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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?

Romantic relationships can be the source of our deepest love. They provide us with our closest companions, confidantes, and life partners. But as with anything worth having, they certainly can be a lot of work. That said, when communication channels are closed off and respectful boundaries get crossed, these same relationships can be sources of resentment, anger, and frustration. 

It’s difficult to imagine that there’s anything wrong with our relationships; it might even feel impossible. The dedicated team of therapists at Thriveworks in Waukesha, WI is trained to approach relationship difficulties with comprehensive treatment plans and therapy strategies to produce real results and improve connections between partners. We don’t believe there should be any shame behind a couple choosing to seek mental health services for the benefit of their relationship. In fact, we think it’s indicative of how much they both care about their bond.

Counseling isn’t designed to separate the two of you; it’s designed to provide you with the tools and strategies to work through the roadblocks preventing you from finding new growth together. With a Thriveworks couples therapist or marriage counselor in Waukesha, WI, you can work towards a healthier, happier relationship through prioritizing mental health.

Understanding When Therapy Is Best For Your Relationship

Many couples are proud of the many accomplishments they’ve reached and challenges they’ve endured together; so sometimes reaching outside of their relationship for professional therapy services can be jarring, or even discouraging. Feelings of guilt or a refusal to talk about certain issues can definitely complicate the process, making it difficult to know whether couples or marriage counseling is the right choice.

At Thriveworks in Waukesha, WI, we know the value of getting professional mental health assistance in your relationship. Research shows that 70% of couples who completed relationship counseling experienced significant improvements to their relationship dynamics. We can’t guarantee that therapy alone will fix everything, but finding a couples therapist might make a huge difference. 

Some indications that couples therapy could be beneficial include:

  • Constantly arguing with each other  
  • Emotional distance, passive-aggressive behavior
  • Attempts to communicate devolving into arguments 
  • Unable to agree on next steps like retirement or moving 
  • Unable to trust each other, suspicion of 
  • Habitual lying 
  • Experiencing sexual dysfunction, including a lack of interest in intimacy 
  • Coping with the pain of infidelity
  • Independently dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety 
  • Jealousy, possessive behavior 

If you are finding that these symptoms describe some of the problems you’re facing at home, turning to the mental health professionals at Thriveworks for relationship therapy could help. As always, attempting to diagnose yourself or your partner with a mental health condition isn’t possible. Treatment and identification of psychological conditions can only be done with the assistance of a licensed mental health professional.

Discover the Benefits of Couples Therapy at Thriveworks in Waukesha, WI

Opening up to the ones we love can be extremely difficult. Considering that, it might seem like the last thing you want to do is share those intimate thoughts with a therapist. But at our Waukesha, WI office, we’ve created an experienced and dedicated team of mental health professionals and scheduling specialists to provide you with unrivaled excellence in mental health care. Our industry-leading therapists can help you and your partner to: 

  •     Develop and understand the boundaries for healthy communication 
  •     Process and comprehend how your actions and words affect the one you love
  •     Regain your confidence and re-ignite physical intimacy 
  •     Identify ways to solve problems that you’re both facing—as a team

Perhaps only one of you is interested in seeking professional help. Maybe neither of you knows what to do. Rest assured that there’s nothing to fear from connecting with a Thriveworks therapist. They’re prepared to listen to your concerns and offer you the positive outlook and resiliency that couples or marriage counseling can provide. 

We are also aware that taking the time to prioritize your mental health might not seem feasible. But with our online therapy option, you and your partner can connect with your therapist from home, the office, or wherever you have the space to speak privately and maintain a reliable internet connection. 

Romantic relationships are the highest form of intimacy. They’re intense for a reason. As with any journey, there will be paths and scenarios that seem unfamiliar and even frightening. By choosing to come together through couples therapy, the bond that holds you both can be strengthened. If turbulence and insecurity are rocking your relationship, give Thriveworks in Waukesha, WI a call.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Waukesha is located off of N Grandview Blvd, just west of the Waukesha County Airport. We're right at the intersection of Waukesha TJ and N Grandview Blvd, just off of Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway. We currently share a building with Ortho Smiles - Waukesha, Crown Staffing, and Family Service of Waukesha. Our building is across the street from Verizon and Panda Express. The closest bus stop is Grandview Boulevard. at Silvernail Road.

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(262) 710-2414

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