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7,395 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Indiana 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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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?

Rebecca and her husband, Troy, have been having difficulties with their marriage for the past several months. Although they once used to be able to communicate without any issues, they’ve grown apart—Troy’s not really sure why. He wants to talk with his wife, but when he tries, their conversation spirals out of control. The arguments are starting to get out of hand, and he’s concerned about the long-term wellbeing of their relationship at this point. 

Last night over dinner, Troy suggested that they consider talking with a marriage counselor about the communication difficulties they’ve been experiencing. Rebecca feels uncertain, but she agrees with Troy; having a professional to help them navigate together towards resolutions could be beneficial. Plus, considering they have different work schedules, Rebecca feels open to talking with their counselor virtually.

If you and your partner are experiencing difficulties in your own relationship, it’s worth considering whether or not you could both benefit from talking with a couples therapist or marriage counselor about the issues you’re faced with. It might seem intimidating to talk with a mental health professional about your connection with your partner, but doing so can help both of you to grow and heal as a couple. If you’d like to give it a try, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Carmel, IN. We can set you up with a marriage counselor or couples therapist.

What Are the Benefits of Talking with a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist?

Even though talking with a mental health professional may be a decision that both of you come together to decide on, when you do, you’ll both be gaining a mental health ally that can help you to find solid ground once more. A couples therapist or marriage counselor with our team can assist you by teaching both partners to: 

  • Establish healthy boundaries 
  • Highlight the importance and need for compromise
  • Rebuild trust after infidelity or dishonesty 
  • Rekindle sexual intimacy together 
  • Help both partners manage anger or anxiety 

Marriage counselors and couples therapists are committed to helping couples just like you to achieve happiness and reignite their bonds of love and trust. In fact, that’s one of the reasons that talking with them is so important—it allows them to understand what’s going on in your relationship. With that feedback, they can offer coping strategies and communication methods that are designed just for you. 

Do We Need Relationship Help?

Ultimately, you and your partner are the ones who decide whether or not you need to talk to a mental health professional. However, there are several common signs or symptoms that indicate that a relationship’s dynamics are becoming unhealthy, including: 

  • Arguments that last for hours or days 
  • Passive-aggressive or abusive behavior 
  • Inability to respect each other’s boundaries
  • Cheating 
  • Avoiding physical touch or sex 
  • Lying and other forms of emotional manipulation

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, there’s no need to feel shame, but taking the proactive step to seek help from Thriveworks in Carmel, IN is a great way to salvage your connection. Instead of feeling as though counseling or therapy is a sign of defeat, it may be helpful to view it as a way of prioritizing the bonds that hold you together. Taking measures to protect your relationship is what matters most.

Call Thriveworks in Carmel, IN to Schedule Relationship Counseling Today

When you both decide to reach out and talk with a marriage counselor or couple’s therapist at our office in Carmel, IN you’ll be connected with a provider who cares. It might be encouraging to note that most of our clients have their first appointment within 24-48hrs of contacting the office. So give us a call to get started; doing so will unlock exclusive benefits for both of you to take advantage of, such as: 

  • Online therapy: With online therapy, moving your relationship forward doesn’t need to be held up by your busy schedule or time spent apart for work or travel. As long as you can talk privately, and get access to the internet, you and your partner can still attend sessions together. 
  • Scheduling assistance 7 days a week: Our scheduling specialists are available every day of the week, helping you find the right counselor to fit your needs and the schedule that fits both of your lives. 
  • Life coach q/a chat line: For those questions that can’t wait until your next session.

Our romantic relationships are often the most intense and rewarding experiences in our lives. But when things begin to veer off course, it’s important to get the help you both need in order to keep your relationship intact and healthy. If you’re interested in how connecting with a mental health professional could benefit your relationship, call Thriveworks in Carmel, IN 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 Carmel therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Indiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Encore Health Network

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Carmel is at the corner of City Center Drive and Carmel Drive. Our office building is across the street from First Financial Bank & ATM, and shared with Indy Facets Private Jeweler.

Phone number

(463) 231-3119

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