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1,632 people sought couples therapy help at Lynchburg in the last year

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

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As a counselor, I am excited to work with my clients on their goals and to help them increase overall functioning to where they are able to move forwa... As a counselor, I am excited to work with my clients on their goals and to help them increase overall functioning to where they are able to move forward in life and have the skills needed to handle challenges and symptoms. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, Relationships, +4 more

As a clinician who has had the opportunity to work with a variety of people, I understand that each individual and their needs are unique.

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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +4 more

I wish to help all my clients to feel heard and empowered.

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Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, +14 more

As a married mother of two who works daily to manage chronic medical challenges, I can empathize with the unique level of support that life demands.

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?

Relationships are not easy. We can try and try to make a relationship work on our own, but without both people making an effort, it is nearly impossible to fix an unhealthy marriage or relationship alone. Thriveworks couples counselors and psychologists in Lynchburg, Virginia, are ready to stand in the gap with you and your partner. We understand that relationships are dynamic, have many variables that are constantly changing and are usually worth fighting for.

You may be considering whether to stay in a troubled marriage or relationship. We can help you sort through those difficult decisions. At times, you may feel completely alone, even though you have someone lying in the same bed with you night after night.

The old adage goes, “Love is all you need.” However, we all know that is not always true. Love is the starting point, but real work is needed at times to make a relationship succeed. Mutual respect, admiration and healthy communication are also required for a functioning relationship.

Who Benefits from Couples Counseling?

Those with healthy relationships sometimes pursue couples counseling in order to make their relationship even stronger. Alternatively, you may be part of a marriage or relationship that is completely floundering. Your nights may be filled with screaming, slammed doors — even name-calling. This is a very unpleasant situation in which to find yourself. You may deeply love your partner, but just cannot seem to be able to live with that person anymore. You may completely different goals for your relationship. One person may be pushing for marriage, and the other person is content to keep the relationship at it’s status quo.

Relationships go through changes naturally with the ebb and flow of life. There are many things that can cause trouble in a marriage or relationship.

Some of these potential issues include:

  • Infidelity
  • Addictions
  • Loss of job
  • Death in the family
  • Trouble with children
  • Financial problems
  • Extended family dynamics
  • Theological or religious differences
  • Difficult or opposite work schedules
  • Anger issues
  • Personality differences
  • Psychological or medical problems

This is only a partial list of things that can cause trouble in a relationship. Sometimes, relationships seem to develop a life of their own and have such established unhealthy patterns of communication that they are difficult to change. Thriveworks Lynchburg’s couples counselors can help you determine what the cause of the problems in your relationship include, and help develop a plan for change.

How Can Couples Counseling Help Us?

It may seem impossible at times, but there are ways to change even the most troubled relationships. If you and your partner have the desire to change, Thriveworks couples counselors can help you make that change. It may not be an easy road, but it is possible. A trained, professional Thriveworks couples counselor or psychologist can help you and your partner determine the most pressing issues in your daily life, and then make a plan of action.

There are many various techniques that a skilled therapist can use to help you improve your relationship.

Some of these methods include:

  • Identifying problem areas
  • Improving communication techniques
  • Resolving past issues and hurts
  • Developing and practicing healthy communication patterns
  • Identifying underlying psychological problems
  • Treating mental health issues
  • Working on addiction problems
  • Creating mutual respect
  • Journaling and sharing thoughts and feelings
  • Creating opportunities for focused and intentional family time
  • Fostering intimacy

No one method is perfect for every couple. A combination of techniques will be used to help you and your partner establish the relationship you desire. There is no need to feel embarrassment or shame about any issues that you bring to the counseling room. Experienced counselors, like those at Thriveworks, will not be shocked by whatever you present to us. We are understanding and patient. We have the tools to create a new reality for your home and your relationship.

Perhaps all of your friends think that you are the “perfect couple.” When you are with others, you both put on smiling faces and hold hands. But when you go home, things are far from perfect. Or maybe you have discussed breaking up and going your separate ways with all of your friends. You have been trying to work through your issues for months or even years.

Your relationship deserves a fighting chance. Give your relationship the time and respect that it deserves. Spending time working on your relationship with a trained and experienced Thriveworks counselor will allow your relationship to grow and change. It is a neutral zone where problems and fears can be openly and honestly shared.

Why Choose Thriveworks for Couples Counseling?

When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you were most likely overwhelmed with choices. It can be difficult to know who to trust in an ocean of options. Thriveworks couples counselors are the perfect choice. We are leaders in our field. We are educated, professional, and licensed experts.

We are very selective in choosing our therapists, and find those with the best talent and experience. Thriveworks counselors and psychologists have been featured in leading publications, such as the Chicago Tribune, Prevention, Psychiatric Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. We are ready to put our expertise to work for your relationship.

We know that your time is valuable and precious. You may have been begging your partner or spouse to come to couples counseling for weeks or months. He or she has finally said yes, you call the counseling office, and are told the first available appointment is weeks away. By the time your appointment comes around, your spouse or partner may change his or her mind. For these exact reasons, we pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. We want to be ready when you are ready for help. We have appointments ready for new clients within 24 hours in most cases. We understand that it is not easy to make that first call.

You deserve a healthy relationship. Your family deserves more. You can create the life and the relationship that you want. You both deserve to be happy, whether that means that you stay together or not. Thriveworks couples counselors can help you create the reality that you both want and need.

It would be an honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and change. Please call us at 434-528-3263, or click the button below. Let’s get to work.

 

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 Lynchburg therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Lynchburg
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

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4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Read more My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Natasha Feb 2024
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It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Read more It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Shannon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
It been comforting talking to someone who understands what you are going through.
Holly Jan 2024
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Lynn Lemmon is a wonderful therapist! I feel so comfortable with her!
Amy Dec 2023
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Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Read more Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Lynchburg Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Read more Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Lynchburg Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Read more Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Read more Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg is located on Jefferson St. in the heart of the downtown area. The James River runs directly behind our building, which we share with Zola’s Beauty Studio and Stimulus Adverstising and Web Design.

Phone number

(434) 771-0495

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Romanian
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