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Starting Marriage counseling

What is Marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling, also known as couples therapy and relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Thriveworks marriage counseling in Virginia Beach, VA 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 Marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

How does Marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling 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 marriage counseling 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 Marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage 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 Marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, 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. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.

Need more help deciding?

The unfavorable truth is that every relationship is tested. Every couple runs into conflicts that threaten to tear their relationship apart and displace the two individuals, regardless of their love for each other. We fight with our spouses and we struggle to connect; we fail to spend meaningful time together and we let other priorities get the best of us. Fortunately, there is a solution to each of these problems. And you can find these solutions in marriage counseling.

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork… a mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration and a never ending portion of love and grace.” –Fawn Weaver

If your marriage is struggling or you simply want to make it the happiest, healthiest relationship possible, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) marriage counseling. We have marriage counselors and psychologists who are eager to help you strengthen your marriage. To schedule an appointment, simply give us a call at (757) 347-3155. We’re happy to assess your relationship and help you meet both partner’s needs.

Could My Marriage Benefit from Marriage Counseling?

You might be contemplating whether you and your spouse can benefit from marriage counseling. If you ask us, we believe that every marriage can benefit in some way from working with a relationship expert. These benefits vary on a case by case basis and are dependent on the specific issues or goals at hand. Generally speaking, here’s the value that a Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) marriage counselor can provide:

  1. A safe place to talk: Arguing with your spouse isn’t ideal, but it isn’t all bad either! Remember that it’s normal to disagree or bicker with those closest to you. In fact, it can bring you closer to your spouse, solidify your bond, and strengthen your overall relationship. A Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) marriage counselor can help you and your spouse to better communicate about your differing opinions and provide a safe, supportive environment for these important conversations.
  2. Guidance and support: Couples find value in marriage counseling because these counselors are professionals: They have worked hard to obtain the skills, the knowledge, and the experience to help couples with a wide variety of problems. Your Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) marriage therapist will offer you and your spouse the professional guidance and undying support your relationship needs to improve.

Are you convinced that your marriage could benefit from marriage counseling? Are you still contemplating whether this is right for your relationship? Either way, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). We can help you schedule a marriage counseling appointment or tell you more about our services.

Schedule Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)

You can get your marriage the professional help it needs (or could benefit from) at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). We strive to provide our clients with the best possible experience from start to finish, from calling in to schedule their appointment to walking into our office to meet with their counselor. Here’s how we stand apart from most counseling practices:

  1. Outstanding providers: The providers at Thriveworks are the best of the best. They have the skills, training, and experience it takes to help their clients achieve greater happiness and success.
  2. Exceptional customer service: When you call to schedule your appointment, a scheduling specialist will greet you and help you walk through our quick, simple scheduling process.
  3. Flexible scheduling opportunities: We understand that many people just cannot make it in for the normal daytime appointments. For this reason, at many of our locations, we offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends.
  4. Innovative technologies: We also offer helpful technologies that supplement treatment, including advice by phone or email, which allows clients to call or email their Thriveworks provider for non-emergency, quick guidance.

If you want to experience these benefits for yourself, schedule an appointment with a marriage counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). Give us a call at (757) 347-3155 to set up a marriage counseling appointment when you and your partner are ready.

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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
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Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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$1

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Read more I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Danielle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Read more John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Read more John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Read more John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Read more John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Read more It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Read more John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located at the intersection of Old Great Neck Rd and Kenstock Dr. We currently share the building with Chesapeake Bay Realty and across the street you will find Dominion Insurance Group and the Animal Vision Center of Virginia.

Phone number

(757) 520-1312

Languages spoken by VA providers

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