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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.

Need more help deciding?

If someone asked you to think of what a healthy on-screen romance looks like, you might not immediately think of one where spiders, gothic architecture, and general spookiness are the norms. But Gomez and Morticia Addams of The Addams Family are actually role models when it comes to their healthy romantic and familial relationships.

The power dynamic between the couple is clear: Though their personalities are as different as their expressions of love, Morticia and Gomez are equals, and their relationship is built on a foundation of trust. When they have marital problems, they work together to resolve them through open dialogue and active listening. When their children have talent shows, plays, or other activities, the parents are equally engaged, doing whatever they can to ensure their children are happy and satisfied without compromising their morals.

Because of the strength of their relationship, they’re able to open their home to others without fear of judgment and without sacrificing who they are as individuals, as a couple, or as a family.

Fictitious though they may be, we can learn a lot from the way they support, listen, and appreciate each other. Their on-screen cuddling sessions and kisses may have made for wacky segues into other scenes, but these moments actually utilize some of the very techniques psychologists, therapists, and other professionals use during marriage counseling.

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner or spouse is no easy task. It requires patience, support, and compromise. There will be disagreements — and when they arise, it’s important to stay communicative and attentive to the other’s needs as well as your own.

Sometimes, our communication and listening skills need to be fine-tuned and we can benefit from outside mediation and expertise. That’s where the counselors, therapists, and other mental health experts at Thriveworks in Bend, OR can offer their support. When you book an appointment with one of our licensed marriage and family therapists, you’ll be taking proactive steps to improve your relationship.

Why Seek Marriage or Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling can teach you how to resolve conflicts, listen attentively, and communicate freely. It can give you the means to solve personal and interpersonal problems in a considerate and effective way.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder that many couples choose to see a couples therapist or counselor. Some of the more common reasons couples seek care include:

  • Intimacy issues
  • Trust issues or infidelity
  • Financial disagreements
  • Communication problems
  • Political differences that lead to conflict
  • Arguments that won’t resolve on their own
  • Trauma or abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Major life transitions

If any of these issues resonate with you or your partner, call us at Thriveworks in Bend, OR to set up an appointment.

Couples Counseling: Techniques and Benefits

If you’ve chosen to pursue couples therapy, then you already know that strengthening your relationship with your spouse or partner is possible. Therapy can help anyone who’s open and ready for growth.

Licensed marriage and family therapists can work with you and your partner to resolve conflict and address the problems you face. If you and your spouse are experiencing relationship issues, therapy can help you move forward.

Some types of therapy often used during couples counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Imago relationship therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative therapy

The success of these and other forms of therapy hinges on honest communication between you, your partner, and your therapist. Whether you’re taking ownership of your own actions and story (narrative therapy) or reexamining how you handle problems and view stressors (cognitive behavioral therapy), a licensed professional can help you make progress.

Call or click our scheduling tool to set up an appointment with a Thriveworks provider in Bend, OR today.

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 Oregon therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • MHN

  • MHN Medicare Advantage

  • Moda Health

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bend is located off SE Reed Market Road, between SE 3rd St. and SE 4th St. We currently share The Lotus Building with Pack Dynamics and Budget Car Rental, among other businesses. On the other side of the street, across SE Reed Market from the entrance, you will find O’Reilly Auto Parts.

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(541) 550-1296

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