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2,526 people sought couples therapy help at Baltimore in the last year

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

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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?

Relationship issues can cause significant stress on couples and even put a strain on your home life. Despite the fact that they’re common, it doesn’t always make them any easier to deal with. However, if you’re having difficulty resolving a matter on your own, addressing it with a counselor sooner rather than later is a wise choice.

“Couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy

with their relationship before getting help.”

–John Gottman

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists even advises that the sooner you and your spouse or partner begin counseling, the more likely you are to achieve positive resolution of what’s troubling you. If you see the value in couples therapy, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling. We have couples therapists and other relationship experts on our team. These professionals specialize in helping couples work through their particular challenges and also working with them to strengthen the overall relationship.

To schedule your first counseling therapy session, give our office a call. Our scheduling team is here and ready to get you all set up for your first session!

Addressing Common Relationship Issues in Couples Therapy

Of course, every relationship is going to have its ups and downs as the years pass by. It would be unnatural to assume that you and your spouse are always going to agree on everything. Most of the time, these differences in opinion can be resolved easily between you, but on occasion, you might feel like the problem isn’t going away.

Do you feel stuck? You might be dealing with a common relationship issue, or something totally unique. Either way, seeking support and advice in couples therapy is a great choice to help facilitate a resolution. At times, some partners might think that couples counseling isn’t necessary because their relationship is otherwise strong. We are delighted to hear that couples who seek our support still feel in love and enjoy a firm bond with one another, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t benefit from professional help with an issue such as:

  • Disagreeing on how to raise children
  • Arguing over spending or saving habits
  • Feeling concerned about a partner potentially being unfaithful
  • Struggling with stress from an extended family member
  • Worry about health issues and related expenses
  • Being concerned about a partner overworking or losing their job.

Whatever your specific argument or conflict, our Thriveworks Baltimore couples therapists can step in and help. They can mediate these difficult conversations as well as offer guidance and support.

How Can a Couples Therapist Help Us?

The couples therapists at Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling are here to help couples work through relationship issues, such as those listed above. That said, another main mission of theirs is to help couples further strengthen their relationships and better prepare for future conflicts. The reality is that it’s normal to fight with our partners. It’s about how you fight, or better yet, how you talk about and resolve your problems.

The couples therapists at Thriveworks Baltimore can help you and your partner communicate more effectively, better understand each other’s needs, and more. The tools that they can teach you will ultimately help you and your significant other or spouse to strengthen your overall foundation. Therefore, you don’t have to be struggling with a severe problem to benefit from working with a couples therapist. Here at Thriveworks, we believe that everyone can benefit from working with a mental health professional. And when it comes to couples, that means working with a couples therapist!

Schedule Couples Therapy at Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling

Wouldn’t you like to stop feeling stuck and be able to move ahead in a positive way with your relationship? Our dedicated, insightful Baltimore couples therapists can help. We can facilitate discussion and resolution about your issues in a safe, respectful environment. If you’re considering couples therapy, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

When you call us, a member of our scheduling team will assist you. You can expect to have flexible scheduling options including:

  • Evening sessions
  • Weekend sessions
  • Online counseling sessions

These flexible options are in addition to our weekly daytime sessions and in-person counseling. We want couples therapy to be convenient for you and your partner. If that means coming in to meet with a therapist in the evening or working with a counselor online, we are happy to accommodate you.

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 Baltimore therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Baltimore
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 Baltimore reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Candace is a supportive, caring, insightful therapist who truly listens!
Baltimore Dec 2020
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★★★★★
In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Read more In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Baltimore Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Had a great experience. Would come back again.
Baltimore Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Read more I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Read more As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Read more I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Baltimore Jul 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD is located off of Hamill Rd, between the Baltimore Country Club and Jones Falls Expy. We share a building with Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland and Fresenius Kidney Care Cross Keys, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Falls Rd & Hamill Rd SB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(410) 724-1848

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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