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1,632 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Quincy in the last year

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Alyssa Quann

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

My go-to approach for helping people in couples/marriage counseling is solution-focused. I find the best benefit in this approach because every relationship is different, and each couple holds a unique set of beliefs about what a relationship should look like, allowing each couple to uncover their own goals and hopes for the future.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

In couples/marriage counseling, I teach the following tools:

  • Communication skills: learning to effectively communicate and understand each other
  • Constructive conflict resolution: learning ways to compromise and effectively communicate during disagreements
  • Intimacy building: building both emotional and physical closeness in relationships
  • Love language assessments: ensuring that both partners are giving and receiving love in ways that work for them

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling when they state they are using the tools they have learned in therapy. I will notice that couples laugh more during sessions and appear as a team rather than two separate individuals.

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

Clients can supplement their time in couples/marriage counseling with recommended readings, individual therapy, and practicing exercises and tools learned in therapy.

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

To prepare for your first couples/marriage counseling session, you can reflect on your relationship historically. Take time to think about the areas of your relationship that need improvement but also focus on the areas of strength in your relationship as we want to build on this foundation moving forward.

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?

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Quincy, MA—Relationship Counselors

Are you considering attending marriage therapy? As the years go by, ups and downs in any relationship aren’t uncommon, but that doesn’t make them a breeze to deal with. Know that you and your spouse certainly aren’t the only ones experiencing challenges, and that support is available when you’re ready. In fact, now may be an opportune time to consider seeing one of our Quincy, MA marriage counselors, couples therapists, or relationship experts!

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists advises that if you’re struggling with stress, unhappiness or issues in your relationship, the sooner you and your husband or wife begin counseling, the more likely you are to have a positive outcome. Why wait until things start feeling worse between you? Reach out today to schedule an appointment with Thriveworks Quincy.

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling: An Investment in Your Relationship

Regardless of how much you love each other, you and your spouse aren’t going to agree on everything all the time. Arguments are normal, and outside factors like stress at work, health worries or issues with friends can end up putting additional strain on your marriage.

Quite often, couples who are experiencing problems wait too long to pursue therapy because they don’t think the situation is “bad enough” to require it. But why let small issues come between you? If you love your partner and are feeling stuck to address what’s bothering you, counseling is well suited to getting you back on track. You may even want to think of it as an investment in your future happiness.

Common Marital Issues Addressed in Couples Therapy

While the circumstances surrounding your situation are unique to you and your spouse (or partner), there’s a good chance you might be dealing with what’s known as a common relationship issue. While the specifics are different, many couples disagree over matters such as:

  • Spending and budgeting habits
  • Interference from extended family
  • Concern about a partner’s career situation
  • Feeling anxious about potential infidelity
  • Struggling to communicate effectively
  • Feeling angry or resentful.

At Thriveworks in Quincy MA, expect a safe and supportive environment where you can address your challenges with a sensitive and pragmatic therapist.

We Can Help You Adapt to Changes in Your Relationship

Many couples who see marriage therapists at Thriveworks Quincy, MA have otherwise great relationships, but there are some occasions when despite their best efforts, things just don’t work out. It might not be what you dreamed of on your wedding day, but if you do decide to separate, our therapists can still provide support and guidance throughout such a tough transition.

Whatever you decide, seeing our couples counselors can serve to strengthen your marriage or result in a less stressful and acrimonious separation. If you have property to divide, pets to share or especially children to co-parent, this is an ideal situation for spouses who do go their separate ways.

Schedule a Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA

Seeing a therapist is especially ideal for those couples that know that something just isn’t right between them, but are struggling to find answers or come up with an appropriate solution. Fresh ideas and support are available if you’re feeling at a loss for a fix.

Whatever challenges you’re facing, would you like to address them in an effective and respectful way that enables you to look to the future together? If you and your spouse could benefit from participating in Thriveworks Quincy, MA couples counseling, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You will be delighted to discover how much healthier your relationship could be.

We offer evening and weekend sessions, and accept most major insurances. We look forward to helping 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 Quincy therapists and counselors accept 27 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Quincy
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 Quincy reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wideleine is absolutely AMAZING!!!! She selflessly gives of herself for her patients and genuinely listens to the needs of her patients. She provides counseling without judgment and truly loves her job. It is evident in how she works with her patients.
Read more Wideleine is absolutely AMAZING!!!! She selflessly gives of herself for her patients and genuinely listens to the needs of her patients. She provides counseling without judgment and truly loves her job. It is evident in how she works with her patients.
Quincy Nov 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am very happy to have worked with Amanda Bright. She always had a smile on and a positive attitude. She was great she with the clientele; she was encouraging and empathetic but also showed much discipline and great work ethic. She is very attentive and would make a great choice as a therapist.
Read more I am very happy to have worked with Amanda Bright. She always had a smile on and a positive attitude. She was great she with the clientele; she was encouraging and empathetic but also showed much discipline and great work ethic. She is very attentive and would make a great choice as a therapist.
Quincy Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I loved working with Amanda because of her authenticity. She is unapologetically herself and uses her strengths of empathy and relationship building to work with clients. She cares for clients in a way that is both professional and genuine. I believe that Amanda is a great clinician who empowers clients to achieve their own goals.
Read more I loved working with Amanda because of her authenticity. She is unapologetically herself and uses her strengths of empathy and relationship building to work with clients. She cares for clients in a way that is both professional and genuine. I believe that Amanda is a great clinician who empowers clients to achieve their own goals.
Quincy Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Quincy is located off of Adams St, near the intersection of Adams and Bridge St and across the street from the Adams National Historical Park. We currently share a building with Focal Early Education Center and My Learning Center, and our building is neighbored by Interfaith Social Services and The Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop. The closest bus stop is Adams St opp Alleyne St.

Phone number

(617) 545-0726

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Gujarati
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
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