Every day, millions of couples meet and connect, starting a journey they hope will last a lifetime. Like you, these couples look forward to the happiness their relationship can bring. Your relationship may have started with a simple shared glance at a party, a spark that helped the two of you feel something that led to a deeper connection. Or your relationship may have taken more time, beginning as a simple friendship built on mutual respect and concern, but growing deeper as you and your partner learnt to trust one another.
No matter how relationships begin, their goal is generally the same: to find someone to share your happiness and joy. People want to gain the support and trust of a partner who they can, in turn, build up. Sometimes these goals seem to come with ease, achievements gained just from spending time with your partner. The two of you seem to easily meld together as you walk life’s journey. But it’s not always that seamless.
No relationship is immune from the stresses and struggles of life. The expert couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK can facilitate compassionate, effective discussions between you and your partner to help you mutually find solutions to your issues.
When Is It Time to See a Marriage Counselor?
Any number of issues can arise over the course of an intimate relationship. And these issues can crop up with almost anyone, no matter how long you’ve been together. For example, even the most resilient of couples can sometimes struggle with the following:
- Repeated arguments
- Lack of affection
- Anger management
- Sex life problems
- Addiction or substance abuse issues
- Illness or chronic health issues
- Financial stress
- Empty nest syndrome
- Midlife crises
At times these challenges may make it seem like your relationship is beyond repair, that the only alternative to living with an unhealthy relationship is breaking up. When your relationship with your partner isn’t working, it can cause an enormous amount of distress. But you can seek support from the couples counselors at Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks have the compassion and emotional insights to help with the challenges you might face.
How Do Couples Therapists Help?
When you’re struggling in your relationship, the marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK can help you and your spouse navigate your challenges. Thriveworks is staffed with top-rated, fully licensed, experienced professionals who can give you the tools to enhance your relationship. They use evidence-based approaches like the Gottman method and emotionally-focused therapy to help clients achieve the following common goals, as well as many more:
- To feel more loved.
- To feel more appreciated.
- To model a healthier relationship for children.
- To reignite a spark.
- To reduce household tension.
- To stop repeating the same fight.
- To have a better sex life.
- To resolve conflict.
- To heal from infidelity or prevent infidelity.
- To find financial compromises.
- To identify where one partner needs more support.
- To create healthy boundaries.
- To express wants and needs.
How to Choose a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor
Choosing a relationship counseling professional can feel intimidating if you don’t know what to look for in a provider. But you can start with some basic criteria:
- The counselor should be fully licensed in Oklahoma. (All Thriveworks mental health providers are fully licensed, nationwide.)
- You should be able to afford therapy. At Thriveworks, relationship counselors can accept most major health insurance plans for therapy sessions. If someone doesn’t have insurance, Thriveworks offers reasonable self-pay rates.
- Therapy sessions should be comfortable and convenient. Marriage and family therapy at Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK can take place online or in-person. Clients can choose what’s easiest and most flexible for them.
Grow Your Relationship with Couples Counseling at Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK
No matter the current state of your relationship, seeking help from a qualified marriage counselor is a great first step. By asking for help you’re not admitting defeat; you’re simply stating that your relationship is important to you.
Contact Thriveworks in Oklahoma City, OK today to talk with a counselor or therapist and learn how we can assist you. Most clients can meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours of their initial call. Appointments at Thriveworks start on-time or early over 97% of the time. And clients can access their provider by email or phone between sessions.
Thriveworks offers virtual therapy sessions that take place over secure, HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing software. Online counseling allows for scheduling on evenings and weekends, or whenever sessions are most convenient for you and your spouse. Thriveworks also has a modern office in Oklahoma City where clients can meet their exceptional therapist in person.
Don’t miss out on the benefits of couples therapy at Thriveworks. We look forward to your call!