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1,160 people sought couples therapy help at North Charleston in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a couples can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 33 therapists in South Carolina available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Couples therapy

What is couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It 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 couples therapy include:

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

How does couples therapy work?

Couples therapy 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 couples therapy 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 couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples’ needs, the challenges they’d like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

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Couples Therapy in North Charleston, SC—Couples Therapists, Counselors

Every couple experiences relationship issues that threaten to destroy the relationship. These issues ranges from mild to more serious. The above issues would probably be categorized as more mild, while other issues—like major jealousy, trust issues, and disagreements on parenting—would probably be ranked by most couples as more serious. But mild or serious, all of the aforementioned can succeed in ripping a relationship apart. That is, unless the couple gives their relationship a fair shot in couples therapy.

If you and your partner are between a rock and a hard place, consider working with a couples therapist or counselor at Thriveworks North Charleston. These relationship experts can help you discuss and work through the issues in your relationship. Many people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to dating, such that the “right” relationship won’t be hard. But the harsh reality is that we often encounter challenges in our most important relationships. Fortunately, if you put in the right time and work, you and your partner can work through these challenges together. Reach out today for help.

Do We Need Couples Therapy?

As we just mentioned above, every couple out there encounters difficult times and challenges that test their relationship. Additionally, there are almost always improvements you can make in your relationship! In summary, virtually every couple out there can find value in working with a couples therapist or counselor. Just as you can benefit from working on your personal health and development on a regular basis, you can benefit from putting some work into the health of your relationship.

That said, you are more likely to work with a couples therapist if your relationship is in trouble. And you might find couples therapy more valuable if this is the case, too! Just know that whatever is going on, our couples therapists at Thriveworks North Charleston will look at your specific relationship needs before they design your treatment plan. For example, depending on your needs, your couples therapist might design your treatment to help you and your significant other work through:

  • Jealousy issues
  • Lack of trust in the relationship
  • Financial stressors
  • Implications of infidelity
  • Parental disagreements
  • Different visions for the future

Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC

If you and your partner have identified a need to work with a couples therapist, look no further. Thriveworks North Charleston, SC has relationship experts—including couples therapist, marriage counselors, and premarital counselors—who can meet your needs. They will work to equip you, your partner, and your overall relationship with the skills and tools needed to build a happier, healthier relationship.

Are you ready to set up your first couples therapy appointment? Give Thriveworks North Charleston, SC a call. We have scheduling specialists on staff who can get you all scheduled for an onsite or online counseling appointment. Keep in mind that we do have same-week appointments available for both in-person and online counseling sessions. And either way, you can expect to work with a skilled, qualified, caring counselor who cares about you and your relationship. We hope to hear from you soon!

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 North Charleston therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at North Charleston
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Read more I have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Tar Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Read more Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Meshelle Jan 2024
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I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Read more I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Charleston Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
Read more Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
North Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Read more I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
Read more Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
North Charleston Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
Read more Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
Read more Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry North Charleston is located at 4975 Lacross Rd # 351, North Charleston, SC 29406, near Sam’s Club and Walmart Supercenter.

Phone number

(843) 549-4786

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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