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801 people sought infidelity counseling help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

I am here to provide support, teach skills, and assist you with navigating through life challenges.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +16 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +12 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +21 more
Narcissism, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +8 more

My aim is to help my clients figure out what is keeping them from realizing their goals and working with them to identify strategies for overcoming t... My aim is to help my clients figure out what is keeping them from realizing their goals and working with them to identify strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +15 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +12 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

If you are feeling stuck, stressed out, lost, anxious, or depressed, I want you to know that there is hope and I am here to help.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

I will work with you to establish a better quality of life.

Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Charleston, SC is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Charleston, SC typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

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The British Royal Family. Mad Men. Tiger Woods. Anthony Weiner. And the list could go on and on. Celebrities, politicians, and fictional characters are often made famous for their infidelity. People are drawn to stories of adultery and want to know… how was it discovered? Who was involved? What will the couple’s future be? Infidelity creates salacious and intriguing drama… until it happens in your relationship. Far from glamorous, infidelity is usually a time of crisis and trauma.

Adultery can bring a marriage to its end, but some couples choose to reconcile. What is the right way forward? That is a very personal question that only the couple can answer, but there is support and guidance as they weigh difficult decisions in the fallout from infidelity. Skilled counselors have journeyed with couples through infidelity and toward recovery, whatever they choose for their relational future.

The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Charleston understand how challenging life can be after an affair, and they have walked with many couples in their journey of recovery.

The Trauma and Drama of Infidelity

An affair. Adultery. Infidelity. Cheating. Many words describe the same concept: someone in a committed relationship broke its expectations of fidelity. The expectations may have been marriage vows, but they did not have to be. In either case, infidelity brings disruption and pain.

Adultery can take an infinite number of forms. It can be an emotional affair, a one-night stand, a pornography addiction, a long-term extramarital relationship. There are a few things that are consistent, regardless of the form infidelity takes.

  1. Infidelity is secretive.
  2. Infidelity involves lying.
  3. Infidelity breaches trust.

Understandably, many people have described learning about their spouse’s infidelity as a traumatic experience. Long-term and marriages relationships are supposed to be the most safe–the place where people can be known and loved. Infidelity turns people’s world on its head. What was safe feels most dangerous. What was healing is now painful. What was connection is now betrayal.
Because infidelity occurs in relational context, people are always harmed. Depending upon the situation, community members, extended family, and friends will feel betrayed by an affair. However, the uninvolved spouse and children often receive the greatest harm.

  • The Children: When a couple has children, they feel the effects of their parent’s infidelity. They may feel betrayed and resent the parent who cheated. They may also internalize the difficulty infidelity brings to a family. Affairs knock previously stable families off balance, and children may blame themselves for the chaos, especially if their parents divorce.
  • The Uninvolved Spouse: Many uninvolved spouses experience trauma when their partner’s adultery is disclosed or discovered. They can have anxiety, difficulty concentrating, depression, flashbacks, compulsive behaviors, and more. Uninvolved spouses may also blame themselves, thinking I should have seen this coming, even though they are not to blame.

Betrayal leaves wounds that are deep, and recovery must, therefore, be equally extensive.

Infidelity Recovery

The circumstances of the couple and the affair will determine the road to recovery. Each couple is unique and has unique relational goals. For some, a healthy relationship might mean separating. For others, it might mean divorce. For others, they may pursue reconciliation.

Therapy for infidelity can guide the process of recovery. A skilled counselor can give a couple the support and structure they need, whatever their goals may be.

Counseling may help couples …

  • Communicate – Couples can feel intense emotions during the fallout of an affair and communication can breakdown. A skilled counselor may be able to restart healthy dialogue.
  • Clarify their relationship – Many couples are not sure whether they want to separate or continue the marriage or how to achieve what they choose. Counseling may help couples set achievable goals and evaluate how they are doing along the way.
  • Earn trust – Infidelity shatters trust. With time, appropriate boundaries and accountability can restore it to the level the couple needs to move forward.

Appointments for Infidelity Therapy

Is your relationship experiencing turmoil because of adultery? Do you think a little help could help you move through the difficulty? Thriveworks Charleston, SC counselors have helped many couples recover from adultery, and we have available appointments.

Infidelity is chaotic and painful. Setting up an appointment for therapy should not be. We have done our best to make the process of asking for help as easy as possible.

  1. A real person will answer your call and help you schedule an appointment.
  2. Even if you are calling our office for the first time, you may be able to see your therapist the next day.
  3. Healing should start now, so we do not keep waitlists.
  4. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
  5. We work with many different insurance providers.

Many people come through infidelity’s pain a stronger person with stronger relationships, whether they continue in their marriage or not. Are you ready for infidelity recovery? We are ready to help. Call 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 Charleston therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charleston
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

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Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Read more Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Bill Jan 2024
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Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Read more Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Charleston Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Rhonda is very dependable and a great listener. She has such a calming spirit!
Charleston Oct 2021
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Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Read more Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Charleston Nov 2020
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Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Read more Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Charleston Nov 2020
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I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Read more I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Charleston Mar 2020
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I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Read more I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Charleston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston is located on E Bay St between Cumberland St and S Market St. Across the street, on the opposite side of E Bay St, you will find the US Custom House. We currently share the building with JB Hunt Transport Service and the Law Office of Jason S Stevens, among other businesses.

Phone number

(843) 376-6157

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Creole
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