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1,795 people sought couples therapy help at Lawrenceville in the last year

Discover how starting couples therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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?

Consider this: You and your partner have decided to take the next step in your relationship and look for an apartment together. You find the perfect home and decide to apply. You move in together, decorate, cook dinner every night, and always show affection before going to work each day. The chores are always done 50/50 and the apartment is never dirty. You decide to get a pet together and adopt from your local shelter. Your partner proposes, you get married, and the rest is history.

Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because it is. No couple goes through life without any rough patches. Whether your communication is off, someone feels like they are putting in more work, or there’s a major life event that is causing a rift in your relationship, there is always something that goes wrong. While some issues are easy to tackle on your own, there are times when things get too hard to do alone. That’s when it’s time to reach out for the help of a couples therapist.

Life is all about being crazy, being silly, being happy, being sad, being adventurous together with someone you really love.” – Unknown

The good news is that if you and your partner need help improving or preserving the quality of your relationship, a couples therapist at Thriveworks Lawrenceville in Sugarloaf can assist you. These mental health professionals specialize in helping couples just like you resolve their problems to create a happier, healthier relationship. If you think you and your partner could benefit from working with a couples therapist, reach out to our office today.

How Can Couples Therapy Help?

Whether you have been in a relationship for less than a year or over a decade, every couple could find great benefits in speaking with a couples counselor. Here at Thriveworks, our psychologists can help you and your partner open up about the challenges you are facing and help you solve them. Once your therapist understands your individual needs and goals, they’ll be able to come up with a customized plan of treatment.

Common Issues Discussed in Couples Counseling

There is an endless amount of reasons why you and your partner might be seeking out the help of a couples therapist. Here is a list of some of the common ones:

  • Communication problems
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Emotional or physical cheating by one or both partners
  • No trust
  • Major life changes like moving or switching careers
  • Money concerns or strains
  • Disagreeing parenting styles
  • Infertility

Many couples struggle to communicate their needs, while others are left heartbroken while one partner cheats on another. No two couples are alike, and no two treatment plans are alike. We can help you tackle whatever problem you’re facing.

Benefits of Couples Therapy  

Alongside providing support and an unbiased opinion, your therapist can offer beneficial tips for maintaining a strong relationship moving forward. Yes, it is important to overcome the problems in your way. However, it’s also important to understand how to defuse future problems before they get out of hand. You can expect to discuss the following during your sessions:

  1. Expectations for your relationship
  2. How to communicate effectively
  3. How to maintain a healthy relationship
  4. The importance of active listening
  5. How to deepen intimacy and connection
  6. Ways you can show your partner love and admiration

Encouraging Your Partner to Try Therapy

Deciding to start therapy is not always an easy decision. Sometimes it takes a lot of convincing and motivation. However, there are some ways you can help your partner understand why couples counseling would be worth giving a chance. Try:

  • Reiterating that you and your partner are a team and need to work together to resolve your issues
  • Explaining how couples therapy could benefit your relationship
  • Asking them if they feel like they’ve tried everything they can do on their own and is it worth putting off
  • Telling them you’ll try one session and see how it goes from there

The goal is not to trick your partner into going to counseling. You want them to be willing and ready to take this next step with you. Instead, explain to them the benefits in hopes that they will see the potential and give it a try.

Start Couples Counseling at Thriveworks Lawrenceville, GA in Sugarloaf  

No matter how big or small your problems are, there’s always a way to get help. At Thriveworks Lawrenceville, our providers have open availability and can help you as soon as tomorrow. We have weekend and evening times in addition to our regular daytime hours because we understand how difficult it can be to find something that works for all schedules. To get started, give us a call at (770) 284-9027. One of our scheduling specialists will be standing by.

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 Lawrenceville therapists and counselors accept 20 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 Lawrenceville
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

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My therapist has been one of the best! He has been attentive and has provided great actionable steps to helping me be my best self.
Read more My therapist has been one of the best! He has been attentive and has provided great actionable steps to helping me be my best self.
Keon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Dr. Tressa Stiles is an amazing therapist who immediately put me at ease with the way she was able to hear what I was saying. I felt understood and that there was no judgement. While she took time to hear me, she also offered a few suggestions to try out and that I found helpful. The most important thing to me is knowing I have a safe space where I can share what’s troubling me.
Read more Dr. Tressa Stiles is an amazing therapist who immediately put me at ease with the way she was able to hear what I was saying. I felt understood and that there was no judgement. While she took time to hear me, she also offered a few suggestions to try out and that I found helpful. The most important thing to me is knowing I have a safe space where I can share what’s troubling me.
Lawrenceville Mar 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Lawrenceville, GA is off of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Legacy Park Drive. We are near Chipotle and Einstein Bros Bagels. We are behind Five Guys.

Phone number

(770) 626-5302

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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