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2,092 people sought marriage counseling help at Knoxville in the last year

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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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

As wedding season and engagements seem to abound around us, the reminders of young love and happy devotion flourish. But perhaps these are painful reminders for you, of what once was? Perhaps this season of happiness for so many, just brings to mind the pain of your own relationships?

With every invitation or save the date are you freshly made aware of the challenges you and your spouse might be facing? Perhaps it’s not even that evident, and you simply don’t have the peace of mind you believe you should in your marriage. Or maybe your relationship doesn’t bring you as much joy as you want it to. Maybe you just desire a deeper connection with the person you love and know that it is possible.

At the end of the day, if you are craving something more from your marital relationship, at Thriveworks, we can help you identify what that something is, and find out how to get it; we can help you and your spouse get the fulfillment your relationship deserves.

Finding the Source of the Relationship Problem

You’re not alone. These questions plague marriages all around us. Everybody knows one out of every two marriages will probably end in divorce, yet the old adage that, “Love is all is you need,” still persists. The fact of the matter, however, is that that is simply not true — if it were, that puppy love would sustain and fulfill us. The truth of the matter is that no relationship is immune to difficulties, problems, pain, or frustration. Some of the more common problems include:

  • A lack of communication
  • Seemingly pointless arguments
  • Parenting struggles
  • Infidelity
  • Haunting pasts
  • Insecurity about the future
  • Overburdened schedules
  • Competing careers

Are you experiencing any of these? While human relationships are never that simple the good news, however, is that human relationships are organic — we can change and grow them and reach the potentials we dream of. Don’t get me wrong, of course we need that budding love, but we also need healthy communication and mutual respect and understanding.

Thriveworks Knoxville Marriage Counseling Is Here: You’re Not Alone

Thriveworks Knoxville Marriage Therapy (or “Marital Counseling Service”) is here to help nurture that growth and change through Couples Counseling. At Thriveworks, we have a “no waiting list policy” for couples counseling — a licensed professional will meet with you as soon as possible to help you begin your journey to that abiding relationship you know is possible.

Regardless of the source of the pain in your marriage, marital therapy can help identify and address it. Simply identifying the actual source of the misunderstanding is the beginning of the healing and growing process. With a Thriveworks Couples Counselor helping you through every step of the way, couples can learn how to identify the source of their conflicts, establish methods for overcoming those problems, and enjoy their relationship as it grows to the heights of emotional intimacy they imagined when they said “I do” — whether that was weeks, months, years, or even decades ago.

In fact, once the source of the problem has been identified, and you know where you want your relationship to go, most people find that the change is easier than they ever thought possible.

Now, moving towards a healthy relationship means undergoing growth and change. That growth and change might look like any number of daunting things in life.

For example, it might include:

  • Learning to identify and acknowledge problems
  • Understanding the source of those problems
  • Listening to how your partner sees those problems
  • Respecting those feelings
  • Simply being honest and clear about your own feelings and emotions
  • Overcoming negative patterns of behavior
  • Developing new methods that foster healthy communication
  • Maintaining intimacy — emotional as well as sexual
  • Dealing with underlying psychological issues or addictions

Our Marriage Counselors Want To Help

At Thriveworks Knoxville marriage therapy, we know that may sound overwhelming — and if you try to do it alone, it really is overwhelming. You might feel intimidated to confront your spouse or partner with your concerns and emotions. You might feel incapable of changing long-lasting negative cycles of behavior. It may even seem a hopelessly lost cause to try to find the source of the problem.

But it doesn’t have to be any of that, and you are not alone. With a Thriveworks Marriage Therapist to guide you through the process, you and your spouse can tackle any relationship issue — big or small, old or new.

While human relationships are probably the most complex parts of our lives, they are also probably the least prepared for parts of our lives. We seek legal counsel when we have a legal problem or want to plan for the future. We seek financial advice when we want to invest or start planning for retirement. But in probably the most complex area of our lives, we as a society, rarely seek the right counsel. At Thriveworks, our counselors have the expertise and professionalism to help you make that happen, to find simple and practical solutions to the complex problems you and your spouse face.

We can help you cut to the source of the problem. We can help you create and develop new, healthy ways of overcoming these absorbing problems. Most importantly, at Thriveworks, we focus on what works for you — what helps you overcome what is difficult for you so you can have a fulfilling future. We don’t apply “cookie-cutter advice,” we work with you and fully appreciate your goals and our desire is to help improve your life.

It’s Easier Than You Think: Your First Marriage Counseling Session Within 24 Hours

Help is just a phone call or email away — we have appointments available immediately. Your struggle can end today. Let us help you create the healthy, respectful, loving, and flourishing relationship that you both need and want. Let us help you create the happiness you and your spouse long for — the happiness you deserve.

The way we see it, if you are ready to move forward, we are ready to lend a hand. Now is the time.

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 Knoxville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Knoxville
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

Hear from our clients

4.6 Thriveworks Knoxville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Read more I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Knoxville Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Read more I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Knoxville Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Read more Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Knoxville Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Read more Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Knoxville Dec 2018
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★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Read more Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Knoxville Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Read more Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Read more My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Read more I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Knoxville Sep 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville is located off of N Peters Rd and Market Pl Blvd, across the street from Market Place Shopping Center. Our other neighbors include Block Advisors, Geosyntec Consultants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff. The closest bus stop to our building is N Peters Rd EB @ Market Place Blvd.

Phone number

(865) 290-2278

Languages spoken by TN providers

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