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4,232 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Missouri 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?

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In the real world, relationships are often challenging and come with ups and downs. Although you may care deeply for your romantic partner, you may also feel resentment for something they did. Or perhaps you two squabble over the smallest things because they represent deeper problems. Or maybe intimacy has been buried by work and children and you’re looking to get that spark back.

These kinds of issues can get in the way and cause tension and conflict. Sometimes, the best thing to do is visit a professional to help you navigate the tough terrain. Admitting that you could use the support of a couples counselor isn’t always easy but it might be the very best thing you do for your relationship. A neutral expert can help provide an objective perspective and open up those lines of communication.

If you’ve been thinking about seeking a couples therapist, get in touch with us today to schedule a session. The experienced relationship counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Springfield, MO are here to help guide you towards a healthier and stronger relationship.

Common Reasons to Seek Out Relationship Counseling

Here are just a few of the most common relationship issues that may call for a relationship counselor:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Communication issues
  • Infidelity
  • Financial stress
  • Major life changes
  • Conflicts with friends or family
  • Parenting issues
  • Navigating a breakup
  • Substance abuse

Couples may seek out relationship counseling after a specific event, like an intense fight or someone being unfaithful. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Most relationships have bumps in the road that can be helped by a therapist. For example, couples may seek out marital counseling to cope with smaller stressors or open lines of communication about big life changes.

In a relationship, one person’s mental health can deeply affect the other partner as well, so marital counseling may be a good idea even if only one partner is struggling with issues like substance abuse.

At the end of the day, many couples find that counseling services make them feel more normal, knowing they’re not the only ones who have dealt with these kinds of relationship problems. When relationship issues do arise, an experienced counselor can help you face them in a way that builds a stronger bond going forward.

The Benefits of Couples Counseling

Talk therapy is an essential component of couples counseling. A couples therapist will take the time to get to know you both and understand your situation, guiding you to talk about your issues. During these sessions, you may discuss problems that you’ve been avoiding or express difficult emotions. While this can be a challenge, it paves the way for improved communication and a better understanding of your relationship.

The skills you learn in therapy can help you wade through disagreements easily, rather than turning them into breeding grounds for resentment and pain. While you may not be able to prevent an argument from happening, you can change the way you act and react with your partner.

For that reason, couples often find taking part in counseling sessions improves their relationship significantly, providing them with the tools they need to communicate more effectively. Many couples also leave marital counseling with a newfound appreciation for each other. Talk therapy can help you grow together, learning more about each other in a deeper and more fulfilling way.

Schedule Couples Therapy in Springfield, MO

If you’re interested in scheduling couples therapy in Springfield, MO, there are many reasons to choose Thriveworks.

We know how difficult it can be to make time for appointments, especially when coordinating two people’s schedules. That’s why we offer sessions on evenings and weekends as well as same-day and next-day appointments. We also offer online counseling options in case remote appointments by phone or video chat are more convenient than in-person sessions.

We accept most major insurance plans and offer Thriveworks clients a number of exclusive benefits. We offer text support to make billing and scheduling a breeze. Our Therapy Buddy app helps you get the most out of your therapy sessions when you’re in between appointments. Clients also get access to community discussion boards, email and phone support, and helpful video content.

If you’re ready to build a healthier relationship with your partner, consider making a Thriveworks appointment today in Springfield, MO.

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 Missouri therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Missouri | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Springfield is located in Sheid’s Plaza off of S Campbell Ave. Our office is behind Lucy’s Chinese food, and next to Marty’s Sports Bar. There’s parking located in front of our building, and the closest bus stop is Campbell & Walnut Lawn (NW).

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(417) 609-0195

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