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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?

Chris and Carly have been miscommunicating for months. Though they’ve had their fair share of arguments in the years they’ve been dating, these last few months have been different.

For some reason, every conversation devolves into a misunderstanding –– whether discussing money, where to eat, or even the weather. Despite the arguments, Chris and Carly still love each other and don’t want their disagreements to end their relationship. They decide to start seeing a licensed marriage and family therapist for relationship counseling.

After a few sessions, Chris and Carly begin to understand each other better. Even though the subjects of their arguments seemed trivial at the time, they now realize they could have reached out for help sooner.

If you and your partner have been facing tension or issues like Chris and Carly, it’s okay to ask for help. At Thriveworks Counseling in Orem, UT, we understand how important your relationships are and our mental health professionals are here to provide expert couples therapy and marriage counseling. Call us to schedule your first appointment today.

Why Do People Seek Out Relationship Counseling?

People often hesitate to reach out for help in their relationships, partly because they’re not sure their issues are serious enough. However, the misconception that couples counseling is only for people with serious problems in their relationships is simply not true.

Relationship counselors can give you the tools and guidance you need to work through any issue, big or small. Even if there’s only one issue you’re facing in an otherwise healthy relationship, it can still be helpful to attend therapy. It may be beneficial to begin couples counseling right away when you notice problems developing between you and your partner. Early intervention can make it easier to resolve problems.

Relationships can be complicated, and each one faces unique challenges. Some common issues that may prompt you to seek couples counseling include:

  • Frequent conflict
  • Financial issues
  • Parenting problems
  • A loss of intimacy or sexual dissatisfaction
  • Premarital counseling
  • Emotional distance
  • Codependent tendencies
  • Infidelity
  • Trust issues
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse or addiction

A couples therapist can help resolve these issues for couples in all phases of their relationships. Even if you’re not facing any major issues, you can still pursue marriage and family therapy for a relationship “check-up.”

The team of mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Orem, UT can help you resolve the toughest problems your relationship is facing. If you’re ready to move forward and grow closer together, couples counseling and marriage therapy can help.

What To Expect From Couples Therapy

Couples therapy sessions are guided by your and your partner’s goals as well as your specific needs. Your couples therapist will get to know you individually and assess your issues, emotions, and unique perspectives. This process will help them develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns.

Marriage therapy and couples counseling is often a short-term process. The duration and frequency of your treatment will vary based on your progress and needs. The actual framework of each session is shaped by the type of therapy your counselor recommends. Some common types of couples therapy include:

  • The Gottman Method: Clients learn how to combat four specific threats to relationships: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.
  • Imago Relationship Therapy: You’ll focus on understanding and resolving relationship problems by identifying and working through unaddressed wounds or traumas from earlier in your life.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): This therapy emphasizes strengthening your bond with your partner by clarifying your emotional needs and determining how they can be met.

A licensed counselor or therapist can combine aspects of more than one of these approaches, or other types of therapy not listed here, to provide the best care possible to you and your partner.

Unpacking the emotions and histories of your relationship is not an easy task, but these techniques can help you resolve conflict, improve your communication skills, practice empathy, become more comfortable with emotional vulnerability, and ultimately feel more confident in your relationship. Your Thriveworks couples counselor in Orem, UT will guide you through every step of the process.

Start Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Orem, UT

If you’re ready to take the next step in improving your relationship with your spouse or partner, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Orem, UT. We can often accommodate new clients right away, and you may be able to speak with a licensed marriage and family therapist within 24 to 48 hours of your first call.

Coordinating the schedules of two busy people can be tricky, so Thriveworks providers maintain availability in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and on the weekends. We accept many insurance plans and offer text support for billing and scheduling needs.

You don’t have to wait any longer to give your relationship the attention it deserves. Schedule your first couples therapy or marriage counseling session at Thriveworks in Orem, UT today and begin building a bond that will last for years to come.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Orem is off of State Street, across the street from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and near Arby’s and Hur Jewelers.

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(435) 253-6373

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