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808 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Westborough in the last year

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

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Starting Couples & marriage counseling

What is couples & marriage counseling?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling, also known as relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy and marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

What type of therapy is used in couples therapy?

The types of therapy used in couples and marriage counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-based therapy

What kind of therapist is best for couples?

At Thriveworks, Couples & marriage counseling is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples.

What is the Gottman Method of couples therapy?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is a research-supported approach designed to enhance relationships by bolstering the bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and fostering shared meaning in their relationship through comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that improve communication, trust, and the overall health of the partnership.

How to tell if I need couples therapy?

If you’re facing persistent relationship problems, communication breakdowns, or unresolved conflicts that are impacting your emotional well-being and happiness, Couples & marriage counseling may be beneficial for you.

Should every couple go to couples therapy?

While marriage and couple’s counseling is typically recommended for couples who are experiencing persistent or severe relationship issues, any relationship can benefit from attending these sessions.

Is couples & marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage and couples 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 couples & marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage and couples counseling for 12 weeks. However, couples & 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.

How much does couples & marriage counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

The stress and strain of relationship issues can take their toll on a marriage, and they occur more commonly than many people may think. As the years go by, little differences can weigh on spouses—or a larger problem may occur. However, just because relationship issues aren’t uncommon doesn’t make them trivial or always easy to deal with.

If you and your spouse are struggling with a relationship issue, pursuing marriage and couples counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough can certainly be beneficial; in fact, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists advises the sooner you and your husband or wife can begin counseling, the more likely you are to have a successful outcome.

Ups and Downs—Part of Life

All relationships are subject to ups and downs throughout the years. Despite your love for one another, you aren’t always going to see eye to eye. This isn’t always a warning sign, but when added with various other factors like stresses at work, family disagreements and health concerns, even smaller arguments can put additional strain on your relationship.

Does your marriage make you feel like you’re riding a rollercoaster lately? It might sometimes be smooth sailing, but if the ups and downs are prevailing, why not give Westborough MA marital therapists a call?

Common Relationship Issues

Did you know that many couples experience stress or have disagreements over the same types of issues? Of course the circumstances are unique to each partnership, but there are a few common themes. These may include:

  • Worries about money and budget issues
  • Differing opinions on how to raise children
  • Stressful interference from extended family
  • Concern over a partner’s career prospects
  • Anxiety about potential infidelity
  • Loneliness or resentment on the part of one spouse
  • Anger or poor communication problems.

While a professional at Westborough couples counseling may not have dealt with your specific situation before, their wealth of knowledge and insight can be applied to both common relationship challenges and many other, more unique issues.

You can come to Westborough MA and expect discreet, pragmatic and considerate advice for your marriage, whatever the troubles are that you’re facing. We’re here to listen and support you.

Otherwise Great Relationships

Quite often, couples will struggle with whether or not they even need to see a counselor; despite the issue they’re currently facing, their marriage may otherwise be a happy one. Are you wondering if your situation is “bad enough” to warrant counseling?

This is actually a very opportune time to try seeing someone. The professionals at Westborough MA couples counseling may be the resource you need to resolve the matter. After all, why let one issue wind up spoiling an otherwise great relationship? You don’t have to be on the verge of a marriage breakdown to benefit from counseling.

Working for a Healthy Outcome

Of course, there are times when despite your great effort and intention, some couples decide that their marriage just isn’t going to work out. It may not be what you imagined back when you exchanged vows, but it is possible to manage your separation in a respectful and positive way.

Whether divorce has been decided upon or is just “on the table,” a professional from Westborough, MA couples counseling can help facilitate effective and respectful communication for a well-managed outcome. You may find that you do want to give your relationship another try, or that it may be time to go your separate ways.

Remember that at one time, you loved each other. That feeling might be gone, and it’s not always possible to have a non-acrimonious divorce, but with the right support you can minimize the stress and plan for your new future as individuals.

Whatever you choose, the support and guidance of a professional therapist can be invaluable during this tough period of transition. This is especially beneficial if you’ll be co-parenting children.

How Westborough Marriage Therapy in Worcester, MA Can Help

A recent survey by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists found that after working with a therapist to address relationship challenges, more than 93% of couples report feeling better equipped to deal with any future problems. What’s more, 97% of those couples surveyed reported that counseling was a success and addressed their concerns.

Do you want to deal with the challenges you and your spouse are facing in an effective and respectful way? If you’re feeling stuck but want to move forward together, you could benefit from Westborough MA couples counseling. Don’t hesitate to reach out to work with our counselors and psychologists; you might just discover how much happier your relationship can be.

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 Westborough 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westborough
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

4.8 Thriveworks Westborough reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Read more Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Westborough Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve had a wonderful experience. The staff is punctual and kind.
Westborough Jan 2019
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Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Read more Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Read more I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Westborough Jan 2019
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My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Read more My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Westborough Aug 2018
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For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Read more For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Westborough Jun 2018
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Just met Greg today so far everything went well.
Westborough Apr 2018
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Good chat with Stephanie
Westborough Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough is located at 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA 01581, in the same building as Berkshire Bank.

Phone number

(774) 252-7733

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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