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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?

Maybe you’ve seen a movie or a TV show where a couple decides to go to therapy together. As a viewer, this simple action might make you assume that that couple’s relationship is on the rocks, ready to break at any moment. And in many fictional depictions, that’s how couples therapy is treated — as a last-ditch attempt for a relationship that is doomed to fail.

Fortunately, we know that movies and television shows aren’t always the most accurate reflections of real life. While scriptwriters may find couples therapy to be a useful ominous dramatic device, in real life, it’s a perfectly natural way to maintain the mental health of you, your partner, and your relationship. In other words, going to couples counseling or marriage and family therapy doesn’t mean the end is near.

What it does mean is that you both care enough about your relationship to take time for each other and work through any difficulties you may be experiencing. By attending counseling, you’ll receive sound, informed, and invaluable insight about your relationship from a trained mental health professional.

In many aspects of our lives, like our physical health, financial dealings, or even our mental health, we understand that seeking the advice and guidance of a professional can be helpful in both high and low-stakes situations — why shouldn’t our relationships be the same?

At Thriveworks in Rochester, MN, we want to help you and your partner build the brightest future together. Reach out today to get started with one of our couples counselors or therapists.

Why People Decide To Start Relationship Counseling

Relationship therapy can be so much more than a last-ditch effort for couples trying to save their relationship. In fact, many couples choose to engage in therapy proactively to give themselves the best chance of solving small problems before they become larger crises.

Some situations that a relationship counselor can help with include:

  • Going through a difficult financial time
  • Supporting a partner through physical or mental illness
  • Grappling with infertility and what it means for your relationship
  • Working through a loss of closeness and intimacy
  • Rekindling trust and open communication
  • Understanding and bringing together different parenting methods

Whether you face a specific problem or you lack a clearly defined issue, therapy cn help make your relationship even stronger. We welcome couples facing issues at any stage in their relationship. At Thriveworks in Rochester, MN, we take the time to fully understand your needs in a judgment-free space so to provide the best possible care.

What You Can Learn From Couples Counseling

Just as there’s no singular issue couples face, there’s no singular approach practiced by relationship therapists and counselors. Some providers practice the Gottman Method, while others might practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). These approaches, though different, implement practices for couples to productively and healthily address and work through their issues.

Common practices and strategies in relationship therapy include:

  • Identifying your thoughts, feelings, and needs in your relationship
  • Actively listening to your partner’s needs and concerns
  • Openly communicating your feelings using “I” statements
  • Asking for feedback from your partner to facilitate conversation
  • Allowing yourself to feel vulnerable
  • Holding yourself accountable

These skills, like most things that are good for you, are not mastered in a day. Your counselor or therapist will make sure you and your partner are developing these skills both in and outside of your therapy sessions. You might receive “homework” assignments to help reinforce these practices when you’re not working directly with your counselor. Because learning these skills may take time, our counselors can also help you practice grace and patience, both with yourself and your partner.

Our licensed marriage and couples therapists at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN have the expertise and compassion to help you with your relationship. Give us a call today to schedule your first appointment.

Appointments for Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Rochester, MN

If you’re interested in learning how to make your relationship healthier, then our counselors and therapists are here to help.

We’re available for you when you need us. That’s why we offer affordable rates on all our appointments — in-person and online — whether your sessions are in the mornings, evenings, or on the weekends. We also accept most major insurance plans.

Outside of your sessions, we offer services like a text support line, an all-day and all-night life coaching Q&A, and a counselor-moderated online forum.

If you want help with your relationship, then we’re here for you. Call or click today to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Rochester is located on the second floor at 1706 Greenview Place SW, Rochester, MN 55902, off of 16th St. SW.

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(507) 225-1866

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