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3,967 people sought couples therapy help at Greensboro in the last year

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Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

Unfortunately, a large percentage of marriages in the US end in divorce. For those couples who wish to avoid, or at least reduce the likelihood of divorce, couples or marriage therapy is often helpful! No relationship is perfect—conflict is a regular occurrence in most marriages. Many couples will encounter problems such as infidelity, sexual dissatisfaction, poor communication, or jealousy, amongst others. It is the response to these challenges that determines success in a relationship.

A good marriage, where both partners are exclusively committed to each other, keeps them healthier both physiologically and psychologically. –Abhijit Naskar

Persistent and unresolved conflict is one of the prime causes of divorce, a continuing tension in a relationship negatively affects happiness and in some cases even health. Many married couples attempt to manage these conflicts alone, often successfully. However, professional help from couples therapy or marriage counseling is frequently for the benefit of both partners. Couples often find that resolving their differences is much easier when a professional counselor guides their dialogue in an impartial manner—allowing both partners to gain some perspective on their relationship and become better communicators.

If you believe that your marriage could benefit from marriage counseling or couples therapy, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC. We have relationship experts on staff who would be delighted to help you. Just give our office a call.

What Is Marriage Counseling?

Improving communication to help facilitate conflict resolution is the key aim of couples and marriage counseling. Essentially, marriage counseling and couples therapy are designed to promote a joint effort, as both partners usually attend the counseling sessions. Here are a few major objectives:

  1. Staying calm whilst experiencing intense emotions
  2. Improving listening skills
  3. Negotiating with each other in a calm and constructive manner

Your therapist will aim to cover these topics in your sessions! They will also work to address the specific problems you and your partner are experiencing.

When To Seek Professional Marriage or Relationship Help?

The majority of people will view marriage counseling or couples therapy as the last resort strategy to save their relationship. Whilst this is often the case, therapy is regularly chosen by couples who just want to improve their relationship and prevent small conflicts from escalating into something more serious. Whether one is in an unsettled relationship or looking to develop an even more solid bond with the partner, marriage counseling or couples therapy might be the right route to take. Yet, one has to be aware that couples and marriage therapy does not offer simple solutions—a counselor is not there to tell partners what to do. The aim of the therapy is to allow them to reach conclusions on their own.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC, we have worked with all manners of people—young couples, old couples, people facing very challenging conflicts, as well as individuals who merely want to work through some minor issues affecting their partnership. Thanks to this broad experience we understand how to best support our clients—no matter who they are or what problems they need help with. We believe that change is possible—do not hesitate to contact us today to arrange your first couples or marriage counseling session.

Schedule Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC

Relationships aren’t easy—and they aren’t meant to be. It’s normal for us to argue, disagree, or encounter other challenges with the people closest to us. What really matters is how we work through and resolve these encounters. If you and your partner have tried to work through a problem—be it jealousy, trust issues, parenting disagreements, differing opinions, or another challenge entirely—to no prevail, consider working with a marriage counselor.

Marriage counselors are relationship experts with particular skills, training, and experience in helping married couples to improve or strengthen their marriage. This means working through specific challenges and also better preparing them for issues they might encounter down the road. Ultimately, marriage counseling can help you and your spouse to create a stronger foundation for your relationship—one that enables you to enjoy your marriage for many, many years to come.

To schedule marriage counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC, simply give our office a call. We’ll be here.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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 am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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