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3,036 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Arkansas in the last year

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

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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?

No relationship is going to be perfect 100 percent of the time. Committing yourself to another person means spending a lot of time together, and after months or even years, you may experience certain difficulties.

Over time, these relationship challenges can evolve and worsen if they are not addressed. For example, it’s common for an unresolved underlying issue to spark additional problems and stresses down the line. In fact, it’s quite common for smaller disagreements to represent a deeper issue that has not yet been resolved.

Some couples wait until their relationship feels like it’s on the brink of disaster before they consider reaching out for help. However, it’s important to know that relationship problems happen to everyone and you don’t need to feel embarrassed about requiring some professional support.

The licensed marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR can help you and your partner overcome your challenges and strengthen your relationship.

Why People Choose to Seek Out Relationship Counseling

Couples choose to seek out couples counseling for different reasons. Counseling services are a good fit for couples looking to resolve short-term problems or to breathe life into a relationship that feels stuck. Some couples seek counseling to address longer-term issues while others use it to open up lines of communication.

There are many reasons why couples decide to get professional support, including:

  • Financial difficulties
  • Intimacy issues
  • External stress
  • Disagreements on parenting
  • Persistent feelings of resentment or jealousy
  • Substance abuse
  • Lack of communication
  • Mental illness
  • Behavioral issues

If you and your partner feel like something is missing and want to work to make your relationship better, consider seeing a couples therapist. At Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR, we offer a variety of services to help you take your relationship to the next level.

How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?

Whatever the reason you and your partner wish to seek couples counseling, our professionals can provide a comfortable space to discuss your struggles and start working to resolve your issues.

The first part of counseling typically involves establishing the problems that you and your partner have experienced and how you’ve handled them in the past. Sometimes, underlying issues are not immediately apparent and may require some investigative work to unravel. To do so, your therapist may ask you and your partner questions about your relationship dynamics, current stressors, and wishes for the future.

Once the reasons for seeking therapy are laid out, the couple and the therapist will often work together to establish a timeline and goals. For some, the approach may center around solving a specific problem. For others, couples therapy or marriage counseling may involve building the skills necessary to work through future problems.

With a plan outlined, a couples therapist can address the dynamics that underpin your relationship, helping you and your partner understand your respective roles in any dysfunction that may be occurring. From here, your therapist can help you establish healthier patterns of communication and develop strategies to reach your goals.

Some issues can be sorted out in several weeks while others may take longer to address. But no matter how long it may take, our licensed professionals are dedicated to guiding our clients through the process.

If you’re ready to see what couples counseling can do for your relationship, consider scheduling an appointment with the marriage and couples therapists at Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR.

Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Bentonville, AR

If you and your partner want to strengthen your relationship, relationship counseling may be a great first step.

At Thriveworks, we understand that juggling two different schedules can be difficult. That’s why we offer flexible options for couples counseling, including evening and weekend appointments and telehealth sessions by phone or video chat. We also accept many different insurance plans for your convenience.

Thriveworks also offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Appointments in as little as 24 hours
  • Advice by phone or email outside of scheduled sessions
  • Support and appointment scheduling through the Success Navigator app
  • Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A
  • Community discussion moderated by mental health professionals
  • Access to our Therapy Buddy app to supplement your appointments

If you’re committed to working on your relationship, we look forward to helping it thrive. Reach out to Thriveworks at Bentonville, AR to learn more about how relationship counseling can make a difference for 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 Bentonville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bentonville is located at 809 SW I St., Suite 23, Bentonville, AR 72712, near the intersection of SW 8th St. and next to Bank of America.

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(870) 614-0322

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