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2,170 people sought couples therapy help at Round Rock in the last year

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

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I am a woman of color and a former educator who wants to empower you with the necessary tools to navigate life’s challenges and achieve your counsel... I am a woman of color and a former educator who wants to empower you with the necessary tools to navigate life’s challenges and achieve your counseling goals. Read more

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After experiencing and overcoming many personal trials and tribulations, I have made it my purpose to help others with the issues impeding balance and... After experiencing and overcoming many personal trials and tribulations, I have made it my purpose to help others with the issues impeding balance and happiness in their lives. Read more

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John Joslin

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

My go-to approach to couples therapy is first to help couples learn, develop good communication skills, and develop trust.

What tools do you teach in couples/marriage counseling?

I use mindfulness approach and open communication.

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

I know clients are making meaningful progress when the couple can communicate without interrupting, correcting, and talking down to their spouse.

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

Couples need to do things together. Date nights are helpful.

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

Be open and honest. Leave defenses behind and listen.

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 in a relationship can be life-changing in many ways. We share our day-to-day with another person, build dreams and goals with them, and our decisions are based around their interests, not just our own. 

When relationships are going well, it might feel like a dream. But when communication breaks down and arguing, fighting, and frustration becomes commonplace, couples therapy and marriage counseling could be the solution. If you think that you and your partner could benefit from couples therapy or marriage counseling, consider scheduling a session at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Round Rock.

What Is Couples Therapy? 

Couples therapy, also known as couples counseling or relationship therapy, is a therapeutic approach that helps couples to better identify and work through the unique relationship issues that they’re struggling to overcome. 

Couples therapy sessions are typically led by a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). They’re experts who are equipped to help couples work through unique challenges and better understand one another.

Couples therapy often works to improve both partner’s communication skills, which means tough, yet productive conversations about the relationship and what is going wrong (and right) will occur. In exercises such as these, the therapist will ask for both partners to communicate honestly but respectfully.

What Is Marriage Counseling? 

Marriage counseling aims to help married couples work through their issues and improve their relationship strategically. Marriage counseling also assists in re-igniting sparks that may have gone dull over the many years of married life—a normal experience for married couples. With the right marriage counselor’s guidance, partners can reinforce and recall the reasons that brought them together in the first place.

As with couples therapy, counselors who specialize in addressing relationship issues (typically LMFTs), lead this type of therapy. They may interchangeably be called marriage counselors or couples therapists. 

It’s important to remember that there’s no difference between marriage counseling and couples therapy. When the couple is married, couples therapy might also be referred to as marriage counseling—it depends on the status of the two partners attending therapy or counseling together. 

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Round Rock, our mental health professionals meet with domestic partners, new couples, co-parents, couples with open marriages, and even long-term friends. We also have therapists who specialize in LGBTQ+ couples, couples from different cultural backgrounds, and more. All relationships deserve care – and all relationships require work. 

Do I Need Relationship Counseling?

Many couples can benefit from relationship counseling. Couples therapy and relationship counseling methods often seek to resolve negative emotions such as jealousy, codependency, or sexual dissatisfaction and dysfunction, along with many other specific relationship issues. 

That being said, there are many other problems, big and small, that may be troubling a marriage or relationship. That’s why couples therapists and marriage counselors are expert problem-solvers—and they share their experience and expertise with each couple. 

Your relationship may be in need of relationship counseling if you and your partner are experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Trauma
  • Differences in parenting styles
  • Lack of trust
  • Repeated conflicts
  • Different visions for the future
  • Life transitions (empty nest, new parenthood, the death of a parent or child)
  • Substance use 
  • Allocation of household responsibilities 
  • Mental health conditions that affect either of your mood and/or ability to function
  • Financial distress or disagreements
  • Internal or external boundaries
  • Lifestyle differences
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Emotional distance/detachment

Change-oriented interventions guide both partners toward a more satisfying relationship. A clear outline of treatment objectives is used to track progress and to offer the couple a road map or guide of where they’re headed, and where they’ve been.

Couples seek the skilled and compassionate guidance of marriage counselors and couples therapists for a wide variety of issues in the realms of life and love. You don’t need to have an acute problem to benefit from counseling, however. Many married couples come to therapy sessions in order to strengthen or maintain what’s already working for them. 

