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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?

Nobody’s relationship is perfect all of the time. As two people grow and change together, it’s inevitable that some things will shift, and you may experience conflict now and then. It’s normal to go through good and bad times with your partner as you experience changes together.

Stress outside of the home, financial hiccups, changes in family structure or dynamics, and many other factors can all put incredible stress on your relationship. The way you handle change and respond to unexpected challenges can make all the difference in the future success of your relationship.

Family and marriage therapy can help you and your partner work through complex issues and resolve conflict, but it can also teach you how to establish and maintain strong, healthy relationships. If your relationship has hit a speed bump, or even a dead-end, couples therapy or counseling at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND can steer you in the right direction and get you back on track. Call our office today to get started.

Why Should We Consider Relationship Counseling?

A couples therapist or counselor can help you and your partner navigate a wide range of issues that make waves in your relationship. Whether your disagreements are minor, or you are dealing with a serious betrayal of trust or confidence, couples therapy or counseling can help you cope with difficult emotions and understand the issues between you.

People pursue couples counseling for a wide variety of reasons, but always with the common goal of preserving and strengthening the bond between two people who care about each other. Some of the reasons couples seek marriage and family therapy include:

  • Breakdown in communication
  • Major life change
  • Trust issues or jealousy
  • Infidelity or dishonesty
  • Divorce or separation
  • Mental health issues
  • Financial challenges or disagreements
  • Conflicting parenting styles or behavioral problems in children
  • Different political views or religious beliefs
  • Grief or loss of a loved one

All relationships have their fair share of ups and downs, but if you and your partner are having trouble navigating a challenging phase or experience, arguing frequently, or facing other difficult issues, couples therapy or counseling at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, may be able to help you work your way out of the trenches.

How Can We Benefit From Couples Counseling?

Your relationship doesn’t have to be on thin ice for you to benefit from couples counseling. Some couples find that family and marriage counseling continuously improves their relationships even after they’ve moved on from a difficult challenge or major issue.

When you decide to pursue couples counseling with a Thriveworks therapist or counselor in Fargo, ND, you can rest assured that your specific relationship issues will be addressed within your comfort level. Your provider will take your concerns, preferences, personality, and emotional state into account when creating a unique treatment plan for you and your partner.

Couples therapy or counseling involves both parties receiving individualized attention and possibly additional therapy if needed. Depression therapy, addiction counseling, or trauma therapy can help one or both people from outside issues affecting the state of the overall relationship.

You’ll also participate in group therapy sessions, where your couples therapist will act as a mediator or moderator. You and your partner will use this time to learn how to understand one another better, accept your differences, and rebuild your relationship on a foundation of mutual respect and trust.

When you participate in sessions, you will learn valuable skills that will improve your intimate relationship but may also improve other relationships in your life. Clear communication, active listening, and team problem solving can enhance your other family relationships, friendships, and even your professional relationships.

If you’d like to learn more about how couples therapy or counseling at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, can improve your relationship, reach out to our helpful scheduling team for more assistance. You can also book your first therapy session online whenever you’re ready.

Booking Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND

You don’t have to wait until your relationship is on the rocks to seek the advice of a licensed marriage and family therapist. When things get rough, or you feel out of touch, a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Fargo, ND, can help you and your partner smooth things out.

At Thriveworks, we know it’s not always easy to carve out time for date night, let alone therapy or counseling sessions. That’s why we offer online appointment opportunities, appointments on the weekends and in the evenings, and maintain a flexible cancellation policy. You can even access your provider by phone or email in between therapy sessions or take advantage of our counselor-moderated discussion boards for extra support.

Your relationship is important to you, and the therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Fargo, ND, can help you preserve and maintain the bond that means so much. You can have a brighter future together with clear communication, honest connection, and unconditional commitment. Call our office today to schedule your first session.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Fargo is located off 42nd St S, between Little Jungle Childcare Center and Schmidt’s Gems & Fine Jewelry. We currently share the building with Healing Point Massage Therapy. On the same road, on the other side of Little Jungle Childcare Center, you will see the City of Fargo water tower.

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(701) 502-6291

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