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1,053 people sought couples therapy help at Athens in the last year

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

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With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managin... With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managing chronic illness as well as conditions that impede daily function, relationships, and quality of life. Read more

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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?

Back at the end of 2009, the infamous reality TV show Jersey Shore aired. Over the course of several seasons, we all watched as relationships formed, went through rocky patches, and sometimes crashed and burned. 

Take Jenni and Roger, for example. They constantly argued and sometimes had trouble staying faithful to one another. A lot of hurt feelings were shown throughout the course of their relationship. After the show ended, they did go on to get married and raise a daughter together until they recently got divorced. 

Jenni and Roger could have greatly benefited from talking to a couples counselor during the course of their relationship. The constant arguing and anger most likely caused deep emotional scars to form. A relationship counselor can help heal old wounds and provide you with guidance on how to move forward. 

Are you and your spouse experiencing an issue that you just can’t seem to resolve? Relationship issues are common, but that certainly doesn’t make them any less stressful. If you’re considering seeking help to move forward in a positive manner with your relationship, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA may be able to offer the support and guidance you require.

Common Relationship Issues

Of course, it’s normal for partners to have disagreements throughout the years. Despite being in love, you aren’t always going to see eye to eye on everything; you’re individuals! Often, you can resolve these disagreements on your own, but at times you might find yourself feeling stuck and unable to work it out.

While the exact circumstances of your issues are of course unique to you and your partner, there are common themes that many couples report disagreeing about. These can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Feeling concerns about infidelity
  • Disagreeing about how to handle money
  • Feeling unhappy about a partner overworking or a job loss
  • Having different opinions on how to raise or discipline children
  • Struggling to balance a proper work/life balance
  • Coping with a major loss
  • Unaligned personal goals and values 
  • One or both partners were unfaithful 

Or, your issue might be something else entirely, and that’s okay! If you pursue couples therapy, the counselor you see may not have dealt with your exact circumstances before, but their training and insight can be applied to help in your situation. 

Hesitating to Seek Help?

All too often, partners hesitate to seek out a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Athens to address an issue because their relationship might be good otherwise. We’re glad to hear that you’re still in love and happy overall, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t reach out for support to address your disagreement. Why let it carry on until everything else feels bad, too?

If you’re still on the fence, consider asking yourself and your partner these questions: 

  1. Have we tried resolving our issues in every way possible without positive results? 
  2. Are we tired of arguing back and forth and struggling to communicate? 
  3. Is there past trauma that we need to overcome in order to move forward happier and healthier? 
  4. Is our spark and connection slowly fading and we don’t know how to bring it back? 

There are so many benefits to working with a couples counselor. More than we can describe here. If you’re even thinking about scheduling an appointment, it might be time for you to pick up the phone or head to our online booking portal. Our counselors want to help you and your partner be successful and happy. You just have to start. 

How We Can Help: Schedule a Session at Thriveworks in Athens, GA

Did you know that over 93% of couples who choose to work with a marriage or family therapist report feeling better prepared to deal with any future issues that may occur? If you and your partner would like to work out your disagreement in a safe, respectful environment then an Athens couples counselor would be delighted to help. 

Give Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA a call and discover how much better your relationship can be. We have evening and weekend appointments, no waitlist, and can even get you into your first session within 24 hours of your initial call. 

Don’t wait any longer. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | 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

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Athens
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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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

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