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1,371 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Lakewood in the last year

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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?

Marriage can be hard. Each partner enters the union with a figurative suitcase full of their own complex goals and desires—not to mention their own history and learned behaviors. Some of your individual patterns may mesh well with your spouse, but some of them may be a recipe for conflict. You may try to model your relationship on what you saw in your family growing up, but your partner grew up with something totally different, and so they have different expectations for what’s “normal” and what’s not.

Couples and marriage counselors can help partners recognize what works and what doesn’t work in their relationship. These specialized therapists can help you navigate painful issues and stumbling blocks in communication. Marriage counselors can strengthen your relationship by helping you carve out a unique standard that works for you individually, and as a couple. Thriveworks couples and marriage counselors in Lakewood, OH are here to help keep the peace at home and fortify your bonds.

Who Sees Couples Counselors?

If you think that couples and marriage counselors only exist to treat very damaged or irreparable relationships, you would be incorrect. Lots of happy celebrity couples have been open about the strides that they’ve made in marriage counseling. For instance:

  • Barack and Michelle Obama
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
  • Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Pink and Carey Hart
  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

These are just some of the married celebrities who have told the media about their positive experiences in couples counseling. And just imagine all the A-list couples who see marriage therapists but choose to keep that information under wraps in interviews! You and your spouse can share as much or as little as you like to friends and family—and the media!—about your own experiences in therapy.

Misconceptions About Couples and Marriage Counseling

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding couples and marriage counseling. Let’s clear up the misinformation so you and your spouse can understand precisely what couples therapy can bring to the table. Here are some of the most common myths about marriage counseling:

  1. You should be able to fix it yourself/asking for help is a sign of weakness.
  • Mythbuster: It actually takes a lot of strength and courage to acknowledge when you need help. Humans are sensitive, complex creatures. We can carry unspoken pain with us for decades without knowing it. It’s brave to ask for expert guidance in unraveling the mysteries of how we relate to each other.
  1. My counselor will probably just take my spouse’s side.
  • Mythbuster: A marriage counselor is highly trained to unwrap and understand the perspective of both parties. Thriveworks couples therapists will encourage or gently correct both of you in your behaviors and communication styles. The goal isn’t to reprimand or blame one member of the relationship. The goal is to bring you closer together.
  1. My counselor will fix all our problems.
  • Mythbuster: A marriage counselor isn’t the cure-all for what’s troubling you in your relationship. Scheduling an appointment with a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH is only the first step in a more comprehensive journey. Thriveworks mental health providers can give you the tools and resources to help resolve conflicts in your marriage, but ultimately your relationship is yours and your spouse’s, not your therapist’s.
  1. Once we start therapy, we’ll be there forever.
  • Mythbuster: Marriage counseling is more likely to be brief and solution-focused than a lifelong endeavor.
  1. We’re not an average couple. We’re Christian/LGBTQ/interracial so our counselor can’t possibly understand our particular marital struggles.
  • Mythbuster: Thriveworks couples therapists and marriage counselors have experience helping all kinds of unique couples. You can search our extensive provider biographies and credentials to find your Thriveworks marriage therapist in Lakewood, OH.

How to Schedule a Marriage Counseling Session

First, talk to your spouse. Marriage therapy is most effective when both spouses are committed. If you’re having trouble communicating in person, then consider writing a letter or email to your partner, outlining the reasons why you think your relationship could benefit from attending a therapy session together. Once you’re both on board, you can call the Thriveworks office in Lakewood, OH to schedule your first appointment and meet your provider within 24-48 hours.

Make Your Appointment with a Marriage Counselor in Lakewood, OH Today

The Thriveworks office in Lakewood, OH opens early and stays open late so you can feel confident that a human being will pick up the phone, rather than a voicemail recording. We want to help match you to the best counselor for you and your spouse. Enrollment benefits at Thriveworks range from our super-flexible cancellation policy to free access to mental health resources like videos and e-books. We look forward to scheduling you with a great marriage counselor 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 Lakewood therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS 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

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lakewood is near Salmon Dave’s, off of Detroit and Lake Road. There is also an Einstein Bros Bagels near our office.

Phone number

(216) 238-3622

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