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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in couples/marriage counseling is a mixture of motivational interviewing and CBT. I find it is critical within couples counseling to meet clients where they are and help them gain a better understanding of how each other's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact within themselves and with each other in order to stabilize and strengthen a relationship.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

Tools I teach to couples are active listening (knowing how to listen and gain a better understanding of each other and how each other feels), fair fighting rules (“rules” put in place to help better frame a tough discussion and hopefully lead to more productive communication), and love languages (understanding how each other shows and feels love), as well as more — these are just some of the typical ones.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

I know a couple is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling when they are gaining a better understanding of each other and are becoming more aligned in the goals they have for their relationship, whatever they may be.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

For me, the most important thing couples can do to supplement their time in couples/marriage counseling is to communicate with each other. In couples counseling, you have to learn things about each other so that you can use them in your day-to-day lives. If a couple is not attempting to really communicate outside of sessions, it is hard to tell how effective the skills are for the couple and if a change of course is needed.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

To prepare for your first couples/marriage counseling session, you should have a good understanding of how you currently feel about the relationship and be willing to share it. Sometimes this can be very hard, as many couples who come into couples counseling are not feeling great about the relationship, but things that are not discussed or brought up cannot be worked on. This is no time to be shy — if you want a problem to change or get better, this is the place to start the conversation.

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Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Frederick, MD

Have you ever considered attending couples therapy or marriage counseling? Many people fear that their pursuing this form of therapy is admittance that their relationship is failing. In reality, pursuing this form of therapy showcases just how much you care about your relationship. On that note, couples therapy isn’t just for those who are hanging by a thread—couples therapy and marriage counseling are also for those who’d simply like a counselor’s help in improving their relationship!

If you and your significant other are facing challenges in your relationship or you simply think that there is room for improvement in your relationship, consider working with a relationship expert. Thriveworks Counseling has both couples therapists and marriage counselors on our Frederick, MD team who would be happy to help you and your partner make any necessary changes to your current dynamic. These professionals possess the skills, the training, the techniques, and the experience to make a meaningful difference in both of your lives. Reach out today to schedule.

What Is the Purpose of Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling?

Couples therapy meets couples where they are and then equips them with the tools to improve their relationships. Here are a few quick facts about how therapy for couples works:

  • Couples therapy can help couples grow and improve their relationships
  • Couples therapy proves more effective when couples pursue it shortly after experiencing problems
  • Many people are reluctant to begin couples therapy, due to the stigma we mentioned earlier
  • Oftentimes, one partner is hesitant and needs some additional encouragement
  • No matter the specifics, couples therapy helps people address and manage their relationship issues

Do you think that your relationship might benefit from a couples therapist’s intervention? Are you interested in couples therapy, but your partner is hesitant to take the leap? Are you worried about what other people might think if they find out that you’re in couples therapy? We understand the reservations that you might have. However, if you think that your relationship could find strength and renewal in therapy, we encourage you to give it a try. There is nothing to be afraid of or ashamed of.

Who Should Pursue Couples Therapy? Do We Need It?

As we mentioned earlier, your relationship doesn’t have to be hanging by a thread for you to find value in couples therapy. Yes, therapy is a great option for those who are severely struggling, but those aren’t the only clients we see in couples therapy at Thriveworks Counseling. We also see couples who are looking to bolster or improve their already happy relationship.

That said, couples therapy is designed to help couples work through their issues (big and small). Here are some of the most common relationship issues addressed in couples therapy:

  • Feelings of jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Betrayal
  • Financial discord
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing visions for the future
  • Differing values/beliefs
  • Parental disagreements
  • Lack of intimacy

If any of the above are present in your relationship, we encourage you to pursue therapy as soon as possible. As we mentioned earlier, the sooner you pursue professional help in the face of adversity, the better for your relationship!

Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling

Couples therapy and marriage counseling are built on the same foundation: these services are designed to help couples work through their given problems and strengthen their relationship. Marriage counseling is simply used to describe this approach for married couples.

If you’d like to pursue couples therapy or marriage counseling, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Frederick, MD. We have relationship experts on staff who can offer therapy that is designed to help couples address their specific needs and goals. We’d be happy to set you up with one of these providers today. Just call our office or visit our online booking widget to schedule your appointment yourself!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Frederick therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Frederick is located on Buckeystown Pike, just south of the Francis Scott Key Mall, on the west side of the Monocacy River. We currently share a building with Jamie Dunn, Realtor; Wholesale Diamond Consultants; Express Abstracts; and RGS Title; among others. Our neighbors include Hampton Inn Frederick, Cracker Barrel, DARCARS of Frederick, and Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. The closest bus stop to our building is Holiday Drive @ Holiday Inn.

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(240) 414-4865

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