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500 people sought marriage counseling help at New Orleans in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Bipolar Disorder, Depression

After 22 years of being a therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcomi... After 22 years of being a therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you and I am here to support you in that process. Read more


Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, +7 more

I believe in walking alongside each client in order to make observations and offer insight to help you reach your full wellness potential.

Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in New Orleans, LA 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 Marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

The moral of most romantic comedies is that a wedding is the pinnacle of the relationship. Everything that has held a couple back and kept them from one another has been overcome, and the wedding marks the beginning of happily-ever-after. Think about some of the most beloved rom-coms: Hitch, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Silver Linings Playbook, While You Were Sleeping. The getting together is the hard part of the relationship. Marriage is the easy part. Right? Wrong. Romantic comedies are a fun way to spend an evening, but they are a poor guide for a realistic marriage. Reality is that many people struggle within their marriage. Wedding vows often include a promise to love each other “for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer” because it is normal to have worse, sick, and poor times. It is also normal for spouses to reach out during those difficult times. Marriage therapists often work with spouses to help them work through relational challenges and experience a deeper, more loving connection.

“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens;
it’s something that must be created.” —Fawn Weaver

The marriage counselors at Thriveworks New Orleans have worked with many spouses who are struggling to create a healthy connection. Often, these couples want to make their marriage work, but they are not sure how. Marriage therapy is not a quick-fix or a magic potion, but counselors are often excellent guides for creating a healthy, happy marriage.

Could Marriage Therapy Help?

When they are struggling, spouses often wonder if this is the right time to start therapy. While there is technically no right time to start marriage therapy, there is also no wrong time to start it either. In fact, wondering if marriage therapy could help may be a sign that it is time to make an appointment. There is no limit to the reasons spouses could start marriage therapy, but a few of the reasons they have worked with marriage counselors at Thriveworks New Orleans include…

    1) Continuous or Escalating Arguments.
    Because a marriage is the union of two individuals, there should be arguments. Disagreement, difference, and debate are often a sign of health when spouses honor each other’s view and resolve the issue with respect. Doing so, however, is more easily said than done. Arguments can often escalate to personal attacks. Arguments can also go unresolved and drain energy from the relationship. Marriage therapists often work with spouses, teaching them healthy conflict resolution skills.

    2) Never having arguments (or disagreements).
    It is worth repeating: healthy spouses argue and disagree, but they do so respectfully. If the disagreements are disrespectful, this is a problem. If the disagreements are not even happening, this is a problem as well. It may signal that spouses have conflicted poorly in the past and have given up trying to communicate well. It may also signal that one spouse’s feelings, thoughts, and needs are dominating, and the other spouse has lost a sense of their own identity. This is another circumstance where healthy communication and conflict resolution skills may help improve the marriage.

    3) A spouse has committed adultery.
    Cheating can send a marriage into cardiac arrest. Affairs destroy trust, and trust is the foundation of any healthy marriage. Spouses sometimes choose to work on their relationship and try to repair it after an affair. Spouses sometimes choose to end the marriage after an affair. In both cases, a marriage therapist can often help direct that process and help each spouse find healing.

    4) One or both spouses are trying to force each other to change.
    One principle for being in a happy relationship is that each individual is responsible for their own attitudes, feelings, thoughts, choices, and growth. When one spouse is trying to change the other way, there may be personal growth that needs to happen, but it will not happen at someone else’s prompting. Trying to change another person rarely produces long-lasting improvement. Instead, it often introduces shame, tension, and disappointment. Marriage counselors often help spouses find the right balance of personal responsibility and accountability.

    5) There is abuse in the relationship.
    Abuse in any relationship is never acceptable. Within a marriage, it can be even more devastating because a marriage should be the safest relationship in a person’s life. Abuse in any form, including sexual, emotional, or physical, is always wrong. If you have experienced abuse from your spouse, know that it is not your fault. Know that your safety is important. Seeking help is often the right choice.

Scheduling an Appointment for Marriage Therapy at Thriveworks New Orleans

As you read through this list of reasons why some go to marriage therapy, did you recognize anything? Maybe you did. Maybe you did not. It would be impossible to list every reason spouses seek out help for their relationship. If you are ready to start marriage therapy, then it may be time to start. The professionals at Thriveworks New Orleans are ready to help. When you contact our office, you and your spouse may have your first appointment the following day. We do not have voicemail in our office, but a person answers our phone and helps our clients make their appointments. We offer evening and weekend appointments. We also work with a variety of insurance providers and accept many different plans. Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks New Orleans today for a marriage therapy appointment.

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 New Orleans therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA is located in a building at the corner of N Norman C Francis Pkwy and Conti St. We currently share the building with Morphy Makofsky Inc. Across the street, on the opposite side of Conti St, you will find Camp Bow Wow doggy daycare. On the opposite side of N Norman C Francis Pkwy is the Mid City Park and the Norman C Francis Bike Trail.

Phone number

(504) 732-9138

Languages spoken by LA providers

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