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106,635 people sought couples therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Starting Couples therapy

What is couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples’ needs, the challenges they’d like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

Do We Need Couples Therapy?

Every couple experience ups and downs throughout their relationship. Couples therapy can also be used as a preventative measure and equip the couple with tools to help them avoid pitfalls that many other couples face in their relationship.

Thriveworks Ashland encourages you and your partner to schedule couples therapy; call or book online to begin.

When to Seek Relationship Counseling

Typically, when a couple is in distress, the situation can seem hopeless and emotionally draining. Agreeing to go to couples’ therapy may help you get to the root of the issue and potentially help you find a solution or determine if some time apart temporarily or permanently may be the best solution. Here’s how couples counseling can potentially help you:

1. Does the relationship need a new perspective?

    • A therapist can help couples see both sides and provide and objective assessment of the issues they may be facing. The therapist helps the couple eliminate blaming each other and fosters an environment where responsibility can be taken where needed. Creating a new narrative for the couple is essential in helping to alleviate the tension they may be feeling.

2. Therapists can help couples change or improve dysfunctional behavior. Dysfunctional behavior can impede the progress of any couple, especially if this behavior is used during an argument. By working on eliminating dysfunctional behavior, couples can also reduce the escalation of conflict.

3. Therapy can help couples decrease emotional avoidance. Individuals who avoid expressing their private feelings can benefit from therapy because it could help prevent them from becoming emotionally distant. Effective couples’ therapy can help create an environment where couples feel emotionally secure and open them up to revealing emotions they would typically keep inside.

4. Therapy can help couples improve communication. Communication is one of the “three C’s” of healthy intimacy. Building effective communication can help reduce tension, stress, and conflicts. Partners who struggle the most are the couples who have issues communicating and an effective manner. Many couples complain of not being heard or understood by their partner are essentially admitting that they are communication issues.

Schedule Online with Thriveworks Ashland

Couples therapy can help them identify ways to build and maintain a healthy and intimate relationship. If you are struggling in your relationship, reach out by phone or schedule online with a Thriveworks counselor in Ashland, VA 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 Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
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

Hear from our clients

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4.5 Thriveworks Ashland reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

Languages spoken by VA providers

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