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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?

When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, it can be all too easy to fall into bad habits or become passive in your interactions. Busy schedules, demanding jobs, hobbies, and children can all take over the top spots on your priority list, letting your relationship with your spouse or partner fall by the wayside.

Meaningful relationships require nurturing and attention but sometimes life gets in the way and you may forget to put in the effort or take the extra step to support your partner. Communication lines may falter or go down completely, leaving you feeling like you’re stranded on two separate islands.

All relationships have their ups and downs, even the ones that seem flawless on the surface. But if you are spending more time in the trenches, or feel like you’ve lost a special connection with your partner, couples counseling may be able to help you get your spark back and restore clear lines of communication.

Whether your relationship needs a jumpstart, a mediator, or just a little extra guidance and support, consider meeting with a licensed couples therapist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Why Should We Consider Couples Therapy?

All relationships have their issues, some more complicated than others. Maybe you’ve never fought until recently, and you just don’t know how to stop yelling or come to a peaceful agreement. Even if you and your partner seem to be in a never-ending loop of conflict, couples therapy can help you break that cycle and see eye-to-eye once again.

Couples counseling can help you resolve conflict and work through serious or deeply emotional problems, but it’s not only for duos in a crisis. There are many reasons to seek counseling with a couples counselor, including the following common issues:

  • Lack of communication or difficulty verbalizing thoughts and feelings
  • Stress caused by problems outside of the relationship
  • Trust issues or jealousy
  • Infidelity or dishonesty
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Major life changes
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Mental health issues
  • Intimacy issues or sexual dissatisfaction
  • Conflicting political or religious views

There is no wrong reason to pursue couples counseling and no bad time to begin improving or working on your relationship. A couples therapist at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help you fix what is broken, mend old wounds, and build a stronger relationship for the future.

How Can We Benefit From Couples Counseling?

People tend to change as they grow and age, so it only makes sense that your dynamic would shift a bit along the way, too. While this can be a cause for concern, it also presents an opportunity to get to know and understand one another on a new and deeper level.

Couples therapy sessions largely focus on ways to understand and accept each other and find ways to problem-solve together without fighting. Many couples find that this approach improves their bond with one another long term, while also improving their relationships in other areas of their lives as well.

Some benefits you may take away from couples counseling include:

  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Active listening
  • Effective problem solving
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Understanding and appreciating differences in others
  • Improved self-esteem

The skills and tools you gain from couples therapy can be applied to your relationships with friends, other family members, and even coworkers. A more healthy mindset and peace within your relationship can also lead to an upswing in self-esteem and improved mental health.

If you’d like to learn more about how marriage or couples therapy can improve your relationship or family life, schedule your first therapy session online or by calling the helpful scheduling team at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL. You may even be able to meet with a couples therapist within 24 to 48 hours.

Schedule Your Couples Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL

Your relationship means the world for you, and at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL, that matters to us. We’d love to help you address the issues that are coming between you so you can continue building a strong and loving partnership.

Thriveworks makes it easy to schedule therapy sessions that work into your busy schedule and get the support you need for your relationship to thrive. We accept many insurance plans and offer appointments on the weekends, in the evenings, and even first thing in the morning. Online counseling is available via phone call or video chat for the nights you’d rather spend at home together. You’ll even have access to your therapist or counselor by phone or email and can take advantage of our 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A when things get bumpy in between appointments.

You don’t have to wait any longer to take the next step. If your relationship feels strained or something doesn’t feel right, couples counseling at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help you turn things around. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | 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

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

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