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

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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?

Whether you’ve been together 5 months or 50 years, marriage problems aren’t uncommon. However, just because many couples experience challenges doesn’t mean dealing with conflict is easy or should be taken lightly.

If you’re struggling to move past a disagreement or overcome other differences in your marriage, Richmond couples’ counseling is a great idea. Think of it as a great investment in the future happiness of both you and your spouse!

Riding the Ups and Downs

Of course, it’s normal for relationships to have their ups and downs as time goes on. Some days you’ll be reminded of why you fell in love with your partner, while at other times you may feel like you’re just two people living under the same roof without any “spark.”

Are you experiencing more lows than highs lately? These can often creep up, especially when a relationship has previously been quite happy. Whether the frustrations have accumulated over time or are caused by a specific issue, Richmond, VA marriage therapists and psychologists can offer the support you need to bring positivity back into your relationship.

Myriad Marriage Issues

Our experts can often help partners achieve resolutions on common matters such as:

  • Worrying about infidelity
  • Managing anger towards a spouse or children
  • Failing to communicate effectively
  • Disagreeing about child rearing
  • Arguing over finances and budgeting.

In fact, more than 97% of people recently surveyed by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists reported they were successful in receiving the help they needed from a trained counselor. 93% of those people shared that seeing a therapist equipped them with more effective tools for addressing potential future issues.

If you and your partner are dealing with a unique situation, Richmond, VA marital therapists can still offer you the sensitive, non-judgmental insight and support you seek. Whether you’re frustrated over a spouse’s video game addiction, feeling lonely because your partner prefers to travel frequently with his or her friends or are unsure of how to respond to a sexual request, the professionals at Richmond, VA can apply their insight and expertise to help address what’s at the heart of your concerns.

Why Attend Richmond, VA Marriage Therapy?

Are you still feeling unsure about whether seeing a couples’ counselor can honestly help you and your partner? Here are a few specific benefits of investing in marriage therapy:

  • Professional counselors are experts at helping you move ahead when you feel stuck
  • Counseling is a great choice when couples know what’s wrong, but not how to fix it
  • Regardless of the outcome, participating in counseling is excellent if you feel you want to give your marriage another chance
  • Therapy can help you and your spouse develop better problem solving and communication skills
  • Attending counseling can help you gain a deeper understanding of who your spouse is and what motivates him or her.

In addition to these great benefits, Thriveworks Richmond Counseling also offers to help clients through the Gottman Method. This specific method aims to help you and your spouse better understand each other’s needs, work together to improve problem solving skills, grow your admiration and affection, and better manage conflicts. Our Level 1 Gottman-trained therapists help their clients address common marriage concerns by performing a thorough assessment and using research-based interventions to achieve their goals. If you are interested, just call and let our scheduling team know when you set up your appointment.

Achieving a Managed Outcome

Unfortunately, sometimes divorce is the only option. Despite their best intentions or wholehearted participation in therapy, partners may on occasion come to realize that a breakup is the healthiest choice they can make.

Some sources are quick to remind people that upwards of 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, but the fact is that statistic has remained fairly constant for approximately thirty years now. What is changing is the stigma that was once associated with divorce.

It’s not that fewer marriages are successful; rather, more couples are willing to admit when they’re struggling and seek help to try and resolve the matter. Also, more people are feeling empowered to move on if a relationship isn’t working out, rather than staying together just to keep up appearances.

Perhaps you haven’t yet attended therapy, but you and your spouse have made the decision to separate. You may choose to try Richmond, VA couples’ counseling in order to resolve your issues and go forward in the most positive light possible, for the sake of yourselves and your children. Many spouses no longer wish to be together, but still have respect for one another.

Or, you may come to see a counselor and realize during your sessions that divorce is the right choice. If that’s the case, a caring and pragmatic therapist can provide assistance to help you work through it for a less acrimonious outcome.

Divorce isn’t where anyone expects their marriage to wind up, but working through your issues in a safe, supportive environment can make your separation easier, especially if you have property to divide or will be co-parenting children.

Get in Touch

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you and your partner are considering Richmond, VA marriage therapy. Our counselors have experience with a wide range of circumstances and are keen to help.

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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
  • English
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