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Leeann Allagas

Hear from Leeann Allagas, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for couples/marriage counseling?

As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), my go-to approach for helping people in couples therapy is a cognitive behavioral approach. As a therapist, I find the best benefit in helping couples learn about each other, define their expectations, and reframe the way they think in the moment to help change their emotional response and behavior toward their partner over time.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

As an LPC, I teach the following tools: active listening, reflective listening, reframing, communication tools and techniques, boundary setting, goal setting, conflict resolution, etc.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling?

As a therapist, I know a client is making meaningful progress in couples/marriage counseling when they are able to use their techniques more effectively, verbalize noticeable changes, and/or meet previously established goals.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement couples/marriage counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in couples/marriage counseling by practicing techniques learned during sessions, setting aside time for midweek check-ins with their partner, reading a recommended book, and working on individual recommendations such as starting/continuing individual therapy, self-awareness, etc.

What should someone do to prepare for starting couples/marriage counseling?

To prepare for your first couples/marriage counseling session, you can reflect on the reason for coming to therapy at this time, write down a list of goals for therapy, and bring your important medical information (diagnoses, medications, treatment, etc.).

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?

Being a part of a couple can be an amazing experience, but the experience also brings with it the potential for some of the greatest pain in your life. The closer you get to your partner, the more vulnerable you become; and while that in and of itself is not a bad thing at all, it means that your partner has the potential to hurt you more than anyone else can. It’s important to realize that this relationship is reciprocal, meaning that you have the ability to hurt your partner just as deeply as well. You’re familiar with the phrase, “with great risk comes great reward”, and that rings very true when it comes to being a part of a couple. You’ll experience some of the highest highs in your life with your significant other, but to get there, you’ll have to accept that the risk of opening up to them.

Navigating the rough waters of a relationship can be very difficult, especially when you, or even you and your partner, decide to face the challenge without a guide. It’s much better to learn from other people’s experiences, their successes as well as their failures, so that you and your partner don’t have to make the mistakes that have already been made or try to develop new solutions where solutions already exist. At Thriveworks Roanoke Couples Counseling, our team of passionate, experienced Couples Counselors know the problems that you’ll face along the way as well as the best solutions, and they are ready to help you implement those solutions in your life. Couples Counseling and Couples Therapy is a powerful process that can help you and your partner to develop a close, loving relationship, one that stands through the tests and struggles that are sure to come your way as you walk through life together. A Roanoke Couples Counselor at Thriveworks can help you to be prepared for these obstacles before they arrive in your life.

Couples Counseling Roanoke is more affordable than you may think. At Thriveworks Roanoke Couples Therapy, we accept most major insurance plan to help keep your out of pocket expense low. We also schedule most new clients within 24 hours of the time they reach out because we believe that getting the couples therapy process started quickly is a crucial step in achieving the successful relationship that you’re seeking.

You’ll be glad you took a proactive approach to your relationship! Be prepared for those inevitable challenges that every couple faces. Call Thriveworks Roanoke Couples Counseling today at 540-788-5090. We’re excited to help you and your partner live a happy, successful life together!

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 Roanoke therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Roanoke
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

5.0 Thriveworks Roanoke reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wonderful company and providers! I don’t feel nearly as crazy as I used to!
Roanoke Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Read more Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very pleased with the help I am getting from Thriveworks.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend them! Very caring, personable and genuine!
Roanoke May 2018
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★★★★★
I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Read more I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Roanoke Dec 2017
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★★★★★
I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Read more I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★
Competent, highly trained and understanding people.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Roanoke Forest Products Co, Physiotherapy Associates, Kevin Thompson LPC, and Free Motion Physical Therapy. In the same parking lot is a Truist Bank, Edward Jones Financial Advisor office, Vector Marketing, Atlantic Coast Neurosurgery, and Martin Music Services. Across from us on Electric Rd is Blooming Lotus Oriental Massage, Divine Dance Center, and Bank of Botetourt-Roanoke. Across from us on Brambleton Ave is Roanoke County Cave Spring Fire Station 3.

Phone number

(540) 210-1379

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