Do I Need Marriage Counseling?

If you’re continually experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, then it’s possible that couples therapy or marriage counseling could help improve your relationship. But it’s essential that both partners are willing to move forward together as a team; this might require talking about whether you’re both willing to give it your all in couples therapy or marriage counseling.

At the first couples therapy or marriage counseling session, a mental health professional will establish their understanding of what situations and issues are affecting your relationship. It gives both you and your therapist a chance to get to know each other better and determine if you’d work well together. 

During this time, your therapist will ask you and your spouse about your treatment goals—this may also include checking to see whether both partners want the same outcome out of the sessions. It’s a good time to disclose any challenges or reservations you have about the marriage or relationship; honesty is the best policy. This will help Thriveworks your counselor to determine the best course of action. 

As sessions continue, you can give your counselor ongoing feedback about the process. This will help your therapist refine your individual therapy experience so it meets your specific needs. An LMFT might utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT-C), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and/or the Gottman method.

Marriage therapy sessions will include exercises meant to improve communication, build trust, and help you and your partner get to know each other better as individuals—not just partners. 

Is There Marriage Counseling Near Me?

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Round Rock, TX, we have marriage counseling services available regardless of what your relationship is going through. Sharing your relationship’s struggles with an objective third party who isn’t a friend or family member offers clearer insight and better understanding of your relationship’s problems. 

If you and the one you love feel at odds, then you might benefit from seeking couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks. A therapist’s job is to help both of you see each other more clearly, and learn to: 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Establish healthier boundaries for yourselves 
  • Recognize the need for compromise and empathy 
  • Find new ways to connect and continue to grow in and outside of your relationship
  • Manage the effects of mental health conditions, that may be affecting the relationship, or to check for undiagnosed conditions

Marriage counseling and couples therapy can lead to increased understanding and, as a result, reveal potential avenues for positive change and restoration of trust in your relationship. A few beginning steps that you might choose to take with your Thriveworks marriage counselor or couples therapist’s assistance include:

  • Recognizing that help is needed in order for things to change and improve
  • Learning how to communicate more effectively
  • Acknowledging the imperfections within your relationship
  • Acknowledging that neither spouse is without fault or flaw
  • Learning active listening techniques
  • Anger management
  • Teamwork techniques
  • Being more intentional about including one another in decisions, however small
  • Increasing the frequency and quality of the time you spend together

Marriage counselors and couples therapists are trained to deal with the exact problems you and your husband or wife are facing. In marriage and other types of romantic relationships, it’s easy to fall into repeated behavior patterns. Our relationship counselors and marriage therapist can offer support and assistance in relieving tension, working through arguments, and rediscovering intimacy in your marriage or relationship.  

How to Find Relationship Counseling

There’s no need to delay if you believe that your relationship could benefit from talking with a marriage counselor or couples therapist – you’ve already found the right place to begin relationship counseling. You can reach out to our office in Round Rock office to get started. Our providers are ready to talk with you and your partner and to get your relationship moving in the right direction once more. 

Our marriage counselors and couples therapists are here to help. With the assistance of Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Round Rock, TX, you can finally get the personalized attention and care your relationship deserves. Give us a call or book a couples therapy or marriage counseling session online.

