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9,721 people sought couples therapy help in California in the last year

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

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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?

The author James Dobson once advised, “Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” Long-term spouses wouldn’t stay committed through the conflicts and the hurt and the heartache if they thought they’d be better off without their partner. Marriage can be incredibly hard. But sometimes being without the person you love can be harder, so people do their best to make it work.

Couples counseling can help reduce the occasional bouts of misunderstanding and distress that occur within every relationship. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA excel at working with couples who need a little extra support to resolve conflicts, manage stress and adversity, and improve communication. Marriage therapy is a place where couples can feel comfortable talking about their relationship issues. In the safe zone of a relationship counseling session, couples can reinforce their strengths and remember why they fell in love in the first place. Reach out today to get started.

Is Online Marriage Counseling and Therapy Effective?

Countless studies have shown the efficacy of marriage counseling and couples therapy. Most couples are satisfied with the results of therapy in 12 sessions or fewer. People seek guidance from the exceptional LMFTs at Thriveworks for all kinds of reasons. One of the first questions a therapist will ask each partner is what their goals are for therapy. Here are some examples of common goals that a therapist can help facilitate:

  • To feel more loved
  • To feel more appreciated
  • To address various intimacy issues
  • To model healthier relationships for children
  • To feel like friends again
  • To reignite a spark or passion
  • To reduce tension and conflict in the household
  • To stop repeating the same argument
  • To create healthier boundaries
  • To openly express needs and desires
  • To heal after infidelity
  • To cope with empty nest syndrome
  • To talk through a midlife crisis
  • To safely address some concerns before marriage (in the case of premarital counseling)
  • To process trauma together
  • To cope with grief
  • To cope with infertility depression and anxiety 
  • To identify individual mental health conditions that could benefit from support (For example, one spouse’s depression might be affecting both partners.)

When Should You Seek Marriage Counseling?

The decision to seek marriage counseling is a deeply personal one. Both partners should be on board with the commitment to therapy. Every couple is different, but there are certain “symptoms” that may indicate that partners could benefit from relationship counseling at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA:

  • You and your spouse have the same exact argument over and over again, without ever seeming to make emotional progress.
  • Your communication has broken down entirely. Either you no longer speak to each other or you only speak to each other negatively.  
  • You’re dissatisfied with your sex life.
  • You or your partner is keeping a secret.
  • Someone has been unfaithful or is thinking about being unfaithful. 
  • Someone feels indifferent about the relationship or the other person.
  • Someone is deceiving the other about important financial matters. 
  • You blame your partner for everything, or you’re blamed for everything. 
  • You feel like you and your spouse are adversaries, not partners.

Talk to an Exceptional Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA

The marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA treat all kinds of couples: straight, LGBTQ+, interracial, young and old. They are compassionate, objective, and insightful. A couples therapist’s job is to facilitate mutual understanding, not assign blame. 

The top-rated LMFTs at Thriveworks in Huntington Beach, CA can meet with couples in-person at the modern office, or online through virtual counseling sessions. Both types of session are of the same length and quality. Thriveworks mental health providers accept most major insurance plans. For people paying out of pocket, Thriveworks offers competitive self-pay rates.

Call today and get matched with a premium couples therapist right away. We look forward to helping you and your partner thrive!

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 Huntington Beach therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

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Self-pay costs at Huntington Beach
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Huntington Beach reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Huntington Beach shares an office with many other businesses, including Jason Cellars DDS & Robert Moretta DDS Cosmetic Dentistry, MeTime Massage, Koop Chiropractic, Priority One Bookkeeping, New Life Spirit Recovery Addiction Treatment Center, Kobra Design and Sea Cliff Dental. Next door is Fresh Face Society, and further down the road is First Option Auto Glass. We are right at the intersection of Florida Street and Professional Circle, and north of Professional Circle is Momma’s Chiro, CryoCareUSA, American Nursing Home, Around the Globe Travel, and South Coast Visa & Passport Service.

Phone number

(562) 330-4185

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Russian
  • English
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