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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?

If you’re in a relationship, you might consider your partner to be your closest confidant, friend, mentor, and teammate. You may not have any doubts that you love them, even though things aren’t always easy. As a result of these positive emotions we often feel towards our partners, we might not stop to consider issues in our romantic relationships that could be holding both people back from becoming closer. 

Maybe that thing they said at dinner the night before last wasn’t supposed to be hurtful, or the flirtatious texts that you happened to find out about were just a dumb mistake that they won’t repeat. But if you’re reading this, it’s possible that there are problems in your romantic relationship. It might also be hard for you to discuss them with your significant other. Whether it’s you or them, talking about what’s going on could seem impossible. 

At Thriveworks in Stockton, CA we know that every relationship is going to have good times and bad. It’s also not healthy or possible to expect anyone that we love to be perfect either. But relationships aren’t ultimately about being perfect; they’re about building a strong foundation through healthy communication and respect for your partner and for yourself. If you or your loved one are resistant to the idea of relationship therapy or marriage counseling, it might be because it feels invasive to share your private matters with a stranger. 

But keep in mind that licensed therapists, like those at Thriveworks in Stockton, CA are trained to help couples connect. Their goal isn’t to meddle in your relationship, and they aren’t interested in picking either person’s side. Rest assured that seeking counseling or therapeutic services from a licensed mental health professional at our Stockton office is a great way to prioritize the bond you both share. 

Do We Need Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling? 

Our nationwide team values your independence, and it’s a crucial part of us being able to provide you with the best possible mental health care. Because of this, we don’t view your need or desire for our services as a sign of weakness, or that your relationship isn’t going to last. Instead, it’s helpful to view mental health services as a proactive method of preserving your relationship by taking measures to save it. 

That being said, there are common indications that a couple or partners might benefit from couples therapy or marriage counseling, such as: 

  • Arguments that last for hours or days 
  • Passive-aggressive or abusive behavior 
  • Inability to respect each other’s boundaries
  • Cheating 
  • Avoiding physical touch or sex 
  • Lying and other forms of emotional manipulation

These behaviors can act as warning signs that couples are not able to communicate or establish clear boundaries. That’s why relationships can often benefit from the impartial guidance of a therapist; because reinforcing respectful communication and understanding can benefit any couple at any stage in their connection. 

Relationship counseling can assist partners to: 

  • Establish healthy boundaries 
  • Help both partners manage anger or anxiety 
  • Highlight the importance and need for compromise
  • Rebuild trust after infidelity or dishonesty 
  • Rekindle sexual intimacy together 

Benefits of Working with a Couples Therapist

Romantic relationships can be some of the most rewarding experiences in our lives, so we’d rather that clients who are seeking to improve their connection with their partner don’t feel embarrassed or defeated. Relationship counseling is designed to benefit both of you by: 

  • Using feedback from both partners to establish healthy boundaries for communication 
  • Rebuilding trust by working through tough issues like infidelity or verbal abuse
  • Rekindling intimacy by exploring physical aspects of your relationship
  • Highlighting the importance and need for compromise with your therapist

We understand that sometimes, only one of you may be interested in contacting us for mental health assistance. You or your partner may be resistant, but it’s essential to be reminded that our counselors don’t pick sides, and aren’t going to judge you. 

See a Marriage or Relationship Counselor in Stockton, CA

Couples who enroll with Thriveworks get access to some of the industry’s best benefits. We’ve got you covered with: 

Online Therapy: With online therapy, moving your relationship forward doesn’t need to be held up by your busy schedule or time spent apart for work or travel. As long as you can talk privately, and get access to the internet, you and your partner can still attend sessions together. 

Scheduling assistance 7 days a week: Our scheduling specialists are available every day of the week, helping you find the right counselor to fit your needs and the schedule that fits both of your lives. 

From our team of scheduling specialists to our fantastically capable providers across the U.S., Thriveworks wants you to enjoy new heights in your relationship. If you and the one you love think that your relationship could benefit from the expertise of one of our therapists or counselors, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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 Stockton
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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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stockton is located on N Hunter St. where it intersects with E Weber Ave. Coy Parking Garage and SP+ Parking Garage are on one side our building and FED is on the other. Casa Flores, Pacific Gas & Electic Customer Service Office, and a US Postal Service location are also nearby.

Phone number

(209) 885-4812

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