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637 people sought couples therapy help at Stamford in the last year

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

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As an experienced, skilled, and compassionate clinician, I am able to understand and provide therapy for a wide variety of clients in a warm and nurtu... As an experienced, skilled, and compassionate clinician, I am able to understand and provide therapy for a wide variety of clients in a warm and nurturing way. Read more

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?

Do you ever have those days where you don’t feel so good about your relationship? Maybe you and your partner have been arguing nonstop, you haven’t had much time for each other lately, or you’re struggling to connect on a deeper level. Whatever it is, it can lead you to doubt the strength, validity, and future of your relationship. This can come with many emotions and challenges that you must navigate together—which can prove even more challenging.

“Excitement in love comes from the risk involved in staying open to the here-and-now experience and emotional connection.” –Dr. Sue Johnson

Relationships aren’t meant to be easy. They take time and energy to build as well as to maintain. And while relationships are widely personal and private, sometimes, asking for some outside help pays off. If you and your partner are struggling to resolve a disagreement, find meaningful time together, or establish a deeper connection, consider working with a couples therapist.

Couples therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT help couples—newly dating, newlyweds, spouses—to work through the challenges that arise in their relationship. If you are preparing for marriage, consider working with a premarital counselor; and if you are already married, consider working with a marriage counselor! These professionals have specific skills, training, and experience in the aforementioned areas to best help each couple they meet in therapy. To schedule your first appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling by giving us a call at (203) 635-5693. We’ll get you in right away.

How Can Couples Therapy Help My Relationship?

Are you and your significant other currently searching for therapists who specialize in relationship help? You’ve come to the right place. Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT has couples therapists, and psychologists on staff who can help you and your partner open up about and solve the challenges in your relationship. Once they understand these challenges, your therapist can come up with a personalized plan for helping you through this.

In addition to giving you specific guidance that will help you overcome your current problems, the couples counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling can offer beneficial tips for maintaining a strong relationship going forward. You can expect to discuss the following:

  1. The importance of communication: Often, our relationship issues come down to poor communication. We’re overwhelmed by difficult emotions, which we take out on our loved ones, or we feel particularly passionate about a specific subject, which leads to an aggressive conversation. In any case, we can benefit from approaching a conversation with our significant other with patience and understanding.
  2. Expectations for your relationship: Many people have a skewed vision of what a relationship should be, thanks to all of the fantasies we subscribe to in movies and TV shows. In reality, relationships take hard work and they aren’t pretty 24/7—but that’s okay! A couples therapist at Thriveworks can help you manage your relationship expectations.
  3. Relationship maintenance: You’ve made some great progress, that’s awesome! Now, flash forward two weeks later and you’ve discarded everything you’ve learned. A lot of the time, this is how it goes. We make progress and then we slip back into bad habits. A couples counselor can help you properly maintain your relationship and develop good relationship habits that stick.

The couples therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT help the couples they see in couples counseling develop good habits that benefit their relationship. They also equip them with tools to work through present and future issues that threaten the strength or longevity of their relationships.

Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT

If you and your partner are experiencing turbulence in your relationship or you’re interested in developing healthier relationship habits, consider working with a couples therapist or couples counselor at Thriveworks Counseling. We only partner with the best of the best mental health professionals in the area. Our relationship experts have proven to possess the skills, tools, and knowledge needed to benefit the lives of their clients.

To schedule your first couples counseling appointment, give Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT a call at (203) 635-5693. We’re here to get you scheduled with a professional right away. Call in for a next-day appointment now.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Stamford therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Stamford
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 Stamford reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Read more Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Stamford Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Read more I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Stamford Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park. We currently share a building with Westchester Health, and are just south of the Shell station near W Broad St., with the Rippowam river to our east. 

Phone number

(203) 408-1896

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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