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1,325 people sought infidelity counseling help in Georgia in the last year

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As a child who grew up facing the challenges of emotional trauma, I understand what it's like trying to express oneself when it feels like no one is l... As a child who grew up facing the challenges of emotional trauma, I understand what it's like trying to express oneself when it feels like no one is listening. Read more

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Starting Infidelity counseling

What is Infidelity counseling?

Infidelity counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for couples grappling with the aftermath of one or more partner’s infidelity. It offers a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where both individuals can delve into the underlying reasons behind the breach of trust, openly express their feelings, and collaboratively strive to mend their relationship.The overarching objective of infidelity counseling is to either facilitate a path to reconciliation, should both partners desire it, or guide them through the process of separation or divorce with clarity and empathy.

How does Infidelity counseling work?

Infidelity counseling combines various therapeutic techniques, such as individual and couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches for changing destructive thought patterns, communication skills training for conflict resolution, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild trust, narrative therapy to reframe relationship narratives, and mindfulness practices for managing intense emotions. These methods work together to foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and the reconstruction of trust, leading to a healthier, more resilient relationship.

Is Infidelity counseling conducted in person or online?

Infidelity counseling at Thriveworks Kennesaw, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Infidelity counseling last?

The number of sessions needed for infidelity counseling can greatly vary based on the specific needs of the individuals or couples involved and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Thriveworks infidelity counseling in Kennesaw, GA typically includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months, with the exact number of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist, considering the progress made during therapy and the therapeutic goals.

Need more help deciding?

Almost every day a story hits the tabloids or Internet about a celebrity or politician who has had an affair. It seems like the public loves to hear the details of how it happened, who it involved, and what will happen to the marriage. The sordid affairs of public figures can capture people’s attention as they search for clickbait—something about cheating gets people’s attention. However, when adultery occurs in your relationship or your marriage, it does not feel glamorous or exciting; cheating is usually a crisis point for the couple.

Adultery has ended many marriages—some that were decades old and some that were barely a year new. And yet, some spouses have worked through the affair and restored their relationship. Which is the right way? Only the people in a relationship can make that difficult decision or the thousands of difficult decisions that follow, but there is support and guidance along the way. A professional therapist may give couples the tools they need to bounce back from adultery, whatever decisions they make about their relationship.

The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Kennesaw, GA in Cobb County understand that cheating is more than a cultural fixation—it is often a harsh reality that many couples face. Adultery often brings devastation to a relationship and a family, but our therapists are experienced and supportive guides for recovering from infidelity. If you and your significant other need help working through the repercussions of adultery, consider working with an adultery counselor at Thriveworks Kennesaw.

Infidelity: What is it?

Cheating. Adultery. Infidelity. Whatever word you use for it, the concept is the same: someone in a relationship breaks the expectations of that relationship. The relational expectations may have been formalized in marriage vows or not. People often associate infidelity with marriage, but it can also happen in long-term relationships where the couple committed to monogyny.

The cheating may look like an emotional affair where one partner forms an affectionate but not physical relationship that hinders intimacy within the marriage. The affair might look like a long-term sexual relationship where a spouse is emotionally and physically involved with a person outside of the marriage. The adultery might be purely sexual and involve one-night stands, strip clubs, or prostitutes. There are infinite ways a person can commit adultery, and whatever those circumstances may be, the fallout is disastrous.

The Fallout from Infidelity

Affairs happen within a relational context, so by definition, they harm people. Some of those people may include family members, friends, extended family, and (in certain cases) community members. Adultery upends the family system. The uninvolved spouse and the children (if any) usually suffer the most from the affair.

  • The Uninvolved Spouse: Adultery can traumatize the uninvolved spouse. When discovering their spouse’s affair, many uninvolved spouses have reported that severe emotional and physical pain washed over them. Because cheating involves lies and the break of trust, reality can feel reversed: what should be the safest relationship becomes the most painful. What should be the most honest relationship becomes full of lies.
  • The Children: Whether children know their parent cheated or not, they often intuit the insecurity, tension, and strain an affair can bring into a family. They can also internalize it. If their parents choose to divorce, children often blame themselves. Parents who commit adultery may also shape how their children form relationships later in life.

