Couples Counseling in Alexandria, VA—Counselors and Therapists

Couples Counseling in Alexandria, VA—Counselors and Therapists

Everybody longs for the perfect relationship, one without conflict. But we’re only human, which means that the perfect relationship does not exist—and so, we need to wish for proper conflict resolution instead. But again, because we’re human, we can’t simply wish something into existence; we need to work at it. Sometimes that means working with a professional, or in this case, a couples counselor who has dedicated their time and energy into learning how to help couples improve their relationships.

“Couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy with their relationship before getting help.” –John Gottman

Don’t wait for the problems in your relationship to resolve themselves. Be proactive and get the help that you and your partner need to create (or maintain) a happy, healthy relationship. Work with a couples counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria today. These professionals have impressive skillsets that enable them to help you and your partner manage or resolve the issues that plague your relationship, whether that be jealousy, infidelity, poor money management, or something else entirely. The couples counselors at Thriveworks Alexandria are ready to step in and make a life-changing difference.

What Challenges Can Couples Counseling Help to Resolve?

No two relationships are the same, as no two people are the same. Each has its own dynamic, its own strengths, and—of course—its own weaknesses. For this reason, couples counselors are trained to help couples tackle a wide range of potential issues. We mentioned a few above, but here’s a more comprehensive list of the problems couples counseling can help two people address:

  • Miscommunication
  • Jealousy
  • Infidelity
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Poor money management
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Different visions for the future
  • Power struggles
  • Opposing political views

These are common relationship issues, and therefore, common topics in couples counseling. If you and your partner are struggling with miscommunication, lack of intimacy, or another problem (on the list or not), consider working with a couples counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria. It’s important that you and your significant other tackle issues as they arise (or better yet, have a plan for resolving issues before they occur). If you don’t, your relationship will continue to suffer.

How Does Counseling Help Couples?

You probably aren’t convinced that couples counseling can help if you don’t know how it works! As we mentioned previously, every couple is different. Your couples counselor will first get to know you, individually and as a couple, so that they can best understand what the issue is and how it should be confronted. Then, they will come up with a customized plan for helping the two of you to progress in each session. This progress will likely involve talking about the issue at hand, analyzing your communication skills, exploring different emotions, and increasing respect for each other.

Sometimes, couples counseling can involve trial and error. If they see that one technique isn’t working for you and your partner, they’ll implement a different strategy. This process will continue until you find the right therapeutic techniques that prove effective in your relationship. Your counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria wants to help you find success. They’ll utilize their expertise and experience to help you create a more harmonious relationship.

Schedule Couples Counseling at Thriveworks Alexandria

Are you and your partner struggling to communicate? Is your relationship suffering from financial strife or a power struggle? Whatever the issue may be, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria is happy to step in and help. They are equipped with the tools needed to help you and your partner find happiness again.

Here at Thriveworks, we strive to offer the best possible mental health services we can. That means that we are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, flexible scheduling opportunities, and effective treatment:

  1. Exceptional customer service: To book an appointment, all you have to do is call. A scheduling specialist will pick up the phone and (without first putting you on a waiting list) set you up with the right provider as soon as possible.
  2. Flexible scheduling options: If you prefer the normal weekday, daytime appointments, we’ve got those for you. But, if you have other responsibilities that make that impossible, we also have evening and weekend appointments available.
  3. Effective treatment: Counseling at Thriveworks works. We partner with the very best providers, all of whom impress us with their skills, experience, and daily success.

Do you want to work with a couples counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria? Call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy a happy, healthy relationship again.

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My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
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I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
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Not only does Mary Alice perform her duties in an exemplary manner following all protocols, she does so with empathy and caring.
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MaryAlice is a talented counselor who helped me tremendously.
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Lolita is a very thoughtful therapist. She also has a good understanding of children as she worked with my son at the ages of 15 & 16. She was an advocate for him, and she was eager to work with him in goal-setting, which my husband and I appreciate very much. We may continue to seek our her assistance in the future should our needs change. Thank you for all of your help.
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I was skeptical at first to open up to a complete stranger and express my problems and thoughts but Gelila made me feel completely comfortable within the first couple of sessions. She is very kind, a good listener, and extremely helpful. I have been talking to her for a couple of months and I feel instantly relieved of stress after our sessions. I can’t thank her enough for helping me out through tough times.
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Rebecca has been my therapist for almost a decade and I can not recommend her enough. She is thoughtful and caring, while also great at challenging and giving direct recommendations on how to deal with issues. She even stayed with me after I moved out of the area and worked to figure out a remote option. She has worked with me through many issues and remained a valuable resource I can rely on.
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I can't speak highly enough of Rebecca Fry - she is compassionate, patient, attentive, and encouraging. She is celebratory of growth and honest in her feedback without ever being critical or judgmental. For someone who was fearful of entering therapy, she embraced me with warmth and understanding. She has helped me tremendously by equipping me with practical coping mechanisms that are manageable and realistic but challenge unhealthy habits when necessary. On top of her professionalism - Rebecca is so easy to relate to and never makes me feel like I have anything to be ashamed of. She cares deeply for her patients and wants to help them lead healthier lives. She is an absolute treasure and I can't recommend her highly enough!!
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Highly Recommend Kayla Barnoski

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I would highly recommend Kayla Barnoski as a therapist. She is caring and knowledgeable. She listens and works with you to find a solution that works for your individual situation. She has experience with many age groups and is a hard worker. You will not be disappointed.
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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.

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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.
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I love Lisa Cornelius!

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I love my sessions with Lisa Cornelius! She helps me to work through issues and is just a fantastic listener!
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Lisa is great!

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Lisa is great! Easy to relate to and very helpful. I appreciate her flexibility as well.
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Loving my therapist!

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Loving my therapist!
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Great Counselor – Lisa Cornelius

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I'm so glad I found Lisa. She's an awesome therapist, and I really enjoy my visits with her!
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