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1,186 people sought marriage counseling help at Sandy Springs in the last year

Discover how starting 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 Sandy Springs, GA 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 Sandy Springs, GA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Couples or marriage counseling is a type of talk therapy which aims to encourage better communication and equip spouses or partners with the tools that will allow them to improve their relationship. It is strongly encouraged that both partners attend the counseling sessions – only then can they work together towards finding a solution to their problems. A successful marriage or couples therapy won’t provide one with ready-made answers – on the contrary, the aim of the therapy is to allow the couple to reach conclusions of their own. A counselor is an impartial arbiter who is there to foster constructive communication, teach partners to negotiate, listen to one another and better understand each other’s feelings and views.

Relationship Troubles: When To Seek Help?

Relationship counseling is often seen as a last resort solution for those couples who are on the verge of getting a divorce or separating. However, one doesn’t have to wait until things get so bad before seeking professional help – many couples, in fact, choose to join therapy to prevent future conflicts, to work towards an even healthier and happier relationship or to get ready for their forthcoming marriage or parenthood. On the other side of the spectrum there are couples who are facing serious difficulties – infidelity, conflict over financial issues, lack of agreement over core values and life expectations (e.g. having children) or loss of passion and interest in one another, for example. In these cases, couples or marriage counseling might be of particularly great benefit – allowing partners to settle their conflict or, at times, to part ways in a peaceful manner.

Identifying the right moment to seek professional help is not simple – every relationship is different and some couples might be more successful than others at dealing with their problems alone. Ultimately, it is down to both partners to decide when it is necessary to start marriage or couples counseling – although specialists note that once partners feel that the situation has reached a dead end and no progress can be made, it might be the right moment to do so.

Gottman Method: An Effective Approach to Couples Therapy

The Gottman Method is an effective approach to couples therapy that involves a detailed evaluation of one’s relationship as well as research-backed mediations. If you and your significant other choose to pursue Gottman Method Couples Therapy, you can expect it to follow this structure:

  1. Evaluation: First, your therapist will get to know you and your partner as a couple. Then, they will conduct individual interviews with each of you. After, your couples therapist will offer feedback about your relationship, based on their assessment.
  2. Frequency and duration: You and your partner will work with your couples therapist to determine the frequency and duration of your sessions.
  3. Therapeutic techniques: The Gottman Method helps couples improve their relationship in three main areas: friendship, conflict management, and shared meaning.

You can also expect to tackle the following with the help of your couples therapist: 1) build love maps to better understand your partner’s stressors, worries, hopes, and more, 2) grow affection and admiration for one another, 3) better understand each other’s needs, 4) improve problem-solving skills, and 5) better manage conflicts.

Thriveworks Atlanta has several counselors who are proud to offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy. These providers have Level 1 Training, which provides proven assessment procedures as well as intervention strategies. If you choose to work with one of these couples therapists, they will help you grow and improve the three main areas of your relationship mentioned above.

Couples And Marriage Therapy at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA

At Thriveworks Atlanta, GA in Sandy Springs we believe that finding a solution to your relationship problems is possible. We work with spouses and partners at diverse stages of their relationships, helping them tackle various issues and concerns. Thanks to our extensive experience we understand how to best help our clients – we tailor our couples and marriage counseling sessions to the individual needs of every couple. If you think you might need help, why not call us today to arrange your first marriage or couples counseling session.

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 Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs
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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I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
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I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
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My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
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Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
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I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
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I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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