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742 people sought couples therapy help at Silver Spring in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 16 therapists in Maryland available for an online or in-person session.

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?

Silver Spring, MD Marriage Counseling—Montgomery Couples, Relationship Therapy

Making the decision to attend marriage therapy can be tough for many married couples – here are some considerations which might help you make up your mind:

  • Serious problems affect your relationship and there is no easy way to resolve them. These can include infidelity, sexual dissatisfaction, poor communication, an inability to reconcile fundamental principles and life expectations (e.g. having kids) or financial disputes.
  • Simpler and less severe, but often equally damaging, difficulties have developed over time – for example, you and your spouse have grown indifferent towards one another or your repetitive petty arguments regularly grow into bigger disputes.
  • You have noticed that the long-term discord within your marriage has started to seriously undercut you and your partner’s happiness, as well as physical and mental health.

Marriage Therapy—What Is It, What Is It Not?

Marriage and couples counseling is a form of therapy designed to improve communication, teach conflict resolution skills and help couples work towards a happier relationship. Counseling will not provide simple remedies to all marital problems – a counselor is an impartial intermediary who facilitates the resolution, but does not dictate the terms on which it should be achieved. Partners are encouraged to reach conclusions of their own.

The counseling sessions often last between 45-90 minutes, depending on the therapist, as well as on the wishes of his or her clients. There are no fixed guidelines on the duration of marriage counseling – some couples will observe an improvement already after a few weeks, whilst others will need longer to see the progress.

Most marriage therapists and psychologists will focus on teaching their clients how to keep their emotions under control, become better listeners, communicate with each other in a productive manner and prevent conflict intensification.

Marriage Therapy At Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD

Our marriage and couples counseling therapists may employ one or more of the following therapies, among others, to assist you and your partner in coping with relationship issues:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Couples Therapy (CBCT):Focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors within the relationship, promoting healthier communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT):Helps couples identify and address underlying emotional needs and attachment patterns, fostering greater intimacy, trust, and connection in the relationship.
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy:Based on research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this approach helps couples build stronger relationships by improving communication, resolving conflicts, and increasing intimacy.
  • Imago Relationship Therapy:Focuses on understanding and healing childhood wounds and past relationship patterns that may impact the current relationship, promoting empathy and deeper connection between partners.
  • Solution-Focused Couples Therapy:Emphasizes identifying and building on strengths within the relationship, setting goals, and implementing practical solutions to address specific issues or concerns.
  • Narrative Couples Therapy: Helps couples reframe their relationship narratives and create new, empowering stories that promote understanding, resilience, and positive change.

Schedule with Thriveworks Silver Spring

Here at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD in Montgomery County our experienced marriage counselors offer support to people at all stages of their relationship. As a result of our broad experience, we have come to understand that there is no single ‘best’ approach to a successful marriage therapy. All of our sessions are tailored to ensure that our clients’ needs and expectations are met.

Finding a solution to your marital problems is possible – Thriveworks Silver Spring is there to help. So why not call us today to arrange your first marriage therapy session with a caring counselor or psychologist?

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 Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Silver Spring
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

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Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Read more Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Walter Mar 2024
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My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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