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1,420 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Cincinnati 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?

Are you and your romantic partner struggling to connect? Are you in a constant battle of “I’m right, you’re wrong”? Are you in need of an outsider’s perspective and guidance?

Consider working with a couples therapist or marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH. We have Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as other counselors who specialize in relationship counseling. These professionals can help you and your partner get back to a healthy place.

In addition to couples therapy and marriage counseling, Thriveworks can also offer premarital counseling. Call us today to schedule a relationship counseling appointment.

Improving Communication in Your Marriage or Relationship

Marriage counseling, or couples therapy, is exactly what it sounds like—psychotherapy designed to help couples re-engage, rebuild, and regain a shared vision for the future.

During your initial session, your therapist will learn as much as possible about each of you and your relationship together in order to get a clear picture of who you are as individuals and a couple. From that clear picture, your therapist will work with you to determine what issues are at the core of your struggles.

Typically, marital issues stem from a lack of effective communication. This can be difficult to understand, particularly for couples who feel they “used to” be able to talk about anything. After living together for an extended time, dealing with life’s ups and downs, and making major decisions together, a couple often finds they aren’t as strong communicators as they initially thought.

This is completely normal, and in fact, it’s one of the most common issues we see. But that’s where your therapist comes in. They will help you and your partner learn communication skills so you’re able to communicate effectively. This is particularly important if you and your partner have different communication styles. When people with different communication styles discuss sensitive subjects, it may unintentionally escalate into a fight. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can learn to communicate effectively with the help of a marriage or couples counselor.

Prioritizing Open and Honest Conversations with Your Partner

Many long-term relationships suffer from a lack of honesty. That lack of honesty isn’t about lying so much as it is about avoiding conversation about tough subjects or subjects you believe your partner won’t respond to in the way you wish they would. Many couples come to counseling and say to each other, “I had no idea you felt that way.” Once a Thriveworks couples counselor is present to help “interpret” each partner’s communication style, things begin to become more clear and open dialogue can begin to happen.

We see couples counseling clients for a variety of reasons. Some struggle with the pain of infidelity and their sessions may begin with the potential for divorce on the table. Others may be tired of fighting about household responsibilities, and still, others may feel their partner has fallen out of love with them, and they’re not sure how to begin to rebuild things.

We also see couples struggling with sexual issues. Aside from infidelity, many couples are dealing with low sexual desire, disagreements about frequency or acceptable practices, and more. Sexual intimacy is one of the ways healthy couples reconnect with each other, and when that intimacy becomes strained, the tension can leak into other areas of the relationship. To make the situation more difficult, it’s a traditionally sensitive subject that can feel difficult to bring up with your partner without becoming defensive.

Once more, the couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Cincinnati, OH are here to help. We know how difficult being open and honest can be, especially if things have become tense. Our offices are a warm, confidential environment, and our therapists are trained in counseling clients about the most sensitive of subjects. Rest assured, we will work to put you at ease discussing these and other sensitive relationship topics. You and your partner can regain the intimacy you once shared. Your relationship can be so good, and all it takes is one phone call to begin the process.

Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Cincinnati

Our professional, compassionate therapists are deeply invested in helping you create the happiest, healthiest, most supportive relationship possible. No relationship is perfect, but your romantic relationship should serve as a refuge from the rest of the world. When that relationship is suffering, your experiences in the rest of your life may also suffer.

Thriveworks Cincinnati, OH counselors know how painful it can feel to be lonely with your most loved one right next to you. We’re here to help you become close again. We don’t keep a waiting list, and we can usually schedule your first appointment within 24 hours. Don’t wait any longer—the beginning of relief is just a call away.

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 Cincinnati therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cincinnati
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

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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.
Read more 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 & Psychiatry Cincinnati is located at 2300 Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211, near the Montana Ave exit off Interstate 74.

Phone number

(513) 657-1981

Languages spoken by OH providers

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