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59,184 people sought marriage counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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Joseph Storz

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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in couples counseling is emotionally focused therapy. I find benefit in EFT because it helps with the development of strategies to strengthen a couple's attachment to one another through understanding the feelings and needs of each other.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach the following tools in couples counseling:

  • Developing assertive, open, and honest communication skills
  • Improving awareness of and acceptance of their partner's needs
  • De-escalating conflict
  • Recognizing one's own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and identifying how each impact the relationship

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

I know that a client is making meaningful progress in couples counseling when each partner has improved their ability to effectively communicate their thoughts, feelings, and needs to one another; there is a decrease in the frequency and intensity of conflict; and/or there is increased trust, understanding, and respect for one another.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in couples counseling by completing tasks assigned to them to assist them with exploring the qualities that they love and appreciate in their partner, their individual strengths that enhance the relationship, their strengths as a couple that enhance the relationship, and their attachment styles.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

To prepare for your first couples counseling session, you can reflect upon your goals of counseling: how you contribute to the struggles within the relationship and how you can contribute to developing a healthy relationship.

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 Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing, PA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

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Marital Counseling – Counselors and Therapists in Reading, PA

Your marriage is important. Marriage is one of the most important institutions in life and can be such a blessing, but it can also be one of the biggest challenges of your life and source of stress and frustration. Joining two lives together is not an easy process and unfortunately over 50% of marriages fail and end up in disappointment. This can lead to painful experiences, emotions, and feelings of failure, low self-esteem, isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, social problems, financial problems and the list goes on and on.

Don’t let this happen to you. Restore your relationship and your life. Let a Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing counselor help your marriage get back on the right track before it’s too late. Reach out today to schedule your first appointment.

Some Problems Married Couples May Experience

Marriage is not easy task and it takes a lot of work. However, many people wait until it’s too late to seek help and struggle alone. These are just a sampling of some of the problems that married couples struggle with and that Thriveworks-Reading counselors can help you and your partner address together:

  • Unhealthy Communication
  • Lack of Trust
  • Infidelity
  • Financial Problems
  • Parenting Issues
  • Addictions
  • Emotional or Psychological Problems
  • Physical Health Problems
  • Loss of Job or Career Changes
  • Recreation Differences

How Can Marital Counseling Help?

Many times, married couples can resolve their own problems, but often they need outside professional help to give them a fresh new perspective or to have a mediator. You and your spouse can benefit from marriage therapy. Counselors at Thriveworks-Reading can help you identify the source of the problem and help you move past the conflict. We can help you develop new ways of interacting and communicating by giving you the tools necessary to break negative patterns of behavior. We can help you establish the positive framework for building a solid, stable, loving relationship. We can help you take the steps to stay married. Your marriage and family is worth it!

Counselors at Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing will help you and your spouse recognize and acknowledge problems, set realistic goals and expectations, control your emotions, listen better, respect your partner’s feelings, communicate more effectively, learn negotiating skills, avoid conflicts, and increase intimacy.

Scheduling Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Marital Counseling

Our counselors at Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing are here to help you improve your relationship. Have you ever imagined how your life could be different and wish you and your spouse could get along? We can help! Don’t do it alone. We understand it’s difficult to voice your feelings, thoughts, and opinions to your partner. Let us help you tackle this problem together as a team. We are only a phone call away, and we offer convenient evening and weekend sessions as well as accept most major insurances.

Trust us to help you on this difficult journey. We want your marriage to succeed, grow, flourish, and “thrive!”

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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