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709 people sought infidelity counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, +3 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +7 more

As someone who has worked with children for over 17 years in a variety of settings and now have become a mother more recently I have a well rounded pe... As someone who has worked with children for over 17 years in a variety of settings and now have become a mother more recently I have a well rounded perspective of the struggles that face our children and caregivers in today's world. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +7 more

I use a person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach for all clients, offering a non-judgmental, caring, and empathic space for yo... I use a person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach for all clients, offering a non-judgmental, caring, and empathic space for you to share your experiences. Read more

Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Salem, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Salem, MA typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

Need more help deciding?

Marriages break up all the time in the United States. Despite what people read, there are really no set statistics for divorce rates. So-called “experts” say that the rate is anywhere between 20 percent and 50 percent, but no-one really knows. One thing that people do know, though, is the fact that out of the divorces that do happen, a great many of them are caused through infidelity. More and more people are seeking counseling for infidelity issues in order to try to save their marriages if possible and avoid getting divorced and becoming a contested statistic.

Infidelity comes from a number of different sources. It’s important to remember that infidelity itself is not the cause but rather more the effect. In order for someone to cheat on their spouse or partner, there are usually some underlying causes beforehand:

  • The marriage/relationship is stale. The couple barely speaks to each other anymore and has nothing to say
  • The couple is no longer fulfilling each other’s needs sexually. They’ve given up on each other in the bedroom.

These basic two factors pretty much cover most of it. Dissatisfaction with each other; boredom; lack of “spark”. The couple might still truly love each other—that’s often true, in fact, but something is missing somewhere and instead of trying to work out what that is, somebody in the relationship tries to seek it elsewhere.

Counseling

Perhaps the best way to deal with adultery and infidelity is with an adultery/infidelity counselor. The feelings that arise from infidelity can be devastating and at their worst can cause extreme anger, despair, depression, and even violence. Seeking counseling for adultery in order to deal with these feelings and rebuild again can be seen as a positive step.

A professional counseling service dealing with adultery and infidelity will address the following points with a couple that comes to them:

  • They will ensure that each partner in the relationship gets their full say
  • They will explore why the partnership went so far wrong that one person had to cheat
  • They will teach both parties how to forgive each other and move on with their lives.

These steps outlined above are not easy. They are extremely hard and not all couples will make it. However, professional counseling for infidelity really does increase the chances of a couple getting through this traumatic time together and out the other side. For more information on adultery counseling, please do get in contact with us in your own time.

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 Salem 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Salem
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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The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Read more The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Read more Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Read more My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Celine is very compassionate and professional
Debra Dec 2023
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Salem is located in McIntire Historic District on Washington St. where it intersects with Lynde St. We share a building with MassHire North Shore Career Center - Salem, Koto Grill & Sushi, and other businesses.

Phone number

(978) 637-8213

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