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.
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 Atlanta, GA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.
Sadly, many think that marriage counseling is only to be utilized as a last resort; or, that deciding to work with a marriage counselor is equal to announcing that your marriage is a failure. These are false beliefs, as marriage counseling is for any and every couple that’s interested in improving their relationship—in any capacity. Therefore, it’s for those who are struggling with very serious relationship issues as well as those who have relatively small problems but would like to work with a relationship expert anyhow.
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” –Mother Theresa
Thriveworks Atlanta, GA in Buckhead has marriage counselors who are eager to help. If you and your partner are looking for an opportunity to improve your marriage, call our office to schedule an appointment at (678) 804-7374. These relationship experts can help you understand each other better and work through the issues that are plaguing your marriage. Keep in mind that you can work with a marriage counselor in the traditional in-person therapy setting, or in an online counseling session by phone or video.
What Exactly Is Marriage Counseling?
Marriage counseling is a type of therapy that assists couples in working through their marital conflicts and improving their overall relationship. Here at Thriveworks Atlanta in Buckhead, our marriage counselors and therapists offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you and your spouse to have these important conversations about what’s “off” in your relationship and areas that could be improved.
Marriage counselors have specific training in helping couples with a variety of marital challenges. The marriage counselors at Thriveworks Atlanta will address your specific relationship needs and design a treatment plan that will optimize your success in therapy. This will involve their assistance and guidance as you navigate discussions about the problems in your marriage, such as jealousy, financial strain, miscommunication, and so on. If you’re interested in the value that a marriage counselor could provide, reach out to us at Thriveworks Atlanta. Our relationship experts are here to help.
Who Needs Marriage Counseling?
If there are areas in your marriage that you could improve, marriage counseling could prove beneficial. Let’s be honest—that’s every relationship! We can always improve our relationships and doing so can lead to greater health and happiness for each individual. Now, marriage counseling might prove particularly valuable if you and your spouse are encountering one of the following marital problems:
- You argue about the same thing, over and over again: If you and your spouse keep arguing about the same subject matter(s), there might be a larger problem. Marriage counseling can help you dissect these arguments and better understand what the root of the problem truly is.
- You’re sex life is lacking: Oftentimes, intimacy issues mean a lack or loss of connection. Talking about sex issues can be difficult, but it is also important. A marriage counselor can help you ease into this conversation and identify why you might be struggling to connect on an intimate level.
- You have different visions for your future together: You’re perfectly content staying where you are in the country… while your spouse has big plans for uprooting your family and moving to the big city. This could potentially be a big problem. Again, marriage counseling can help you work through this issue.
These are just a few of the many common marital conflicts. Keep in mind that it’s normal to disagree and even fight with our spouses. However, sometimes we need a little outside help to get back on track. And that’s okay.
Schedule Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Atlanta in Buckhead
Working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Atlanta has never been easier. To schedule your appointment, just give our office a call at (678) 804-7374. You’ll speak with a scheduling specialist who will present you with a few scheduling options, including appointments in the evenings and weekends! In addition to normal weekly, daytime appointments, we offer these flexible scheduling options to best accommodate our clients. Also, we have online counseling appointments available in addition to in-person counseling.
Thriveworks Atlanta is here and ready to meet with you (in-person or virtually). Call us today to schedule your first marriage counseling appointment.