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854 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Odessa in the last year

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Dwight Newell

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

My go-to approach for helping people in couples counseling is getting both partners to recognize ways therapy can help them grow individually to strengthen the relationship as a couple.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I teach the following tools in couples counseling. They are as follows: healthy communication exercises, mirroring techniques, how to hold a family meeting, and how to put yourself in the other partner's position.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples counseling when each partner begins to see ways they approach the other partner that do not promote growth in the relationship.

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

Clients can supplement their time in couples counseling by identifying a hobby they can participate in together.

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

To prepare for your first couples counseling session, you can each make a list of things you would like to see different in the relationship.

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?

The bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert once wrote, “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” Why is it miraculous? Because intimate human relationships can be extremely difficult to maintain. You have to set healthy boundaries, you have to communicate your feelings, and you have to be willing to see life from another person’s perspective. And for two people who were raised in different households with different role models for relationships, that can feel impossible sometimes. But that’s where a relationship counselor can help.

The couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX are trained to see and empathize with both points of view in a relationship, whether the clients are a married couple who’s been married for 30 years, a couple who wants premarital counseling before they get married, or even two close friends who have been estranged due to an argument and want to heal their bond. 

Does Couples Counseling Really Work?

If you’re not sure if couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX will work to enhance your relationship with your significant other, consider all the happy, enduring celebrity couples who have sworn by marriage counseling:

  • Barack and Michelle Obama
  • Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
  • Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
  • Pink and Carey Hart
  • Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade

Couples counseling works because it’s usually solution-focused and can offer practical solutions to conflicts. The work of getting to know another person intimately can take a lifetime, but the work of solving immediate problems can happen in just a few sessions with an expert couples therapist at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX. And those lessons learned in short-term therapy can keep on teaching you both throughout a relationship. 

What Are the Most Common Reasons for Seeing a Couples or Marriage Counselor?

Some couples arrive at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX because they want couples therapy or marriage counseling for an immediate, external crisis, for example, someone cheated on their partner, or a death in the family has left a couple reeling. Other times the reasons for seeking marriage therapy might be more emotional, abstract, or esoteric. For instance, many people just desire certain fulfilling things in their relationship, such us the following:

  • To feel loved.
  • To feel appreciated.
  • To give their kids a healthy model for a relationship. 
  • To get their spark back.
  • To improve their communication.
  • To stop having the same fight over and over again.
  • To have better sex.
  • To address substance abuse or addiction in the relationship.
  • To stop arguing about in-laws.
  • To get mental health support for parenting difficulties.
  • To become more emotionally available. 

Sometimes couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX can help identify an individual problem, like when one spouse may need additional counseling for depression, anxiety, or another untreated mental health condition. 

Reignite Your Spark with Relationship Counseling at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX

The marriage counselors and couples therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX use their compassion, insights, and expertise to help people who love each other meet their relationship goals. They do this with evidence-based, premium treatments at affordable prices. 

When you call the Thriveworks office in Odessa, our staff can arrange for you to have a session with a fully qualified, top-rated couples therapist within as few as 24-48 hours. Thriveworks offers additional client benefits like email and phone access to your provider between sessions, an ultra-flexible cancellation policy, and our acclaimed Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A service, where a licensed counselor will respond to your life questions with exceptional, meaningful advice.

Don’t wait for you and your spouse to grow apart. Make an appointment with a Thriveworks marriage counselor and rediscover the original love and friendship between you and the object of your affection. What are you waiting for? Call us today. 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Texas therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

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

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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In the same building is Snelling Staffing Services, Keller Williams Real Estate Agency, MoneyGram, and Ranger Security and Investigations. Across the street is Pebblebend Apartments and Venture Communications.

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