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784 people sought marriage counseling help at Boise in the last year

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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 Boise, ID 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 Boise, ID work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re in a relationship, you probably know that they take a lot of work – and a lot of compromises. Relationships are two-way streets. One person cannot be the only one giving and evolving. Both partners must put effort into the partnership in order to make it last.

Take Lily and Tyler, for example. They both work very hard yet rewarding jobs at the same company. They go to work together, they come home together, and they do everything in between together. After spending so much time together, these partners feel overwhelmed and even suffocated. However, they don’t know how to establish proper alone time.

While both Lily and Tyler have some growing to do independently, there is also a need to grow and evolve together. Spending so much time together is going to be a difficult thing to change and that’s why it’s necessary for them to effectively communicate how they’re feeling, when they’re feeling it.

Married couples and couples who are dating, no matter how long they’ve been together, need to prioritize their mental health and wellbeing. So, whether you’re struggling to find alone time, can’t communicate, or are trying to overcome a difficult challenge, know that help is available.

The couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID are dedicated to working with couples through their highs and lows. If you and your loved one are in a tough spot or just need a little fine-tuning, consider reaching out to our office. One of our scheduling specialists can set you up with a highly trained and qualified marriage and family therapist as soon as tomorrow.

When Is It Time to Work with a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor?  

On average, couples wait six years before getting the outside help they need to work through their issues. That’s six years of arguing, tension, and unhappiness. Deciding to seek out the help of a therapist can be a tough decision. It’s not always easy to admit when there’s something wrong.

However, getting the help and support of a trusted counselor or therapist is actually a very smart choice. It shows just how much you want your relationship to work.

If things aren’t quite the way you want them to be, you can improve them. Here at our office, we see couples experiencing many different challenges, including:

  • Infidelity from one or both partners
  • Opposing values and ideals
  • Poor communication skills
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, or addiction
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Financial disagreements
  • Sexual intimacy problems
  • Poor work/life balance
  • Fertility concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Family turmoil

If your concern wasn’t listed above, don’t worry. These are just some of the areas that our counselors and therapists can assist you and your partner. Couples counseling and marriage counseling can prove to be very beneficial. If your relationship is suffering in any capacity, the right time to start is now.

How Does Couples Counseling Work?  

If you’re on the fence about starting therapy with your partner, you may be wondering what to expect. When starting therapy, your couples counselor will first understand what you and your partner’s individual concerns and goals are. Doing so, the counselor will be able to create a treatment plan based on your specific needs that address you both as individuals, and as a couple.

Your Thriveworks therapist will use a variety of different methods and techniques to connect with you and your loved one on a deeper level. They’ll help you identify the root causes of your issues, learn how to work better together, and help you connect on a deeper level. You can expect to use types of therapy including:

  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
  • Family therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Management techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

During your time in counseling at Thriveworks in Boise, you can also expect to work on things like:

  1. Active listening (understanding your partner, not just hearing them)
  2. Communication skills
  3. Problem-solving skills
  4. Trust and admiration
  5. Stress and anger management

Work with a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID

You can live a happier life with your partner that is not only stress-free but cohesive. To get there, all you have to do is call us to start. Our therapists and counselors do not have waitlists which means you and your loved one can get started as soon as tomorrow. In addition, we offer evening and weekend appointments because we understand how busy schedules can get.

Other added benefits of working with a Thriveworks counselor include online counseling, text support via our success navigator, easy self-payment options, most major insurance carriers accepted, and scheduling specialists who won’t send you to voicemail.

Here at Thriveworks in Boise, we want to help you and your partner get back to the spot you want to be. Let’s get started 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 Idaho therapists and counselors accept 1 insurance plans

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Self-pay costs at Boise
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 Boise reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Jared for over a year now. When I first started with him, I was apprehensive about going to a new therapist. I was with one before and did not have much success. After my first session, I knew he was the right fit for me. My spouse had already been going for a while, so we were able to compare experiences. One thing we noticed was how Jared adapted his therapy style to each of us. We then started couples therapy with him. He has been a God-send for us in helping us work through our issues. We were able to uncover things about us that made us stronger as a team. I cannot recommend Jared enough. He is truly amazing and a master of his craft.
Read more I have been working with Jared for over a year now. When I first started with him, I was apprehensive about going to a new therapist. I was with one before and did not have much success. After my first session, I knew he was the right fit for me. My spouse had already been going for a while, so we were able to compare experiences. One thing we noticed was how Jared adapted his therapy style to each of us. We then started couples therapy with him. He has been a God-send for us in helping us work through our issues. We were able to uncover things about us that made us stronger as a team. I cannot recommend Jared enough. He is truly amazing and a master of his craft.
Boise Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I met Jared @ an Out-Patient program back in 2012. I was going going threw so much at work & home and was in much need of guidance! While I HATED being there, I knew something needed to change. Somehow through out the years, I had lost my Voice. I no longer could balance what we call LIFE. Being a Wife, Step-mom, Business Woman, the Pilar to my immediate family & finally having my own child, took a toll on me...I could no longer function! While in this program, Jared asked my permission if he could be my Voice. Confused, I said yes. Then he said I could take it back when I was ready. Again confused, I replied...Okay. Each day with him, I grew stronger & stronger. I looked forward to being in the Program. By the end,I knew what he meant, I had my VOICE back! Jared helped me find myself again! Jared is NOT your typical therapist. He does not sit there with a pen + paper asking the obvious questions! He is a real down to earth person who genuinely cares about you & wants you to succeed. I was so HAPPY to find out he ventured out on his own. He has been my LIFE COACH since leaving the program & now my 13 yr old gets the PRIVILEGE to benefit from his wisdom as well! I will follow him (Virtually) where ever he goes!
Read more I met Jared @ an Out-Patient program back in 2012. I was going going threw so much at work & home and was in much need of guidance! While I HATED being there, I knew something needed to change. Somehow through out the years, I had lost my Voice. I no longer could balance what we call LIFE. Being a Wife, Step-mom, Business Woman, the Pilar to my immediate family & finally having my own child, took a toll on me...I could no longer function! While in this program, Jared asked my permission if he could be my Voice. Confused, I said yes. Then he said I could take it back when I was ready. Again confused, I replied...Okay. Each day with him, I grew stronger & stronger. I looked forward to being in the Program. By the end,I knew what he meant, I had my VOICE back! Jared helped me find myself again! Jared is NOT your typical therapist. He does not sit there with a pen + paper asking the obvious questions! He is a real down to earth person who genuinely cares about you & wants you to succeed. I was so HAPPY to find out he ventured out on his own. He has been my LIFE COACH since leaving the program & now my 13 yr old gets the PRIVILEGE to benefit from his wisdom as well! I will follow him (Virtually) where ever he goes!
Boise Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Boise is located at 405 S 8th St Suite 290, Boise, ID 83702, near the intersection of W. Broad St. and the Slow by Slow Coffee shop.

Phone number

(208) 877-4440

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