Marriage Therapy in Germantown, MD—Therapists and Counselors

Marriage Therapy in Germantown, MD—Montgomery Therapists and Counselors 

When two people join together as one through marriage, they promise to love one another through everything—yes, everything.  The thing is, marriage isn’t always a walk in the park. Conflict is inevitable, whether they are dealing with a crisis or a conflict that is preventing them from communicating or maintaining intimacy, couples counseling can help.

The statistics for divorce are daunting.  However, divorce is not the only option for couples who are struggling.  Many couples are learning new and healthier ways to relate, and they are working with a marriage or couples therapist to do so. Each issue—big and small—can be explored with the help of a professional therapist who can help couples navigate the ups and downs.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Germantown know that marriages can get shaky.  They work to help you get your marriage back on track. Consider working with a marriage therapist at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery today.

Who Needs Marriage Therapy?

With life gets busy, it’s easy to put your marriage on the back burner.  The kids have soccer practice, work is overwhelming, and your book club meets tomorrow (you haven’t even read this week’s chapter yet).  With so much going on, issues can arise, and you might fail to address them which can cause these issues to grow in severity.  Some of the most common issues married couples experience include:

  • Communication problems
  • Unsettled or destructive arguments
  • Parenting frictions and challenges
  • Jealousy
  • Painful pasts (prior to marriage)
  • Adultery/Infidelity
  • Overloaded schedules/consistent high stress
  • Uncertainty about the future

Do any of these conflicts sound familiar? A marriage therapist can help. Remember: marriage therapy and couples counseling do not constitute shame. Many couples choose to seek this kind of support to create and maintain the best possible relationship.

How Can Marriage Counseling Help?

Marriage counseling can help couples in many ways.  No two couples are the same, and different plans of action are established for each couple in their pursuit toward a happier, healthier relationship.  Marriage counseling can help facilitate that process of growth.  A few ways counselors at Thriveworks Germantown facilitate that process include:

  • Providing neutral space for dialogue. When couples are passionate over an issue they are discussing, it can escalate quickly.  A neutral space for discussion can allow for the issue itself to take priority.
  • Setting expectations and timelines for change. Some issues need to be handled sooner than others.  How do people set the boundaries for urgent and less urgent issues?  Counselors at Thriveworks Germantown can guide the change process.
  • Identifying toxic patterns. John Gottman completed a study on marriage longevity.  He used four indicators to determine whether a marriage was headed for divorce.  They are contempt, stonewalling, defensiveness, and criticism.  These are toxic patterns of relating that can be identified and replaced with healthier patterns.
  • Developing conflict resolution skills. If toxic patterns have infiltrated a relationship, each partner may need to learn new ways of relating to one another.  At Thriveworks, we have experienced counselors that can lead couples through exercises that teach them how to attack the issue, instead of each other.

This last example is a staple of something called the Gottman Method. The Gottman Method is a specific approach to couples therapy, which focuses on helping couples develop these conflict resolution skills as well as better understand each individual’s needs, work through existing conflicts, and grow their admiration for each other. This approach to couples therapy proves to be an effective strategy for many couples, as it helps to strengthen the entire foundation. If you’re interested in this type of care, just let us know when you call to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to set you up with one of our marriage therapists who has Level 1 Training in the Gottman Method.

Call Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County for Marriage Help Today

Marriage is a lifelong, up and down, beautiful commitment.  It’s the joining together of two people through love.  When two lives become one, conflict is bound to happen.  We want you to receive the assistance and healing your marriage needs.

At Thriveworks Germantown, we have a “no waiting list” policy and new clients can have their first appointment within 24 hours.  We want to help you, and we’re ready.  We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible hours, with evening and weekend availability.

If you are ready to take a step toward a healthier marriage, call Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County today at (240) 949-6808.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Knew how to see past the obvious

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It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
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Counseling at it’s best

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My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
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Extremely helpful

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I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
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Janet

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I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
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Janet Hawkins Pope LCSW

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Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
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Janet is Awesome!

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My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
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Helpful

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I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
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Convenient & Helpful

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Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
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Johante is an excellent counselor

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Johante truly met my needs and exceeded my expectations of a counseling session. She is empathetic, understanding and consistently helps me feel grounded by the time our session is up. Johante knows how to provide a space where I feel comfortable and safe sharing some of my toughest thoughts and challenges. I often leave feeling this sense of clarity and even empowerment. I highly recommend Johante’s services.
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Johante

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I would like to thank Johante for listening to all of my concerns and complaints, She is such a wonderful person to talk with. Johanté also gave really good advice. I am so pleased!
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Janet

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Janet is amazing. I always look forward to our sessions and I always feel so much better after we talk. This is my first time ever doing therapy, and I wish I would’ve met Janet years ago.
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Janet

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Janet is amazing. She has really helped my marriage.
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Work with couples

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"We really appreciated Janet's help and think she saved our marriage"
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Ms.

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Megan Mills is a terrific therapist. She is genuinely caring and knowledgeable. She is great to work with!
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Audrey

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Audrey was great. I needed someone to talk to and she was perfect. I probably will not return right now, but I know that there is someone there to help if I need it.
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Skilled Therapist

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Having worked with Janet in the past, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, empathy, and care into all of the work she does. She always has the best interest of her clients in mind as well as the best avenue for treatment.
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The best

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Elizabeth is truly one of the best therapies I’ve see. She helped me get through a confusing time in my life, and she helped me resolve a lot of negative noise and emotions. I liked that she gave me “homework” to do inbetween sessions. The homework allowed me to reassess my values and focus on positive thinking and emotions. The mind can be a very dark place. Seeing Elizabeth helped bring the light back in. 5 stars all around.
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Best Mental Health Clinic

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I recent started receiving psychotherapy at Thriveworks and so far I am very pleased with everything. The facility is extremely clean, and they are very punctual. My therapist is knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for a great mental health clinic.
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Five Stars

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Elizabeth is one of the best therapists I’ve been to. She helped me get through a difficult and confusing part of my life by talking with me and guiding me to workthrough my grief. She also gave me self love “homework” after each session. The homework helped me to re-evaluate my values and needs and that helped me implement what I needed to thrive. She offers a safe place to talk and unload with no judgment. Elizabeth truly cares about her clients success and well being, she helped catapult me into becoming a better version of my self. You can tell she truly cares about your success, she’s the best.
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Online Information incorrect

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Ive contacted customer service in regards to the incorrect information posted on the Germantown MD site page. You state that the self pay rate is $65 for anyone not using insurance but when making an appointment over the phone the pricing given was over $200 for initial appointments and over $100 for regular appointments. Im giving 1 star based on my over the phone customer service experience. This information should be updated to eliminate any confusion.
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