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Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Jacksonville, FL 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 Marriage counseling include:

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

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

You’ve Got Mail, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, Enough Said, Hitch, and 27 Dresses are just a few of the most popular romantic comedies of all time. With these movies, and with most rom-coms, marriage is the highlight of the couple’s relationship. Often, these couples have overcome unimaginable obstacles to find each other, and now that they are together, they get to enjoy wedded bliss forever. If only real-life marriages worked that way!

Many spouses know that the reality of being in a marriage is different. Marriage is not the pinnacle of the relationship—in many ways, it is just the beginning of working through challenges and differences. That is one of the many reasons most wedding vows include a promise to love “in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health.” All marriages have times of bad and sickness. Challenge is normal and so is reaching out for help. Many spouses are making the decision to go to marriage counseling so that a relationship expert can help them navigate difficulties and find a path forward.

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer

The marriage counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Jacksonville understand the challenges that most marriages face. We have worked with many imperfect couples who are learning to love each other better. If you are interested in working with a marriage counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Jacksonville today. We’ll set you up with a skilled, caring provider who can prove valuable to your relationship.

When Should We Start Marriage Counseling?

When a marriage inevitably runs into difficulty, each spouse often wonders whether marriage counseling may be a good idea. They may wonder, “Is this the type of issue people to go marriage counseling for?” The decision to start counseling is a personal decision, and there is no wrong or right reason to begin. Couples go to marriage counseling for many, many reasons. A few of the reasons spouses have reach out to Thriveworks Jacksonville include…

  • On-going challenges are getting worse.
    Because no marriage is perfect and no spouse is perfect, each partner will annoy the other at some point. There will be on-going issues. Some of these will be little. Others will be big. When they are addressed directly and with respect, spouses can grow closer together. When partners use empathy and humility, the issues can often be resolved, and the marriage can often be strengthened. However, when spouses attack each other instead of these issues, the problems within the marriage can escalate quickly. What may start as a reasonable conflict can quickly grow and feel overwhelming and threaten the marriage. Marriage therapists often teach spouses healthy conflict resolution skills so that these problems do not escalate.
  • The relationship is filled with tension.
    Marriage therapists often talk about the golden ratio. That is, healthy couples often have five positive interactions (or more) for every negative interaction. This 5:1 ratio acknowledges the reality that most spouses feel instinctively: even one negative interaction has a lot of destructive power. When this ratio is off, something in the marriage may be off too. To restore healthier connection, many couples work with a marriage therapist to identify what may be causing the tension within their relationship. The underlying cause could be any number of things. A spouse may have lied, made a thoughtless choice, or even committed adultery. Whatever the cause may be, it needs to be acknowledged and addressed for the tension to ease.
  • One or both spouses are ready to give up.
    Sometimes, spouses feel the frustration and the rage of conflict. Sometimes, they feel nothing about the conflict. Ice can cause just as much harm as fire. When spouses feel nothing—not even negative emotions—they may be shutting down and giving up. It may be time for outside help and marriage counseling. When one or both spouses are apathetic, they may have stopped feeling and communicating and connecting. Marriage counselors can often work with them to restart healthy interactions.
  • Spouses are living separate lives.
    Life is busy for everyone. Calendars become crowded all too easily, but healthy spouses always find time. They may have their own interests and hobbies and friends, but they find their way back to each other. At times, spouses can be living parallel lives that never connect. At other times, spouses can be going in completely opposite directions. In either case, they are living separate lives, and their marriage may be in trouble. Spouses often struggle to connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually. A marriage therapist can often work with spouses to build up their marriage’s intimacy and help them prioritize connection.

Regardless of what you have going on, our marriage counselors can help you with a specialized approach to treatment. One common and effective approach is the Gottman Method. This is focused on helping couples 1) understand individual needs, hopes, dreams, etc., 2) cultivate greater appreciation and admiration for each other, 3) resolve current conflicts, and 4) improve overall conflict resolution skills. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, just let us know. We have several counselors with Level 1 Training in this method and they’d be happy to work it into your treatment.

Scheduling a Marriage Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Jacksonville

What is happening with your marriage right now? Are you and your spouse considering going to marriage counseling? The very fact that you are considering reaching out for help may be an indicator that marriage counseling could be the right next step for you.

If you are ready to get started, we are ready to help. The therapists at Thriveworks Jacksonville offer marriage counseling, and we have appointments available. When you contact our office, a real person will answer your call and help you make an appointment. We offer evening and weekend sessions and we also accept many different insurance plans. Call Thriveworks Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 22 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

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
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Psychiatry

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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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