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11,461 people sought couples therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

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

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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.

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Couples Therapists in West Hartford, CT—Therapy for Couples

Do you and your significant other struggle to connect on an intimate level lately? Are you constantly arguing about nonsense? Is there room to build a happier, more fulfilling relationship? If so, you can find value in couples therapy.

The couples therapists at Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT are skilled, caring professionals—not only do they bring impressive skills and experience to the table, but they genuinely care about their clients.

If you think that you could benefit from couples therapist, reach out to Thriveworks in West Hartford today at (860) 530-5326.

What Does Couples Therapy Look Like?

Every couple can benefit from working with a couples therapist. Mimi Akhand, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at our West Hartford office explains that “any couple looking for improving communication, connection, or tuning up their relationship, as well as confronting and getting through any crisis that has come up,” can find value in this service. Your Thriveworks Counseling couples therapist in West Hartford will get to know you, your partner, and your relationship.

Once they understand your unique needs and specific goals for working with a couples therapist, your provider will develop a plan for making the necessary improvements in your relationship.

The professionals at Thriveworks can provide you with tips and tools that will assist you in making these needed changes. For example, they might offer the following tips for building the very best relationship:

1. Learn how to better communicate.

A common issue in relationships is communication. We fail to communicate our needs, our concerns, our desires. It’s important to open up these lines of communication and to talk our way through conflict. Remember: Honesty is always the best policy.

2. Take action!

While it’s vital that you talk about your problems, that is not the total equation. It is also important that you come up with a clear plan for addressing those needs, concerns, or desires.

3. Keep your relationship on the right track.

It’s easy to fall back into old habits. But when it comes to your relationship, you should prioritize putting in the work to stay on the right track. Once you learn to communicate and take necessary action, do your best to stick with this new pattern.

4. Stay positive.

Remember that your relationship is not just your current challenges. Your relationship is so much more than that. Talk about what you love about your relationship and your significant other. This will bring you closer together and make working through your issues an easier process.

5. Don’t let your expectations run wild.

As you and your partner navigate the challenges that come your way, keep your expectations in check. You likely will not resolve all of your issues in one night. Instead, it will take time and work.

Don’t worry—you aren’t alone. Your Thriveworks couples therapist in Hartford, CT will help you and your partner on this journey. They have the skills, training, and experience to help you find success.

Schedule Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT

You and your partner must work together to make the necessary changes in your relationship. And you can find greater success working with a couples therapist, too! Couples therapy can help you to identify and open up about the issues in your relationship. Additionally, they can help you to identify the steps that you both need to take to find greater happiness together.

If you are searching for Hartford therapy for couples, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Hartford, CT. Give us a call at (860) 553-3374 when you are ready to schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 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)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Polish
  • English
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