Marriage Therapy in Alexandria, VA—Therapists and Counselors

Marriage Therapy in Alexandria, VA—Therapists and Counselors

When two people love each other and want to commit the rest of their lives to one another, they often decide to get married. They fantasize about walking through the rest of eternity together. Here’s the thing though: Marriage isn’t always a walk in the park. This commitment bound by law does not rid a relationship of conflict. In fact, sometimes marriage can create or come up with more conflict than a couple has ever experienced before.

“A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on those days when they struggle to like each other.” –Dave Willis

If two individuals who are bound by marriage don’t learn to resolve the conflicts they face, their marriage may end in divorce. That said, divorce isn’t the only option. Instead of jumping to separation, a couple should consider marriage therapy when they struggle to see eye to eye or resolve a challenge. Marriage therapy is led by licensed mental health professionals who specialize in helping couples navigate the choppy waters of this life-long commitment.

The marriage therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Alexandria are ready to step in and help you save or improve your marriage. We choose our therapists based on their skill level, their experience, and their dedication to offering the best care possible. If you are interested in working with a marriage therapist, consider working with a Thriveworks Alexandria therapist. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Should I Look into Marriage Therapy?

Sometimes, life gets busy and we forget to prioritize our most important relationships. The chores pile up, the kids need to get to and from school, and you’ve got to get some personal time in there somewhere! After the day is said and done, you might look back and realize that you barely said a word to your spouse. This lack of communication can lead to other issues that hurt your marriage. Here are a few common issues that marriage therapists help their clients work through:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Jealousy
  • Infidelity or adultery
  • Different visions for the future
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Different political views or religions

Do any of these conflicts sound all too familiar? A marriage therapist at Thriveworks Alexandria can help you identify, manage, and resolve the above challenges as well as those not included on this list. Many couples find that marriage therapy provides the help and support a couple needs to improve their relationship and come out stronger than ever before.

How Does Marriage Therapy Work?

Marriage therapy at Thriveworks Alexandria is designed on an individual basis. This means that your therapist will assess your relationship and the issues you are encountering before they create a treatment plan. This enables them to best help you and your partner strengthen your relationship

That being said, often, marriage therapy involves developing conflict resolution skills and working on effective communication. These two skills are vital to maintain a happy, healthy relationship, regardless of the problem at hand. And a couple can tap into these skills to address, manage, and resolve issues that arise in the future.

Schedule a Marriage Therapy Session at Thriveworks Alexandria

Marriage is beautiful. But it can also be difficult, which only adds to the beauty and strength of the relationship in the long run. You can learn to manage and resolve the issues that plague your relationship with a marriage therapist at Thriveworks Alexandria. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Here at Thriveworks Alexandria, we employ a “no waiting list” policy. This means that when you call, we will help you to schedule an appointment right away and you might even meet your therapist within 24 hours (if that works for you, of course)! We also accept many different insurances to best help all of our clients seeking mental health care.

If you’re ready to book an appointment, we’re ready to get started too. Just give Thriveworks Alexandria a call.

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