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9,721 people sought couples therapy help in California 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 Vallejo are booked, but we have 13 other therapists in CA 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?

Relationships certainly come with their fair share of ups and downs. At their best, they can provide the emotional support and physical intimacy we need to feel our healthiest and happiest. But with any two people — no matter how strong the bond — it is common for issues to arise regarding intimacy, communication, trust, and more.

Sometimes it’s possible to handle these issues on our own. But when they get to be too much, couples and marriage counseling can help.

You might be hesitant to seek counseling services because you feel like it’s a sign of weakness in your romantic relationship. Or, you might not be sure if the problems in your relationship are serious enough to require professional counseling. But the truth is, counseling is a great way for any couple to get a fresh perspective and deal with their problems collaboratively so they can move on and move forward.

If you think couples counseling may benefit your relationship, Thriveworks Counseling in Vallejo, CA can help. We offer evidence-based treatment options that are customized to your needs and tailored to improve trust and communication.

When Do People Seek Out Relationship Counseling?

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade attended marriage counseling sessions to help them figure out why they were fighting so much. Kristin Bell and Dax Shepherd sought out counseling to stop bickering and get back to feeling like a team. Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink filed for divorce but decided to rethink that decision after they visited with a marriage and family therapist.

Couples may seek out relationship counseling for any number of reasons. Here are some of the most common problems that arise:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Anger management issues
  • Jealousy and possessiveness
  • Issues stemming from trauma or loss
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Career issues (unemployment or workaholism e.g.)
  • Communication issues
  • Honesty issues (keeping secrets, e.g.)
  • Separation or divorce

If you and your partner are dealing with one or more of these issues and you’re noticing that it’s starting to interfere with your health and happiness, you don’t have to go it alone. Contact Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA to find out how we can help.

What Techniques Do Couples Therapists Use?

Marriage and couples therapists use several techniques during therapy sessions, depending on the needs and goals of their clients. Here are some examples of methods that are used to help solve common relationship issues:

  • Emotionally focused therapy: This type of therapy helps a couple understand their emotions and guides them to develop a more trusting and meaningful bond.
  • The Gottman Method: The Gottman Method is an approach that uses data-driven interventions to increase respect, affection, and intimacy.
  • Solution-focused therapy: While some forms of therapy focus on the past, solution-focused therapy helps couples resolve present conflicts and improve their current circumstances.
  • Relational life therapy: Traditional gender roles often get in the way of a relationship. Relational life therapy examines these roles and how they come into play in your life.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Cognitive behavioral therapy works by helping each partner verbalize thoughts and beliefs that may be having a negative impact on the relationship. Couples can explore those thoughts and address them together.

Licensed couples therapists are also equipped to teach you distress tolerance skills and coping mechanisms to soften the impact of tough disagreements and frustrating situations. If you’re ready to make your relationship a priority, we’re here to help.

Schedule Relationship Counseling at Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA

Ready to schedule an appointment? At Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA, we make it easy.

Give our team a call or head over to our booking widget to schedule your first visit. We offer appointments during the week with extended hours in the evenings and on weekends. Once you’re signed up, you can ask your couples therapist question in between sessions or take advantage of our community discussion boards to connect with other couples in similar situations.

We accept most health insurance plans and even offer a choice between in-office visits and remote therapy appointments. Some couples find sessions via phone call or video chat to be preferable so they don’t have to worry about traffic or commuting. At the same time, others prefer visiting our office to work through their issues in a neutral setting.

Whichever method you prefer, you’ll get access to a suite of benefits including:

  • Access to our Therapy Buddy app
  • Billing and scheduling assistance via text message
  • Educational videos
  • Life coaching “Ask a Coach” with 24-hour responses

You can’t always predict the hurdles you’ll face as a couple but you can decide how to react. If you are facing a rocky road and can’t seem to find a solution on your own, the marriage and couples therapists at Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA can help you make it through. Call us to make an appointment 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 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vallejo is currently located off of Tennessee St between Sutter St and Napa St, just north of Washington Park. Our building is shared by Parker Cathy and next to EZ Approved Auto and Launderland Wash & Dry. Vallejo Great Donuts and Mystic Candle Botanica are across the street from our office, and the closest bus stop is Tennessee St and Sutter St.

Phone number

(707) 415-8409

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