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818 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Kentucky 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?

Every waking moment seems like it’s straight out of a fairytale at the beginning of a loving relationship. You want to spend all of your time together and when you can’t, you miss your partner dearly. You laugh at their every joke and even enjoy activities you normally wouldn’t –– because you’re together.

A few weeks into the relationship, you stop seeing your friends as often and start spending more time with your partner’s friends, or perhaps you skip your alone time entirely. Soon, the rose-tinted glasses begin to disappear and you begin to notice undesirable habits or attributes, which leads to conflict.

This is normal and often happens in new relationships. As the high of the “honeymoon phase” dies down, you may see your relationship and partner in a new light. Some couples have blow-up fights over disagreements, while others avoid discussing their issues whatsoever, leading to an even bigger fall-out.

Poor communication is one of the most common issues in many relationships, including romantic ones. Without effective communication, your relationship may not last. Working with a couples therapist can assist in improving communication and address your other concerns in a healthy and productive manner. Couples therapy or marriage counseling can give you the tools to work through problems together long term.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, KY, our licensed marriage and family therapists are here to support you and help you address relationship dilemmas both big and small. If you’d like to see how couples therapy can improve your relationship, call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Reasons To Consider Relationship Counseling

Many people consider couples counseling a last resort for a relationship that’s seemingly beyond repair, but licensed marriage and family therapists will tell you otherwise. You can benefit from couples therapy or marriage counseling for many reasons beyond repairing a deteriorating partnership.

Couples therapy sessions with a mental health professional can serve as an opportunity to improve your relationship and further understand the person you love. Here are some subjects you can discuss with a couples therapist:

  • Emotional needs
  • Communication styles
  • Unresolved trauma
  • Abandonment issues
  • Infidelity
  • Career/life balance
  • Sexual compatibility
  • Gender and sexual identity
  • Financial disagreements
  • Differing parenting styles
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Differing political ideologies
  • Major life changes

Life will frequently send challenges your way. Sometimes, relationship issues are purely circumstantial. Other times, relationship issues persist from past traumas, infidelity, and unresolved conflicts.

At Thriveworks Counseling, our licensed marriage and family therapists are here to aid in resolving conflict, bettering your partnership, and providing tools to handle future obstacles. If you’re ready to take the leap, consider setting up an appointment today with one of our couples counselors in Lexington, KY.

The Benefits of Couples Counseling

Considering marriage and family therapy is a good sign that you not only take your relationship seriously but that you want to improve your relationship. There are many benefits to couples counseling that go beyond resolving conflict.

In couples counseling, a licensed professional will take the time to learn about your backgrounds and perspectives, along with your individual relationship concerns. Your therapist or counselor will treat you as a couple and as individuals and provide tools to address and resolve withstanding issues.

Working with a couples counselor may yield the following benefits:

  • Help partners conceptualize their relationship and view it objectively
  • Call attention to and modify dysfunctional behavioral patterns
  • Provide tools and activities to increase intimacy and understanding
  • Offer a safe space to discuss and resolve conflicts
  • Help you understand and appreciate one another on a deeper level
  • Increase honesty and trust
  • Improve communication
  • Restore physical and emotional intimacy
  • Establish healthy boundaries

Relationship issues are not always indicative of a mismatched partnership. Sometimes they’re a reminder that you’re both human –– we all go through changes and make mistakes sometimes.

When you and your partner are ready to pursue couples counseling, a licensed therapist at Thriveworks in Lexington, KY is ready to help.

Schedule Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, KY

If you and your partner are both open to participating in couples counseling, consider working with one of our mental health professionals. Couples therapy and marriage counseling can help you repair, rebuild, or improve your relationship at any stage.

At Thriveworks in Lexington, KY, we understand that finding an appointment time that works for two busy people can be a major hurdle. This is why we offer evening and weekend sessions, along with a flexible cancellation policy. You may even be able to schedule an appointment on the same or the next day.

Thriveworks Counseling also offers the following benefits:

  • Many major insurance plans accepted
  • Online counseling by phone and video
  • 24-hour Q&A with a life coach
  • Exclusive online video content
  • Email access to your counselor between sessions

Your relationship and your feelings matter and our providers will work to ensure you both feel understood, respected, and heard. When you’re ready to take the next step in improving your relationship, call Thriveworks in Lexington, KY to connect with an experienced couples therapist.

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 Lexington therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Caresource

  • 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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Thriveworks Counseling Lexington is located at 120 Prosperous Pl Suite 207, Lexington, KY 40509, between Eagle View Lane and Summit Square Place.

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(502) 735-1924

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