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1,674 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Asheville in the last year

Discover how starting couples & marriage counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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.

Need more help deciding?

New relationships have a special energy, a sparkle that is unique. Sometimes called puppy love or infatuation, this state of mind can be helpful in assisting you develop a deep emotional bond with your partner. When you first start a relationship you typically experience a series of heightened emotions that make you and your partner more open to each other’s positive qualities. You may even find yourself actively looking for their good side.

As you continue to date, the honeymoon phase may continue, adding to your happiness in the relationship. You may find your partner inspiring you, motivating you to try new things and reach further in life. You might feel you can talk to your new partner about anything. In fact, when something happens, they are the first person you want to tell!

Even the Best Couples Can Fizzle

Relationships don’t stay the same. As your relationship grows older, some of the passion begins to dim. The excitement of your early attraction fades over the years you’re together. Instead of being the shining jewel of your life, the relationship is simply listed as an achievement you’ve gained, a triumph from your past.

Though this may be the typical route for relationships, you don’t have to follow the crowd. You can work to maintain the heat you shared with your partner in the past. Thriveworks Asheville couples therapists and marriage counselors offer strategies to help you and other couples in Asheville, NC rebuild some of the excitement and passion that first drew to your partner.

Thriveworks Asheville NC Can Help You Rekindle Your Relationship

Many people feel they can solve their relationship troubles alone. Indeed, you may have been successful addressing past challenges, but that is not a prediction of future success. Thriveworks Asheville couples therapists and marriage counselors offer you a number of advantages, assets that can help you as you work to restore your relationship. Here’s how they are qualified to help:

  1. Education: Our licensed therapists and counselors have completed the equivalent of a Master’s degree related to counseling and mental health. This education provides our staff with an understanding the emotional needs of individuals.
  2. Training: In addition to their formal education, our professional staff have worked with experienced mentors who guided their training, offering continual insights on ways our counselors can refine their therapy techniques and improve their connections with clients.
  3. Experience: Many of our counselors and therapists have been working for years helping couples understand and address their relationship problems. And though everyone is unique, this experience helps us see the patterns and similarities that exist is solving the challenges facing couples.
  4. Knowledge: The combination of our education, training and experience means Thriveworks Asheville NC professionals have a wealth of knowledge we can offer you. You can be confident we can provide effective strategies you can use to enliven your relationship.

Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Asheville, NC

You don’t have to settle for a boring or unhappy relationship, one that has you longing for the excitement of your past. Thriveworks counselors and therapists in Asheville, NC offer therapy that can help you work through any present issues and also find the spark you need to invigorate your relationship again. Call us to schedule an appointment or find out more about what we have to offer!

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 Asheville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
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Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Asheville is off of Patton Avenue, and near Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden Cafe. Across the street is Pritchard Park and Sonora Cocina Mexicana.

Phone number

(828) 523-9140

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