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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?

The poet Alfred Tennyson once wrote of a loved one, “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” Unfortunately, all the times that we think of our significant others aren’t across-the-board positive. Sometimes our intimate partners make us angry. Sometimes they cause us deep hurt. And other times their actions confuse us. But whatever the context, positive or negative, they certainly occupy a lot of mental space. That’s why it’s important to keep those relationships healthy and strong. If our partners are going to take up so much room in our psyches, then we should make the conditions favorable. 

Couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX is a way of cultivating healthier relationships with intimate partners. You and your partner don’t need to be in crisis to see a couples counselor. There’s always room for mutual growth in a relationship. This growth might happen naturally over time, but a relationship can mature a lot more quickly–and with a lot less heartache–with some professional guidance. The marriage and relationship counselors at Thriveworks in the Houston, TX area can give couples the tools they need to nourish themselves and their bonds. 

Does Couples Counseling Really Work?

The vast majority of couples who do relationship therapy emerge satisfied from the experience. This means that they accomplished what they set out to accomplish. Granted, different couples have different goals. One couple might need help navigating a tricky divorce so the children don’t unduly suffer. Another couple might need help with physical intimacy issues (sex therapy). And yet another couple might feel like they’re doing great, but they’d like tips on how to maintain their harmony in the long-term. 

So one of the first things couples do when they arrive for couples counseling is talk to the licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) about their goals. At Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX, couples may want to work on any of the following subjects: 

  • Communication 
  • Mutual trust
  • Displays of affection
  • Emotion management
  • Addiction or substance abuse issues
  • The effects of serious life changes like marriage, illness, and aging
  • Parenting
  • Extended family conflicts

What Is the Best Approach to Marriage Counseling?

There’s no single best approach to marriage counseling. Great therapists respond to the needs and personalities of individual clients. At Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX, relationship counseling takes numerous client factors into consideration:

  • Goals
  • Communication styles
  • Mental health conditions
  • Trauma
  • Underlying beliefs
  • Unspoken dynamics
  • Body language
  • Subconscious desires

A fully licensed, qualified therapist can help couples tell the real story of their relationship. A therapist facilitates open, safe discussion about what each partner really needs, whether that be to feel more loved, to model a great relationship for the kids, or to create healthy boundaries. 

What Are Standard Couples Therapy Exercises?

Relationship issues can be approached from a variety of different therapeutic perspectives. Some couples therapists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX prefer the Gottman method while others prefer emotionally focused therapy. But there are a few couples therapy exercises that counselors use fairly consistently across different modalities. They are:

  • State of the union meetings, where couples schedule routine checkups to talk about their relationship
  • Writing a wishlist, where couples can express their individual needs
  • Showing regular gratitude, where couples express appreciation for each other
  • Writing love letters to each other, where couples can remember why they connected

How Do I Find a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor?

Before you begin your search for the best couples therapist or marriage counselor for you and  your partner, it can help to familiarize yourself with some basic criteria:

  1. The counselor should be fully licensed in Texas. All Thriveworks mental health providers are fully licensed, nationwide, and recruited from the top 4% of providers.
  2. The therapist should be affordable. Thriveworks couples therapists and marriage counselors accept most major health insurance plans and offer reasonable self-pay rates for clients paying out-of-pocket.
  3. The therapist should have experience working with your specific issue. For example, at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX, providers have helped diverse couples like same-sex, Christian, engaged (for premarital counseling), and interracial.

Reconnect with Your Spouse with Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX

Thriveworks LFMTs love working with couples in Houston who are experiencing relationship problems and obstacles. It’s gratifying to be able to help loved ones navigate their issues and emerge stronger on the other side. 

You can call the Thriveworks office in Kingwood, TX today and meet with a top-rated counselor as early as tomorrow. Most first-time Thriveworks clients have an initial session in fewer than 24-48 hours. Therapy can take place in-person at the modern office, or virtually through convenient online counseling sessions. In addition, Thriveworks clients can access their provider by phone or email between sessions. 

Call the Thriveworks office today or book your session online and find out how you can strengthen your relationship with your partner. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Houston therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • 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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood is located in the same building as Her Healthcare, Chris E. Perkins DDS, Spectacular Kids ABA Therapy & Consulting, Boyd Noel M.D. FACOG Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Amy C. Plummer Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the same plaza are other buildings, such as Kingwood Speech Pathology Services, Whittington Bridal, Independent Financial, and UT Physicians. We are near Royal Forest Drive and Kingwood Drive; where these roads intersect is a Wendy’s, Amegy Bank, Pei Wei Restaurant, Superglass Windshield Repair, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

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