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1,655 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Amarillo in the last year

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Victoria Ashley Theobalds

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

My go-to approach for helping people in couples/marriage counseling is a combination of solution-focused therapy and principles from the Gottman method. I utilize the principles that focus on the strengths and growth of a relationship and explore how to move growth areas into glow areas.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

One of the main tools I use to teach in couples/marriage counseling is a growth and strengths handout that covers topics from communication, finances, spiritual beliefs, and household roles.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples counseling when they are achieving their goals that we collectively agreed upon. This is demonstrated by their actions, demeanor, attitude, and personal assessments.

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

Clients can supplement their time in therapy with external practices such as journaling, joining group activities, attending helpful seminars, and/or listening to positive podcasts.

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

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can write down your main concerns and what you have done in the past to try to alleviate them. Also, have a written list of medications you are taking and for what ailments.

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?

Amber has been in and out of relationships since she was sixteen years old. Her parents were always busy working, and her empty house never really felt like home.

During her first year of college, she dated a sophomore. At first, her boyfriend was kind, supportive, and fun to be around. But as the weeks went on, something didn’t feel right. He became overprotective and manipulative. He constantly checked in on her and berated her in front of her friends.

After a year of dating, Amber finally had the courage to break up with him. She filed a restraining order and made sure to surround herself with supportive friends. Even so, she never felt entirely safe on campus again. She felt jumpy, irritable, and scared whenever she would pass his old residence hall or see his friends around the quad.

It’s been years since that relationship ended. She’s been dating her current boyfriend, Rhodes, for the past three years. He’s recently expressed his desire to get married, but Amber is hesitant. In the back of her mind, she still remembers the fear she felt with her first college boyfriend. She worries that Rhodes could one day become as dangerous as her former partner.

Rhodes understands her fears and suggests that they speak to a relationship counselor. Amber agrees, and they set up an appointment at Thriveworks. Within days, they’re seen by a relationship counselor. She works to address Amber’s trauma and helps the couple develop stronger communication methods.

It’s been years now since they first went to couples therapy, and Amber and Rhodes are now happily married and expecting their first child. They still see their counselor occasionally, who continues to encourage them as they grow and nurture their relationship.

Every couple has their own reasons for starting couples counseling. A licensed marriage and family therapist can address all sorts of issues, from trauma and abuse to lack of intimacy and conflict resolution. Whether you’re looking to solve a problem or simply gain tips on strengthening your relationship, a couples therapist can help you get there.

Call us at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX when you’re ready to speak to a dedicated therapist or counselor about your relationship. We’d love to work with you and your partner.

Reasons To Seek Therapy or Counseling

No matter how well they maneuver through streets and on interstates, cars require maintenance. Their shiny exteriors can often hide problems below the hood.

Just as cars require the occasional checkup, so do relationships. And just like the problems that plague vehicles may range from minor air conditioner trouble to transmission repairs, the different challenges that relationships face can range in severity. But therapy can help couples address those problems no matter what they may be.

Some of the more common reasons couples pursue therapy include:

  • Intimacy issues
  • Trust issues
  • Communication concerns
  • Divorce or separation
  • Jealousy
  • Differences in child-rearing
  • Physical illnesses
  • Mental health
  • Premarital talks
  • Grief or loss
  • Infidelity
  • Financial problems

If you or your partner can relate to any of the above experiences, please consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX. We’d love to help you work together to achieve your collective and individual goals.

How Can I Benefit From Couples Counseling?

Relationships are a work in progress and any worthwhile relationship takes cultivating. Sometimes that cultivation requires outside guidance and support. That’s where a couples counselor comes in.

Because of their experience dealing with various types of relationships — from new love to long-married couples — counselors and therapists can help partners navigate some of the trickier aspects of maintaining strong bonds.

A marriage or couples specialist can help you and your partner learn to:

  • Effectively communicate
  • Actively listen
  • Remain engaged
  • Handle feedback

Your therapist will use specific forms of therapy to address any concerns you may have. They may rely on the Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, or narrative therapy. Regardless of which method they choose, your provider will work with you and your partner to create a comprehensive plan to help you manage your challenges. Schedule an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX to get started.

Book Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy in Amarillo, TX

Many people schedule therapy sessions with a couples or marriage counselor to improve their relationship. The experience can provide clarity and structure. It can also be a time of self-reflection.

No matter your reason for pursuing relationship counseling, know that the team at Thriveworks is committed to helping you. That’s why we offer such services as online counseling by phone and video, weekend and evening sessions, and online video content.

Should you need additional support, many of our providers are available between sessions via phone and email. We accept different insurance plans and we are often able to offer new clients the chance to schedule an appointment within 24 to 48 hours.

Meet with us at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX to see how we can strengthen your relationship. Whether you’re seeking marriage and family therapy or couples counseling, we look forward to helping you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Amarillo therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Amarillo
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo is located right off of W Interstate Hwy 40. We currently share a building with Gresham & Associates, Inc., and Family Support Services is currently in the building just in front of us, closest to W Interstate Hwy. Just across the street, on the opposite side, is Rock Island Rail Trail.

Phone number

(806) 639-4526

Languages spoken by TX providers

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