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509 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at San Bernardino in the last year

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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?

For many people, having a strong romantic relationship is one of the keys to living a full and happy life. The emotional support of a caring partner can get us through the toughest of times. Their touch and physical intimacy can be deeply fulfilling and also lead to better physical and emotional health.

That said, relationships are not easy. Some people think that once they find “the one” their life will suddenly be perfect. The reality is that relationships require a lot of hard work and dedication, no matter how perfect you two might be for each other. Roadblocks and conflicts are inevitable in any relationship; it’s the way we deal with them that really matters.

Are you having constant disagreements and having trouble seeing things from your partner’s perspective? Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells lately? Are you frustrated with the way things have been going and think you could use an unbiased, professional approach?

If so, you may benefit from seeking out the help of a licensed marriage and family therapist.  Relationship therapy provides a neutral ground where you can work to resolve conflict with guidance and direction from someone with an experienced and third-party perspective.

When difficulties in your relationship crop up, we can help. Consider speaking to a couples therapist or marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA.

Common Reasons to Seek Out Relationship Counseling

These are just a few of the most common reasons individuals seek out couples counseling:

  • Lack of communication
  • Infidelity
  • Premarital disagreements
  • Child-rearing problems
  • Possessiveness or jealousy
  • Moving or other life transitions
  • Intimacy issues
  • Trust issues
  • Financial difficulties
  • Problems with family and friends
  • Going through a breakup
  • Sexual dissatisfaction

Couples therapy doesn’t need to revolve around a specific issue. It’s not just for couples on the brink of divorce who have regular screaming matches or suffer from abusive relationships. You may simply feel that something is “off,” that communication is lacking, or even that your sex life leaves something to be desired.

Many times a couple may have a strong bond but an external issue — like a death in the family or a physical illness — brings them to a couples therapist. Couples therapy can sometimes be the glue that keeps their bond as strong as ever.

Every relationship goes through ups and downs. If you think you could use some professional guidance, speak to a marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA today.

The Benefits of Couples and Marriage Counseling

Seeking out the help of a licensed marriage and family therapist is often the first step toward a happier and healthier future together. Working collaboratively under the guidance of a professional can make your relationship stronger and help you learn strategies to face life’s many difficulties together.

Our couples counselors are trained to listen objectively, identify common ground, and get to the heart of the issues you’re dealing with. Some conflicts seem petty or obvious on the surface but really reflect deep-rooted feelings of resentment, pain, or fear. By opening up to a therapist, you give yourselves the opportunity to dig below the surface and mend those wounds.

The Gottman Method is a common approach taken by relationship therapists used to help address common foundational issues such as communication, conflict, and commitment. Clients learn how to use “I” statements when having a disagreement, describe without judging, and complain without blaming. Many couples find these small but meaningful shifts improve their relationships dramatically and help them see each other in a new light.

Other common forms of couples counseling include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Our couples counselors will work with you to find a form of treatment that makes sense for your concerns and goals. Get in touch with us today at Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino, CA to make your first appointment and start working toward a stronger and healthier relationship.

Start Couples Counseling at Thriveworks in San Bernardino, CA

If you’ve made the decision to work on your relationship and improve the strength of your connection, we’re here to support you. We offer in-office and online therapy appointments so you can find a time that works best for both of your schedules. We even offer times in the evenings and on weekends and new clients can often meet with a provider in as little as 24 hours.

We take many forms of insurance and offer clients immediate access to our exclusive benefits, including:

  • Advice from your counselor via phone or email
  • Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A
  • Exclusive video content
  • Flexible rescheduling
  • Community discussion boards
  • Simple app-based billing and scheduling

If you’ve been thinking about speaking to a couples or marriage counselor, make an appointment with Thriveworks Counseling in San Bernardino CA today to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Self-pay costs at San Bernardino
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Bernardino is located off D St, near the intersection with W MacKay Dr, across the street from the Rancho Valley Volleyball Club and Pearce Sport Center. This area is accessed by S E St, with the closest bus stop at S E St and MacKay for Line 2. We currently share the building with American Force and Valley Star Community Services, among other businesses.

Phone number

(909) 487-2978

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