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Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Georgetown, TX

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Georgetown, TX

The newspaper advice columnist Ann Landers once stated, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” Ann Landers was not a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), but she certainly heard her share of relationship troubles, so she had some valuable insights into interpersonal issues. But friendship can “catch fire” in a way that warms two people like a fireplace in winter, or it can catch fire with a passion that burns and causes pain. In those cases, couples can benefit from talking to a professional who knows how to help manage the flames.

The licensed couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX have many years of experience working with couples who are motivated to work through their issues and obstacles. They treat each couple with compassion, understanding, and expertise. These LMFTs are not there to judge significant others, but rather to meet them where they are and help them achieve their goals.

What Is a Marriage and Family Therapist?

A licensed marriage and family therapist is a social worker, therapist, or licensed professional counselor (LPC) who works with couples and/or family members to solve their problems and strengthen their relationships. They are facilitators and mediators. They are both accepting and challenging. They are arbiters and listeners. During insightful therapy sessions at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX, these abundantly-qualified counselors ask meaningful questions and use evidence-based practices to tease out and resolve underlying issues. 

Does Couples Counseling Really Work?

Couples counseling at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX is highly successful at helping couples achieve their therapy objectives. These goals can be wide-ranging, depending on the partners seeking counseling, but some common goals include the following:

  • To establish better boundaries
  • To manage anger and other negative emotions
  • To improve rapport and mutual understanding
  • To improve intimacy
  • To reduce conflict and tension
  • To stop having the same argument 
  • To confront alcohol abuse or addiction
  • To heal after infidelity
  • To manage life transitions
  • To cope with empty nest syndrome or midlife crises
  • To talk through infertility or parenting issues
  • To identify mental health concerns that affect the relationship
  • To work through trauma 
  • To grieve and cope with loss together

What Type of Issues Can Relationship Counseling Help Solve?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX is for recognizing and enhancing strengths that already exist in the relationship as well as solving a wide range of problems. LMFTs can accomplish this problem-solving enterprise by helping couples examine the following:

  • How their individual values overlap or differ
  • Underlying beliefs and expectations 
  • Financial goals
  • Communication styles
  • Coping strategies and skills
  • Family backgrounds 
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Household management

No conflict is too big or too small for a couple to explore in marriage counseling. After all, a perpetual argument over who does the dishes can signify a deeper divide in a marriage. Qualified couple therapists at Thriveworks can help identify both problems and solutions. 

What Is the Best Marital Therapy?

Every marriage counselor and couples therapist at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX has a different approach, but they all might draw from the following effective modalities in treating clients:

  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma focused CBT (TFCBT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Strength-based therapy 
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Gottman method (pioneered by John Gottman)
  • Substance abuse or addiction counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Depression counseling
  • Anxiety therapy
  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Narrative therapy
  • Collaborative couples therapies

These therapeutic approaches might involve talking and an exchange of feelings and ideas, and they may involve games and exercises. They might even involve homework! When couples choose a marriage counselor, they can research the counselor’s style and general approach to make sure they’re a good match. For example, a Christian couple might choose a counselor who specializes in Christian marriage counseling, and an LGBTQ+ couple might choose a counselor who specializes in specific issues that might arise in marriages between people of the same sex.

Enhance Relationships with Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX

The mental health providers at Thriveworks in Georgetown, TX are all highly qualified, recruited from the top 4% of applicants in the area. They also accept most major insurance plans, helping to make their essential services affordable to all who need relationship support. They also offer competitive self-pay rates for those paying for therapy out-of-pocket. 

Thriveworks marriage counselors can meet with couples in-person at the modern office in Georgetown, or remotely via online counseling. Thriveworks members have the added benefit of being able to reach out to their therapists by phone or email between sessions. 

It’s okay to ask for help when you and your spouse are facing difficulties. Call Thriveworks today and schedule your first appointment. You could be seen as early as tomorrow!

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 12 5 1 12 reviews. See all reviews
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Ashley

★★★★★
I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
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Amazing!!!

★★★★★
Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
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Linda Mikesic

★★★★★
When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
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Mrs

★★★★★
Lindsey was so helpful in helping our child navigate what he was going through.
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Therapist goes above and beyond

★★★★★
I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
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Englightening

★★★★★
I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
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My Ah Ha moment

★★★★★
I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
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Excellent therapist

★★★★★
Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
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Linda Mikesic

★★★★★
Linda Mikesic has been a heartfelt guide and life coach for me as I struggled to get through a dark place. She provided a safe place without judgement for me to be myself, accept myself, and grow. While providing that comfort for me, she also provided constructive pathways and methods for me to grow into the person I want to be and cope with the hard things life throws out. She approached my struggles and goals with a compassionate approach that was tailored to who I am, what I believe, where I’m at, and where I want to go. Working with Linda has truly felt like a partnership guiding me through each phase and transition of me and my life. I highly recommend her for anyone who is considering seeking help for their personal growth and journey.
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Linda Mikesic

★★★★★
Linda Mikesic has been a heartfelt guide and life coach for me as I struggled to get through a dark place. She provided a safe place without judgement for me to be myself, accept myself, and grow. While providing that comfort for me, she also provided constructive pathways and methods for me to grow into the person I want to be and cope with the hard things life throws out. She approached my struggles and goals with a compassionate approach that was tailored to who I am, what I believe, where I’m at, and where I want to go. Working with Linda has truly felt like a partnership guiding me through each phase and transition of me and my life. I highly recommend her for anyone who is considering seeking help for their personal growth and journey.
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Linda Mikesic is amazing.

★★★★★
I started seeing Linda Mikesic in 2016 when my soulmate cat died suddenly and in a horrible way and I was consumed with grief. The death of my cat brought up several unresolved issues in my life and I desperately needed someone to help me and to give me tools to want to wake up in the morning and face life once again. I had gone through a very traumatic experience and Linda walked me though step by step to heal showing me what was broken inside of me and how to move through my grief. I was stuck and she listened to me and was strong and gave me the tools to get unstuck and to feel joy in my life once again. I will be forever indebted to her for showing me the light in life once again. Anyone who can get an appointment with her will be very lucky. She is involved from day one and she cares and is accessible via text and email and from the first session will give you tools and help to make you feel like you can see things in a different way. Such a cool lady and such an amazing professional. I love that she is strong. Just go and see her do not hesitate. She never minimized my grief and I felt tremendously safe and supported by her. She is a ROCK STAR. Forever grateful for meeting this woman.
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Linda Mikesic

★★★★★
Linda Mikesic is an outstanding therapist. An active and nonjudgmental professional she had me set realistic and actionable goals that I expected to receive from therapy. Linda's insight provided me a customized process for identifying, understanding and addressing the root causes of my issues. Cognitive therapy at its finest! While I am a work in process Linda was instrumental in assisting me in bringing me to a place where I have never felt better. I will continue to use the tools she provided daily to grow confidently and live a fulfilling life! I enthusiastically recommend Linda. At the same time I encourage you to take responsibility for the assignments she provides so as to facilitate recovery.
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  • 1911 North Austin Ave Suite 302
    Georgetown, TX 78626

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    Saturday:6AM-5PM
    Sunday:7AM-4PM

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