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570 people sought marriage counseling help at Watertown 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 Watertown, MA 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 Watertown, MA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

 Marriage is full of happy moments, love, laughter, connection. But you can’t forget about the sad or frustrating moments, the angry conversations, the disconnect that you sometimes experience, too. Even the couples that you idolize and even model your relationship after have these challenges. The moral of the story is that no marriage is great 24/7—no matter how long you’ve been married. Take a moment to consider:

  1. Sam and John have been together for a little over a year now. They can feel the honeymoon phase waning, as they start to bicker on a regular basis.
  2. Alex and Jess come from different sides of the political aisle. With the upcoming election season nearing, they find themselves arguing more often.
  3. Tyler and Kate have been struggling financially for the past year and a half. Ever since Kate lost her job, they haven’t felt secure and can just barely cover all of their bills.

Can you relate to any of the above? Have you and your spouse gone through a tough season that involved a lot of bickering or disagreeing? Have you struggled financially or otherwise? Are you struggling right now?

When couples run into these problems, they can find help and support in a marriage counselor or couples therapist. If you’re currently struggling in your relationship, with a specific issue or general relationship upkeep, consider meeting with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA. Our providers are trained, qualified professionals. And our marriage counselors have specific skills, training, and experience in helping couples. So, if you need some extra help, support, or guidance in your marriage, consider reaching out to us today.

How Can Marriage Counseling Help Couples?

Taking the leap and scheduling counseling for you and your spouse can be scary. Scheduling counseling for anything can be scary. But it’s important to remember that this is a step toward improvement, greater happiness, success—it’s a step in the right direction toward all of the good things. You don’t have to worry about entering a space of judgment either. The marriage counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA aim to provide their clients with a judgment-free, supportive space for talking about their problems and resolving them.

If you choose to pursue marriage counseling at Thriveworks, you’ll be given two options: video therapy or phone counseling. Both of these options are effective approaches to counseling and can help you and your partner make great strides in your relationship. On top of that, online counseling comes with benefits that you don’t necessarily receive in in-person counseling. For example, online counseling is often more flexible, more convenient, more comfortable, and the list goes on.

What Will We Learn in Marriage Counseling?

The actual structure of marriage counseling often changes from one couple to the next. Why? Because every couple has different needs. One couple might be struggling to find common ground or see eye-to-eye; another couple might be struggling with those financial problems we mentioned earlier. As we all know, every individual and every couple is unique. So mental health help and treatment should be, too.

Once your marriage counselor understands your relationship’s needs and you and your partner’s individual needs, they can design a plan for treatment that will help you accomplish the goals that you have for your relationship. For example, you can expect to learn about…

  • Improving means of communication
  • Actively listening to your partner
  • Building greater trust in your relationship
  • Approaching your problems with compassion
  • Solving your challenges more effectively

Your exact goals will become clearer when you talk to your marriage counselor about what’s going on in your relationship and why you’ve decided to pursue counseling. There are reasons aplenty, from the bickering to the financial problems, stress, infidelity, poor communication, anger issues, parenting, and so on.

Schedule an Appointment with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks in Watertown, MA

Have you and your spouse determined a need for marriage counseling? Do you think you could benefit from talking to a neutral third party who has relationship expertise? You might benefit from reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA. We have marriage counselors, couples therapists, and other relationship experts on our team who would love to help you. They’ll help you work through the varying problems we’ve covered above and improve your marriage as a whole.

To get started with our marriage counselors, reach out to our office today. We’ll get you scheduled.

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

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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

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