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562 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Cedar Rapids in the last year

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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?

A strong relationship can make even bad days look brighter. It gives us the support and confidence we need to move purposefully through life. And having the right person next to us makes the good times even sweeter.

Good relationships show occasional cracks, of course. Even the best romances labor through arguments, hurt feelings, and bouts of silence. That’s perfectly normal, sometimes even healthy in order to build stronger foundations. But some relationships become so distant or so quiet that they seem fundamentally broken. And the people in them might begin wondering about their futures.

If this sounds like your relationship, pause for a breath and then realize that help exists. With a Thriveworks couples counselor, you can begin to understand why your relationship has changed and explore ways to recover it. To learn more, consider calling Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, today for an appointment.

Common Reasons To Seek Relationship Counseling

A couples therapist can help those in troubled relationships find their bearings or those with strong relationships grow theirs deeper. Every couple can benefit from healthy discussion. One reason relationships suffer is that the individuals involved aren’t communicating.

Maybe communication — the ways you’re talking or how little you’re talking — is causing friction. That can be the source, or a symptom, of many relationship issues. Relationships are unique, but some common themes of discord can run through them.

Here are just a few reasons you might consider relationship counseling:

  • Infidelity
  • Substance issues
  • Disagreements over parenting decisions
  • Lack of romance or an unsatisfying sex life
  • Financial difficulties
  • Jealousy or trust issues
  • A sense of drifting apart
  • Major life transitions

Couples counseling can address more than the conflicts between two people. Perhaps one person is struggling with the loss of a loved one or job, which is affecting the relationship. Some couples might feel that another voice could lend a fresh perspective. And others might want to address minor issues before they become major ones.

Whatever your reasons for seeking couples counseling, the professional therapists at Thriveworks can offer ways to address them. If you need a place to discuss your relationship, consider making an appointment at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?

The role of a couples therapist can be defined simply: to help couples strengthen their relationships. But the work is detailed and nuanced, since each couple is different. To begin addressing your specific needs, a couples therapist will ask to discuss your history, your concerns, and your hopes for the future.

Honesty is vital during this process. Your therapist might speak with you together and as individuals to shape a complete perspective on the relationship. After that, a couples therapist can use one of several therapy methods to address the issues you brought.

One type of therapy is known as the Gottman Method. Founder John Gottman described this as “evidence-based” therapy, which means it follows research conducted through large-scale clinical trials. The exercises and interventions employed in the Gottman Method seek to increase respect and affection between couples and to produce calmer ways to resolve conflict.

Other treatment methods can include emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which centers on the ways couples interact; narrative therapy, in which couples embrace each other’s experiences; and relational life therapy, which can help couples define their relationship outside society’s traditional gender roles.

A couples therapist will work with you to determine the best approach to invigorate your marriage or relationship. If you think counseling might help, don’t hesitate to call Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, for an appointment.

Schedule Marriage Counseling in Cedar Rapids, IA

Memories live at the center of a strong relationship. Your first date, first kiss, maybe even your first argument — they’re all vital elements of your life together.

But if those memories have begun to recede or become lost, couples counseling can help restore them. Since deciding to seek therapy is the first challenging step, Thriveworks wants to make the rest of the process as stress-free as possible.

You can make an appointment for couples counseling on weekdays, nights, or weekends, depending on the best fit for your schedule. Those making a first appointment often can schedule it within 24-48 hours and sometimes the very day they call.

Unable or uncomfortable discussing your concerns in-person? Thriveworks offers online counseling, allowing you to hold a session from home or wherever you choose. Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans and offers additional benefits to enhance your experience. They include a flexible cancellation policy, counselor-moderated community discussions and life coaching.

Relationships are precious and fragile, and too often we’re too late in trying to repair them. You don’t have to let yours deteriorate. If your relationship could benefit from couples counseling, call today for an appointment at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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 Cedar Rapids therapists and counselors accept 5 insurance plans

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Six Degrees Health

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Cedar Rapids
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids is located at 725 Boyson Rd NE Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, near the intersection of C Ave. NE.

Phone number

(319) 220-5493

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