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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?

Why Choose Thriveworks Evanston for Couples Therapy?

At Thriveworks in Evanston, IL, we understand that every relationship has its ups and downs. Perfection isn’t the goal—building a strong foundation through healthy communication and mutual respect is.

Call our office at (224) 529-4482.

Do We Need Couples Therapy?

Our providers value your relationship and its independence. Our relationship therapists and marriage counselors are committed to helping preserve the bond that couples share. Seeking a mental health professional’s assistance with your shared difficulties is a proactive method of preserving your relationship.

Here are some common signs that may indicate your relationship could benefit from couples therapy:

  • Arguments that last for hours or days
  • Avoiding physical touch or sex
  • Lying and other forms of emotional manipulation
  • Passive-aggressive comments or abusive behavior
  • Inability to respect each other’s boundaries
  • Cheating

These behaviors suggest communication difficulties and the inability to establish clear boundaries. An impartial therapist or counselor can help reinforce respectful communication and understanding.

How Can Couples Therapists Help?

Couples therapists and marriage counselors can assist partners in several ways, including:

  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Rekindling sexual intimacy
  • Helping both partners manage anger or anxiety
  • Highlighting the importance of compromise
  • Rebuilding trust after infidelity or dishonesty

How Does Couples Counseling Work?

Relationship counseling is designed to benefit both partners by:

  • Using feedback from both partners to establish healthy communication boundaries
  • Rebuilding trust by addressing tough issues like infidelity or verbal abuse
  • Rekindling intimacy by exploring the physical aspects of your relationship
  • Emphasizing the importance of compromise

Even if only one partner is interested in counseling, it’s important to remember that our counselors don’t pick sides—they’re impartial allies.

See a Marriage or Relationship Counselor in Evanston, IL

At Thriveworks in Evanston, IL, we have the resources to help you reach new heights in your relationship. If you and your partner think your relationship could benefit from the expertise of a mental health professional, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (224) 529-4482.

We’re here to help.

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 Evanston therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Evanston
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston is near Oldberge Park and Sharbucks. We have a Winstrust Bank and Crossroads Trading used clothing store near our office.

Phone number

(224) 529-4482

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