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Victoria Riordan

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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

My main approach for helping people in couples/marriage counseling is to help them communicate more clearly, especially related to sharing what they need from each other and communicating understanding for each other's perspectives. This helps reduce conflict and increase marital satisfaction.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach skills for the following main purposes:

  • Reducing conflict/behaviors that break down trust and emotional closeness.
  • Increasing understanding/clear communication of what each partner needs: both individually and from each other.
  • Shifting from defensiveness to willingness to work together as a team.
  • Building trust and connection that has been damaged over time or by a specific event.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples counseling when they begin to feel secure in the knowledge that they are a team that can resolve challenges together and work together to make sure both partners have what they need related to intimacy, feeling loved, and achieving their main goals in life.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

It is very important, while attending couples counseling sessions, to also plan to spend time between sessions practicing skills and spending meaningful time together, even if only for 15 minutes a day.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

To prepare for your first couples counseling session, think about ways you can find a little time each day to work on your relationship. Additionally, identify what you need to do more of and what you need to change individually.

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?

Couples counseling is often wrongfully stigmatized by society and popular culture. Truthfully, attending couples therapy is not a sign of weakness in a relationship, but rather shows maturity and strength. Seeking out professional guidance signifies that you and your partner truly care about each other and want to develop a healthy, loving relationship based on trust and open communication.

All relationships require effort, and no matter how strong the relationship is, all couples will come across challenges at some point that may be too difficult to face alone. Luckily, the licensed couples counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Columbus, OH have the experience, tools, and compassion necessary to help your relationship grow.

What Is Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling is designed to help couples overcome challenges in their relationship, address specific problems, or simply improve the relationship overall. Married, engaged, or dating couples of all ages, backgrounds, and orientations can benefit from couples counseling.

A therapist trained to work with couples, such as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), will meet with you and your partner on a regular basis to address the issues you wish to work on. While each therapist’s approach may vary, here’s what you can generally expect from your couples counseling session:

  • Your therapist will help you identify and address specific issues in the relationship, such as jealousy, codependency, or lack of intimacy.
  • You and your partner will have a safe space to express your wants, needs, and feelings to each other with the presence of a mediator. Discussions may be guided in a way that encourages openness and leads to better understanding between the two of you.
  • Your therapist will help you and your partner make decisions about what needs to change in the relationship and come up with a clear image of how you want the relationship to look in the future.

Signs You May Need Couples Counseling

The best way to know when you and your partner may need couples counseling is when you intuitively feel that something’s off in your relationship. However, it can be hard to admit to ourselves that things are less than perfect in a partnership, and this can allow problems to persist for much longer than they need to.

Relationship issues are much easier to resolve when they’re caught sooner rather than later. Looking out for these signs can help you figure out whether it’s time to seek out couples counseling:

  • You and your partner become easily frustrated with each other, and frequently argue over trivial things. Daily interactions with your partner may seem more conflict-oriented than loving.
  • You find it difficult to express your feelings to your partner, and experience a lack of openness, vulnerability, and emotional intimacy in the relationship.
  • You lack healthy communication and the ability to resolve conflicts without inflicting emotional pain on one another.
  • Trust has been broken in the relationship, and you’re struggling to rebuild a foundation based on honesty.
  • You frequently disagree on big issues such as parenting methods or visions for the future.
  • External factors are straining your relationship, including the loss of a loved one, financial distress, or trouble with one of your families of origin.
  • Physical intimacy is beginning to decline, or your sexual relationship is otherwise unhealthy or dissatisfying.
  • You don’t feel connected to your partner like you once did, and the “spark” between you seems to be missing.
  • You feel like something’s not right in the relationship, but you’re having trouble identifying the problem.

Even if nothing necessarily seems wrong, you and your partner can still benefit greatly from couples counseling. Every relationship has room to grow, and couples counseling could provide you with additional tools to grow your love and deepen your understanding for each other.

How Can Couples Counseling Enhance Your Relationship?

Research indicates that couples counseling is incredibly successful for couples who are motivated to improve their relationships. Over 90% of couples who attend express satisfaction with the service and report improvements in the areas that were addressed. Couples counseling can help improve your relationship and your lives by:

  • Helping you and your partner connect and be vulnerable with each other
  • Restoring physical and emotional intimacy between you
  • Restoring trust and honest communication
  • Giving you tools to resolve disagreements without conflict
  • Improving your overall sense of security in the relationship
  • Reducing your stress levels
  • Helping your physical health and work performance improve
  • Helping your children behave better at home and in school

Thriveworks Couples Counseling at Columbus, Ohio

Working on your relationship is no easy task, but thankfully you don’t have to do it alone. The expert counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Columbus, OH are trained to identify the root causes of relationship issues and give couples the tools they need to build a strong and fulfilling partnership. With tailored guidance from one of our counselors, your relationship can reach new levels of intimacy, connection, and trust.

Thriveworks Columbus, OH makes it easy to fit couples counseling into you and your partner’s busy lives, so you never have to choose between the health of your relationship and the rest of your commitments. We offer weekend and evening hours and can typically schedule an appointment for you within 24 hours. We accept most major insurances and offer affordable rates. To book your first session, call our Columbus office at (614) 515-6291 or contact us online.

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 Columbus 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 Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
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