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Starting Couples & marriage counseling

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?

It’s June and Chris’s five-year anniversary. They can both remember their wedding day like it was yesterday: the blush-colored bridesmaids dresses, the beautiful flower arrangements, the smiling guests. But the happiness and excitement of that day couldn’t feel farther away.

June and Chris have been fighting endlessly. They argue about what to make for dinner, about bills, about who should take the kids to soccer practice this week. They don’t realize that they’re just feeling overwhelmed by all of their responsibilities and taking out their stress on each other. 

A couples therapist or marriage counselor would be able to help June and Chris have a productive conversation about their conflicts. And through that, they’d be able to identify the cause of their arguments. Couples therapists and marriage counselors help people like June and Chris every single day. No couple has it all figured out—not those who have been dating for a few months nor those who have been married for years. We all need help sometimes.

If you think that your relationship is in need of professional help, guidance, or support, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls, SD. We have couples therapists, marriage counselors, and other relationship counselors on our team who would be happy to work with you and your partner. To get started, just call our office. We’re here to help.

What Problems Are Discussed in Relationship Counseling?

The real question is what problems aren’t discussed in relationship counseling? Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, SD recognizes that every relationship has unique differences. Therefore, couples bring specific challenges into couples therapy and marriage counseling that they hope to work through with the help of a professional.

That being said, there are specific challenges that many couples face. Maybe you can relate—do any of the following common relationship issues sound familiar?

  • Parenting disagreements: Do you and your partner disagree about how to parent your children? Do you have different parenting styles?
  • Lack of intimacy: Are you and your partner struggling to connect intimately, on a physical and emotional level?
  • Jealousy or lack of trust: Is there a lack of trust or jealousy in your relationship? Do you worry that your partner is lying to you or feel jealous when they talk to other people (or vice versa)?
  • Financial stress: Are you going through a financially taxing time? Is it adding additional stress onto your relationship?
  • Mental illness: Is one of you suffering from a mental illness, such as addiction? Is this having negative effects on your relationship?

We’ve just scratched the surface. As you probably know if you’re reading this, there are many different relationship issues that can threaten the entirety of the relationship. These issues can leave you feeling stressed and wondering if you’d be better off apart.

Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls can help you work through these difficult feelings and answer these tough questions. Our couples therapists and marriage counselors have the expertise and experience to walk with you and your partner on this journey.

Schedule Couples or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Sioux Falls, SD

Scheduling an appointment for mental health services can feel scary. When it comes to scheduling couples or marriage counseling, you might worry that your partner or others views this as your giving up on the relationship. In reality, this signifies your dedication to your relationship and desire to improve it. 

Thriveworks Counseling in Sioux Falls, SD is now accepting new clients and we have relationship counselors on staff who can help you and your partner. Remember, they’ve helped many other couples, but they will design a plan of care around you and your partner’s specific needs. 

You can look forward to having flexible scheduling options, online counseling opportunities, and more when you choose to work with a Thriveworks counselor. Call our office if you’re ready to schedule—we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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 Sioux Falls therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

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Thriveworks Counseling Sioux Falls is located at 3900 W Technology Cir Suite 7, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, approximately behind the Dollar Tree.

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(813) 773-1834

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