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Our therapists provide couples therapy in Abingdon, VA

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106,635 people sought couples therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Abingdon are booked, but we have 93 other therapists in VA available for an online or in-person session.

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.

Need more help deciding?

Relationship issues can cause significant stress and strain on couples, but they certainly aren’t uncommon. If you’re struggling with an issue in your home, pursuing couples counseling is a wise idea; in fact, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists advises the sooner you and your spouse or partner begin counseling, the more likely you are to have a positive outcome.

Ups and Downs – Part of Life
All relationships are subject to ups and downs throughout the years. Despite your love for each other, you and your partner won’t always see eye to eye, and influences such as work, family members and health issues can put additional strain on your bond.

Sometimes weathering those ups and downs is easy, and you’re both able to recognize them as a normal part of a relationship. At other times, they’re more difficult to bear. If you or your partner are feeling like there are more “downs” than “ups,” it might be time to consider seeing an Bristol couples counselor.

Common Relationship Issues
Many couples have disagreements over similar issues, although the exact circumstances are unique to every partnership. These may include:

  • Money issues
  • Differences in opinion over raising children
  • Dealing with extended family members
  • Career-related stress
  • Concerns about infidelity

If you see a couple’s counselor, they may not have dealt with someone in your exact circumstances before, but their expertise and insight can be applied to these and many more, varied relationship issues.

An Otherwise Great Relationship
Many times, couples can struggle with whether to see a counselor over an issue they’re disagreeing on, because their relationship may otherwise be excellent. For example, a husband and wife might form a united bond on everything from raising children to handling the family finances. They might still feel in love with one another and have excellent times together, but issues may crop up when an extended family member needs something or comes to visit.

How a Counselor Can Help
After working with a marriage or family therapist, over 93% of couples report having more effective tools to deal with their problems. Wouldn’t you like to find a way to deal with your disagreements in a way that allows you to respect one another, come to a workable agreement and move forward in your relationship?

If you feel you and your loved one could benefit from seeing an Bristol couples counselor, don’t wait. Give us a call today and discover how much better your relationship can be.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Abingdon
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 Abingdon reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Read more I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Bristol Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Read more Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Bristol Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number

(423) 556-3873

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