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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

Often with couples, I find that each member is “stuck” in an old pattern of reacting in relationships. These patterns often come from early experiences with family. Understanding our patterns is often helpful. Couples I see have difficulties communicating, and I am quick to teach communication skills. Most couples that are successful in therapy soon realize that they must actively shape the relationship.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach a variety of tools in therapy. Often we focus on:

  • Communication skills
  • Setting boundaries
  • Fair fighting rules
  • Dealing with anger
  • Dealing with trust

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

I often know a client is making progress not when they are happy, but they are calmer in their struggles with life and feeling the courage to try new things. Also, I usually see progress when a client puts their own needs first.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

A great deal of therapy does not really happen in sessions. Therapy happens when the client tries new “experiments” on how to deal with the real world. The client’s time with me is often a planning session for these new efforts.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

Therapy always starts with a discussion of where the client has been. Clients are often eager to tell about the troubles they have had in life, but they should be prepared to discuss where they want to go and what they want to achieve. Clients in couples therapy often find that there is something they need to be willing to give up to keep the relationship healthy. Often, it is their own anger.

Starting Couples & marriage counseling

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.

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 Little Rock therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at North Little Rock
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

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I'm enjoying my sessions with Katherine Hearne. She is patient with me and long-suffering, and very compassionate towards me.
Read more I'm enjoying my sessions with Katherine Hearne. She is patient with me and long-suffering, and very compassionate towards me.
Danielle Feb 2024
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Thriveworks offers it all. It’s very easy to change therapist until you find one you like. Only thing I’d like to see change is the price for missed appointments. It keeps people accountable but over $100 is a bit harsh.
Read more Thriveworks offers it all. It’s very easy to change therapist until you find one you like. Only thing I’d like to see change is the price for missed appointments. It keeps people accountable but over $100 is a bit harsh.
Hope Dec 2023
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★★★★★
THRIVE ALIVE is working on a project and it’s “ME” and she also has my “FFL” as a patient too. Let’s just say she is a little Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey wrapped in to one! I’m not telling you her name because I don’t want her to get booked and deprive me of my scheduled appointments. I’m just saying this woman is a “MIRACLE WORKER!” I got this CM!
Read more THRIVE ALIVE is working on a project and it’s “ME” and she also has my “FFL” as a patient too. Let’s just say she is a little Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey wrapped in to one! I’m not telling you her name because I don’t want her to get booked and deprive me of my scheduled appointments. I’m just saying this woman is a “MIRACLE WORKER!” I got this CM!
Little Rock Jan 2020
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great atmosphere and great place to go. recommended!!
Little Rock Dec 2019
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This group is amazing. From the time I walked in the door I felt comfortable and the staff went above and beyond to help fit my needs. It is evident that they truly care. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for this type of service.
Read more This group is amazing. From the time I walked in the door I felt comfortable and the staff went above and beyond to help fit my needs. It is evident that they truly care. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for this type of service.
Little Rock Sep 2019
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★★★★★
So responsive when we had an urgent need. Their immediate responses helped moved us forward immediately, and their continued care improved our situation over time. Thriveworks was there for us, when we needed them the most!
Read more So responsive when we had an urgent need. Their immediate responses helped moved us forward immediately, and their continued care improved our situation over time. Thriveworks was there for us, when we needed them the most!
Little Rock Aug 2019
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★★★★★
After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Read more After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Little Rock Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve known Zack, both professionally and personally, for the last 3 and a half years. He is a great person, and you won’t find anyone more dedicated to what they do. He truly cares about his patients and their outcomes, and he puts 110% of himself into his work to make sure they have the best outcomes possible. I consider myself lucky to have gotten the opportunity to work with him, and I know he will do great things now with Thriveworks.
Read more I’ve known Zack, both professionally and personally, for the last 3 and a half years. He is a great person, and you won’t find anyone more dedicated to what they do. He truly cares about his patients and their outcomes, and he puts 110% of himself into his work to make sure they have the best outcomes possible. I consider myself lucky to have gotten the opportunity to work with him, and I know he will do great things now with Thriveworks.
Little Rock Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry North Little Rock is located off W Commercial Drive, between Burrow Dr and Warden Rd. Behind our block of buildings you will see the Courtyard Marriot. We currently share the building with First Command, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as Quest Diagnostics.

Phone number

(501) 819-8075

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