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71,999 people sought couples therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 80 therapists in Texas available for an online or in-person session.
Susan Farris

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

My approach to couples counseling is to help the couple prioritize their relationship. It's crucial to help couples communicate effectively so they can meet each other's needs.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach couples how to use positive communication such as active listening and responding without reacting.

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

I know that couples are making meaningful progress when they can discuss difficult situations in the session without the discussion turning into a heated argument.

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

Clients can practice their communication skills outside of sessions and focus on making the relationship a priority outside of their scheduled session time.

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

In order to prepare for a couple's first session, one can identify not only what they would like to change within the relationship but to recognize what is going well.

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.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
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 Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
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★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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