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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

In couple/marriage counseling, I go with an integrated approach that blends client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Through client-centered therapy, I create a safe and non-judgmental space where both partners can openly share their experiences, feelings, and concerns. This approach fosters a deep sense of being heard and understood, which is foundational for effective communication and connection. I incorporate CBT techniques to assist couples in identifying and challenging any unhelpful beliefs leading to negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that may be affecting their relationship dynamics. By exploring and addressing these underlying beliefs, couples can gain greater self-awareness and insight into their interactions within the relationship. The goal is to empower couples to manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors more effectively, leading to improved communication, healthier relationship dynamics, and enhanced overall well-being within the partnership.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

In couples/marriage counseling, I integrate communication styles as a powerful tool alongside the CBT triangle. We explore how each partner's communication style influences their interactions and relationship dynamics. By understanding these styles, couples can work towards more effective and empathetic communication, fostering deeper understanding and connection. I encourage couples to be solution-focused vs. problem-focused, emphasizing the importance of seeking compromises and mutually beneficial solutions. We collaborate to identify practical strategies and compromises that address the challenges and conflicts within the relationship. These tools help empower couples to navigate difficulties together, fostering resilience and growth within their partnership.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

In couple/marriage counseling, I often observe substantial progress in couples when they become more aware of their unhelpful beliefs and transition from negative thought patterns to a more positive outlook. This transformation is reflected in their improved communication skills, leading to greater understanding and connection with their partner. As they gain insights into the influence of perspective, they also recognize their ability to choose which perspectives to prioritize and invest energy in. Couples begin to approach challenges with a solution-focused mindset, seeking compromises and mutually beneficial resolutions. Couples gain a healthier relationship dynamic which empowers them to navigate difficulties with resilience and cooperation.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

As a valuable supplement to couples/marriage counseling, clients can enhance their emotional management skills by incorporating mindfulness practices and staying present with their feelings. By viewing emotions as signals that point to underlying unhelpful beliefs, clients can deepen their self-awareness of unconscious beliefs that are causing distress in the relationship. Writing down these unhelpful beliefs outside of therapy sessions can provide valuable insights into ingrained belief patterns, which can then be explored and restructured during counseling sessions. This proactive approach empowers clients to actively participate in their therapeutic process and fosters positive changes within themselves and their relationship dynamics.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

Before their marriage/couples counseling intake, couples can take time to reflect on the challenges they're experiencing in the relationship. This reflection allows them to have a clear understanding of what they want to discuss and address with the counselor. It's also beneficial for couples to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship, providing valuable context for the counseling process. Additionally, approaching the counseling session with a mindset focused on learning better communication strategies, solution-focused approaches, and the willingness to compromise can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the therapy.

Starting Couples & marriage counseling

What is couples & marriage counseling?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling, also known as relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy and marriage counseling include:

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

What type of therapy is used in couples therapy?

The types of therapy used in couples and marriage counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-based therapy

What kind of therapist is best for couples?

At Thriveworks, Couples & marriage counseling is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples.

What is the Gottman Method of couples therapy?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is a research-supported approach designed to enhance relationships by bolstering the bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and fostering shared meaning in their relationship through comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that improve communication, trust, and the overall health of the partnership.

How to tell if I need couples therapy?

If you’re facing persistent relationship problems, communication breakdowns, or unresolved conflicts that are impacting your emotional well-being and happiness, Couples & marriage counseling may be beneficial for you.

Should every couple go to couples therapy?

While marriage and couple’s counseling is typically recommended for couples who are experiencing persistent or severe relationship issues, any relationship can benefit from attending these sessions.

Is couples & marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage and couples 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 couples & marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage and couples counseling for 12 weeks. However, couples & 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.

How much does couples & marriage counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Duluth 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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Self-pay costs at Duluth
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

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4.1 Learn about verified reviews
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My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Read more My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Qingqing Feb 2024
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Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Read more Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Tracy Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist and I have learned much about myself!
Karen Dec 2023
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Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Read more Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Duluth Jan 2022
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★★★★
My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Read more My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Duluth Aug 2021
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★★★★★
Very good
Atlanta Jun 2018
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I felt better about myself walking out of the session...
Atlanta Apr 2018
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Enjoyed my first session.
Atlanta Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth is located off of Abbotts Bridge Road, and near Kani House. You will find an Urgent Care Center across the street, and an Extra Space Storage down the road.

Phone number

(678) 679-9918

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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