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874 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Dayton 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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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?

When your relationship was brand new, everything was easy. You couldn’t get enough of each other. You did everything together and even thought about each other when you were apart. You could practically see a gold carpet rolling out in front of you as you waltzed into the future, hand in hand.

But as time went by, things began to change. Life threw some problems your way and you may have discovered bad habits you can’t ignore. You started arguing more, forgetting how it felt in the beginning. Maybe you and your partner feel more like adversaries these days and less like a loving team.

It’s completely normal for couples to go through rough patches but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore them and let them escalate. Some people throw in the towel or give up when the going gets rough. But as long as you and your partner are willing to put in the work to make your relationship last, couples therapy can be the first big step in that journey. Thriveworks Counseling in Dayton, OH is here to help you turn things around.

Common Reasons To Seek Out Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy

Whether your relationship feels rocky lately or you just want to address specific issues that are getting in the way, a couples therapist can work with you to find solutions.

There are many issues that can affect the strength of your bond with each other, including:

  • Difficulty trusting one another
  • Intimacy issues
  • A lack of confidence in yourself
  • Trouble balancing work and home life
  • Mental health concerns
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Financial problems
  • Problems with other family members
  • Issues with children in your relationship
  • Problems with an ex-spouse

When you seek marriage counseling or couples counseling at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH, a marriage and family therapist will work closely with you to identify the threats to your relationship. You’ll work as a team to find coping strategies that can help you to cut your problems down to size.

What Techniques Are Used in Couples Counseling?

If you are still together, there is still time to save your relationship. The first step is to acknowledge there is a problem and have a willingness to do something about it.

To start, consider sitting down with your partner and making a list of everything you love about one another. Think back to the time when you first fell in love and add those positives to your list as well. When you realize what you have is worth fighting for, it can make working together in couples therapy that much easier.

If your issues extend beyond your partner, family therapy is possible as well. Either way, your counselor will work with you in an objective way to open up the lines of communication and get to the heart of the matter. Sometimes a fresh perspective can be the missing link in breaking down walls and mending old wounds.

Throughout couples therapy, clients learn how to communicate more openly with their partners in a positive way. They identify problematic patterns of behavior and learn coping strategies to tolerate distress and deal with uncomfortable feelings.

Your licensed marriage and family therapist may take different approaches to help you depending on your needs and goals. Some strategies include:

  • Emotionally focused therapy, which revolves around the emotions that trigger your reactions
  • Narrative therapy, which encourages you to share stories about your life and reframe those events in a different light
  • The Gottman Method, which involves teaching clients skills that have been shown to nurture healthier relationships
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on changing negative thought patterns into more effective ones

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when a relationship is struggling. Your therapist at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH will choose an approach that is customized to your specific situation. In some cases, a combination of methods may be the answer to help you both find your way back to each other.

Schedule Couples Therapy Today at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH

It has been said that you should not go to bed angry when you are in a relationship. Chances are, that has already happened to you. You may be dealing with serious issues but you still have time to turn your situation around.

If you’re ready to get started, schedule an appointment with the team at Thriveworks in Dayton today. We’ll work with you to find an appointment time that will fit into both of your schedules, including evenings and weekends. We also offer appointments online via phone or video chat in case that is more convenient.

We accept most major insurance plans and can often offer new clients same-day and next-day appointments. With one click or phone call, you could be seeing us tomorrow and on the way to a healthier and happier relationship.

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 Ohio therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dayton is across the street from KFC and Burger King, and right next to Bob Evans. Drive down Linden Avenue, and you will see that we share an office with WIngs of Love Services, among other businesses.

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(614) 963-3259

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