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578 people sought couples & marriage counseling help at Missouri City 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?

Common Reasons To Seek Out Relationship Counseling

Here are some of the most common reasons people consider going to couples counseling:

  • Intimacy issues
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Feelings of jealousy or insecurity
  • Constant arguing and tension
  • Sexual dissatisfaction
  • Unresolved conflict
  • Arguments surrounding money

Many relationship issues center around a lack of effective communication. If you feel ignored, hurt, misunderstood, or angry, there is a good chance that some level of miscommunication lies at the core. Couples therapy sessions give you a chance to resolve those issues in a neutral, confidential environment under the guidance of a trained professional.

If you think your relationship would benefit from some improvements, consider speaking to a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX.

The Benefits of Couples Counseling

When it feels like the world is crumbling around you, it can help to remember the love and good times that the two of you have shared. Doing so can remind you of why you became a couple in the first place and give you a goal for your couples therapy appointments.

Once you start couples therapy, your sessions will be tailored to your specific concerns and goals. If you’re experiencing disagreements that never seem to resolve, a couples therapist can teach you how to resolve those conflicts collaboratively so you come out the other side without feeling resentful and angry. If you’re having intimacy issues, your therapist may help you work through underlying body image or communication issues that are serving as a source of conflict.

There are many different kinds of family therapy that your couples counselor may use to help resolve your relationship issues. They include:

  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • The Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Your relationship therapist may also teach you coping skills and distress tolerance techniques so you are better equipped to deal with uncomfortable emotions and triggering situations as they arise.

If you feel like you could benefit from some professional guidance, reach out to our scheduling team to book an appointment at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX today.

Schedule Couples or Marriage Counseling With Thriveworks in Sugar Land TX

Here at Thriveworks, we aim to make couples counseling as accessible as possible. We offer weekend and evening sessions for your convenience, and new clients can often get an appointment scheduled within 48 hours of reaching out. We also accept many different types of health insurance and offer the option of online therapy by phone or video chat.

Additional benefits include:

  • Appointments that actually start on time
  • Text support for billing and scheduling questions
  • Exclusive video content
  • Counselor-moderated community forums

If you want to grow within your relationship and give it renewed strength, we are here to help at Thriveworks in Sugar Land, TX. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or book online with a couples therapist at Thriveworks today.

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 City therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sugar Landis off of Township Lane. We are near Jolibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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