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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?

The family next door appears to have it all: a quaint little house on the corner, two well-rounded kids on the honor roll, a dog, a cat, and what appears to be a perfectly happy and loving marriage. Everyone on the block wants to be them or be friends with them but you can’t help wondering how they manage to keep it all together.

Then, on a cool breezy evening when everyone on the block has their windows open, you hear the sound of raised voices floating through your kitchen window. You can’t believe it — Mr. and Mrs. Nextdoor are fighting! And from the sound of it, things seem pretty serious. While you may feel genuinely concerned for your friends, it’s possible you also feel some relief to know that your relationship isn’t the only one that has problems.

The truth is, all relationships have ups and downs. Perhaps you and your partner have encountered a problem recently that you just can’t seem to solve on your own. Or maybe you’re going through a period of stress where you constantly snap at each other and can’t meet in the middle on anything.

Even the most dynamic duos could use a mediator or outside perspective from time to time, and there’s nothing wrong with seeking help to strengthen your relationship. A licensed marriage and family therapist at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN can help you get to the bottom of what’s troubling you so you can rebuild your bond and chart a better path forward.

Why Do Couples Seek Out Relationship Counseling?

Couples therapy isn’t only useful for couples in a crisis. While relationship counseling can help you navigate difficult and painful situations, it can also be a great way for you and your partner to simply improve your communication skills and build your love and appreciation for one another.

Marriage and family therapy can help you resolve a wide range of relationship issues, including:

  • Financial changes or disagreements
  • Trouble communicating or expressing feelings
  • Divorce or separation
  • Grief or loss
  • Conflicting political or religious views
  • Mental health issues
  • Intimacy problems or sexual dissatisfaction
  • Infidelity
  • Trust issues or jealousy

If you think you and your partner would benefit from couples therapy, consider meeting with one of the licensed therapists or counselors at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN. You can explore the reasons behind the conflict or difficulty in your relationship, and your provider can help you determine the best course of action.

How it Helps — The Benefits of Couples Counseling

For many couples, therapy improves their relationships and resolves short-term issues while also enhancing other areas of their lives. Couples counseling can teach you skills to apply to your intimate relationship long term, and those same skills can be used to nurture connections with your family, friends, and even your coworkers.

Some of the benefits you may take away from relationship counseling include the following:

  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Active listening techniques
  • Better understanding and acceptance of your differences
  • Identifying points of conflict and learning to resolve problems effectively
  • Restored emotional or physical intimacy
  • Self-awareness and personal growth

These takeaways can rebuild bridges and open lines of communication. Counseling can help you and your partner get back on the same page and re-embark on your life journey together. If you’re ready to take the next step in improving the health of your relationship, intimate connection, or communication abilities, a couples therapist at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN is ready to help.

Book Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN

You don’t have to wait until your relationship is in shambles to consider meeting with a couples therapist. Couples counseling can help you resolve conflict, but it can also help you prevent it by identifying potential issues before they become serious problems.

Thriveworks makes it easy for you and your partner to get the advice and counseling you need to thrive together. We accept many different insurance plans, and you can book your therapy sessions online for convenience.

We also make it convenient to fit meetings with your therapist into your busy schedule. Appointments are offered seven days a week, and our providers are on-site early in the morning and in the evenings. Online counseling opportunities give you the option to conduct your relationship counseling via phone or video chat so you can work with your therapist from the comfort of your couch.

Are you ready to nurture your relationship and give it the attention it deserves? If so, consider reaching out for a couples therapy appointment at Thriveworks in St. Paul, MN. We look forward to helping you soon.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Oakdale is located just off the Interstate 694/ I-94 interchange. The closest intersection to the building block is 4th Street N and Hudson Blvd N. We currently share a building with Lombart Instruments and Crossroads Properties, among other businesses.

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(651) 374-9414

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