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68,022 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Infidelity, +16 more

As a person who has had many life transitions and has been married to a man and now a woman, I am in the unique situation to have been exposed to so m... As a person who has had many life transitions and has been married to a man and now a woman, I am in the unique situation to have been exposed to so many challenges. Those experiences have made me more empathic and understanding of my patients. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Relationships, +3 more

I’m a relationship-driven clinician committed to helping women and men learn how to build and maintain healthier relationships with themselves and o... I’m a relationship-driven clinician committed to helping women and men learn how to build and maintain healthier relationships with themselves and others — I love to see others thrive in their relationships and establish a healthy sense of self-worth and purpose. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +7 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +6 more

I am here to partner with you in your healing journey to overcome these challenges and work towards the life you have envisioned for yourself or your ... I am here to partner with you in your healing journey to overcome these challenges and work towards the life you have envisioned for yourself or your relationship. Read more

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.

Need more help deciding?

Imagine: You and your partner have been on good terms for the entirety of your relationship. You’re about to celebrate your sixth anniversary and have a fun trip planned. Just before your mini-vacation, one of your partner’s family members decides to visit. Every time they’re around, they make you feel uncomfortable and stressed. Your partner doesn’t realize this and gets upset with you for not wanting to hang out when they’re here. You’ve tried explaining the way you feel but they seem blind to what’s going on. 

In this situation, outside, unbiased advice would greatly benefit you and your partner. Maybe they don’t see your side because of some unresolved issues with that particular family member. Or, maybe they just need to hear it from someone else. Whether you’re in a situation like this or you and your loved one are dealing with a different issue, couples therapy or marriage counseling might be the solution you’ve been searching for. 

Relationships take a lot of work and patience. In some cases, they even need the help of a licensed therapist or counselor. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh, NC, our couples and marriage counselors are dedicated to helping you and your partner achieve greater overall happiness and success. 

When your arguments start to get too hard to handle or if you and your partner are experiencing a hardship in your relationship, consider working with us. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, just give us a call.

Working with a Counselor or Therapist: Does it Work?

After days, weeks, even months of trying to resolve specific issues with your partner, it can feel overwhelming. Remember that all couples go through difficult times and you’re not alone. There is no clear-cut way to work through the challenges you’re facing. However, the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC have the skills, education, and training to help you tackle your issues. 

When you first begin your sessions, your clinician will work to understand you and your partner’s individual needs and concerns. Doing so will help them take a more in-depth look into the root causes of what’s going on and provide you with a customized treatment plan for your relationship. Doing so, they will teach you tools and tricks to use in managing future conflicts and de-escalating stressors. Some of the tools could include: 

  • Communication techniques
  • How to actively listen to your partner, not just “hear” what they are saying
  • Identify the root problems of your relationship
  • Increase respect and understanding for each other 

These are just a few of the things you can learn during your time with the clinicians at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh. Again, we’re here for you and will do everything we can to help you improve your relationship.

The Areas That Couples and Marriage Counselors Can Help With

As you’ve probably gathered already, we can provide you with assistance for many different things. If you have a problem, no matter how big or small, chances are you would benefit from working with a mental health professional.

Below are a few of the common reasons why couples seek our assistance: 

  • Lack of trust
  • Poor communication
  • Infidelity 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression 
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Financial strain 
  • Intimacy problems
  • Depression 
  • Poor work/life balance
  • Thoughts of separation 
  • Disagreeing values 
  • Major life changes 
  • Jealousy 

We understand that every couple has their unique challenges, so don’t feel discouraged if your specific concern wasn’t listed. Sometimes you might not know what the particular problem is and it could just be that the fun has faded from your relationship. We’ll work with you through whatever you bring to the table.

Start Couples Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh, NC

If you’ve made it this far, we’re glad to see you’re still here. You must be ready to take the next step and improve your relationship for the better. At Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in great hands. 

We have a team of exceptional scheduling specialists and mental health professionals. Also, we offer a wide range of benefits, including flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, online counseling options, next-day appointments, free resources, and more. 

To get started, visit our online booking system or give our office a call. We look forward to working with you and your loved one.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • 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 Raleigh
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 quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
Read more I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
June Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Read more Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Harley Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Read more I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Northeast Raleigh Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Read more Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Read more I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Read more Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Northeast Raleigh is off of Highwoods Blvd. We are across the street from Highwoods Park KinderCare, and down the road from Taco Bell.

Phone number

(919) 822-8270

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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