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68,022 people sought couples therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Stress, +8 more

As a systemically informed, non-binary, Latinx therapist, I have a personal understanding of the complex emotions associated with practicing self acce... As a systemically informed, non-binary, Latinx therapist, I have a personal understanding of the complex emotions associated with practicing self acceptance and processing relationship changes throughout the process. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, Caresource, +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

I believe in treating the whole person as I assist you through your journey in this wellness process.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Carelon, Caresource, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +17 more
Domestic Abuse, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

I believe the best therapy happens when you and I are able to truly connect.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +11 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety ... As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety of life situations. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +10 more
LGBTQIA+, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a CIS identified woman of color, I understand the unique issues of identity exploration and intersectionality.

Starting Couples therapy

What is Couples therapy?

Thriveworks Couples therapy helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. It is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Couples therapy work?

Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.

Is Couples therapy conducted in person or online?

Couples therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Couples therapy last?

On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re stuck in a relationship that doesn’t fulfill you, but you don’t want to give up, it’s normal to feel frustrated, sad, confused, and resentful. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in this cycle forever. Read these five tips to help you recharge your relationship and then contact Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC for personalized help with your marriage or relationships.

1. Communicate your way out of a rut

One of the most common reasons couples stop feeling connected is because they’ve stopped talking to each other. They no longer share the details of their day, they don’t talk about their future together, and they don’t communicate their concerns about their relationship. Sit down with your partner, talk to them about how you feel, and be open to them doing the same.

2. Remember that it’s all in the action

Communication is an important first step but it’s not enough on its own. You must back up your words with actions. Depending on the specific issues in your relationship, there are a number of actions you could take. It may be as simple as helping with laundry or as complicated as ending a complex relationship in your life that your partner is uncomfortable with. Whatever the situation is, it’s important to take action when necessary.

3. Don’t expect magical overnight results

A quick fix would be nice but it’s not realistic. Let go of the idea that you must fix everything right now. Set reasonable expectations that include room for both growth and steps back. Building and maintaining a healthy relationship is a lifelong process.

4. Stay on top of your issues

It’s a wonderful feeling to go through a rough patch and come out the other side. However, remember that if you don’t continue to do the things that let to the troubling time, you’ll end up in another rough patch. “Couples face different challenges in their individual lives and in their couple life over time,” explains Victoria Baxter, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Thriveworks in Raleigh. “Counseling can help couples move through these transitions and challenges more aware and insightful of their strengths and weaknesses, leading to long term positive changes.” 

5. Don’t hyperfocus on what isn’t working

It’s tempting to focus on all the things that aren’t working. While it is important to discuss those issues don’t forget to remember why you’re together in the first place. Share your gratitude with your partner and let them know what they’re doing right.

All relationships are complicated and all of them go through their ups and downs. When you need help, reach out to a Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC and let our experienced providers give you the guidance you need to get through this troubling time.

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 27 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

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I love my therapist and psychiatrist
John Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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★★★★
Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

Phone number

(919) 642-4857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • French
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