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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?

Jeremy and Tracy have always been happy together—that is, until recently. After a particularly bad argument, both of them are finding it hard to connect and communicate with the other. Their attempts at reconciling haven’t been successful, and each time that they try, the conversation devolves into an argument. It’s difficult being in the same room, let alone living together at this point. 

But despite the resentment and irritation between them, both Jeremy and Tracy would like to do what’s best for their relationship. As a result, they’ve decided to book a session with a couples therapist, in order to reconnect. They’re both a little nervous about talking with a mental health professional about their relationship. But they know that having a professional’s support could help them to improve and protect their romantic relationship. 

If you can relate to Jeremy and Tracy’s story, then it’s possible that you might be having relationship difficulties yourself. At Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ we have providers who can help you and your partner to heal. Our marriage counselors and couples therapists know that each relationship is different—and they can provide you with the individualized support you both need to preserve your connection. 

Do We Need to Talk with a Couples Therapist?

Deciding to talk with a marriage counselor or couples therapist is a choice that you and your partner will have to make by yourselves, but you don’t need to tackle the issues in your relationship alone. Scheduling sessions with a mental health professional at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ offers you the solid ground your relationship may need in order to move forward successfully. Couples therapy and marriage counseling can help both of you to: 

  • Establish healthy boundaries 
  • Highlight the importance and need for compromise
  • Rebuild trust after infidelity or dishonesty 
  • Rekindle sexual intimacy together 
  • Help both partners manage anger or anxiety 

Our marriage counselors and couples therapists are committed to helping couples to re-establish love and trust. It may feel overwhelming or invasive to think about talking to someone unfamiliar about your relationship difficulties. But doing so helps your therapist or counselor to understand your relationship’s dynamics so that they can offer personalized support. Each relationship is unique in its own way, and our providers are well aware. 

Yet with that in mind, there are common signs that may indicate that a relationship’s dynamics have soured and turned unhealthy, such as: 

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

If your connection with your partner has involved any of the following, there’s no reason to be ashamed or to worry about being judged by our providers at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ. Instead of feeling defeated about seeking therapy, it might be helpful to view professional assistance as a proactive way to prioritize the connection you have with your partner. 

Schedule Couples Therapy or Relationship Counseling at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ

When you and your partner decide that you’re ready to team up with a marriage counselor or couples therapist, call our office in Gilbert, AZ to get started with the scheduling process. Becoming a Thriveworks client does more than connecting you with a mental health professional—we also offer exclusive benefits including: 

  • Online therapy: With online therapy, moving your relationship forward doesn’t need to be held up by your busy schedule or time spent apart for work or travel. As long as you can talk privately, and get access to the internet, you and your partner can still attend sessions together. 
  • Scheduling assistance 7 days a week: Our scheduling specialists are available every day of the week, helping you find the right counselor to fit your needs and the schedule that fits both of your lives. 
  • Flexible cancellations: If something comes up or you aren’t feeling well, rest assured that you won’t be charged for missing your session.
  • Life coach q/a chat line: For those questions that can’t wait until your next session.

And remember, a couples therapist or marriage counselor can help you to improve your relationship by: 

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

So give us a call when you’ve decided that marriage counseling or couples therapy is the answer. Our providers at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ  have the experience and insight to help you get your relationship back on track. Difficulties in our romantic relationships can be tough, but scheduling couples therapy or marriage counseling at Thriveworks can make a big difference. 

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 Gilbert therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Gilbert
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

Hear from our clients

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I could not be more pleased with my sessions. Been helping me tremendously
Glenn Feb 2024
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Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Read more Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Gilbert May 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Gilbert is off of Pecos Road. Across the street from ALDI, we share a building with Phoenix Spine & Joint and Canyon Home Care & Hospice, among other businesses.

Phone number

(480) 613-3817

Languages spoken by AZ providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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