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13,739 people sought couples therapy help at Philadelphia in the last year

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

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Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

Pamela: I base my couple's counseling work on Gottman's research, as we can predict with 93% accuracy whether partners will divorce/split up based on four factors.

Kerri: My go-to approach for helping people in couples counseling is to work on improving communication. I find that most problems in relationships can be greatly improved with more effective communication skills.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

Pamela: I provide teaching on Gottman's well-researched factors most predictive of breakups and their antidotes.

Kerri: I teach the following tools in couples counseling:

  • Mindfulness: gaining greater awareness of your thoughts and feelings
  • Assertive communication: learning how to express what you are thinking and feeling without hurting your partner
  • Active listening skills: learning how to really hear what your partner is trying to tell you
  • Developing curiosity about your partner: learning how to ask effective, clarifying questions rather than making assumptions

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

Pamela: I know a client is making progress in couples/marriage counseling when they report increased relational satisfaction (in-session rating scale) and show returning trust & joy in their relationship.

Kerri: I know clients are making meaningful progress in couples counseling when they share that they are spending more quality time together and feel a greater sense of love and trust between them.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

Pamela: Clients can supplement their time in couples/marriage counseling with on-topic videos, readings, and relational exercises I will recommend.

Kerri: Clients can supplement their time in couples counseling by spending time outside of their therapy sessions practicing the skills they learn in sessions. Additionally, they can read books, listen to podcasts, and find resources online about relationships.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

Pamela: To prepare for your first couples/marriage counseling session, you can start building a list of what is and is not working in the relationship, and please include a list of relational goals.

Kerri: To prepare for your first couples counseling session, you can ensure that both partners have signed the consent for treatment forms and that Zoom is set up on your computer or phone. You and your partner can also discuss your relationship goals in order to have a clear view of what you hope to accomplish in couples counseling.

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?

For more information, or to schedule your first appointment, call us anytime at: 215-399-9764

Any happy couple you see has had hard times. No relationship is perfect with no struggles to face. Sometimes, two people can ride the waves together and work things out on their own. Other times, couples counseling is a great option for a couple who want to work it out but can’t seem to come to a resolution on their own.

If you and your partner live in the Philadelphia, PA area and your relationship needs guidance to get back on the right track, Thriveworks Philadelphia Couples Counselors and Psychologists are here to help.

Even though things are tough – don’t give up yet.

You and your partner may be angry or hurting, and it may feel like the best thing to do is to throw in the towel and walk away. Don’t give up yet, though – you may be surprised at how much counseling can help you, not only as a couple but as individuals.

Our Thriveworks Philadelphia Couples Counselors can help in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Recovering from cheating and dishonesty
  • Re-establishing trust
  • Managing anger and other emotions
  • How to make time for each other
  • Building solid communication skills

No matter what may have happened in the past, your couples counselor can help you focus on making changes in the present so that you can share a bright future.

Time is of the essence.

We know that when a relationship is in trouble, time is everything. Our counselors and psychologists won’t ask you to wait weeks or months before you have your 1st appointment. Call us today and see one of our counselors this week, possibly even the same day we hear from you.

You two don’t have to try and fix this on your own. Let us help. Let’s begin today to rebuild and heal your relationship.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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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Rob is great! Making progress.
Brian Dec 2023
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I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Read more I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Read more Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Read more Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Read more Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Read more Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Read more Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Read more Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Providence is located at 245 Waterman St Suite 504A, Providence, RI 02906, between Wayland Ave. and Butler Ave.

Phone number

(215) 642-8968

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
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