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1,242 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Glen Burnie in the last year

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

A go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling is understanding that each person has a voice and is valid in their feelings and thoughts. Couples/marriage counseling is about working with both parties wherein each person needs to make changes for the betterment of the whole unit.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

Tools taught in couples/marriage counseling are conflict resolution, effective communication, the stress model of crisis (to identify how each member affects the unit), accountability and self-awareness, removing excuses and acceptance for hurtful behaviors, teaching empathy to one another to see each person's perspectives, and creating behavioral plans to change unhealthy habits/behaviors.

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

Meaningful progress is evaluated when a client expresses that therapeutic work is hard. Nothing worth doing comes easy or is changed in a few sessions. Our brains are lazy…working with a client through changing habits and thought processes takes time, exploration, and practice without judgment.

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

Complete the homework assigned after every session. Therapeutic work, in my opinion, does not happen exclusively in the sessions, it happens outside of sessions. The therapeutic setting is meant to explore concepts on a deeper level so clients can then make the next step of practicing those skills and concepts in between sessions.

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

Making the initial step to set up the session is the most important and empowering/strengths-based thing someone can do, albeit scary! To prepare for that first intake, remember, you're a rock star already.

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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?

Relationships take a lot of work. Once the “honeymoon phase” fades away, small things start to bother you more and past issues become ever-present. If you’re in a committed relationship, you understand what this feels like. When these issues aren’t taken care of, it can lead to disaster. Trust diminishes, intimacy seemingly disappears, and communication can get to an all-time low. In fact, did you know that…

  1. Almost 50% of all marriages in the United States will end in separation or divorce?
  2. The average first marriage that ends in divorce lasts about 8 years?
  3. The average age for couples going through their first divorce is 30 years old?

The real question is, why are so many couples separating or getting divorced? It doesn’t matter if you and your partner have been dating for less than a year or married for over 10, problems happen that need to be addressed before they get worse. Breaking up or getting a divorce doesn’t have to be the path you and your loved one take. On average, couples wait six years before getting the help they need. By understanding and recognizing when you and your partner need professional help, you’ll be able to strengthen your relationship and overcome your challenges quicker and more successfully.

No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.” – Iyanla Vanzant

If you have an issue that you want to address and overcome, our marriage counselors and couples therapists can help you here at Thriveworks Counseling in Glen Burnie. All you have to do is give us a call.

Can Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling Help Me and My Partner?

Jazz and Chris spent years sweeping the small issues under the rug. One wouldn’t do the dishes and the other would angrily slam the dishwasher closed. Another wouldn’t come home from work at a decent hour every night and the other would let the cold spot between them in bed grow larger and larger. That was until they decided to pursue couples therapy. Now Jazz and Chris can communicate more effectively together and understand the importance of listening.

 If you have a problem at hand, no matter how big or small you think it is, you could benefit from speaking to a Thriveworks counselor about your concerns. Here are a few of the most common reasons why couples come to us for counseling:

  • Poor communication
  • Financial strain
  • Low self-esteem
  • Jealousy
  • Infidelity
  • Lack of trust
  • Unaligned values
  • Parenting issues
  • Poor work/life balance
  • Major life changes
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, or addiction

Every couple’s challenges are unique. No two situations are the same. Sometimes you might not even know what the problem is that you’re facing. Your counselor here at Thriveworks in Glen Burnie can help you get to the root of your problems and assist in your journey to overcome them.

Does Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy Actually Work?

Here at our office, we only have the best counselors and therapists to help our clients achieve greater overall happiness and success. In fact, our mental health professionals are highly trained, licensed, and experienced in helping couples just like you and your partner. Couples counseling has proven to be an effective option in reviving your relationship and improving both you and your partner’s mental health.

When starting to work with a counselor at Thriveworks, they will first assess both of your problems, concerns, and goals for therapy. Doing so gives them an inside look at where the problems lie in your relationship. Based on the information they gather, they’ll create a custom treatment plan that helps you overcome your issues and move forward. They also dedicate themselves to creating a safe, open, and honest space for you each to talk freely about what’s going on.

Therapy can help you achieve things like:

  • Better communication
  • Successful active listening
  • Understanding the root cause of your issues
  • Increased respect and intimacy
  • Effective problem-solving techniques
  • And more!

Couples therapy and marriage counseling helps so many people, and it can help you too. While we would love to help every partnership stay together and overcome the challenges holding them back from happiness, sometimes it is the best option to split. Your therapist can help you make those tough decisions and ultimately understand that your individual mental wellbeing is crucial for a working relationship.

Start Working with a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Glen Burnie, MD

Do you and your partner argue a lot? Are you struggling to connect intimately? Are you tired of making excuses for the way things are? Do you just wish your communication was a little better? You’re in the right place. Thriveworks Counseling offers exceptional, client-focused care that you have been searching for.

We have a range of competitive benefits including flexible scheduling and cancelations, online counseling, and more. To explore more of our benefits and to get much-deserved help, give us a call or visit our online booking portal. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that works best for both of your schedules. You could start as soon as tomorrow!

Let us help you get back to the affectionate place you and your partner once were.

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 Glen Burnie therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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I have known Kyle for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kyle is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Read more I have known Kyle for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kyle is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
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I have known Kylie for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kylie is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Read more I have known Kylie for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kylie is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Glen Burnie is located off of Cromwell Park Dr. The building across the street from us houses SB Microsystems, AIT Worldwide Logistics, and Idexx Laboratories. In addition, Muddy Branch Bridge runs nearby.

Phone number

(443) 512-2721

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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