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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?

One of the main reasons people seek couples therapy and marriage counseling is for help with their closest, most intimate relationships. While couples therapy tends to be viewed as something for relationships in crisis, there are many reasons that individuals in relationships pursue it. Whether the reasons are large or small, they deserve to be explored and improved upon.

Couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks Charleston has helped many couples with a variety of issues. These qualified therapists help their clients learn new insights, improve cognitive and emotional skills, as well as adopt new habits that can have a huge impact on their lives and relationships. The couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks Charleston can guide couples toward better relationships. If this sounds like something you’re interested in or could benefit from, give us a call at (843) 480-4034 to schedule a couples therapy or marriage counseling appointment.

Common Relationship Issues Discussed in Couples Therapy

Throughout our relationships, there may be small conflicts that arise every now and then. In other cases, there may be large issues that appear or prove to be monumental. Each scenario can be explored with the help of a professional therapist who can guide couples through the “bumps in the road” or the seemingly overwhelming roadblocks. Some of the most common issues couples experience are:

1. Communication

The foundation of all relationships, communication can be face to face, over the phone, text messaging, and social media. Counselors can teach couples how to communicate with each other in positive ways. The type of communication people experience while growing up strongly affects how they communicate in adult relationships. Thriveworks Charleston can help couples to adapt a communication style that works well instead of falling back on problematic habits they learned in their past.

 2. Sexual issues

Sexuality is complex and personal, entailing more than just sexual activity. An individual’s personal definition of sexuality may include feelings of attraction toward another, how they choose to be intimate, and feelings relating to body image and personal values. There are as many individual expressions of sexuality as there are preferences for music. When individuals experience confusion or distress about aspects of sexuality–anxiety, embarrassment, anger and hurt–counselors at Thriveworks Charleston can be of great help and act as your support system.

 3. Infidelity and Unfaithfulness

One of the most hurtful and damaging experiences a couple undergoes is infidelity, but it doesn’t mean the relationship is beyond repair or has to end. In couples therapy or marriage counseling, individuals have a safe place to begin the journey toward resolving the issue. Experienced therapists at Thriveworks in Charleston, SC can help find meaningful and practical ways to work through the rough waters of unfaithfulness.

4. Blended Families

Blended families—or stepfamilies—are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Studies show that almost half of the marriages in the country end in divorce, and nearly half of the nation’s children are living with a biological parent and the parent’s partner. When two parents and their respective children join as a family, it can create challenges, such as different parenting styles and family routines. The new family structure and adapting to it may cause stress and conflicts. In some cases, one person may never have had children and is entering the family as a parent for the very first time. In each of these instances, the additional stress in the marriage can sometimes seem overbearing. With many issues and conflicting emotions from all sides, couples may find it difficult to live in harmony with their new “families” all under the one roof. This tension on a new marriage can cause stress that therapists at Thriveworks Charleston can help you work through.

These examples are only a few of the many issues couples may experience in their marriage. Whether couples experience a few ups and downs or a seemingly unsurmountable issue, there is help. Consider working with a couples therapist or marriage counselor at Thriveworks Charleston.

Work with a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Charleston

Call Thriveworks Charleston at (843) 480-4034 to schedule a session or to find out more about how couples therapy and marriage counseling can improve your relationship. When you call to set up your appointment, a scheduling specialist will help you find the right counselor, psychologist, or therapist for you. Additionally, they will assist you in finding an appointment day and time that works for you and your partner. We have extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends.

We look forward to working with you and your partner! Schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Charleston when you feel ready. We’ll be here.

 

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 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

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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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