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What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Cumming, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Cumming, GA typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

Need more help deciding?

Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” is a popular country song that many know and love. The song describes how a woman responded when her significant other cheated, and it strikes a chord with both men and women who have experienced adultery in a committed relationship.

Infidelity, adultery, or cheating (whatever word people prefer) has serious consequences. One reason Carrie Underwood’s song may be so popular is that it captures the intensity of infidelity. Learning that a spouse or partner has cheated is often a traumatic experience, and people often need a counselor’s help, whether they pursue reconciliation within the relationship or not.

Thriveworks Cumming has counselors who understand how disorienting adultery is and have helped many couples find a healthy way forward, whether their goal is to restore the marriage or part ways as amicably as possible. If you need help achieving either of these goals after infidelity, call (770) 224-7008. Our counselors are ready to step in.

What Is Infidelity?

From a distance, cheating is a simple concept: someone broke the expectations of a committed relationship. Unfortunately, though, living through infidelity is always more complicated. Therapists sometimes group affairs into three different types:

  • Emotional-only: Far more than close friendships, emotional affairs often involve flirting, fantasy, innuendo, and secrets, even if they do not involve sex. Emotional affairs hinder a person’s ability to connect fully with their significant other, and they are often kept secret from the uninvolved spouse.
  • Sexual-only: Many affairs have little to no emotional element to them. These may include one-night stands, visits to strip-clubs, pornography addiction, visits to prostitutes, and more. The spouse committing a sexual affair may also struggle with a sex addiction.
  • Emotional and sexual: Often, long-term affairs involve both sexual and emotional elements.

Why Do People Cheat?

People who cheat on their spouse or partner give many excuses, most of which are unhelpful to the relationship. The reality is, cheating is a hurtful action regardless of the reason it occurred. Nonetheless, counselors sometimes talk about two contexts in which people cheat that may be helpful to understand. Determining the context where the infidelity occurred can help determine what the path toward healing may involve.

  • Deficit: The deficit context of adultery is where a spouse cheats to fulfill a real or perceived deficit in themselves, the uninvolved spouse, or the relationship. An example includes someone who cheats to experiment sexually in a way the spouse may not have been willing to do.
  • Situational: The situational context for adultery looks at where and how the adulterous relationship was formed. For example, many people have affairs with people who they met at work, or they conduct the affair while traveling for work.

Regardless of what led to the infidelity, cheating has a devastating impact. Whether couples decide to pursue separation, divorce, or reconciliation, they often benefit from a counselor’s guidance.

Why Pursue Counseling for Adultery?

Couples can recover from an affair and pursue their relationship goals, whatever those goals may be. But unfortunately, there is no quick-fix for infidelity. Saying, “I’m sorry,” does not magically heal the wound or restore trust. Even if couples decide to divorce, there are many reasons to pursue counseling to handle the aftermath of an affair.

Thriveworks therapists have extensive experience in helping couples walk through the disorienting path of infidelity. They have many tools that may allow couples to repair what the affair destroyed. These may include…

  • Boost Communication: After a spouse has cheated, communication usually and understandably comes to a place of complete break-down. Couples may find that they bounce back and forth between two unhealthy extremes: ignoring each other or yelling at each other. But there are other options. A counselor can facilitate a healthy communication process, giving each spouse the tools to express what they need.
  • Establish Goals: Some couples know they want a divorce. Some want to try a separation. Others want to see if the relationship can be repaired. Most are not sure which they want or may even change their minds during the course of therapy. That’s normal. Part of counseling’s goal is to clarify the relational goals and then evaluate them throughout the processes.
  • Develop Trust: Cheating inherently involves breaking trust. Moving forward, even toward a divorce or separation, requires some level of trust to be restored. But developing trust after a betrayal is never an easy process. Building trust requires time and consistent behavior from the spouse who committed the betrayal. Counseling can guide couples on how to best rebuild trust for the relationship they choose.

Adultery Counseling Appointments at Thriveworks Cumming, GA

Infidelity in a marriage is a difficult but delicate experience. Reaching out for help may be the right thing, but speaking to a therapist about such a painful and personal problem is not usually an easy thing. Thriveworks Cumming, GA counselors understand. We respect the decision you have made to seek help for infidelity and want to earn your trust from the first time you call our office.
When you call to schedule an appointment, here is what we do to make reaching out for help as hassle-free as possible:

  1. A person will answer your call (not an automated director or voicemail).
  2. You will never be put on a waitlist because we don’t have one.
  3. Our office works with many insurance providers.

Infidelity does not have to ruin your life. Are you ready to start healing? Call today to schedule an appointment for counseling.

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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
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 Thriveworks Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

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