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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?

In the reality TV show, Couples Therapy, viewers tune in to see if celebrity relationships can weather life’s storm or if the right way forward is to part ways. The partners work with Dr. Jenn Mann and a team of high-profile couples counselors. Each episode is a different relational exercise, revealing more tension in these relationships that needs to be addressed for the couple to be healthier. Because the show is reality TV, it highlights the drama that these couples are facing, but in reality, the show’s producers do not have a difficult task. Anyone who has been in a committed relationship knows how quickly the drama can escalate, whether you are celebrities or not, whether you are on a TV show or not. It is normal for couples to struggle. It is also normal for them to need help and to go to couples therapy.

“Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.” —Nick Cannon

Giving everything you have to a relationship, in good times and bad, often means asking for help. Couples therapy is a place where many life partners find safety and care so that they can see their relationship clearly. As Nick Cannon says, no one knows the future, but many couples are able to repair their relationship, making it even stronger. When the best path forward is to continue the relationship as friends, therapists can even help the couple make that transition when needed.

Thriveworks Jacksonville offers couples therapy, and our therapists, counselors, and psychologists have provided that safe space for many partners. We have worked with couples who are experiencing the strain and drama of being in a relationship, and our professionals have helped them find a better place, both as individuals and as a couple.

How Can Couples Therapy Help? Common Relationship Issues

When couples struggle, it is easy to think that they are the only partners who are facing that particular issue, but many challenges that strain relationships are common. Couples are rarely alone in their struggle. Many other partners have and are facing the same difficulty. When partners walk into couples therapy together, more than likely, their couples therapist has helped other partners who have faced the same issue, challenges like…

  • Conflicting Goals:Partners can have very different expectations for their relationship, and when these goals are not communicated or respected, then each individual can be pulling the relationship in a different direction. This will inevitably cause tension.
  • Difficulty with Intimacy:Many people associate intimacy with their sexual relationship, but intimacy can be any way that the couples connects in a meaningful way. It can be physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and more. Intimacy takes intentionality and care, and it is the glue that holds partners together. Unfortunately, intimacy is often the first aspect of the relationship to be neglected when life gets busy.
  • Lack of trust:Being in a committed relationship means that partners can count on each other, but distrust can make that more difficult. Trust can be slowly broken down through little actions, like being inconsiderate or irresponsible. It can also be completely destroyed through betrayal, like lying, cheating, or addiction.
  • Communication Trouble:Communicating well takes empathy, vulnerability, and openness, and utilizing these skills takes time. Additionally, some people have learned these skills, but many have not. The good news is that good communication techniques can be learned.
  • Disagreements about Family:This common difficulty may sound like a stereotype, but even stereotypes are often based upon true experiences. Extended families can drive a wedge between partners and cause tension in the relationship. Couples may disagree about what role each other’s families will play in their lives.

What Might Happen at Couples Therapy?

These common relational problems are also opportunities for partners to grow individually and for their relationship to improve. Although growth and change are rarely easy tasks, they are usually worth the pain, and no couple has to face the growth process alone. Couples therapists are often able to guide the process of relational improvement by…

  • Guiding a reasonable timeline for change.Certain behaviors are more toxic than others. Some changes need to be made now for the health of each partner and the relationship. Other changes can wait. Experienced couples therapists may be able to help partners know which adjustments to prioritize.
  • Maintaining a neutral space for discussion.The natural trajectory of any conflict is to escalate. However, when conflict escalates, partners tend to attack each other instead of the problem. Skilled couples therapists may be able to keep the tone of conflict neutral and help partners solve the problem.

Scheduling a Couples Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Jacksonville

If you recognized some of those common relational problems, you may be considering going to couples therapy. That may be the right next step for you and your partner. The couples therapists at Thriveworks Jacksonville have helped many couples. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will help you schedule an appointment on a day and at a time that works for you. We also take a variety of insurance plans. Call Thriveworks Jacksonville today for a couples therapy 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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Read more Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Sean Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Read more I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Read more I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Brandyn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Read more I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Theresa Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Read more Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Read more Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm enjoying my sessions with my Dr. He's been good on getting me on the right medications.
Martha Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Read more I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Theresa Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257, between San Jose Blvd. and Craven Rd.

Phone number

(904) 299-0184

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