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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?

There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter marriage or relationship. Every couple is different, and what works for one partnership may not work for another. Some couples do everything together. Others may spend most of their time apart, even sleeping in separate bedrooms, but they still find strength in each other’s love and intermittent companionship. And then there are couples who might face a very particular set of challenges and want a specialized therapist to help them. These include:

  • LGBTQ couples
  • Interracial couples
  • Black couples
  • Spouses with a significant age difference
  • Long-distance couples
  • Parents of special needs children
  • Engaged couples
  • Christian couples

In any case, these couples can benefit from couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN. If you think you and your partner might benefit from working with a relationship professional, consider scheduling a session or reaching out to our team – we’d love to help you improve relationship satisfaction, work through your unique relationship issues, and ultimately improve your relationship.

Marriage Counseling in Minneapolis, MN

Marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN offers convenient online therapy by video as well as in-person sessions. Choose which works best for you and your partner — in addition, work with your partner to find the right marriage or couples therapist for you.

Choosing a Marriage Counselor Together

Sometimes one spouse advocates for counseling while the other spouse drags their feet. But it can help if both partners are involved in the process of choosing a marriage therapist. Then the more reluctant spouse can feel invested in the process and have a greater sense of buy-in.

Before you approach the Thriveworks office in Minneapolis, MN to schedule a session, talk to your partner about what you’re looking for and what your concerns might be. If privacy is your husband’s biggest concern, then consider talking to him about online marriage counseling. If clinical credentials and a long success record are your biggest criteria, then propose a couples therapist with extensive training and experience. The important thing is that you agree on what you want. Though if you disagree, that might be good material to explore in your first couples counseling session!

Do I Need Relationship Counseling?

Any couple could find benefits in couples therapy — and seeking relationship help is not a sign that your relationship is on the rocks. In fact, it’s a sign of a healthy, committed relationship when you’re thinking about finding a marriage counselor to help overcome communication roadblocks and other common couples issues. Marriage therapists can help strengthen your romantic bond.

You may begin noticing one or a few of the frequent signs that you and your spouse could benefit from marriage counseling:

  • Communication has deteriorated to the point where you’re not talking to each other.
  • Communication always seems to be negative.
  • You’re keeping secrets from each other.
  • You’re having an affair or considering being unfaithful.
  • You seem to have the same exact argument over and over.
  • Your sex life has changed significantly.
  • You feel indifferent to your spouse.
  • Someone in the relationship is lying about money.

What you do when you see those signs is up to you. Maybe you and your spouse will decide to use these challenges to grow stronger as a couple. Talking to a Thriveworks therapist in Minneapolis, MN, can help you attain a deeper level of understanding in your relationship.

The “Right” Kinds of Minneapolis Couples for Counseling

Greg and Sandra have been married for 24 years and have two grown kids together. Greg just retired from his job as a long-haul truck driver, and his daily habits have changed drastically, i.e., he’s become a hermit. Sandra isn’t used to having him around the house all the time, and their relationship has changed for the worse. Both Greg and Sandra sense a lack of emotional intimacy in their relationship. They can benefit from working with a Thriveworks marriage counselor.

Leah and Sally just got engaged on a romantic camping trip. They’re both excited to get married this summer, but Sally’s parents are still having trouble accepting that their daughter is gay, and it’s driving a wedge between the young couple. They can benefit from meeting with a Thriveworks pre-marriage counselor.

Tucker and Michelle have been cohabitating for three years and they just had their first baby. Michelle misses her creative life at an ad agency, and is having trouble managing the persistent demands of her newborn. Tucker doesn’t know how to help fill the void, and he’s also stressed about their finances now that Michelle isn’t working. They’re both busy and exhausted. They can benefit from talking to a Thriveworks online couples therapist.

Relationship Counseling in Minneapolis — Book Your Session today

As you can see, there is no “right” kind of couple for counseling. Every relationship has wrinkles that can be ironed out with the help of a trained professional therapist. There’s no guarantee you’ll figure things out on your own, but Thriveworks couples all over the country testify to the positive power of therapy. These certified marriage experts at Thriveworks have seen it all, and they have the expertise to raise your communication skills to the next level. You can schedule your session online, quickly and easily. Or, call in for matching assistance. In addition, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Meet with your therapist quickly and easily via video — or, meet with them in person
  • Get affordable mental health care covered by insurance
  • Experience therapy that works — get evidence-based therapy from expert relationship counselors

We look forward to working with you and your partner.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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I’ve worked with Marcie and she is very empathetic and client centered therapist. She is respectful and works collaboratively with her clients to help them in their treatment. She is culturally competent and uses this to help her clients feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend her. She is professional and easy talk to and confide in.
Read more I’ve worked with Marcie and she is very empathetic and client centered therapist. She is respectful and works collaboratively with her clients to help them in their treatment. She is culturally competent and uses this to help her clients feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend her. She is professional and easy talk to and confide in.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN is located at the intersection of Harmon Place and Hennepin Ave, across the street from Loring Park. We currently share the building with Conservis and Cafe Lurcat, among other businesses.

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(612) 445-3874

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