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1,160 people sought marriage counseling help at North Charleston in the last year

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

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Our therapists in North Charleston are booked, but we have 30 other therapists in SC available for an online or in-person session.

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 North Charleston, SC 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 North Charleston, SC work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Communication issues. No intimacy. Anger problems. Substance abuse. Disagreements in parenting. Work stress. Evolving interests and desires. It seems that the list of marital conflicts and stressors never ends. Fortunately, there are tools available to couples who need help working through these challenges in marriage. One important and effective tool being marriage counseling.

“Every competent counselor knows that no matter what the marriage problem, the system that sustains it is found in both people. Like a mobile hanging from the ceiling, a change to one piece impacts the equilibrium of the entire structure. In the same way, every marriage maintains balance as two people shift their positions, their attitudes, and their behaviors to counter one another.” –Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, I Love You More

Your partner finally returns home from work and immediately grabs a beer out of the fridge. He takes his beer to the basement and you don’t see him for the rest of the night. You can’t remember the last time you two had a real, meaningful conversation. In fact, your most recent conversations have been about money and the kids. But what about your relationship and your connection?

Unfortunately, sometimes our most important relationships take a backseat to other happenings in our life. And that’s okay—unless you fail to check in with your relationship and give it the time and attention it deserves. If you and your spouse are experiencing trouble in paradise, consider working with a marriage counselor or therapist at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC. Marriage counseling can help you to confront the problems in your relationship head-on. It can help you rebuild your relationship. And it can help you make an informed decision to separate, if that’s what you decide is best.

What Is Marriage Counseling? How Can It Help My Relationship?

Marriage counseling, a form of couples therapy, helps couples to better understand and resolve their conflicts. The marriage counselors at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC help their couples by providing them with tools for communicating properly, working through their differences, and problem-solving. This form of counseling is led by licensed therapists, often licensed marriage and family therapists. These professionals have skills, training, and experience specific to helping couples.

Often, marriage counseling is short-term treatment. In fact, you and your partner might only need to attend a few sessions to resolve your given issue! Or, on the other hand, you might need to attend marriage therapy for a few months to properly work through the challenge you’re currently experiencing. Remember: Marriage counseling is an extremely effective form of therapy that can help you work through whatever it is you and your spouse are struggling with. There is hope.

Who Should Pursue Marriage Counseling?

There are many challenges that can cause a relationship to deteriorate due to the stress, sadness, fear, and other difficult emotions that often accompany these challenges. Fortunately, regardless of the specifics, a marriage counselor at Thriveworks North Charleston can help you discuss and work through said issues. We already touched on several common challenges, but here’s a more comprehensive list:

  • Infidelity
  • Substance abuse
  • Financial concerns
  • Intimacy issues
  • Child rearing conflicts
  • Infertility
  • Anger problems
  • Unemployment
  • Major life changes

If you’re experiencing one of the issues above or another challenge not listed, pursuing marriage counseling is a great idea. However, your relationship does not have to be in serious trouble for you to pursue or benefit from marriage counseling. A marriage counselor at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC can also help you strengthen your bond and build a stronger foundation for your relationship!

Work with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC

Marriage counseling will most likely involve working with your partner and therapist in joint sessions. If you are ready to go on this journey with your spouse, reach out to Thriveworks North Charleston, SC today. We will pair you with a skilled, caring relationship expert who knows how to help people truly better their marriage.

Thriveworks North Charleston, SC has in-person and online marriage counseling appointments available. Also, we can get you all set up for a same-day or next-day appointment. So, if you’re ready to put your relationship on the fast track to a happier, healthier existence, give us a call. We’re here and ready to help.

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 North Charleston therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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

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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

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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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