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9,721 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in California in the last year

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

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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?

Relations ebb and flow naturally. Sometimes, everything is going well and both people are happy and fulfilled. Other times, a relationship stumbles in the face of adversity or one (or both) individuals are simply unhappy.

Therapy can help with any issue you’re both facing. Contrary to what some may think, couples counseling isn’t about pointing fingers and placing blame. It’s about finding ways to communicate effectively and understand the other person.

All relationships have their ups and downs and there’s nothing wrong with reaching out for help. Relationship counseling can help couples process arguments, come to common ground on their differences, learn healthy communication habits, or simply work on strengthening a part of an otherwise healthy relationship.

Counselors and therapists from Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA know that every relationship can benefit from a safe space to discuss what each partner needs. Call our office today or use our online scheduling tool if you’d like to give couples counseling a try.

Why Do Couples Seek Out Relationship Counseling?

One common misconception is that needing couples counseling means that a relationship is too far gone to be saved. This could not be further from the truth. Relationship counseling can help couples work through a variety of issues but it can also help strengthen a healthy relationship. It’s a great option for a new relationship, a strong 50-year marriage, and everything in between.

Therapy involves taking time to focus on your mental health. Specific issues that counseling can help couples discuss include:

  • Trust issues
  • Poor communication
  • Intimacy issues
  • Trauma or loss
  • Infidelity or unfaithfulness
  • Major life changes
  • Financial issues
  • Stress management

Relationship problems can feel scary but help is available. Many couples say that seeing a marriage counselor helps them improve their relationships, learn communication skills, and resolve conflict in a healthy way.

What Can I Learn From Couples Therapy?

Many couples feel as though they’re alone in their struggles and don’t want to burden their friends by talking through their issues. Therapy provides a safe space for couples to discuss their relationship issues with a trained professional without judgment. Your couples counselor or therapist might get to know you individually in a session, then have you complete a session as a couple in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Generally, marriage and family therapy can help you learn skills like:

  • Conflict resolution: Conflict-free relationships don’t exist. However, it’s possible to process conflict together in a way that helps you grow. Conflict resolution skills can help a couple embrace conflict and manage it in a healthy way that respects everyone involved.
  • Communication skills: Lack of communication is one of the most common causes of conflict in relationships. Your provider will work with you to understand how you communicate as a couple and find ways to make sure that both people are heard.
  • Stress management: Sometimes, stress from other parts of your life can impact how you interact with your partner. Taking care of your mental health is important. Couples counseling can help you find ways to manage stress and be more present in your relationship.

Therapy will be different for every couple and every situation. Your therapist or counselor will use a research-backed therapeutic technique to facilitate discussion and find ways for you to achieve your individual and shared goals.

Sometimes, marriage therapy can involve “homework” –– things for you to do as a couple between sessions. This could include going on a date, keeping a journal, or working on a project together. Reporting back on these experiences will help you learn and grow as a couple.

Some challenges you face with your partner might feel overwhelming but know that help is available. Consider seeing a licensed marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA.

Therapy Appointments Available –– Call Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA

If you’re facing a difficult situation with your partner or simply want to strengthen your bond, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA. Our licensed mental health professionals will set up a comfortable space for you to work through any challenges your relationship faces.

We offer extended weekend and evening hours to help find a time that will work for both of your schedules. If scheduling a time where you can both come to an office is difficult, we also offer convenient online therapy appointments over the phone or video chat. Some of our new clients can see a couples therapist within the same week, and we offer a flexible cancellation policy.

Beyond world-class therapists and counselors, we also provide Q&A support for your therapy-related questions, access to counselors between sessions via email and phone, and a counselor-moderated community discussion forum.

Working with a counselor or therapist could be the first step toward a happier and healthier relationship. Call our office at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA today to set up your first appointment.

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 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • 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 Solana Beach
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.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Solana Beach is near the corner of Valley Avenue and Via De La Valle. We are located a few buildings behind Speedway and share a building with Stella Labs and MD Skin and Laser.

Phone number

(619) 745-5209

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