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106,635 people sought marriage counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Starting Marriage counseling

What is marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Ashland, VA 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 Marriage counseling include:

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

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Ashland, VA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

You might feel like there’s no way to resolve the issues you and your spouse are experiencing, but a trained marriage counselor, like the ones at Thriveworks Ashland has an arsenal of techniques and practices that can help couples overcome obstacles and progress into a more stable, balanced relationship.

Call us today or go online to get started with a marriage counseling at Thriveworks Hanover.

How Can Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Help Us?

Even sharing your struggles with an objective third party (not a friend or family member who will likely choose “sides”) can help you better understand your problems, leading to increased understanding and potential avenues for positive change.

A few beginning steps you can take with your marriage counselor include:

  • Acknowledging the imperfections within your relationship
  • Recognizing that help is needed for change and improvement
  • Learning to communicate more effectively
  • Learning active listening techniques
  • Anger management
  • Teamwork techniques
  • Being intentional about including one another in decisions
  • Increasing the quality time spent together

While this list may seem unattainable, Thriveworks Ashland is here to help. Our skilled, experienced marriage counselors are trained to deal with the exact problems you and your spouse are facing.

In marriage, it’s easy to fall into repeated behavior patterns, making it difficult to break them. Thriveworks Ashland marriage counselors are here to help you create a new climate in your marriage and in your home.

Thriveworks Ashland Marriage Counseling Can Provide the Support You Need

Your relationship doesn’t have to persist in pain and bitterness. Our experienced clinicians are here to help you along this journey.

Let us help you find the way to fulfillment and joy in your marriage—call us or book online to begin.

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

  • English
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