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568 people sought relationship counseling help at Toms River in the last year

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Starting Relationship counseling

What is Relationship counseling?

Relationship counseling, also known as couples-therapy and marriage counseling, 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 relationship 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 Relationship counseling work?

Relationship 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 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 Relationship counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks relationship counseling in Toms River is conducted both in person and virtually via online counseling. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Relationship counseling last?

On average, couples attend relationship counseling for 12 weeks. However, relationship 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.

Need more help deciding?

Relationships are a huge part of our lives. From our partner in life to our coworkers- they are impossible to avoid. Some of them might be rather inconsequential, like your relationship with the local, and some might be instrumental in shaping your present and future life, like your significant other.

Romantic relationships are truly spectacular and beautiful- two unique human lives coming together to interact on a daily basis with love and trust is a wonderful thing. But partly because of their power in our lives, they can too easily become corrupted. All that love turns to hurt, the trust to lying, and the respect to shame. The beauty of human interconnectedness also makes it messy.

Couples counseling is a way to make the messy beautiful again and restore the love that you once had. With the right tools and practices, your relationship can heal and grow to become something stronger. Thriveworks in Toms River is excited to meet you both and begin working on a future of safety and contentment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 732-852-4977.

Does Relationship Therapy Work?

Most of the couples we see come into therapy because of tension in their relationship. This is not the only reason couples might seek counseling; whatever your reasoning behind going to counseling, it is welcome at Thriveworks in Toms River. Premarital, relationship issues, or preparing for a big change- we’ve seen it all!

Still, why is relationship issues the biggest reason for couple’s therapy? The news is actually good:

Because you still love the person! You want to make the relationship work and you are willing to fight for the possibility of a future with them. Toms River couples’ counselors admire your dedication and resolve. If you are reading this and considering counseling, then you have that spark in you that is necessary for healing a strained relationship.

Or maybe you’re still confused if there is actually a problem in your relationship, or if the problem is just you. Signs a relationship has taken a turn for the worse include:

  • Feeling underappreciated, unloved, or not respected
  • Constant arguing
  • Loss of love, boredom, stagnation
  • Thoughts of leaving the relationship or cheating
  • Changes in sleep or eating habits (signs of underlying stress)
  • Mental health problems like a rise in anxiety or depression symptoms.

These are all possible symptoms of a much larger problem: your relationship. But don’t worry, large doesn’t mean untouchable.

Some common issues our Toms River relationship counselors help couples walk through include:

  • Recovering from cheating
  • Managing busy schedules
  • Improving on communication skills
  • Learning how to live together
  • Adjusting to life changes and stress together
  • Feelings of jealously or underappreciation
  • Unmet needs for affection
  • Differing expectations for the relationship

Whatever you are dealing with- whether big or small- matters. Toms River couples’ therapists offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you and your loved one to heal and grow.

What Does Couples Therapy look like?

Thriveworks in Toms River practices a client-first philosophy. This means that counseling is not a one-size fits all. Your situation, goals, individual personality, and relationship function are all vital parts of a successful therapeutic process. Toms River counseling strives to meet you where you are at and build a plan that will get you where you want to go in a healthy, lasting way.

Because of that, the first step in couples therapy is often to talk to you and your partner about what couples therapy will look like. We’ll talk through your goals, possible setbacks, and some action steps. In Thriveworks in Toms River, counseling is a partnership, not a dictatorship. Our couple’s therapists are the experts in relationship psychology and all the techniques that will help your relationship, but you are still the expert on yourself and your relationship, which is an equally important part to the session.

A few of the specifics we might talk about include:

  • Communication skills
  • Forgiveness
  • Action steps to create personal change
  • Talk through visions for the relationship
  • Reveal any negative emotions directed at each other or the relationship at large
  • Exploring how to best love and support one another
  • Addressing any underlying personal mental health struggles that might be influencing the relationship
  • Problem solve- Red Bank couples’ therapists are here to support you!

Loving relationships are life-giving. But a toxic relationship can be life-taking. If your relationship doesn’t fill you up anymore, if it even harms you mentally or emotionally, Thriveworks in Toms River counseling is here for you. We are excited to meet you and your partner.

