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1,006 people sought marriage counseling help at Blacksburg in the last year

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

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Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Blacksburg, VA 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 Marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Blacksburg, VA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

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Marriage Counseling – Marriage Counselors and Therapists in Blacksburg, VA

If you feel your marriage is in trouble, and you’re committed to, or considering saving your marriage, there are a number areas to evaluate. No matter what, the following issues certainly are indicators that it IS time for your marriage to be tended to, and here at Thriveworks Blacksburg Marriage Counseling, we have several amazing marriage counselors with experience and expertise in this area.

Our therapists are non-judgmental, understanding, and supportive. They can guide a married couple through the deep and troubling waters of doubt, distrust, hurt, anger, resentment, and other issues or feelings that may be harming your marriage.

Do any of these apply to your marriage relationship right now?

1) The two of you are simply sharing the same space instead of sharing your lives.

    • The skilled clinicians of Thriveworks Blacksburg Marriage Counseling can help you begin to function like a married couple, not just roommates. No, you don’t have to do everything together, but if there is poor or non-existent communication, conversation and intimacy, you may want to consider marriage counseling to help sort things out.

2) Your communication has become mostly negative, irritated, unpleasant.
Negative communication is anything that leads to hurt feelings, including nonverbal communication, such as the tone of any conversation. Negative communication can be verbal or non-verbal.

3) You need help with conflict resolution.
Every relationship has its issues that trigger arguments, some of which may continue unresolved for months with no hope in sight. Finances, your sex life, children, jobs – sometimes it seems like any or all of these challenges make having a good marriage impossible. Thriveworks Blacksburg Marriage Therapists can help if both or you are committed to understanding the other’s point of view and are willing to find some common ground.

4) You feel like everything would be OK if only the other would just change.
The only person YOU can change is yourself, so if you’re waiting for your partner to change is a waste of time and energy. Your therapist can help each of you understand who you are, what you want, and why. You’ll learn better tools for relating to each other, managing expectations, developing tolerance/acceptance and more.

5) One or both partners has had an affair, or considered having an affair.
Recovering from an affair is not impossible, but it takes time and a lot of work. There needs to be commitment, remorse, forgiveness and a shared desire to move forward. Both partners need to be committed to the process or marriage counseling. Honesty, transparency, and willingness to listen and learn should ideally be present in BOTH members of the marriage.

6) One of you has begun to act out on negative feelings.
Maybe you feel you’ve been hurt – undeservedly, unfairly, and deeply. So now you find that you want your partner to hurt as much as YOU hurt. You want the to experience that same emotional pain. So you use emotions, behaviors, words, and obvious or not so obvious to inflict pain.

7) You’re only staying together for the sake of the children.
You may think that you’re doing the right thing by staying together, when actually this may have a detrimental effect on your kids. Certainly, if you both are resolved to addressing the issues in your marriage, and build a positive, healthy relationship, this may be the best decision for all involved.

But your children shouldn’t be the deciding factor when deciding whether to stay together. If your marriage is falling apart, or your relationship is even non-existent, don’t think your kids don’t know it. Not every marriage can or should be saved. But for those that can be salvaged, and for those couples willing to commit to the process, our expert marriage counselors at Thriveworks Blacksburg are here to guide, support, teach, and walk beside you through the difficult process of rebuilding or strengthening your marriage!

If you can relate to any of these issues it doesn’t necessarily mean your marriage is in trouble! Or, you may be experiencing some challenges that aren’t mentioned here. But if either you or your partner feels that your marriage is in trouble, or that it could benefit from marriage counseling, then make the call today. If your marriage needs help, you’ll get it. If your struggles are normal, you’ll be relieved to have that confirmed as well!

Call 540-376-3348 to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks Marriage Counselor as soon as tomorrow, maybe even today!

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 Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
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

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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