Haven, CT 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 New Haven, CT work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Many people think about getting married starting from a young age. It sounds like a fairytale, you can’t wait to plan your wedding, and live happily ever after. However, it’s not always like storybooks. Some people think that marrying their partner will fix all of their issues and that their love will heal all. While that may be true, it’s sometimes impossible to do alone. As soon as they get married, they start fighting again over cleaning, working long hours, and who forgot to turn the coffee maker off all come back. Everyone experiences challenges in their relationships, but marriage doesn’t fix everything. Great communication, understanding, and endless love do.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Around 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Why? Because when couples have small arguments as mentioned before, on top of larger issues like disagreements on values, it can lead to a giant whirlpool of emotion, anger, and sadness. Getting into disagreements or arguments isn’t always a bad thing though. It’s when you and your significant other can’t communicate on a healthy or productive level that divorce tends to loom.

If you are in the New Haven area, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling. We have marriage counselors and relationship experts who have the qualities and experience to help you and your spouse make meaningful changes in your relationship. There is no shame or judgment in getting help. We understand that all couples struggle from time to time. If you are ready to make a change though, just give us a call at (203) 586-4264.

Can My Spouse and I Benefit from Working with a Marriage Counselor?

The short answer is yes! Most married couples could benefit greatly from the guidance and support offered by a professional. When you decide to pursue marriage counseling, you are not admitting failure. Instead, you are both putting your relationship first and showing each other just how big of a priority it is in your life. Admitting that you need a therapist can be hard though. Consider the following questions:

  1. Are my spouse and I on the same page when it comes to starting a family and raising our kids?
  2. Do my spouse and I feel fulfilled on an individual level? Do we need to work on ourselves more?
  3. Have we encountered intimacy issues? Are we currently experiencing them?
  4. Are my spouse and I happy in our relationship overall?
  5. Do we communicate effectively, or do we need to work on our communication skills?
  6. Do my spouse and I argue a lot over small matters that make us feel angrier than necessary?
  7. Has either of us been unfaithful in our marriage? Are we having a hard time working through this?

These are some important questions to ask yourself when trying to decide if you are ready for action. If you have determined that there is an area of your marriage that needs work, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling.

How Does Marriage Counseling Work?

If you have been to therapy before, marriage counseling is not that much different. For those who have not been to therapy in the past, here is what you can expect! During your beginning sessions, your marriage counselor will sit down with you both to see and address what your unique goals and challenges are. You both will be able to express your feelings on the situation to better help your therapist understand what action needs to be taken. Marriage counseling will most likely involve discussing present issues, past issues if they are still lingering for one or both partners, as well as developing skills and tools that will enable you to work through future issues.

You can expect to learn tools like:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Parenting tips and styles
  • How to tackle individual goals
  • How to manage family time

…and more! We also understand that sometimes arguments and turmoil can be hard to overcome. In instances where divorce does need to be discussed, your marriage counselor will be able to help you make important decisions. In addition, they can help you and your spouse look at all aspects of your marriage. Sometimes separating is the healthiest option for both partners and with the help of your counselor, you can both walk away at peace.

Schedule an Appointment with a Thriveworks Marriage Counselor in New Haven

Our caring, professional team of marriage therapists are here to help you. When you are ready to schedule your first appointment, you can do so online through our online booking system or by calling us at (203) 586-4264. We don’t have waiting lists. Call us today to see a therapist this week, possibly even the day after you call!

We look forward to walking down a path of healing with you.

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 New Haven therapists and counselors accept 22 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 New Haven
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

5.0 Thriveworks New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. 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

(203) 633-8772

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Russian
  • English
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