Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

570 people sought couples therapy help at Watertown in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Our therapists in Watertown are booked, but we have 44 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

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?

Relationship issues can cause significant stress and strain on your love life, but they certainly aren’t uncommon. If you’re struggling with conflict in your home, pursuing couples therapy is a great idea. Moreover, the sooner you seek help for the issues that may be affecting your relationship, the more likely you will be to fully resolve them.

Love doesn’t come with an on-off switch. It’s made of

too many threads of memory and hope and heartache that

weave themselves into the very core of who you are.

–Martina Boone

You can heal your relationship today by partnering up with a couples therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA. These professionals have the experience and the skills that you’re looking for in a relationship expert. They have helped many other couples manage and overcome their relationship issues, of which might match the issues that you are experiencing in your relationship.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with a Thriveworks couples therapist, contact our office. Our scheduling team is here to assist you and get you set up with a couples therapist at your earliest convenience. You will have both in-person and online counseling options when you call to schedule. 

Highs and Lows Are Present in Every Relationship

All relationships are subject to highs and lows over the years. Despite how much you and your partner love each other, you won’t always agree on absolutely everything, and outside influences such as work, family members, and poor health can put additional strain on your bond.

Sometimes weathering those highs and lows together is easy, and you’re both able to recognize them as a normal part of a relationship and move on. But at other times, they’re far more challenging to address. If you and your spouse are feeling as though there are more “lows” than “highs” lately, it might be time to think about seeing a Thriveworks Counseling couples therapist. They will work to understand what’s happening in your relationship and how they can best help you and your partner throughout therapy.

Do These Relationship Issues Sound Familiar?

Many couples have disagreements over similar issues; however, circumstances are always unique to each relationship. These may include:

  • Money troubles
  • Stress from extended family members
  • Career issues
  • Worries about infidelity
  • Problems with intimacy
  • General miscommunication.

If you attend couples therapy at Thriveworks, the professional you see will do everything they can to help you address your specific problem(s). Even if they haven’t dealt with your exact circumstances before, their training, experience, and insight can be applied to many varied relationship issues. 

Who Can Benefit from Couples Therapy?

Too often, couples struggle with whether to see a counselor as their relationship may be excellent other than the one issue. For example, you and your partner might form a unified bond on everything from raising kids to handling money. You might still feel in love and enjoy each other’s company, but issues may crop up under certain circumstances.

This is a prime reason why the AAMFT recommends seeing someone, like couples therapists in Watertown, as soon as possible. Don’t give one issue the power to make an otherwise great relationship feel miserable. Additionally, know that couples therapy isn’t just for those experiencing a major problem in their relationship. It’s also for those who recognize some room for improvement or the benefit of learning new tools for resolving conflicts and connecting on a deeper level.

Start a Relationship with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks in Watertown

Wouldn’t you like to find a way to handle conflict at home in a way that allows you to respect each other, find resolution and move forward in your relationship? If you and your loved one could benefit from attending Watertown couples counseling, don’t delay. Give us a call when you’re ready and discover how much stronger your relationship could be.

When you call, your scheduling specialist will walk you through your options. You’ll have both in-person and online counseling appointments available to you. In addition, our counselors have really flexible schedules, which enable them to offer daytime as well as evening appointments, throughout the week and on the weekends. They know that it can be difficult to fit an appointment into your work schedule, so they want to offer their clients many different appointment options.

If you’re interested in scheduling a session, call our office today. We look forward to it.

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 Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 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

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Watertown
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session


Ongoing sessions


Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session


Ongoing sessions


Hear from our clients

Thriveworks Watertown has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Massachusetts.

4.5 Thriveworks Watertown reviews are collected through
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on

Where to find us

0 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET