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4,232 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Missouri 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?

Strong relationships can help us thrive, don’t they? Think about how much better you feel and how your confidence seems to soar when you’re in a positive relationship. The sun seems to shine perpetually.

Of course, life doesn’t always work like this. Strong relationships may last, but their great moments can come and go. We will sometimes get angry with our partners and argue about a range of issues, from dirty dishes and laundry loads to overworking and lack of intimacy.

What happens when the arguments continue and the good parts don’t return? Maybe you and your partner have become so distant or detached that you can’t find your way back. You want to restore the laughter, the affection, and the love but you aren’t sure how.

If your relationship has reached a crossroads, consider making a couples counseling appointment at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO. By speaking with one of our licensed marriage and family therapists, you and your partner can learn to understand the issues causing those cracks and work on repairing them.

Situations That May Prompt Relationship Counseling

Why is your relationship struggling? It’s likely not for just one reason. Perhaps a long-term disagreement resurfaces from time to time. Or maybe a life event has caused stress or separation.

If you’re facing conflict, one or more of these situations might sound familiar:

  • Parenting disagreements
  • Infidelity
  • Substance abuse
  • Financial worries or disputes
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Distrust
  • Feeling unsupported
  • Jealousy or resentment
  • Lack of communication
  • The sense that you’re drifting apart

When these issues cause your relationship to suffer, you don’t have to give up hope. Consider seeking marriage counseling or couples therapy services at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO. Our counselors and therapists can help make your relationship bloom again.

How Does Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy Work?

You might be confused about why your relationship has changed or how you got to this point. If so, a couples counselor can help you get to the bottom of your issues and guide you through certain techniques or types of talk therapy to strengthen your relationship.

The Gottman Method, for instance, helps partners manage their conflict rather than seeking to resolve it completely. Couples who use this form of therapy also learn how to communicate more effectively and increase affection and respect.

Your couples therapist might also employ narrative therapy, in which you and your partner share stories to understand and embrace each other’s experiences. This can be helpful in relationships where judgment has become a negative force.

With emotionally focused therapy, a counselor will guide you and your partner on a path of positive change. This form of therapy focuses on the way you interact and seeks to strengthen the bonds of your relationship. Meanwhile, with relational life therapy, couples can work toward defining their relationship outside the traditional gender roles of society.

Couples counseling can take many forms. Which treatment plan is the best for you? To find out, make an appointment with a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO.

Couples Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO

You remember your first date, your first kiss, and your first anniversary. They’re precious moments of your life together. Maybe you remember that first argument as well. Afterward, you might have thought, “This will make us stronger.”

But now, you and your partner might just feel sad and hopeless. You might be thinking about only your last argument. Or worse, you’re afraid that arguing is no longer worth the hassle.

If that describes your relationship, you might be ready to seek relationship counseling. Thriveworks in Arnold, MO can provide help. Our licensed professionals are ready to address your marriage and relationship issues on your terms and schedule.

To best accomplish that, we have made scheduling appointments easy. Thriveworks offers sessions early and late on weekdays, along with weekend availability, to fit your calendar.

Our couples therapists are also available online for virtual appointments so you don’t have to leave home to conduct a session. In addition, therapists are available by phone or email between sessions to discuss additional concerns. New clients can often see a provider within 24-48 hours.

At Thriveworks, we accept many major insurance plans and offer additional benefits. Among them:

  • A flexible cancellation policy
  • Life coaching Q&A service
  • Counselor-moderate community discussions
  • Free access to our eBook, “Leaving Depression Behind”

Relationships are a gift but they can also be fragile. If you’re ready to prioritize your relationship, contact us at Thriveworks in Arnold, MO to make an appointment for couples counseling today.

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 Missouri therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Missouri | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Arnold is located near the intersection of W Outer Rd and Elm Dr, just off of Interstate 55 and southwest of Jefferson County Plaza. Our building is shared by Living Hope Christian Services, and neighbored by 7-Eleven and Eskimo Bob’s Ice House. The closest bus stop is at Elm Garden Apartments.

Phone number

(636) 435-7224

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