Quantifying the relational harm adultery causes is difficult, but without doubt, the harm is acute. Affairs can leave people feeling deep grief and trauma. Victims of the adultery may feel distrust, anger, anxiety, or depression. Affairs cause deep wounds, and treatment for healing is extensive.

Healing from an Affair

There is no silver bullet for healing from an affair. Apologies do not magically restore trust and love. Divorce does not guarantee safety or happiness. Neither does reconciling. And yet, forgiveness, trust, and healing are all possible. A trained therapist has the tools and expertise to facilitate healing within each spouse and then within the relationship, if that is what the couple desires. Here are a few things counseling for infidelity may address:

  • Communication: During or after adultery, communication often completely dissolves. Couples may see-saw between yelling matches and cold silence. This is understandable and normal when emotions are intense and overwhelming, but it is not healthy or sustainable. Therapists can help couples communicate in a more healthy way, regardless of their relational future.
  • Goals: Some couples know they want to continue the marriage. Others know they want a divorce. Some may want to separate for a while. Many change their minds along the way. Counseling helps many people clarify the goal of their relationship, and then take concrete steps toward that goal.
  • Trust: Moving forward in a relationship, even if forward means divorce or separation, the trust that infidelity destroyed must be rebuilt in some way. Boundaries may need to be established. Accountability may need to be incorporated. A therapist can guide that process so that the couple has the trust it need for the relationship they choose.

Infidelity Counseling at Thriveworks Kennesaw, GA in Cobb County

Has your spouse or partner recently committed adultery? Have you cheated or are you currently cheating on your spouse and you are ready to come clean? Thriveworks Kennesaw, GA counselors and psychologists in Cobb County are available to help. When you call our office, a real person will answer and help you schedule an appointment. We do not keep waitlists. We also work with many insurance companies.

