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531 people sought couples therapy help at Aurora in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Aurora are booked, but we have 19 other therapists in IL available for an online or in-person session.

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?

You may have heard the cliché phrase “relationships are hard.” Your parents probably told you as much, or maybe you hear it from your friends all the time. But you may not have believed or experienced it for yourself… until recently.

Many relationships begin with plenty of anticipation, excitement, and romance. But as your relationship progresses, and you get to know one another more intimately, your relationship may change. It’s completely normal for your dynamic to shift a little as your relationship matures, and most partnerships go through periods of highs and lows.

But even when two people get along very well, daily stresses can get in the way and cause conflict or make it difficult to see eye-to-eye. If you feel like you and your partner are growing apart, are arguing frequently, or your bad days are outnumbering your good days together, you may benefit from couples therapy.

Couples counseling can help you identify problem areas in your relationship and find ways to strengthen or repair them. If you’re ready to feel happier and more satisfied in your marriage or relationship, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Aurora, IL. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Reasons To Consider Relationship Counseling

Couples therapy can help rescue a relationship on the rocks, but it can also help you steer clear of stormy waters before they capsize your love boat. Whether your relationship is in crisis or you are looking for ways to keep your marriage healthy long term, a couples therapist can guide you through the next steps.

Some common reasons people seek couples counseling include the following:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress at work or other sources outside of the relationship
  • Infidelity or dishonesty
  • A breakdown in communication or trouble expressing feelings
  • Major life changes
  • Premarital counseling
  • Behavioral issues in children
  • Financial issues or disagreements
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Differences in political or religious beliefs

Regardless of what issues are coming between you and your partner, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks can help you work through it peacefully.

The Benefits and Value of Couples Counseling

You may feel frustrated or possibly doubtful about the state of your relationship, but even the toughest situations can be resolved through counseling. Couples therapy can teach you and your partner to effectively communicate with one another and rebuild your relationship on a foundation of mutual respect. The benefits of couples counseling can extend well beyond your partnership, and many couples find that therapy improves their relationships with friends and family as well.

Through the course of your therapy sessions, you and your partner will gain valuable skills that can improve your relationship, mental health, and overall sense of wellbeing. Some valuable benefits and takeaways of couples and marriage counseling include:

  • Enhanced communication
  • Active listening skills
  • Mental stability
  • Improved relationships with family, friends, and coworkers
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques
  • Anger and stress management
  • Restored trust
  • Improved intimacy and sexual satisfaction

Couples counseling is about more than just settling disputes and resolving your differences. Therapy can help you learn more about one another, and appreciate the bond you have and the ways you can grow together. When you are feeling happy and satisfied in your intimate relationship, that sense of contentment carries over into the rest of your daily life.

If you and your partner are ready to restore the spark between you, consider working with a licensed couples therapist at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL. Your provider can help you reconnect and build a brighter future together.

Grow Together: Schedule Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL

At the best of times, your partner can be your rock, your safe space, and your best friend. But if the challenges of life are driving a wedge between you or the two of you simply have room for improvement, couples counseling at Thriveworks in Aurora, IL can clear the air and bring you closer together.

You may be wondering how to fit couples counseling fits into your busy schedules — Thriveworks is one step ahead of you! We offer appointments seven days a week and you can even schedule your therapy sessions in the evenings or early morning. If commuting to and from the office poses a great challenge to you or your partner, you may consider taking advantage of our online counseling opportunities. Snuggle up on the couch and connect with your couples therapist by phone or video chat.

Your relationship is important to you, and that matters to us. You don’t have to work through difficult relationship challenges on your own. Thriveworks in Aurora, IL can help you resolve the toughest relationship issues and give you the tools to maintain a strong, healthy bond that will last for years to come.

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 Aurora therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Aurora
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

5.0 Thriveworks Aurora reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Read more I have to give Joleann nothing less than a 5 star review all the way. Her leadership skills were on display every day in the Psychiatric Rehab department. Leading a staff of more than 8 people in the department was no easy task and yet Joey did this with, what appeared to be, great ease. Extremely organized and ready to handle any situation that may arise. She always made time for her staff when ever any kind of guidance or support was needed. Even if it was just a smile and a few positive words to help make your day go a little brighter. On a personal level Joleann is a very empathetic and professional clinician. Going through several months of dealing with a personal tragedy she was there to listen, offer guidance and support whenever needed. She even helped answer questions when it came to confusing paperwork or dealing with frustrating phone calls that needed to be made. She is a true asset to the team.
Aurora Sep 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Aurora is located in the same building as Alternative Staffing Inc., Exalttek, Aftermath Services, Velocity Resource Group, Molly Maid, and many other businesses. We are right by the intersection of Executive Dr and McCoy Dr. The Piazza theater is nearby this intersection, as is Cosmic Montessori School, Pomegranate Restaurant, Salon B, Skyzone, and Artisan Hair Sodality.

Phone number

(630) 523-8166

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
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