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1,001 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Midland in the last year

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

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Deidra Fuller

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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in couples/marriage/relationship counseling is learning to listen for meaning and not focusing on formulating a response. Listening and asking for clarification is key to successful communication in relationships.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach the following tools in couples/marriage/relationship counseling: communication styles, negotiation, reflective listening, gratitude for each other, looking for the positives, asking whether is X needed/wanted, “I feel” statements, and how not to “mind read.”

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage/relationship counseling when they tell me about a time they were able to communicate and negotiate successfully in a situation or scenario that would have previously resulted in an argument. Also, when one person tells me that they recognized the effort made by their partner and showed appreciation for the effort.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in couples/marriage/relationship counseling by practicing the skills taught or discussed in the session and having time for themselves and each other.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

To prepare for your first session, you can discuss with your partner what your goals are for therapy. If you are meeting via Zoom with your therapist, make sure your internet is strong enough for Zoom, make sure you have a private place to meet, schedule some quiet time for after the session, and remind yourself how you felt about your partner at the beginning of your relationship.

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?

You and your partner seem to have the same arguments over and over. You can’t let go of past mistakes. Or maybe the spark just seems to be missing.

Relationships have their highs and lows, and these moments represent the lows. You’ve been there before and assume things will work out again. But perhaps this time feels different. Maybe the arguments give way to long periods of quiet when you and your partner simply stop communicating.

Strong relationships and marriages are built on trust and communication. When both are suffering, it might be time to consider counseling. Couples can benefit from therapy because it provides them a forum to air their concerns to an impartial and trained professional. Talking through issues with a couples therapist can help partners reconnect, find common ground, and build healthier relationships.

For many, couples counseling can help restart a troubled marriage or take a relationship to the next level. If you are ready to prioritize your partnership and your future, consider reaching out for an appointment at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

When To Consider Couples Therapy

Many couples, particularly those who have been together for a long time, feel equipped to handle relationship issues on their own. After all, they’ve been through tough times before so why should this time be any different?

But some disagreements simply don’t resolve themselves. They just grow dormant until the next argument, when they resurface. The issues might even get worse, particularly for couples who can’t let go of past resentments.

Couples often choose to seek relationship counseling when they’re having trouble communicating. Others might want to address their issues before they become untenable. The earlier that relationship issues are addressed, the better the chance for reconciliation.

Couples seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Some might need to address one or more of these issues:

  • Financial arguments
  • Disagreements over parenting styles or decisions
  • Lost trust or resentment over past mistakes
  • Intimacy issues or feeling that the romance is gone
  • A sense that you’re drifting apart
  • Infidelity
  • Arguments that never seem to resolve

Many couples can benefit from seeing a couples counselor, not only those that feel their relationship is in serious trouble. Marriage and family therapy can also help partners address potential problems before they become serious.

When counseling sounds right for your relationship, contact Thriveworks in Midland, TX for an in-person or online appointment.

How Does Relationship Counseling Work?

Communication is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Without it, conflicts become crises, feelings get hurt, and disagreements turn into long-term resentments. Couples counseling can help address these issues by restoring communication and helping couples understand each other in a deeper and more appreciative way.

A couples therapist will encourage partners to be open and honest about their problems. That way, partners learn the source of each other’s issues and how to address them.

Couples counseling can take a variety of forms. Some therapists use the Gottman Method, which founder John Gottman developed over decades of research and clinical trials. The Gottman Method shows couples how to build “love maps” to learn more about each other. Through this method, partners develop more effective ways to manage conflict.

Emotionally focused therapy helps couples grow their emotional attachments and develop stronger bonds. That way, couples learn how to engage with each other during conflict instead of escalating the argument or detaching from it.

Meanwhile, narrative therapy helps partners learn more about each other by sharing personal stories, including those that have led to conflict. During therapy sessions, couples externalize the conflicts and learn new narratives that are more helpful and forgiving.

Your couples therapist will find a therapeutic approach that works best for you and your partner. To get started, make a couples therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

Schedule Couples and Marriage Counseling in Midland, TX

Relationships need work and care to thrive. Occasionally, they also might benefit from a fresh perspective. The couples counselors at Thriveworks are here to help.

We make it easy to schedule an appointment. Sessions are available on nights and weekends if your weekdays are busy. First-time clients often can schedule an appointment to be seen within 24-48 hours — and sometimes even on the same day.

If you’re unable to attend traditional therapy, Thriveworks offers online counseling as well. It’s a great way to conduct a session from home or wherever you feel most comfortable. Simply pick between phone calls and video chats and leave the rest up to us.

Thriveworks accepts many major insurance plans and has a flexible cancellation policy. We also offer a suite of premium benefits to enhance your experience. You can participate in our community message boards, engage with a life coach Q&A service, and receive text support with our Success Navigator.

Your relationship is precious and you don’t have to let communication issues weaken it. When you’re ready to prioritize your relationship, consider making an appointment for couples counseling at Thriveworks in Midland, TX. It may be the best gift you give your partner this year.

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 Midland therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Midland is located in the Cornerstone Shopping Center at 4400 N Midland Dr. We are near Vital Urgent Care Center and GNC. We are in the building just east of CRUMBL cookies! The entrance to the second floor, on which we are located, can be found between P and S Machines and BullFrog Spas. Please reach out to our support team if you have any troubling locating our building.

Phone number

(432) 400-5026

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