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45,192 people sought couples therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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

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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?

Relationships are rife with disagreement, miscommunication, and other challenges. These can threaten the very existence of the relationship, but when couples do work through these difficulties, they often come out stronger than before. A big problem, though, is that sometimes we don’t have the proper tools, knowledge, or support to work through the challenge at hand. Fortunately, a couples counselor’s job is to equip us with these tools, provide the knowledge we’re lacking, and support us along the way.

“Commitment requires a willingness to sit with unresolved conflict matched with a strong resolve to soften your hearts together.”

–Sevin Philips, MFT

It’s no secret that relationships can be hard and completely frustrating. The good news is that if you and your partner need help improving or preserving the quality of your relationship, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Savannah can assist you. These professionals specialize in helping couples just like you resolve their problems and create a happier, healthier relationship. If you think you could benefit from working with a couples counselor, call Thriveworks Savannah today.

Can My Relationship Benefit from Couples Counseling?

Most couples can benefit in some way from couples counseling: those who just started dating, those who are recently engaged and planning a wedding, and those who have been married for years. In summary, it doesn’t matter how long you and your partner have been together. Additionally, it doesn’t matter if there are a handful of problems you need to address or if, on the other hand, there are mere concerns you want to bring up now, so they don’t hurt you later. Whatever the case, you can find value in working with a couples counselor at Thriveworks Savannah. That said, there are relationship issues that commonly bring couples to counseling. These include:

  • Miscommunication
  • Infidelity and affairs
  • Intimacy issues
  • Money problems
  • Parenting styles

These are common topics discussed in couples counseling: many couples struggle to communicate their needs, while others are left reeling after one partner cheats on the other. Additionally, many experience intimacy issues for no apparent reason, while others struggle with financial crises or can’t agree on parenting styles. There are, of course, other issues not covered here that couples address in couples counseling.

Encouraging Your Partner to Try Couples Counseling

It’s common for one partner to be open to and excited for couples counseling, while the other is more on the fence. If your partner is unsure, you can utilize these tips to encourage them to give couples counseling a shot:

  1. Reiterate that you are a team and in this together.

Your partner might get nervous when you bring up couples counseling because they think you are checking out of the relationship or admitting defeat. In reality, you are showing your dedicated commitment and admitting that your relationship could benefit from some professional assistance. Explain this. Reiterate that you are a team, and you are going on this journey toward a happier, healthier relationship together.

  1. Explain how counseling can benefit your relationship.

It’s also common for someone to refuse or forego counseling because they don’t fully understand what it involves and how it can help. If this is the case with your partner, explain how couples counseling works and offer proof that it helps. You can present them with statistics: for examples, the Journal of Marital and Family therapy published a study that found 97.4% of couples surveyed were satisfied with couples counseling and 93% said it helped them better handle their problems.

The goal here isn’t to trick your partner into doing something they don’t want to do. Instead, it’s to explain the benefits of couples counseling, in hopes that they will see its value and possibly agree to give it a try.

Set Up Couples Counseling at Thriveworks Savannah

Is your relationship in need of professional help or guidance? Consider working with a couples counselor at Thriveworks Savannah. The providers at Thriveworks possess pertinent skills and experience that enable them to help couples just like you. To schedule an appointment, just give us a call. A scheduling specialist will ask you a few basic questions and then set you up with a couples counselor who can best help you and get you in as soon as possible. We look forward to your call!

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Savannah
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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

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