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1,325 people sought infidelity counseling help in Georgia in the last year

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

Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Athens, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Athens, GA typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

Need more help deciding?

Before one can fully understand the reasons why infidelity happens, a comprehension of a couple’s specific situation has to be attained. Infidelity often has its roots in the wide range of personal problems and dilemmas of one partner in a relationship. The complex nature of infidelity pushes many couples to seek professional help in the form of counseling for infidelity.
Not surprisingly, the majority of Americans find the idea of extramarital affairs unacceptable in any circumstance. Despite this fact, 25% of all married individuals will commit an act of infidelity during their lifetime.

Risk factors which are commonly associated with infidelity include:

  • A lack of physical and emotional intimacy.
  • Feelings of powerlessness and a controlling nature in one’s partner.
  • A wish to end the relationship.
  • Existing relationship conflicts, previous history of infidelity.
  • Sex or romance addiction, disrupted sense of self-worth, overall feeling of stagnation and boredom.

The Challenges Of Infidelity

When an act of infidelity is discovered, the bond of trust that is essential to every relationship is very often destroyed. Once the truth has emerged, the betrayed partner will be subjected to a range of extremely painful feelings, such as disbelief, anger, jealousy and extreme anguish. These painful feelings can often lead to the development of a serious mental trauma. The impact of infidelity can lead to the deterioration of physical and mental health and the quality of life of both partners – family members such as children also suffer greatly.

Counseling For Infidelity – Can It Help?

The discovery of infidelity often triggers a range of complex and intense emotions that can overwhelm the couple’s ability to cope with the crisis alone. Unless the couple seeks professional help, deterioration of the relationship, despite repeated attempts to reconcile, is a common occurrence. Counseling for infidelity is a method that has been shown to help improve the ability to handle intense emotions, as well as establish the factors that could have led to adultery developing in the relationship.

At Thriveworks Athens we support many couples that have been subjected to the difficult experience that infidelity brings. Due to the extensive experience that our marriage counselors have, we understand how to tailor our counseling to best fit the needs of the client – our counseling for infidelity is designed to respond to the individual needs of every couple. Please, do not hesitate and speak to us today to schedule your first counseling session for infidelity.

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • 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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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.
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Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
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Where to find us

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

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