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523 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Cornelius 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Men’s Issues, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, +8 more

Facing whatever life throws at us is tough! I am here to help, no matter what.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +2 more

As an individual navigating a constantly changing world, I understand the value and necessity of having a safe space to be yourself.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +15 more
Stress, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

As a young woman, I understand the daily battle of trying to be the best I can while living in a world with many twists and turns.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +2 more

As a counselor I identify with my clients regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, religion, or economic background.

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?

Rhonda and Jackson have been at odds lately. Rhonda wants them to buy a house in the suburbs but Jackson wants to keep renting and stay flexible. They’re usually able to get through their differences but this argument keeps coming up. The conflict is causing a lot of tension and they can’t seem to see eye-to-eye on the situation.

Jackson senses that the fight is starting to pull them apart and he asks Rhonda to see a relationship counselor with him. Their therapist helps them each understand where the other person is coming from so they can get through their argument. They approach the disagreement in a new, more collaborative way and agree to save up for another year before buying a house.

Even the strongest relationships may need work from time to time. Communicating and resolving differences can be challenging in any relationship and there’s nothing wrong with reaching out for support. Relationship therapists and counselors can help couples who are going through a difficult time –– no matter what that looks like.

Do you want to work with a couples therapist or counselor? Consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC. Our team of scheduling professionals can find a time that works for your schedule.

Why Do Couples Start Relationship Counseling?

Relationships can be complicated. You have your individual dreams and desires, and your partner has theirs. You probably also have shared values and goals. Achieving all of these at the same time can be difficult, if not impossible. Reaching out for help is completely normal –– having a mental health professional provide a neutral, third-party perspective can help you gain insight that you might not be able to see on your own.

Every relationship is different and everyone has their own reasons for starting counseling. Some common reasons to work with a relationship therapist or counselor include:

  • Communication issues
  • Differing parenting styles
  • Infidelity
  • Navigating loss
  • Issues with children
  • Blending families
  • Financial disagreements
  • Intimacy issues
  • Reoccurring issues or arguments

Many of our clients find that couples counseling improves their relationships and helps them grow closer to their partner. If you want to work with a couples therapist or counselor, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC today.

Couples Counseling: Benefits and Lessons

No matter why you decide to start couples counseling, you’ll learn a lot throughout the course of your therapy sessions. Marriage and family therapy sessions can help you learn healthy habits and critically examine how you interact with your partner.

Some of the skills you might learn at couples counseling include:

  • Communication skills: Many relationship difficulties come down to how we communicate with each other. Learning how to more effectively speak and listen is incredibly important for any relationship.
  • Conflict resolution: Conflict can come up in any relationship, romantic or otherwise. Knowing how to resolve conflicts in a healthy way can be beneficial for everyone involved.
  • Building shared goals: Some couples have a difficult time setting goals together. Having a common goal can help you both have something to work towards, growing closer along the way.

You might have “homework” throughout the course of your time in couples counseling. This could involve implementing something you discussed with your provider or completing an activity together. Your provider will help you integrate anything you learned from your homework during your next session.

If you want to meet with a couples or marriage counselor, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC. Our trained mental health professionals will create a safe space for you to work through any issues together.

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Appointments at Thriveworks in Cornelius, NC

Making the decision to go to couples counseling can feel difficult. But working with a licensed marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help you gain new insights into your relationship and empower you to live your best lives together.

We know that finding the time for mental health care can seem challenging, and we want to help you access the care you’re looking for. We offer online appointments over video chat or phone calls as well as evening and weekend sessions. You might be able to start pretty quickly –– many new couples can have their first session within 24-48 hours.

We provide other resources to help you make progress between sessions. You can call or email providers between sessions if you have questions, and we provide “Dear Abby” style question support with 24-hour responses. You’ll also get access to the counselor-moderated discussion forum to read about experiences from other members of the Thriveworks community.

Relationship counseling can help you resolve your issues and grow closer as a couple. If you want to start working with a relationship counselor or therapist, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC today. One of our scheduling specialists will help you set up an appointment and can answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • 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 Cornelius
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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Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Read more Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Belinda Feb 2024
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I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Read more I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Parker Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Read more Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Cornelius Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Read more Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Cornelius Oct 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cornelius is located off of W Catawba Ava in Johnsbury Square. We are in the same building as Jo Anne Barron, Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Nearby businesses include Artistic Interior Design and Goodwill.

Phone number

(980) 217-8678

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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