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4,232 people sought couples therapy help in Missouri in the last year

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

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Our therapists in St Charles are booked, but we have 3 other therapists in MO 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?

Sharing your life with your romantic partner can feel like the most wonderful thing in the world. The connection between you and your significant other can be quite unlike anything else.

Relationships can be incredible, but they certainly aren’t always easy. Sometimes in our relationships, we lose sight of how to provide support to our partners or communicate effectively. This is completely understandable — All relationships have their highs and lows. Getting to know someone on a deeper level can bring you closer together and make navigating certain situations a little more complicated.

There’s no guidebook on how to be the best partner, and we all make mistakes. We won’t always be the perfect partner, and that’s okay. The important thing is understanding that being in a relationship means going through good times and bad times together. But figuring out what that means on your own can be daunting.

If you and your partner are feeling like you might need some support, we have a solution for you: working with a relationship counselor or therapist. At Thriveworks in St. Charles, MO, mental health professionals can work with you to resolve conflict and help you feel happier and more confident in your relationship. Call our office today to set up your first appointment.

Who Can Benefit From Couples Counseling?

There’s a common misconception that couples or marriage counseling is only for long-term couples with serious relationship difficulties. While counseling is an option for couples in those kinds of situations, it can also be beneficial in so many other cases. There’s no particular amount of time you need to be in a relationship to consider counseling. Therapists and counselors help clients that are dating, engaged, or married.

No matter what stage of your relationship is at, if you feel there’s a problem, many counselors recommend coming in sooner rather than later to address it. Going to therapy or counseling sessions does not mean admitting defeat. Clients who are proactive about getting help can see how it improves their relationships and prevents issues from growing into something much larger and more difficult to manage.

Some common issues that bring couples into therapy include:

  • Jealousy
  • Codependency
  • Parenting issues or disagreements
  • Dissatisfied sex life
  • Financial tension
  • Opposing life goals
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Breakdown in trust
  • Feeling distant

You may find that you or your partner is more receptive to the idea of seeking help from a mental health professional. This is quite normal for couples considering working with a professional. While you shouldn’t manipulate or force yourself or your partner into doing anything either of you doesn’t want to do, we recommend having an open discussion about your hesitations. Acknowledging that you are in your relationship and want to work on it together can also go a long way.

Counselors and therapists from Thriveworks Counseling in St. Charles, MO, can help you manage issues in your relationship and deepen the bond you have with your partner. Call our office today to get started.

How Relationship Therapy or Counseling Sessions Can Help

Once you decide to seek help, your therapist or counselor will likely start by taking some time to get to know you and your partner and understand the issues you’re facing. Having this foundation will allow you to start the main work of couples therapy or counseling, which includes:

  • Identifying your specific issues
  • Developing and practicing changes to address those issues
  • Creating clear treatment objectives

Relationship therapists and counselors can conduct this work through different approaches, such as the Gottman Method, imago relationship therapy (IRT), or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Depending on the issues you identify, your provider might use tactics from multiple therapeutic approaches to best address your needs.

Though the tactics may differ slightly, each of these approaches emphasizes building relationship skills such as:

  • Reflective listening
  • Articulating your feelings
  • Open and empathetic communication
  • Decreasing emotional avoidance
  • Promoting a relationship’s strengths

Do you think working with a professional could help you work through an issue with your partner? Whatever your time in therapy or counseling looks like, the mental health professionals from Thriveworks Counseling in St. Charles, MO, will support you with care and compassion.

Start Relationship Counseling At Thriveworks in St. Charles, MO

Working with a licensed marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Charles, MO, can help you gain new insights into your relationship and empower you to live your best lives together.

We know that finding the time for mental health care can seem challenging, and we want to help you access the care you’re looking for. We offer online appointments over video chat or phone calls as well as evening and weekend sessions. You might be able to start pretty quickly –– many new couples can have their first session within 24-48 hours.

If you want to start working with a relationship counselor or therapist, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in St. Charles, MO, today. One of our scheduling specialists will help you set up an appointment and answer any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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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Self-pay costs at St Charles
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.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling St Charles is off of 5th Street and Ameristar Blvd. We are near Subway and Comfort Suites.

Phone number

(314) 370-1811

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