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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?

The writer Victor Hugo once stated, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” No one can be perfect in a romantic relationship all the time. The flaws always emerge–it’s just part of being human. But when problematic issues crop up in a relationship, partners have a choice about how they’re going to deal with them. Will the issue or conflict escalate through angry words and defensiveness? Or will the issue be resolved through emotional truth and mutual understanding?

Of course, in most relationships this isn’t an either/or proposition. We all make mistakes in how we handle each other’s flaws and relationship issues. But strong relationships can typically become stronger through honesty, especially when partners are honest about their errors. 

If you and your partner need help being honest with each other and resolving your issues, you can seek nonjudgmental, professional assistance at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV. The licensed couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks excel at giving couples compassionate guidance and insight into what’s going on beneath the surface of their arguments. Therapy sessions with a Thriveworks marriage and family therapist can be illuminating–clarifying in all the best ways. We welcome you to give us a call and open your hearts in a place where partners feel secure.

How Do You Know When You Need Couples Therapy?

Frankly, marriage and family therapy can benefit almost any couple, even those couples who already feel strong and committed. You do not need to go to couples therapy to resolve conflicts that are tearing your relationship apart. You do not need to feel that you’re destined for divorce. Licensed therapists at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV can work with your existing strengths so when issues arise–as they inevitably do in long-term relationships–you and your spouse will be able to handle them. 

That being said, many couples do turn to marriage counseling for the first time due to more pressing issues like the following:

  • Infidelity
  • Sexual issues
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Difference in values
  • Difference in lifestyles
  • Parenting issues
  • Blended family issues
  • Emotional distance
  • Differing communication styles
  • Financial issues
  • Household management
  • Attachment styles
  • Mental health conditions
  • Coping skills

What Does Marriage Counseling Do?

The goal of marriage counseling is to help couples achieve their objectives, so sessions can be different for every couple. But with couples therapy at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV, mental health professionals tend to hear a lot of common goals in the clients they see. These goals include the following:

  • To reduce conflicts
  • To reconnect emotionally and/or physically
  • To get through a major life stressor or life transition
  • To establish healthy boundaries
  • To learn healthy coping skills
  • To stop having the same argument 
  • To manage addiction issues
  • To repair bonds after infidelity
  • To work through infertility issues
  • To talk about parenting issues
  • To process grief and loss together

Is It Ever Too Late in a Relationship to Pursue Couples Counseling?

It is never too late to learn better communication skills with anyone else, whether that person is sharing your bed, sharing custody of your children, or they’re simply a close friend. Couples therapy can be emotionally clarifying for anyone, whatever your intentions might be, or the ultimate result of your union. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and relationship experts at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV don’t have an agenda about whether or not you and your partner should break up or stay together. They just want to help you both find your own truth and happiness. And the lessons you learn in couples counseling can apply to any intimate relationship in your life.

How Does Marital Therapy Work?

Marital therapy at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV can work in a number of ways. In-person or online therapy might incorporate any of the following psychotherapeutic approaches for the most effective counseling results:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Gottman method (pioneered by John Gottman)
  • Collaborative couples therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centered or client-centered therapy
  • Strength-based therapy 
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
  • Trauma focused CBT (TFCBT)

Reconnect with Your Partner with Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV

The licensed therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV accept most major insurance plans, helping to make therapy accessible and affordable to clients all over the state of West Virginia. New clients can call Thriveworks today and see an exceptional therapist as early as tomorrow or the next day. They can also reach out to their provider by phone or email between sessions. Our providers are all fully licensed and highly qualified, recruited from the top 4% of applicants in the area. 

You and your partner deserve the best, most compassionate help, and Thriveworks is committed to delivering it. Call today to schedule. 

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Morgantown is located at 1230 Suncrest Town Center Dr, Suite 1230, Morgantown, WV 26505, between Sonic and McDonalds.

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(304) 396-7298

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