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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?

From little squabbles now and then to big issues that threaten major discord, no marriage is immune to disagreements or challenges. However, just because it may be “normal” that every couple faces problems now and then, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them seriously.

If you and your spouse are struggling to see eye to eye, Thriveworks Counseling in Nashville, TN has couples therapists and marriage counselors who can help. Relationship help is certainly worth considering as a conduit to help you achieve resolution. In fact, you may wish to think of it as an investment in your relationship and yourselves.

The Highs and Lows of Romantic Relationships

Of course, it is normal for relationships to have their ups and downs throughout the years. Some days you’re living in peace and harmony, while at other times it may seem like you argue over everything.

Even little disagreements can take their toll over time, but some couples still brush them off because their relationship has otherwise been satisfactory. But why wait until things get worse?

Our highly skilled couples and marriage therapists have truly “heard it all.” Over time, they have come to recognize trends in the disagreements of many married couples. Some of these common issues include:

  • Concern that a partner has been or may be unfaithful
  • Short tempers, aggression, or anger towards a spouse or child
  • Struggling to communicate effectively with one another
  • Disagreements about how to raise or discipline children
  • Worry about spending habits, debt, and budgeting

While the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Nashville, TN have come to understand that spouses from all walks of life can have similar disagreements, they also know that no two couples are ever the same. You can expect highly personalized, attentive support for whatever challenges you’re facing.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Nashville, TN, we can also help with more unique situations, including:

  • Therapy for couples with a partner who has come out as transgender
  • Disagreements over addictions to video games, shopping, or gambling
  • Anxiety over new or unusual sexual preferences
  • Stress about raising children when spouses come from two different religions or cultures.

In a recent survey by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 97% of people reported they were successful in receiving the help they needed from a trained counselor. Furthermore, 93% of those people shared that seeing a therapist left them feeling better equipped to deal with any relationship issues, should they occur in the future.

Why Try Couples Counseling at Thriveworks in Nashville?

Are you still not sure whether seeing a counselor is the right choice for you and your partner? Here are a few points that you may want to keep in mind when deciding whether to pursue therapy:

  • Professional counselors are experts at helping you move ahead when you feel stuck, making counseling an effective option for couples who know what’s wrong, but not how to fix it
  • Regardless of the outcome, participating in counseling is wise if you feel you want to give your relationship another chance
  • Therapy can help you and your partner develop better problem solving and communication skills as individuals, as well as a couple
  • Participating in counseling can aid you in gaining a deeper understanding of who your spouse truly is and what motivates him or her

We wholeheartedly believe in, and have seen the benefits of, couples attending couples therapy and marriage counseling. However, we also recognize that sometimes divorce truly is the best option. Despite your best intentions, when you said “I do,” or active participation in therapy, it is possible you may realize that separating is healthy for you both.

The stigma that was once associated with divorce is changing; more couples are able to admit when they’re struggling or not feeling engaged in their relationship any longer, and they’re more willing to seek help to resolve the matter. At the same time, more partners are recognizing it’s acceptable to move on when things truly aren’t working, rather than staying together to put on a show.

Perhaps you haven’t tried therapy, but you and your partner have already made the decision you want to separate. Nashville TN couples counseling can still facilitate the resolution of your issues so you can go forward in the most positive light possible. This is a wonderful outcome for your own, personal well-being and can also make the situation more manageable if you’ll be co-parenting.

Divorce isn’t where anyone expects their marriage to wind up, but working through your issues in a safe, supportive environment with a Thriveworks relationship counselor can help make a tough period in your life a bit easier.

Reach Out to a Marriage or Couples Therapist at Thriveworks in Nashville, TN

If you and your partner are considering couples therapy or marriage counseling, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. Our marriage and couples counselors at Thriveworks in Nashville, TN are keen to help you.

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 Nashville therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • 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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Phillip was Amazing!! So easy to talk to and very helpful through a very difficult time. He was always just a click away if needed. Would definitely call him if ever needed again.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Nashville is located off Hillsboro Rd between Richard Jones Rd and Warfield Dr. We currently share the building with the SK Skin Lab and Clean Eatz, among other businesses, and are next door to Sleep Outfitters mattress store.

Phone number

(339) 220-0056

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