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11,301 people sought marriage counseling help at Richmond in the last year

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

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Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Richmond, VA 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 Marriage counseling include:

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

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Richmond, VA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

Whether we like it or not, our most important relationships will be tested. Those with our friends, family members, and—of course—our spouses. Oftentimes, these are the people we spend the majority of our time with. We make important decisions with our spouses, and we share with them our greatest dreams and desires. It’s only natural that we disagree, fight, even despise these individuals from time to time.

Fortunately, there are mental health professionals who specialize in helping these couples to resolve these arguments, better understand the other’s perspective, and ultimately build a better foundation for their relationship. These professionals are called marriage counselors, and they have impressive knowledge, skills, and experience helping couples improve their marriage.

“You always gain by giving love.” –Reese Witherspoon

If your marriage is suffering or you simply want to build an even happier relationship with your spouse, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). We have marriage counselors who want to help you with your marriage struggles. To set up a marriage counseling appointment, call (804) 980-7242. We’re happy to offer treatment specific to your relationship needs.

Could My Marriage Benefit from Marriage Counseling?

Before couples go into marriage counseling or couples therapy, they often debate whether they really “need” it. The real question is, could your relationship benefit from professional and unbiased guidance? Most people would respond positively when the question is framed in this way. Now, the specific benefits can vary from couple to couple, as each relationship has different needs, problems, and goals. That being said, the marriage counselors at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) strive to provide the following for all of their clients:

  1. A safe space: Arguing with your spouse probably isn’t your favorite thing to do, but the occasional disagreement is actually a sign of a healthy relationship! It shows that you and your partner have your own opinions and feel comfortable sharing as well as debating those opinions. A marriage counselor can provide you with a safe, comfortable space for having these conversations and offer their own professional feedback, too.
  2. Helpful guidance and support: The marriage counselors at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) have worked hard to gain specific skills and knowledge in helping married couples. They will offer you and your spouse their professional guidance, based on their education, training, and experience. Not to mention, they will support you every step of the way.

Do you feel confident that your marriage could benefit if you and your spouse work with a marriage counselor? Are you still on the fence? Either way, consider reaching out to a marriage counselor. Most people who do seek and receive therapy only wish they had done so sooner! We can help you schedule a marriage counseling appointment or answer any questions you may have about our services.

Work with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)

Scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) is easy. Connect with one of our scheduling specialists by giving our office a call at (804) 980-7242. Your scheduling specialist will help you schedule a marriage counseling appointment at your earliest convenience.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible experience from start to finish. This is how we strive to accomplish this mission:

  1. We have exceptional providers: We only partner with the best of the best providers, or those with impressive skills, knowledge, and experience.
  2. Extended hours: Our providers offer appointments in the evenings and on the weekends, as they know that the normal daytime appointments don’t work for most people!
  3. Innovative technologies: Additionally, we offer innovative technologies like access to your counselor via phone or email for non-emergency, quick guidance.
  4. Flexible cancellations: Thriveworks also offers a 23.5-hour cancellation policy: Clients can move or cancel their appointment without a penalty, as long as they give us a 23.5-hour notice.

If these premium counseling benefits pique your interest, reach out today to schedule your marriage counseling appointment. The marriage counselors at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) are excited to work with you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Richmond therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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 had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Read more I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Lynn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is absolutely the best and she makes my life so much better thank you very much!
Robert Jan 2024
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Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Read more Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Read more My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Maria Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Read more Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Richmond Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Read more Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Richmond Feb 2022
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Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Read more Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Read more Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is conveniently located in Shockoe Bottom at the intersection of N. 19th St. and E. Franklin. We share a building with The Superior Production Exchange and Uni Shippers. Across from us, on the other side of E. Franklin is Shockoe Center.

Phone number

(804) 331-2570

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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