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2,101 people sought marriage counseling help at Norfolk in the last year

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

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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 Norfolk, VA 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 Norfolk, VA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

When you were a kid, how did you feel about love and marriage? Maybe you thought it was “icky” and covered your eyes anytime your parents kissed. But you probably transitioned to appreciating and even longing for a love of your own: fantasizing about the day you’d fall in love and say, “I do.” And it’s probably safe to say that you found that love of your own and vowed your commitment to forever with your partner, considering you’re on this page. But it’s probably also true that you didn’t quite know how challenging marriage would be.

One thing we don’t understand as kids is that marriage isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It’s no fairytale, not like we see in the movies. Instead, marriage takes time, energy, and hard work—every single day. Now, some days, your marriage might require more time, energy, and work than others. But you must continue to prioritize this relationship is you hope to live happily and harmoniously with your partner.

“Both people need to care deeply about the other person, to put the other’s needs before their own, and to make a daily commitment to that person to stick it out.”

–Alessandra Torre

If you and your spouse are struggling to get to that happy, harmonious place, consider working with a marriage counselor. Marriage counseling is designed to help couples who are struggling to work through their marital issues as well as those who simply want to give their marriage their best shot. The marriage counselors at Thriveworks Norfolk Counseling specialize in helping couples optimize their marriage and get the most out of their relationship. If this is something you’re interested in pursuing, just call our office. We’ll get you set up with your first marriage counseling session right away.

Is Marriage Counseling Worthwhile? How Can It Help?

Marriage counseling helps a range of couples, from those who have been married for 25 years and counting to those who just got married a few months or years ago. As mentioned previously, marriage counseling can help couples work through any existing problems and also improve their overall marriage. Marriage counseling at Thriveworks Norfolk is multi-beneficial and offers:

  • Expert relationship help
  • Third party feedback
  • Undying support
  • Science-backed tips
  • Personalized treatment

All of the above can help you and your spouse put your marriage back on the right track. For example, if you and your wife or husband are struggling to get back to an intimate place, a Thriveworks Norfolk marriage counselor can…

  • Help you get to the bottom of why this intimacy is lacking
  • Offer tips for improving intimacy and affection
  • Provide you with support as you navigate this tough conversation

The marriage counselors and couples therapists at Thriveworks Norfolk Counseling are happy to help you and your spouse. Don’t be afraid to bring up anything that is relevant to your marriage and why you might be struggling. Our counselors never judge their clients and offer a supportive space for working through their challenges.

It’s Normal to Have Marital Issues—You Are Not Alone

It’s completely normal and okay to have marital issues. It’s completely normal and okay to feel upset or angry with your partner from time to time. It’s completely normal and okay to disagree every now and then.

No marriage is perfect—we can’t say this enough. Many of us hope and even expect to enter a perfect relationship, free of conflict. In reality, every relationship has ups and downs, which include difficult challenges that might even threaten the entirety of one’s marriage. In times like this, it’s important that you seek out and receive the help that you need. A marriage counselor can help you address…

  • Jealousy and lack of trust
  • Infidelity and other forms of betrayal
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Differing views or opinions
  • Parenting challenges
  • Money problems

Whatever you and your spouse need help with, the marriage counselors at Thriveworks Norfolk would be happy to step up to the plate.

Schedule a Marriage Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Norfolk

Marriage counseling can help you work through your marital issues, improve the overall foundation of your marriage, and foster a happier, healthier relationship for years to come. If this sounds like something that you and your spouse could benefit from, reach out to Thriveworks Norfolk Counseling today. We’ll be happy to talk to you and get you ready for your first session!

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 Norfolk therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Norfolk is located on Kingsley Ln., in front of a large building that houses ATM Summit Hampton Roads Fcu and several medical professionals’ offices. This area is cushioned between the Lafayette River and Wayne Creek.

Phone number

(757) 280-4736

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