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

Need more help deciding?

Are there days where you struggle to get along with your spouse? Do you two bicker from time to time about whose turn it is to pick up the kids from soccer practice? Do you have more serious fights, say about money concerns or trust issues? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. Most (if not all) married couples argue and encounter relationship issues that threaten their marriage. Fortunately, you (and other married couples) have the power to work through these problems and strengthen your relationship for years to come.

“There is no challenge strong enough to destroy your marriage as long as you are both willing to stop fighting against each other and start fighting for each other.” –Dave Willis

Marriage counselors are relationship experts who dedicate their work to helping couples work through marital issues. In addition, they help their clients strengthen their overall bond, connection, and relationship. If this sounds like something you and your spouse are interested in, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT to schedule a marriage counseling appointment today. Our marriage counselors can help you in in-person counseling or online counseling therapy—it’s whichever you prefer. Call us now at (203) 635-5693 if you’re ready to set up your first session. We’ll be here whenever that may be.

What Is Marriage Counseling? How Does Marriage Counseling Work?

As we just explained, marriage counseling is a form of therapy that helps couples work through their conflicts and improve their relationships. Your Thriveworks marriage counselor can help you rebuild any destruction and strengthen your marriage; it can also help you make a thoughtful decision if you are considering divorce.

Marriage counseling is led by licensed counselors, better known as licensed marriage and family therapists. Often, marriage counseling is a short-term therapy and includes both individuals. However, in some cases, the counselor will work with one of the individuals (or both) one-on-one. This depends on your specific needs, goals, and preferences. Your marriage counselor will evaluate your relationship and come up with a treatment plan that’s personalized for you.

Can Marriage Counseling Help My Relationship?

Marriage counseling can help couples of all sexual orientations, genders, races. If you and your spouse are struggling to communicate, connect on an intimate level, or work through a specific conflict, marriage counseling could prove valuable to your relationship. Here’s a list of common topics discussed in marriage counseling:

  • Communication issues
  • Sexual or intimacy issues
  • Parenting trouble
  • Different visions for the future
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Jealousy
  • Financial trouble
  • Trust issues
  • Anger
  • Infidelity

Marriage counseling can help to address all of the relationship issues listed above. If you decide to work with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks, they will ask you to detail your specific issues and then offer a plan for confronting said issue(s). Remember, our counselors are able to help you in in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. If you find that online counseling works better for your schedules, we’re more than happy to help you via phone or video chat.

Schedule Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Stamford, CT

If you have determined the need for marriage counseling, Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT has marriage counselors who are ready to get to work. Remember: While marriage counseling can help you work through the problems that are threatening your relationship, it can also help you to prepare for future problems and strengthen your marriage for the storms to come.

It’s also important to remember that all couples—even those that are married—encounter problems that hurt their relationship. However, working through these issues helps to solidify your bond and even strengthen your marriage. So, stay strong, and consider working with a marriage counselor to get through the problems at hand. Our marriage counselors at Thriveworks have skills, tools, and experience, which enable them to help people just like you.

To schedule your marriage counseling appointment, give Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT Stamford a call at (203) 635-5693. We can get you all set up for your first in-person or online counseling therapy appointment. Just let your scheduling specialist know what your preferences and needs are—they’ll get you scheduled. We look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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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