It's normal for all couples to go through some turbulence during their relationship. For some, however, stressors such as work, children, finances, and other issues can take their toll. Contact the caring professionals at Thriving Center of Psychology if you and your partner might benefit from couples therapy. Book a virtual or onsite appointment by calling the offices or visiting the website.
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Couples Therapy Q & A
What is couples therapy?
In couples therapy, or marriage counseling, both partners participate in counseling sessions to get help resolving conflict, working on their sources of stress, and reinforcing positive relationship behaviors. Couples therapy takes place in a no-judgment zone where couples can openly discuss their fears and problems in a safe environment.
It’s your therapist’s job to help each of you work through complicated feelings and improve how you respond to each other and other situational stressors. The Thriving Center of Psychology providers have extensive experience guiding couples in sorting out complex issues and talking to each other with greater understanding and empathy.
Do we need couples therapy?
If you’re considering couples therapy, it’s likely that you could benefit from services from a therapist or psychologist. Many people turn to Thriving Center of Psychology for help handling various relationship issues. Couples therapy might be a good idea if you and your partner:
- Suffer from poor communication
- Argue more than usual
- Have recently gone through a significant event, such as the death of a loved one
- You need to talk with your partner about something you’ve been keeping from them
- Struggle with finances
- Experience sexual frustration or dysfunction
- Are dealing with the loss of trust, possibly because of infidelity
Not all couples go to therapy because they’re having problems. Couples therapy can also help partners anticipate a major life change, such as getting married, starting a family, or moving for a partner’s job. Couples therapy can help partners communicate with each other to anticipate conflicts and work together to maintain a healthy relationship.
How often do we need to attend couples therapy?
The number of sessions you need depends on you, your partner, and your commitment to the “homework” or reading your therapist assigns you. You might need weekly appointments for several months to have ample time to understand and talk about your issues.
Over time, your provider at Thriving Center of Psychology will likely decrease the number of your visits to once or twice a month. Individual therapy is also available if you or your partner are dealing with other personal issues. These sessions can occur in addition to your couples therapy.
Learn what couples therapy at Thriving Center of Psychology can do for you and your partner. A provider can work with you in person or via video TeleTherapy. Call the offices or visit the website to schedule your appointment today.
What Type Of Therapist is Best for Couples Therapy?
The terms couples therapy, marriage counseling, and relationship counseling are very much used interchangeably. When looking for a therapist for couples, there are different types of credentials to look for, including:
- Clinical Psychologist
- Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Licenced Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Mental Health Counselor
Once you find a therapist who has one of these credentials either online or in your state, be sure they specialize in seeing couples or marriage counseling. Whether you choose a Mental Health Counselor or Clinical Psychologist, couples therapy is a specialty, and it’s important that your therapist has the right expertise in relationships. Many therapists will have these specializations listed directly in their biography.
How Much Does Couples Therapy Cost?
Couples therapy at Thriving Center of Psychology can range from $150-$400 per session. The cost of therapy depends on your therapist’s level of education, credentials, and expertise in their respective field. On average, the cost of therapy in most major cities is between $250 and $500. While Thriving Center of Psychology is out-of-network for insurance companies, if you have an out-of-network or PPO insurance plan, then your insurance may reimburse you for some of the costs.
What Type of Therapy is Best for Couples?
Couples therapy is suitable for any type of couple, married or not. Within the umbrella of couples therapy, there are several techniques and exercises that a therapist may utilize. The best type of therapy for couples will depend on the individuals, your relationship, goals, and your reason for seeking out couples therapy in the first place.
Can Couples Therapy Save a Relationship?
It’s normal for couples to wonder if marriage counseling or couples therapy can save the relationship. Couples therapy can help improve communication, give you the tools to resolve conflict, or ultimately decide if staying in the relationship is the right thing to do. Done correctly and with the hard work of both partners, couples therapy can be effective. The success of therapy for couples comes down to the individuals, engagement in therapy, and commitment to the work.
Our Approach to Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling
At Thriving Center of Psychology, we thoughtfully match you with the best therapist to suit your needs and goals. By gathering details about each of you, we can recommend the right therapist for you both. Your therapist will then discuss your challenges and goals and look to understand what you would both like to get out of therapy. From here, your therapist will use evidence-based approaches, techniques, and exercises to help you and your partner get the help you need.
How Do You Find A Couples Therapist Near Me?
If you find yourself on the internet searching terms such as “psychologist couples therapy near me” and being overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Thriving Center of Psychology has psychologists and couples therapy in NYC, LA, Miami, and all around the country who specialize in helping couples work through conflicts using only the most up-to-date, evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
Take our short Matchmaker Survey to find the psychologist or couples therapist who is the best fit for your relationship, or feel free to browse our couples therapists by city: