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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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 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.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +18 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.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

I am here to support your emotional and mental wellbeing as we work together to find solutions that work for you.

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

My golden standard for couples is Gottman's therapy approach. I value this approach because it focuses on bonding and healing as a couple.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach communication skills, empathy, compromise, understanding, and much more.

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 allowing vulnerability.

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

Clients can supplement their time in couples counseling with John Gottman's app CardDecks and activities to strengthen the couple's bond.

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

To prepare for your first couples counseling session, begin thinking about your long-term goals.

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?

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. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to start working with a relationship counselor—simply dial (980) 217-8678.

Why Do Couples Start Relationship Counseling?

Every relationship is different and everyone has their 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 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 healthily 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.

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

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.

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.

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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
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
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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
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