We know adultery is destructive, but we also know that couples can survive—even thrive—after an affair. Making an appointment for infidelity counseling may be an important part of learning how to thrive after an affair. Call today to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Kennesaw therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Kennesaw
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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Amberly Feb 2024
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I enjoy my visits w Mrs.Walters. She seems to really care, and she’s easy to talk to.
Amberly Jan 2024
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Carlene Battiste-Downie is an outstanding individual with clear vision and insightfulness. With her years of experience, I have no doubt that she would be able to provide the level of empathy and caring to help her clients to thrive.
Read more Carlene Battiste-Downie is an outstanding individual with clear vision and insightfulness. With her years of experience, I have no doubt that she would be able to provide the level of empathy and caring to help her clients to thrive.
Kennesaw Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Let's talk about Kelli Beechler for a second! This woman is an absolute God send to me! If you don’t believe in God, well then let's just say the universe or regardless of whatever it is you actually believe in, she has been an absolute gift in my life! This is a woman who NEVER makes you feel like you are just a number or a paycheck to her! I feel so thankful to know her! I can't fully express in words, how blessed I feel to have her in my life but I'm going to try just for the sake of someone else who might need to know her could be reading this. She is someone who’s beyond kind and compassionate and caring! She always meets me exactly where I am, and there has never been a single time that I don’t feel better after a session with her. My sessions change my week, my life, and also keep me sane when things go crazy! It brings me comfort in remembering no matter how hard things feel I get to see her and she will do whatever is in her power to help me help myself! She never fails to remind me who I am in my core, or what I’m trying to accomplish, or how to lead with a level head and not my emotions based on what I’ve told her I'm trying to accomplish. She helps me stay focused, determined, and accountable. Her soul is one of the best I’ve ever seen! I have been in and out of therapy the better half of my life and I'm about to be 28. I have had all kinds of people and teachings and nothing compares to the relationship I’ve developed with this woman in just a few short months. I don’t feel like she’s just a counselor, I feel like she’s my friend! Kelli shows up for me in a way no one else in my life does! I feel like I can tell her anything without fear. It's always a judgement free zone! I feel like she always comes from a place of love and of service in her heart! She’s always teaching me new ways and tricks and tips that help me. I am going through a great deal of things in my life right now and I’ve got to say I don’t really know what I would do without this woman and her support! The role she plays in my life is so significant. There is something so special about knowing you can count on someone, and not just count on someone but have great advice. There is something huge to say when a person is choosing to show up for you when you need them most, and I just want to express that I have literally never ever felt like I was just a way for her to make money. When I think about Kelli I can't help but want to express how beautiful her soul is. She is such a special person and anyone who knows her knows she’s a gift; the kind of pure magic! Don’t believe me? Set up a session with her and find out for yourself!
Read more Let's talk about Kelli Beechler for a second! This woman is an absolute God send to me! If you don’t believe in God, well then let's just say the universe or regardless of whatever it is you actually believe in, she has been an absolute gift in my life! This is a woman who NEVER makes you feel like you are just a number or a paycheck to her! I feel so thankful to know her! I can't fully express in words, how blessed I feel to have her in my life but I'm going to try just for the sake of someone else who might need to know her could be reading this. She is someone who’s beyond kind and compassionate and caring! She always meets me exactly where I am, and there has never been a single time that I don’t feel better after a session with her. My sessions change my week, my life, and also keep me sane when things go crazy! It brings me comfort in remembering no matter how hard things feel I get to see her and she will do whatever is in her power to help me help myself! She never fails to remind me who I am in my core, or what I’m trying to accomplish, or how to lead with a level head and not my emotions based on what I’ve told her I'm trying to accomplish. She helps me stay focused, determined, and accountable. Her soul is one of the best I’ve ever seen! I have been in and out of therapy the better half of my life and I'm about to be 28. I have had all kinds of people and teachings and nothing compares to the relationship I’ve developed with this woman in just a few short months. I don’t feel like she’s just a counselor, I feel like she’s my friend! Kelli shows up for me in a way no one else in my life does! I feel like I can tell her anything without fear. It's always a judgement free zone! I feel like she always comes from a place of love and of service in her heart! She’s always teaching me new ways and tricks and tips that help me. I am going through a great deal of things in my life right now and I’ve got to say I don’t really know what I would do without this woman and her support! The role she plays in my life is so significant. There is something so special about knowing you can count on someone, and not just count on someone but have great advice. There is something huge to say when a person is choosing to show up for you when you need them most, and I just want to express that I have literally never ever felt like I was just a way for her to make money. When I think about Kelli I can't help but want to express how beautiful her soul is. She is such a special person and anyone who knows her knows she’s a gift; the kind of pure magic! Don’t believe me? Set up a session with her and find out for yourself!
Kennesaw Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Lamonica Green has a level of patience and compassion that I have never seen. She has a way of connecting with children. I have observed her on many occasions with her special needs clients. She has a unique ability to engage them and get them to respond no matter what they are struggling with. She's extremely knowledgeable about her craft, and she's a wonderful teacher and advisor.
Read more Lamonica Green has a level of patience and compassion that I have never seen. She has a way of connecting with children. I have observed her on many occasions with her special needs clients. She has a unique ability to engage them and get them to respond no matter what they are struggling with. She's extremely knowledgeable about her craft, and she's a wonderful teacher and advisor.
Kennesaw Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Kelli is an amazing counselor. She is very open minded and listens carefully. She also shows genuine interest and empathy. She takes a solution focused approach.
Read more Kelli is an amazing counselor. She is very open minded and listens carefully. She also shows genuine interest and empathy. She takes a solution focused approach.
Kennesaw Dec 2019
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kennesaw is located off of Cherokee St NW, west of Bozeman Lake and around the corner from the Kroger on Jiles Rd. Our building is right next to Todd Immigration and Shoemaker Pediatric Dentistry, and across the street from J & S Air Conditioning Heating and Electrical.

Phone number

(770) 343-4919

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