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2,324 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Arlington in the last year

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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.

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Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in Arlington, VA

If you’re struggling to move past a particular issue or overcome other differences in your marriage, Thriveworks Arlington, VA couples therapy might be exactly what you need. Think of it as a smart investment in the future happiness of both you and your partner. You can schedule a couples therapy or marriage counseling appointment today. Just give our office a call or book online today.

Common Marriage Issues Discussed in Counseling

Our Arlington, VA marriage therapists can often help couples achieve resolution on common matters such as:

  • Worrying about possible infidelity
  • Managing anger towards a spouse or children
  • Failing to communicate effectively
  • Disagreeing about raising children
  • Arguing over spending habits and debt

Does My Relationship Need Counseling?

Of course, it’s normal for relationships to have their ups and downs throughout the years. Some days you’ll be reminded of why you fell in love with each other, but at other times you may feel like you’re virtually two strangers living under the same roof.

Are you experiencing more downs than ups lately? These can often pop up as a nasty surprise, especially when your relationship has otherwise been quite happy. Whether the frustrations you’re experiencing have mounted over time or are caused by one specific matter, Arlington VA marriage therapy can offer the support you need to bring happiness and strength back into your relationship.

Why Attend Couples Counseling?

Are you still feeling unsure about whether seeing a couples counselor is the right answer for you and your partner? Here are a few specific benefits of investing in marriage therapy:

  • Professional counselors are experts at helping you move ahead when you feel stuck. In fact, counseling is ideal when couples know what’s wrong, but not how to fix it
  • Regardless of the outcome, participating in counseling is an excellent idea if you would like to give your marriage another chance before making any big decisions
  • Therapy can help you and your spouse develop better problem solving and communication skills that will help in the future
  • Attending counseling can help you gain a far greater understanding of who your spouse is and what motivates him or her.

Coming to the Decision to Divorce

Perhaps you haven’t tried therapy yet, but you and your spouse have made the choice to divorce. You may still want to attend Thriveworks Arlington, VA couples therapy in order to resolve your issues and move forward in the least contentious way possible, for the sake of both yourselves and your children. Many spouses no longer wish to be married to one another, but still want to act with civility and respect.

Or, you may come to see a counselor and realize during the sessions that divorce is actually the best option for both of you. If that’s the case, a sensitive and pragmatic therapist can offer the support you need to help you work through this trying time for a less acrimonious conclusion. No one expects their marriage will end up in divorce, but working through your issues in a supportive environment can make the situation easier, especially if you will be co-parenting children.

Work with a Couples Therapist, Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Arlington

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you and your partner are considering Arlington, VA marriage therapy. Our counselors can provide you with fresh perspective and some new tools to aid with a variety of marriage problems. They have a vast amount of experience and would be happy to help you. Just call our office to schedule your appointment. We’ll be here.

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 Arlington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Erika is a pleasure to work with as she is kind, compassionate and understanding.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is located right on Lee Hwy. Nearby businesses include Ski Club of Washington and Assisting Hands Home Care of Arlington. If you travel farther on Lee Hwy past Thriveworks, you’ll see a U-shaped area with other businesses located on N Greenbrier Ct.

Phone number

(703) 457-1749

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