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71,999 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in Texas 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?

June and her boyfriend Kevin have been experiencing tension for the past several months. Things haven’t always been perfect between the two of them, but they still love each other and Julie knows that what they have is worthwhile. That’s exactly why their incessant arguments and spats have been so frustrating–both of them know that things could be going differently.

But instead of giving up, June wants to talk with a couples therapist to find solutions to their relationship’s difficulties. She hopes that attending therapy will help them learn to communicate more effectively and ensure that they’re able to support each other. With the guidance and support of a couples therapist, June is looking forward to improving their relationship. 

Like June and Kevin, you may also be looking to confide in a mental health professional via marriage counseling or couples therapy because of issues in your relationship. At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waco, TX our therapists and counselors are here to offer you both a way to reconnect and communicate healthily and effectively. 

Take time to consider whether you and your loved one could benefit from professional services—and then call or book online to get started. 

Do I Need Relationship Counseling?

Deciding to talk with a provider in couples therapy or marriage counseling is an independent decision that you’ll need to make between you and your partner. However, there are common indications of unhealthy relationship dynamics that can be improved via therapy, including:

  • Arguments that last for days or weeks 
  • Passive-aggressive communication methods 
  • Inability to respect each other’s boundaries
  • Cheating or emotional infidelity
  • One or more partners avoiding physical touch or sex 
  • Lying and other forms of emotional manipulation

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues in your relationship, it’s important to remember that you can find solutions via couples therapy or marriage counseling. Even if the issues you’re faced with are different than what’s listed, that’s okay. 

Talking with a provider can help you to understand and address the unique needs of your relationship with your partner. 

What Are the Benefits of Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling?

While one session can’t fix everything at play in your relationship, you and your partner can start establishing a connection with your provider from the moment you meet. Your Thriveworks therapist or counselor will be committed to ensuring that both of you get the insight and support you need to start making proactive changes in your relationship. 

Couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks in Waco, TX can act as a mediator and guide as you learn to: 

  • Rebuild trust after infidelity or dishonesty 
  • Rekindle sexual intimacy together 
  • Manage strong emotions like anger or anxiety
  • Establish healthy boundaries for communication
  • Highlight the importance and need for compromise

Talking together with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Waco, TX can start to rebuild the connection that’s been damaged by lack of trust and hard feelings. And with our virtual session options, you and your partner can attend online counseling or therapy sessions with your shared provider. You’ll be able to still prioritize your relationship’s needs from home, the office, or while traveling. 

Relationship Counseling in Waco: Schedule Today with Thriveworks 

When you both decide that couples therapy or marriage counseling is right for you, our counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Waco, TX will be here to support you. And when you call our office to connect with a mental health professional, expect to talk with your provider soon—most of our clients attend their first session within the same week. 

Reach out to us to begin the process—doing so will unlock a host of great benefits, including: 

  • Scheduling assistance 7 days a week to help you find the right counselor to fit your needs and the schedule that fits both of your lives. 
  • Same-week availability for your couples therapy or marriage counseling session. 
  • We accept most major health insurance plans and offer self-pay rates for people paying out of pocket.
  • Personalized mental health care from a trusted provider.

When we feel secure and content, our relationships are often incredibly rewarding. However, when issues arise, getting the help you need from a couples therapist or marriage counselor could offer you both a way to keep moving forward. If you and your partner are interested in talking with a marriage counselor or couples therapist about the challenges your relationship is faced with, call Thriveworks in Waco, TX today or go online to book.

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 Waco therapists and counselors accept 39 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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Self-pay costs at Waco
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 in Waco, TX is located at 1000 W Hwy 6 #150, Waco, TX 76712. We share a building with Shamrock Property Management, Photography by Cecy, Ridge Creek Family Therapy, The Tisdale Law Fir, Dr. William Peper MD, and Kevin Krause State Farm Insurance offices, as well as many others. In the same lot are many buildings with other offices, such as Uncommon Healthcare and NuGenesis Medical Spa & Vein Care. Nearby is another plaza which contains Jazzercise, D-BAT, Sunoco, and Joy’s School of Dance.

Phone number

(254) 374-6907

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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