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1,746 people sought couples therapy help at Washington in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a couples can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 take a lot of work. There are ups and downs throughout them which cause a lot of stress if not handled properly. Do you and your significant other struggle to make time for intimacy? Do you argue too often? Do you wish you had more time to spend with each other and connect on a deeper level? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, couples therapy could benefit you and your partner. This type of therapy is aimed to help couples address and manage their problems to improve the overall wellbeing of their relationship.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. –Helen Keller

The good news is, you and your partner don’t have to work through your challenges and goals alone. At Thriveworks Washington, DC in Georgetown, there are couples therapists who specialize in helping couples work through their problems and help improve their overall strength and happiness. If you and your partner could benefit from meeting with a couples counselor, reach out to our office in Georgetown today. Give us a call at (202) 221-8410 to get started.

What Is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is aimed at helping couples fix their problems and improve their relationship. These couples can be newly dating, recently engaged, or married. No matter the status of your relationship, every couple faces challenges that may be hard to overcome. A couples therapist can help you deescalate your current concerns and equip you with the tools you need to quickly resolve future conflicts.

The therapists at Thriveworks Washington, DC (Georgetown) are licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), meaning they have the qualifications and experience needed to help couples. If you decide to work with one of our psychologists, they will sit down with you to figure out what your relationship needs and goals are. Then, based on the information they collect, will create a specific plan of action that’s specific to you. A few examples of what you can achieve through couples therapy are:

  1. Communicate more effectively: A big problem that most couples face is a lack of communication. Some experience it more than others, but when your conversations make you shut down and feel uncomfortable, it might be time to speak with a therapist. It’s important that you open up and discuss exactly what you are feeling. A therapist can help you do that.
  2. Take action: Talking about doing something and actually doing it are two different things. If you and your partner say you are going to do something, do it! Come up with ideas together to bring your solutions to life.
  3. Manage expectations: You can’t expect people to change overnight and all of your issues go away. Changing behaviors and learning to work together takes hard work. Don’t set unrealistic goals for you and your partner.
  4. Stay positive: It is important to remember the good in your relationship. You and your partner decided to be with each other for a reason. Hold on to that and appreciate all of the positives in your relationship.

All of these things and more can be achieved by working with a licensed couples counselor. Here at Thriveworks Washington, DC, our goal is to help you build your relationship up to what you want and deserve. We will give you the skills and tools you need to move forward and tackle any challenge that you both face.

What Couples Should Receive Couples Therapy?  

No matter if your concerns are big or small, all different types of couples can benefit from working with a couples therapist. You will both grow as individuals which in turn will help your relationship blossom. Regardless, if you and your partner think that you could benefit from speaking with a professional, there’s no reason to give it a try. The worst that could happen is that you learn a little bit more about your partner than you did before! Couples therapy could help a multitude of concerns including:

  • Lack of communication
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual problems
  • Intimacy issues
  • Financial burdens
  • Lying
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Opposing values

These are just some of the common relationship concerns that couples may face. Remember, if you don’t see your challenge on the list, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you. As long as you both stay dedicated to working together, your relationship will have a positive outcome.

Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Washington, DC in Georgetown

After reading all of that, do you feel like you are more prepared to take the next step towards a healthier and happier future with your significant other? Great! When you are ready, reach out to Thriveworks Washington, DC and we can set you up with a skilled, understanding psychologist.

You can schedule your appointment by visiting our online booking platform or by calling (202) 221-8410 where you will be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer extended hours to include evenings and weekends to ensure our couples can find a time that works best for both schedules. We look forward to working with you on your journey to happiness!

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 Washington therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • 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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Self-pay costs at Washington
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Washington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I really love our counselor. She has been very helpful in addressing our marital concerns/ issues. She has also been flexible in getting us into her schedule during a time that works for us.
Read more I really love our counselor. She has been very helpful in addressing our marital concerns/ issues. She has also been flexible in getting us into her schedule during a time that works for us.
Washington, D.C. Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far i am very happy with my counselor. He is understanding and sympathetic and his mindful methods are helping me deal with past hurts and manage stress and anxiety. The environment of the office is also very soothing and calming once you step through the door
Read more So far i am very happy with my counselor. He is understanding and sympathetic and his mindful methods are helping me deal with past hurts and manage stress and anxiety. The environment of the office is also very soothing and calming once you step through the door
Washington, D.C. Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
First time trying it and definitely going back.
Washington, D.C. Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very welcoming office. Beautiful atmosphere. Different from any other counseling office that I've seen. Highly recommend
Read more Very welcoming office. Beautiful atmosphere. Different from any other counseling office that I've seen. Highly recommend
Washington, D.C. Dec 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I visited this office before it was even officially open, and was beyond impressed at how it looks and the customer service systems Thriveworks was putting in place. Impressive!
Read more I visited this office before it was even officially open, and was beyond impressed at how it looks and the customer service systems Thriveworks was putting in place. Impressive!
Washington, D.C. Nov 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Washington DC is located at 1010 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 340, Washington, DC 20007, in Georgetown, near the waterfront.

Phone number

(202) 952-4629

Languages spoken by DC providers

  • English
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