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1,331 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Arlington in the last year

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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?

Maintaining a relationship is not easy, no matter how much you love each other. Partners may hold different perspectives and values, disagreements arise from time to time, and major life changes can shake up even the most stable situations.

Just because you’re experiencing hardships in your relationship doesn’t mean it’s destined for failure. But if you feel like you could use a neutral and professional perspective, it could be time to see a couples therapist or marriage counselor.

Often, couples are so close to a problem that they find it hard to find an obvious solution. That’s where relationship counseling can help. Bringing in an unbiased, third-party viewpoint can help partners better understand what’s going on in their relationship. A therapist or counselor can give you the tools you need to deal with your issues and help you get on the same page again.

We understand that some couples may be reluctant to start seeing a couples therapist. They may feel uncomfortable discussing their problems or they may not want to admit their issues are getting out of hand. But relationship problems are nothing to be ashamed of. Many couples have reached out to a couples therapist to fix their relationships, including famous celebrities.

For instance, pop star Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, have had their shares of ups and downs throughout their marriage. Marriage counseling helped to decrease the number of yelling matches they had, which was beginning to affect their daughter, Willow. That’s not to say they still don’t have disagreements, but they aren’t as severe and hurtful as they once were.

Pink and her husband took advantage of relationship counseling to help them find solutions to their problems, and that same support is available to you. A couples therapist can help you resolve conflict in your relationship, build intimacy, and improve the way you communicate with each other. At Thriveworks in Arlington, TX, our marriage and family therapists can support you both as you work through your problems so you come out on the other side happier and healthier.

Common Reasons To Seek Out Relationship Counseling

Here are some of the problems that may let you know it’s time to reach out for help:

  • If one of you struggles with addiction or substance abuse
  • If one of you struggles with anger issues
  • If there’s a lack of intimacy in your relationship
  • If there’s a lack of trust between you and your partner
  • If you feel like you aren’t communicating like you once did
  • If a disparity in values is causing hardships
  • If agreements never seem to resolve

If your relationship doesn’t feel the way it once did, help is available. Consider reaching out to a Thriveworks mental health professional in Arlington, TX.

How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?

Couples therapy can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Here is an idea of how your sessions could be conducted.

Your therapist will start by talking to you as individuals or as a couple to determine the underlying causes of your relationship issues. From there, you will work with your therapist to determine a goal and a timeline.

Every couple’s goals will be different and may change over time. In some cases, the goal may be to argue less. In other instances, it may be to approach divorce in a civil, healthy manner. The form of treatment will largely depend on your desired outcome from couples therapy.

Throughout your sessions, your therapist will help you work on the skills you need to improve your relationship. You may need to focus on communication, trust, stress management, selflessness, patience, or forgiveness, among others.

To practice these skills, you may be given assignments to try outside of your appointments. For example, someone struggling to get in touch with their emotions may be asked to keep a journal as a way of building that awareness. A couple desiring more intimacy may be tasked with setting aside time for dates or alone time away from their kids.

In addition to couples therapy, you may also be asked to come in for individual sessions. These appointments can help each partner work on personal issues that may be negatively impacting the relationship.

Couples counseling can help put the spark back into your relationship. When you’re ready to get started, contact us to schedule an appointment.

Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling in Arlington, TX

At Thriveworks in Arlington, TX, we make it as easy as possible to get started.

We offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointments to fit your schedule, as well as a flexible cancellation policy if something urgent would come up before your next session. If you’d rather speak to a therapist online, you can do so thanks to our convenient telehealth appointments.

If you are having relationship issues with your partner, Thriveworks in Arlington, TX can help. When you’re ready, give us a call and we will get you started on the right path.


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 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Easy and convenient to book according to my schedule. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with Mrs. Antoine. She is extremely kind and empathetic. I would recommend a friend to Thriveworks because of my experience with her.
Read more Easy and convenient to book according to my schedule. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with Mrs. Antoine. She is extremely kind and empathetic. I would recommend a friend to Thriveworks because of my experience with her.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is off of W Interstate 20, and near Hooters. You will see Black Rock Coffee Bar and the UPS Store near the office as well.

Phone number

(972) 779-6436

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