To schedule a session or learn more, reach out to us at 732-852-4977.

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 Toms River therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Toms River
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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My therapist is Lesley Petersen and I have been a patient of hers for about four months now. She has been helping me through a stressful situation that I have been going through. I would recommend her because she is easy to talk to and non-judgmental.
Read more My therapist is Lesley Petersen and I have been a patient of hers for about four months now. She has been helping me through a stressful situation that I have been going through. I would recommend her because she is easy to talk to and non-judgmental.
Danielle Feb 2024
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awfully. Goes on vacation for two weeks. Double books me. Calls me one minute before our scheduled meeting time. Says the other person is inside the office and cannot see me. says to me I will call me that night and then says to me via a text message that I will call in the morning. Calls me at 11:am. We have our session where she keeps adding restrictions on me and says "it's nothing personal". Speaks very low that I cannot hear.Tells me she sees 50 people weekly and cannot talk on the phone.
Read more awfully. Goes on vacation for two weeks. Double books me. Calls me one minute before our scheduled meeting time. Says the other person is inside the office and cannot see me. says to me I will call me that night and then says to me via a text message that I will call in the morning. Calls me at 11:am. We have our session where she keeps adding restrictions on me and says "it's nothing personal". Speaks very low that I cannot hear.Tells me she sees 50 people weekly and cannot talk on the phone.
Martin Jan 2024
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I will tell everybody I know not to use thrive works.
Mark Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Robin is incredible. She is kind, compassionate, empathic, and extremely patient. She provided me with a safe environment that allowed me to vent comfortably. Robin was extremely helpful and provided me with excellent coping mechanisms that I will carry and use daily. She is truly extraordinary!
Read more Robin is incredible. She is kind, compassionate, empathic, and extremely patient. She provided me with a safe environment that allowed me to vent comfortably. Robin was extremely helpful and provided me with excellent coping mechanisms that I will carry and use daily. She is truly extraordinary!
Toms River Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Robin made me feel so comfortable and it was easy to ease into change.
Toms River Apr 2022
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Thriveworks is great and really cares for clients, I fully recommend them! And I honestly cannot say enough good things about Sharon Ryan. I never feel wrong, crazy, or judged while speaking with her. She is so comforting and provides excellent, accurate insights. I really appreciate her interest and understanding as well as her flexibility for appointments. I’ve been struggling with losing interest in hobbies that I once loved. With Sharon’s help, I’ve developed new interests I’ve always wanted to try and expanded my horizons. Thank you so much, truly, from the bottom of my heart!
Read more Thriveworks is great and really cares for clients, I fully recommend them! And I honestly cannot say enough good things about Sharon Ryan. I never feel wrong, crazy, or judged while speaking with her. She is so comforting and provides excellent, accurate insights. I really appreciate her interest and understanding as well as her flexibility for appointments. I’ve been struggling with losing interest in hobbies that I once loved. With Sharon’s help, I’ve developed new interests I’ve always wanted to try and expanded my horizons. Thank you so much, truly, from the bottom of my heart!
Toms River Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I recommend checking out Thriveworks to find a mental health care provider that can suit your needs. The owners are sweet, genuine people who make it their mission to help others by connecting therapists and those who want a little guidance. Your mental health is important (especially these days) and you don't need to being in a crisis to see a therapist! In fact, its better to seek out a therapist before you can't cope on your own.
Read more I recommend checking out Thriveworks to find a mental health care provider that can suit your needs. The owners are sweet, genuine people who make it their mission to help others by connecting therapists and those who want a little guidance. Your mental health is important (especially these days) and you don't need to being in a crisis to see a therapist! In fact, its better to seek out a therapist before you can't cope on your own.
Toms River Jan 2021
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★★★★★
If you're looking for counseling, this is definitely the place to go!
Toms River Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Toms River off of Main Street, and we share an office with KT’s Office Services, among other businesses. Look for the corner of Main Street and Union Street, we are right on the corner.

Phone number

(732) 795-5217

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Spanish
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