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 Round Rock therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Round Rock
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 Round Rock reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I was skeptical at first about having my teenage son see a therapist via online care because of his reluctance to attend therapy, his history, and his trauma. But Madison Vencill has been absolutely AMAZING! I cannot express how well my son has done with therapy with Madison. She was super patient with him and let him open up at his own pace. She truly cares about her patients and always has my son’s best interest at heart. She is always quick to alert me to any concerns while at the same time not betraying my son’s confidence. She responds to emails typically within a couple of hours. She is just an all around amazing therapist!! Now whenever my son is upset or stressed he always says he will “talk to Madison” about it! She is hands down AMAZING and has done wonders for my teenage son. Thank you Madison for helping my son!
Read more I was skeptical at first about having my teenage son see a therapist via online care because of his reluctance to attend therapy, his history, and his trauma. But Madison Vencill has been absolutely AMAZING! I cannot express how well my son has done with therapy with Madison. She was super patient with him and let him open up at his own pace. She truly cares about her patients and always has my son’s best interest at heart. She is always quick to alert me to any concerns while at the same time not betraying my son’s confidence. She responds to emails typically within a couple of hours. She is just an all around amazing therapist!! Now whenever my son is upset or stressed he always says he will “talk to Madison” about it! She is hands down AMAZING and has done wonders for my teenage son. Thank you Madison for helping my son!
Round Rock Sep 2022
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★★★★★
Sheena Hahn is hands down the most understanding and amazing therapist I've ever had the chance to use. She cares totally and is all buisness in helping to sort out each person's struggles. Professional and skilled off the charts
Read more Sheena Hahn is hands down the most understanding and amazing therapist I've ever had the chance to use. She cares totally and is all buisness in helping to sort out each person's struggles. Professional and skilled off the charts
Round Rock Jul 2022
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★★★★★
I have worked with Mary for over a year now. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement. She has helped me grow so much as an individual and has provided me with endless resources along the way. She is easy to talk to and genuinely cares for you as a person. I would not be who I am today had it not been for Mary. I look forward in continuing my therapy journey with Mary in all my years to come.
Read more I have worked with Mary for over a year now. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement. She has helped me grow so much as an individual and has provided me with endless resources along the way. She is easy to talk to and genuinely cares for you as a person. I would not be who I am today had it not been for Mary. I look forward in continuing my therapy journey with Mary in all my years to come.
Round Rock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I have been working with Mary Guthrie for a little more than a year. With her help and guidance I have taken great strides to come out a very long and very black time that included a debilitating illness. She challenges you to find your personal strength and to use it to move forward in a positive direction. Thank you Mary for everything you have helped me with
Read more I have been working with Mary Guthrie for a little more than a year. With her help and guidance I have taken great strides to come out a very long and very black time that included a debilitating illness. She challenges you to find your personal strength and to use it to move forward in a positive direction. Thank you Mary for everything you have helped me with
Round Rock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Aimee has been an invaluable person in my journey of mental health recovery. She has helped me to reframe situations in more rational and healthy ways, and has helped me to understand that it is possible to truly move on from things I’ve thought would always control my life. I would highly recommend her. She listens really well, gives thoughtful advice and daily practices to implement, and truly cares about seeing you get healthy!
Read more Aimee has been an invaluable person in my journey of mental health recovery. She has helped me to reframe situations in more rational and healthy ways, and has helped me to understand that it is possible to truly move on from things I’ve thought would always control my life. I would highly recommend her. She listens really well, gives thoughtful advice and daily practices to implement, and truly cares about seeing you get healthy!
Round Rock Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I have seen Aimee in Round Rock for almost a year for anxiety, depression and some difficult life decisions. Since our first appointment I felt completely at ease, never judged in any way or rushed through a session. She is passionate and genuinely invested in my well being. I have recommended her to many friends.
Read more I have seen Aimee in Round Rock for almost a year for anxiety, depression and some difficult life decisions. Since our first appointment I felt completely at ease, never judged in any way or rushed through a session. She is passionate and genuinely invested in my well being. I have recommended her to many friends.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I have been working with Aimee for the past several months. She’s an amazing therapist that tells me what I need to hear, and helps me realize things that I’ve been ignoring. She’s a very optimistic, energetic, and honest person.
Read more I have been working with Aimee for the past several months. She’s an amazing therapist that tells me what I need to hear, and helps me realize things that I’ve been ignoring. She’s a very optimistic, energetic, and honest person.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Aimee Corona is incredibly skilled, compassionate, encouraging, and knows when to exercise "tough love" to help the client become more confident and guide them through their recovery. She has a very whole person approach and works to get to know the client without judgment. Her goal in our family and individual treatment has been to help us heal, grow, and become more confident independently. She has always held our best interest at heart and is incredibly professional. I highly recommend Ms. Corona.
Read more Aimee Corona is incredibly skilled, compassionate, encouraging, and knows when to exercise "tough love" to help the client become more confident and guide them through their recovery. She has a very whole person approach and works to get to know the client without judgment. Her goal in our family and individual treatment has been to help us heal, grow, and become more confident independently. She has always held our best interest at heart and is incredibly professional. I highly recommend Ms. Corona.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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