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3,043 people sought marriage counseling help at Dallas in the last year

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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 Dallas, TX 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 Dallas, TX work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Marriage is often just the beginning of a couple’s journey together. Like most journeys, there are many peaks and valleys. Wedded bliss is only one piece of the roadmap. That is why marriage vows usually include the line, “for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in health and sickness.”

Every marriage will have both the “better” and the “worse” part, but no couple has to navigate the hardship alone. Many spouses are going to marriage counseling and coming through the difficulty with a stronger connection.

Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX offers marriage therapy, couples counseling, and premarital counseling to help couples at every stage of their relationship. We have worked with many couples who love each other but do not know how to move their relationship forward. Our professionals have been their guides. To get scheduled with one of our marriage counselors, call our office.

Is Now the Time for Marriage Counseling?

Spouses often wonder, should we go to marriage therapy over this? When is the right time to start counseling? In some ways, the only people who know when they are ready for marriage therapy are within the marriage. There is no right time to start marriage counseling, but there is also no wrong time to start it either. Some people start counseling in the midst of a crisis, when they feel like they are out of options. Some spouses start therapy because of a particularly stressful circumstance, even though their relationship may be doing well. Other couples have a goal they may want to achieve together and therapy can help them reach it. No list could contain all the reasons some couples begin therapy, but here are a few…

1) They do not like each other.

It may not be popular to admit, but at times, spouses may love each other but they do not like each other. When this becomes a normal way of relating instead of an occasional feeling, then these feelings may be a signal that something is going on in the marriage that needs to be addressed. One spouse may have broken trust. One spouse may have made a reckless decision. One spouse may have had an affair. Whatever the circumstances may be, spouses should not ignore the feeling that they do not like their partner. These negative feelings are indicators that a marriage is in trouble. Marriage therapists often can help spouses uncover the root issue and work through it.

2) They do not feel anything for each other.

Not love. Not hate. Not frustration. Not passion. All emotion—positive and negative—has ceased. Ice can cause just as much damage as fire. All romantic relationships ebb and flow, but coldness becomes the pattern, both spouses should consider reaching out for help. Apathy can be just as hurtful as fighting. Couples can get out of this apathy when they are willing to address unresolved issues. Marriage therapists can often help couples identify the roots of the stonewalling and rekindle their love.

3) They are living separate lives.

Life is busy, and everyone gets caught up in a crazy calendar at times. When spouses live completely separate lives, that is different than spouses who are busy or who have unique hobbies. No, spouses who are living parallel lives often have difficulty connecting. They never come together. They never get on the same page. They are pulling toward different targets.

4) On-going issues are driving a wedge within the marriage.

Every couple has annoyances that are on-going. It may be as small as how loudly one spouse chews. It may be a bigger issue, like how to relate to the in-laws. It is paramount that spouses speak to each other about these issues with the kindness of respect, but often, these problems escalate into personal attacks. This drives a wedge between each spouse and makes daily life harder. If on-going issues are plaguing the marriage, it may be time to reach out for help.

5) They think therapy might help.

Like most mental health care, couples often get out of marriage therapy what they put into it. If a couple wants to go to therapy, it will probably help them. If you or your spouse is wondering if it is time to go to marriage counseling, it probably it. Give it a try.

Setting Up an Appointment for Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Dallas

As you read through the list of why other people have gone to marriage counseling or another form of relationship counseling, did you recognize anything?

Thriveworks in Dallas offers unique care to every couple who comes to our offices for marriage counseling. When you call to set up an appointment, know that you will not reach a voicemail. A scheduling specialist will help you make an appointment, and that session may be the following day.

New clients often meet with their therapist within 24 hours of their first call. We accept many forms of insurance. We also offer weekend and evening appointments. Contact Thriveworks in Dallas 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 Dallas therapists and counselors accept 34 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Read more First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Sammy Feb 2024
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Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Read more Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Celso Dec 2023
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I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Read more I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Dallas Sep 2022
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Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dallas is located at 2821 McKinney Ave Suite 9, Dallas, TX 75204, near Greenwood Cemetery.

Phone number

(469) 778-3990

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