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1,905 people sought marriage counseling help at Cumming in the last year

Discover how starting marriage counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Cumming are booked, but we have 48 other therapists in GA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Cumming, GA is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within Marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular marriage counseling sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Cumming, GA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Often, when two people love each other, they eventually get engaged and then married. They make a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together, for better or for worse. And many times, they go on to have kids and build a family together. Hopefully, these years are filled with love and happiness—but that does not mean they are void of conflict or difficulty. In fact, every couple will run into conflict and hardship at one point or another.

“Success in marriage does not come merely through

finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”

–Barnell R. Brickner

Working through the hardships and resolving the conflicts that arise isn’t always easy. In fact, sometimes it proves rather difficult. The good news, though, is that there are professionals who specialize in helping couples work through issues and fix the broken pieces of their relationship. If you think that your marriage could benefit from a professional’s help or support, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County.

The marriage counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County have the skills, training, and experience to help you and your spouse improve your relationship. Marriage counseling might involve talking about the issues that are present in your marriage, developing skills for addressing future issues, or simply building an even stronger foundation for your relationship and family. If you believe that you can find any value in working with a marriage counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Cumming. Give us a call at (770) 224-7008 to schedule an appointment.

What Can I Get Out of Marriage Counseling?

Sometimes, it’s hard to admit that we need help or that we could benefit from talking to someone outside of our relationship. But, when we do open up and seek the help that we need, we often wish we had done so a long time ago!

Here at Thriveworks Cumming, we believe that everyone can benefit from working with a skilled, caring professional. When it comes to marriage counseling, one of our marriage counselors will use their expertise to guide you through the therapeutic process with the ultimate goal of helping you build a happier, healthier relationship. This might mean talking and working through the following common marital issues…

  • Infidelity
  • Stress
  • Jealousy
  • Sexual differences
  • Trauma
  • Boredom
  • Differing values

In other instances, working toward a happier, healthier relationship in marriage counseling might mean planning for problems down the road. In addition to helping you and your partner work through current issues, the marriage counselors at Thriveworks Cumming, GA in Forsyth County can equip you with tools for addressing future challenges.

Counseling at Thriveworks in Forsyth County Is Tailored to You

No two experiences in counseling are the same. Why? Because every individual is different, as is every relationship. The counselors at Thriveworks know that the problems you and your spouse face are unique to your relationship. Which means that you need and deserve a unique treatment plan. When you meet with your counselor, they will first work to understand your relationship as well as your needs and goals for counseling. Then, they will develop a plan for future sessions, which will guide your relationship in the right direction.

As we mentioned previously, marriage counseling might involve talking about current problems, understanding how to resolve future problems, or simply creating a happier, healthier dynamic. It all depends on your relationship and your needs, as expressed to your counselor.

Work with a Marriage Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Cumming

Many of us don’t like to admit it, but relationships are hard! It’s okay to struggle in your marriage. What isn’t okay is letting a serious problem slide. If you and your spouse are experiencing marital issues, or you see that there is room for improvement, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Cumming. We have experts on staff who are eager to assist you and make a big difference in your relationship.

Scheduling an appointment is simple. Just call us at (770) 224-7008 to speak with a scheduling specialist. They will ask you a few basic questions and then present you with different scheduling opportunities, including weekend and evening sessions. Their goal is to help you set up a session at your earliest convenience with a caring, capable provider.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you soon!

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

  • English
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