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71,999 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Texas in the last year

Discover how starting couples & marriage counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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

My approach is person-centered, using CBT and solution-focused therapy.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

How to better communicate, active listening, compromising, etc.

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

When they start changing behaviors at home, I know clients are making progress.

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

Read, do homework given to them, and be mindful of each other.

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

Be honest.

Starting Couples & marriage counseling

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?

You’ve been with your other half for so many years that you can’t even remember what life was like on your own. You’ve ridden out countless storms and experienced incredible highs together. You always thought your bond was rock solid but things just haven’t been the same lately.

Maybe there’s a distance between you and you don’t talk like you used to. Perhaps you’re spending more time apart as you each follow your own interests. Sometimes it may feel like you are two strangers living under the same roof, rather than life partners. You’re afraid of what might happen if something doesn’t change.

You’re not the only couple to go through difficult times. Life can get in the way and time can wear you down. While you may not be able to control your relationship’s ups and downs, you can choose how to respond. Couples counseling with a therapist at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX can help you reopen lines of communication, rekindle that spark, and rebuild your connection.

Signs You Need To Speak With a Couples Therapist

The reasons couples choose to seek out couples therapy or marriage counseling are varied and differ from situation to situation. You may be having trouble working through a major life transition, such as unemployment or a move to a new city. You may be fighting about the littlest things and suspect there might be something deeper worth exploring.

Only you and your partner can figure out the right time to see a licensed counselor or therapist. If you are experiencing an issue that is interfering with your ability to live your best life together, it might be worth considering a couples therapy appointment.

Here are two hypothetical scenarios:

  • Sam and Sal are newly married and the honeymoon phase is starting to wear off. They are still deeply in love but the issues they may have overlooked previously are beginning to shine a bit brighter. Jealousy and possessiveness are two major problems but neither of them knows how to go about resolving them. They also get into arguments about every little thing and think they could benefit from learning how to communicate more effectively and compromise better.
  • Jack and Jane have been together for 30 years and their level of intimacy isn’t what it used to be. Jack is a bit of a workaholic so he doesn’t spend much time thinking about how to keep their romance alive. Jane has long struggled with low self-esteem and body image issues and she’s not sure if Jack still finds her attractive, especially now that they’ve gotten older. They agree that seeing a couples counselor would help them ignite their intimacy and improve their sex life.

Talking with a professional can open the doors to communication, find the root of obstacles in your relationship, and teach you how to see things from a different perspective. Even if you’re not sure what the exact source of your troubles may be, our mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX can help you figure that out and work through them.

How Couples Therapy Sessions Can Help

If you are worried about your relationship and you’re willing to do something about it, it isn’t too late. Couples therapy can help provide you with a compass when you have lost your way. Our licensed counselors can help you remember what drew you to your partner in the first place and learn how to cultivate those feelings again.

The first step is admitting you have a problem so you can do something about it. Our licensed professionals are trained to create a safe space for you to express your concerns and listen to what both of you have to say. They will help you open up to each other in an effective way, often teaching you valuable validation and communication skills along the way.

If you find yourself responding or reacting to your partner in ways you don’t like, there may be experiences in your past that are worth exploring. Childhood events, trauma, and even the ways our parents disciplined us can all have lasting impacts on the ways we act and react as adults. A licensed counselor or therapist can help you unpack those layers to find deeper meaning.

Your therapist is an objective observer who can shape questions that will prompt you to think or behave differently. You may be asked to share your current concerns, delve into your past, or focus on external factors that are placing stress on your relationship. Each session is designed to help you move beyond your issues and cultivate a stronger relationship in both the short and long term.

When you and your partner are ready, reach out to us at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX to schedule an appointment.

Couples Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX

If your worries about your relationship are weighing heavy on your heart, consider making an appointment with a couples therapist at Thriveworks. Our compassionate professionals are here to help you build a happier and healthier life together.

We offer in-person and remote therapy appointments throughout the week and on weekends. Clients can take advantage of a long list of benefits, including our Therapy Buddy app, mobile support for billing and scheduling, and our life coaching Q&A service.

Click our booking widget or give our scheduling team a call to set up your first appointment at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX today.

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 Helotes therapists and counselors accept 37 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Helotes
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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Always on time and service is great, I am happy with the service that I am receiving.
Victor Feb 2024
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My therapist was very understanding and willing to work with me
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Helotes is located off of Bandera Rd. We currently share a building with Jalapenos Mexican, Club KO Boxing & Personal Training 2, Northwest Real Estate and Property Management, among other businesses. When you turn off of Bandera Rd. to get to our office, you’ll pass Falcon International Bank on the right.

Phone number

(682) 228-6406

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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