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1,285 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Irving in the last year

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

My go-to approach for couples counseling is the Gottman method.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach communication and attachment styles as well as how they show up in the relationship via communication styles and ways to improve them.

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

I know when a client is making meaningful progress when they tell me they used skills learned in session in real time to problem-solve.

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

Clients can supplement couples counseling by using couple interaction apps to learn about each other and get conversation flowing.

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

To prepare for your first couples counseling session, make sure both parties want to do the work and want to be there.

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?

There is a reason that romantic comedies are incredibly popular. Love and relationships make up a significant part of our human existence and can bring us great joy and fulfillment. It’s deeply satisfying to have a laugh while watching a couple find their happy ending.

What you may not see in many romantic comedies, however, is the hard work that goes into maintaining a relationship over a long period of time. This isn’t as easy as many people think it will be in the beginning. Challenges and difficulties along the way are normal. If you’re feeling distant from your partner lately or like your relationship is missing its spark, you’re not alone.

You have the power to nurture your relationship into one of strength, passion, and happiness. However, this requires the proper cultivation and care. An experienced professional counselor at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Irving, TX can help you work through your problems, build a stronger bond, and develop a newfound appreciation for each other.

If you’d like to get started, reach out today to schedule an appointment.

What Is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy helps partners work through their unique challenges and improve skills like conflict resolution, vulnerability, and communication. It gives couples a space to work together to resolve issues in their relationship and forge a path forward together.

Many couples encounter problems they simply don’t feel like they can work past on their own. This can range from intimacy and communication issues to trust issues, infidelity, and so much more. Having the outside perspective of an experienced relationship counselor can be incredibly helpful in working through these problems collaboratively.

Do I Need Relationship Counseling?

While therapy is helpful for couples working through difficult conflicts, it can also be of use to couples getting through a life transition or a bump in the road. Many otherwise-healthy couples encounter stressful situations related to career changes, financial troubles, major life decisions, or a death in the family. These are not easy situations to traverse and relationship counseling can make for a smoother experience.

Though they are essentially the same as couples counseling, premarital counseling is also common for couples about to tie the knot, and marriage counseling can be very helpful for those already married. Even if you feel like your relationship is otherwise healthy, dealing with marriage can be a stressful transition. Speaking to a relationship counselor can offer helpful insight into the challenges you may be facing.

Couples seek out counseling services for many reasons. Several include:

  • Communication issues
  • Intimacy and sex issues
  • Unresolved disputes
  • Behavioral issues
  • Substance abuse or addictive behaviors
  • Infidelity and unfaithfulness
  • External stresses such as family, friends, or career
  • Parenting issues
  • Financial stressors
  • Ending a relationship
  • Navigating non-traditional relationships

If you want to improve your relationship and open up lines of communication, the compassionate therapists at Thriveworks Irving are standing by.

The Advantages of Couples Counseling

During talk therapy sessions, a couples therapist will get to know you both and understand the problems you are facing. Couples therapy offers a safe space where you can express difficult emotions and receive guidance from a trained professional who has helped many other couples in similar situations.

Therapy sessions can help you navigate a specific crisis but they can also teach you tools to prevent future conflicts and communicate more effectively. After therapy, many couples find that they have a better understanding of each other and why they fell in love in the first place.

If you’re experiencing trouble in your relationship, it’s important to realize that you are not alone. Many people have felt this way and that is exactly why our couples counselors are here to help.

Is There Relationship Counseling Near Me? Couples Therapy at Thriveworks Irving

At Thriveworks Counseling, we believe that therapy services should be easily accessible. It can be difficult enough to find time to visit a counseling center on your own, let alone when you are juggling two different schedules. That’s why we offer both in-office and online therapy options during weekdays, in the evenings, and on weekends. We’re committed to finding a time slot that works for you both.

When you choose Thriveworks Counseling, you’re also able to take advantage of the wide variety of exclusive benefits we offer:

  • We don’t want the cost of therapy to create more anxiety. We work to make mental health care affordable by accepting most major forms of insurance.
  • Schedule your therapy or psychiatry session quickly and easily using our online booking tool—or by calling and speaking to our friendly scheduling specialists
  • We provide our clients with evidence-based therapy and psychiatry from expert mental health professionals

If you’re interested in strengthening your relationship with the help of a marriage and family therapist, we’re standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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 Irving therapists and counselors accept 39 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Irving, TX is off of the corner of Royal Lane and MacArthur Blvd. We are located near In-N-Out Burger and Wingstop. We share an office with Z Diagnostics, and Las Colinas Dental, among other businesses.

Phone number

(972) 573-9978

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