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9,721 people sought couples therapy help in California in the last year

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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?

The journalist Mignon McLaughlin once stated, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” This isn’t the same thing as keeping passion alive or reigniting a flame again and again. Falling in love many times with the same person can mean developing a deeper and deeper understanding of that person. It can mean honing your own compassion so the more you discover about another person, the more you discover about yourself. When a marriage or relationship feels disconnected, a great way to reconnect and try to “fall in love again” is by going to couples counseling. 

If you’re wondering how to find relationship counseling, look no further than Thriveworks La Habra. Couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA aims to find that sweet spot between conflict and the strengthening of love. Couples don’t always come to relationship counseling because of conflict. Sometimes they come just for simple maintenance or to learn communication skills. But under the compassionate, insightful guidance and leadership of a Thriveworks marriage counselor, couples in conflict can potentially find their way toward loving enlightenment. Our office offers both online therapy and in-person appointments—whatever works best for you.

What Is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy that specifically works with partners to help them address the issues in their relationship and learn to work toward solutions together. Most couples therapy will involve assessing what negative patterns or habits exist in the relationship and within each partner, as well as important problem-solving and communication skills, among others.

That being said, couples therapy works differently for every couple, depending on what they want and need. In fact, one of the first things a couples counselor will ask is what the clients’ goals are. At Thriveworks in La Habra, CA, clients might arrive with any of the following relationship therapy objectives:

  • To feel more loved.
  • To feel more appreciated.
  • To model healthier relationships for children.
  • To feel like friends again.
  • To reignite a spark.
  • To discuss physical intimacy.
  • To reduce tension and conflict in the household.
  • To stop repeating the same argument.
  • To create healthy boundaries.
  • To express sensitive needs and desires in a safe space.
  • To heal after an affair, or talk about fidelity.
  • To address various intimacy issues.
  • To cope with empty nest syndrome or a midlife crisis.
  • To identify individual mental health conditions and find support.
  • To process trauma together.
  • To cope with the loss of a loved one. 

What Are the Best Marriage Therapy Approaches?

The professional mental health providers at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA who focus on relationships and marriages usually approach couples therapy through one of the following modalities:

  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which focuses on attachment and resilience
  • Behavioral couples therapy (BCT), which can be especially helpful for couples dealing with substance abuse or problematic behaviors
  • The Gottman method, which aims to improve communication and intimacy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can identify and modify a couple’s interpretations of each other that can lead to conflict and misunderstanding

Do Unmarried Couples Go to Counseling?

Unmarried couples who plan to marry might do what’s called premarital counseling. This is a therapy service that can help couples iron out the potential kinks in a relationship before the wedding. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA also work with couples who are domestic partners, co-parents, and even friends (friendship therapy). Every relationship can benefit from better communication and the insights of an expert. 

What Can Couples Therapy Help With?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA can address very specific issues between couples, but in broad strokes relationship therapy might seek to do the following:

How to Find Couples Counseling Near Me: Marriage Counseling in La Habra, CA

The great counselors at Thriveworks in La Habra, CA are qualified and empathetic, ready to help you get your relationship where it needs to be, both online and in-person. 

To make an appointment, you can book online or call the Thriveworks office to talk to one of our helpful scheduling specialists. Other great Thriveworks benefits include:

  • Thriveworks La Habra marriage counselors offer both online counseling sessions as well as traditional, in-person counseling sessions.
  • We accept most major health insurance plans and offer self-pay rates for people paying out of pocket.
  • Most clients at Thriveworks see a counselor within a week of scheduling.
  • Our clients get personalized mental health care from a trusted provider.

You and your spouse might not have all the answers now, but Thriveworks can give you the individualized insights you need to clarify who you are and what your relationship means. Book 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 La Habra therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at La Habra
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I was extremely impressed by Juan's ability to connect and provide valuable information during my therapy. Juan's perception of facts and information retention and his ability to understand my place during my separation has help me cope with my stress. Juan has the ability to clarify and identify overlooked areas of concern. I'm very pleased with his professionalism during my therapy sessions.
Read more I was extremely impressed by Juan's ability to connect and provide valuable information during my therapy. Juan's perception of facts and information retention and his ability to understand my place during my separation has help me cope with my stress. Juan has the ability to clarify and identify overlooked areas of concern. I'm very pleased with his professionalism during my therapy sessions.
remington Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in La Habra, CA is located in the same building as Scott B. Middletown MD, Lauren M. Choi DO, Mohammed Z. Nabulsi MD, and St Jude Heritage Medical Group. Directly across the street is La Habra Inn Senior Apartments, and north of these apartments is a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and India Restaurant La Habra. Directly across from those restaurants and to the north of our location is The Garden Room venue and event space.

Phone number

(562) 303-5925

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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