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Top 10 marriage counselors in Clearwater, FL

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MaxWellness

MaxWellness

New on Thervo
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
I provide integrated massage techniques using manual touch, breath work and cognitive movement. Manual therapy creates a meditative state for a balanced mental and physical connection to wellness. Begin answering the questions to body aches, stiffness, pain and discomfort with a quality healing session.
Dr. Lisa Holder, PhD, LPC

Dr. Lisa Holder, PhD, LPC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
27+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Cheyanne H. says, "I was suffering from anxiety issues and depression. Any new situation scared me. I had just started college and was having difficulty focusing and going to classes. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. It was very distressing. Dr. Holder was referred to me and I’m so happy I followed through in seeking help from her. With in a few weeks I worked through a traumatic experience which was at the core. We did EMDR which was very helpful. She was very caring and insightful. I have graduated college now with flying colors and am engaged to a wonderful young man. Thank you Dr. Holder" Read more
Allarah's Holistic Alternatives

Allarah's Holistic Alternatives

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
22+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Zachary O. says, "Very helpful!" Read more
5300 1st Ave North

5300 1st Ave North

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
I tailor my services for your wants and needs. It's about the client.
Rhythms Of The Mind

Rhythms Of The Mind

5.0(2)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Benjamin P. says, "Yvonne was an amazing guide and provided a gateway to understanding my current fears and behaviors by leading me through my past memories. In doing so, I was able to connect what’s going on now in my life with how I learned to deal with experiences and feelings as I was growing up. I was totally in awe after receiving her help. My life is more complete and less complex today because of our work together. I whole heartedly recommend Yvonne and Rhythms of the Mind. " Read more
Healing Stone Therapy Services, LLC

Healing Stone Therapy Services, LLC

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
I am a mental health counselor with over ten years of experience. I have experience working with clients who have been traumatized, individual, family and couples counseling. I work with my clients to help them find solutions to their issues that will help them achieve their goals. I feel that active listening is an important part of counseling and helps the client feel that are being heard. I am listed on Linkedin and Psychology Today.
Tampa Bay Area Counseling

Tampa Bay Area Counseling

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. At our practice, our therapists have 35+ years of combined experience. We are experts in what we do and seek to serve our patients with the highest quality of care and the most advanced therapeutic techniques. We use a variety of approaches to treat a wide range of disorders and issues. We specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Behavioral Activation, and have a Patient-Centered approach. We understand that each patie...
Bluebird Counseling Center

Bluebird Counseling Center

4.8Excellent(6)
Offers online services
8 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Jonathan D. says, "Anne is amazing." Read more
Counseling Services Of Ocala

Counseling Services Of Ocala

New on Thervo
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
This business provides individuals and families with Personalized Help and I am taking registration for all those who want to participate in a Group Counseling for the following: 3-Week Divorce Support Group 3-Week Parenting Class 3-Week Communication Skill Class The best part about being a counselor is to be able to provide a sincere down to earth fashion and see people change and get happier...
Mentally Fit U

Mentally Fit U

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Clearwater, FL
Are you seeking more enjoyment and direction in your life but feel stuck and overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression? I want you to know that you don’t have to do it alone! Over the last 4 years I have walked alongside my clients and helped children, teens and adults cope with and resolve a wide range of issues including PTSD, depression, stress & anxiety, and grief & loss. I am now accepting new clients and I would love the chance to help you, too. I enjoy helping my client's realize their own strengths as they overcome and learn to cope with their anxiety, depression and stress. The most rewarding thing for me as a therapist is know...

Your marriage counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does marriage counseling cost?

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for virtual counseling. Prices depend on the length of the session, the therapist's experience, the counseling method, and your location. Prices are highest in major metropolitan areas like New York, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Is marriage counseling covered by insurance?

Marriage counseling is typically not covered by insurance unless it's prescribed by a medical doctor due to a billable diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage details.

What is marriage counseling, and what should I expect in a session?

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a solution-focused type of therapy that helps couples overcome struggles, resolve conflicts, and improve their relationship.

In your first session, you and your partner will discuss your relationship issues and goals with the therapist. The therapist will often ask questions to clarify your problems and concerns. The therapist then develops a goal-oriented plan for the upcoming sessions.

The therapist may use one or several methods and techniques to help you and your partner work towards resolution, and may give you homework to do alone or together in between sessions.

Does marriage counseling work, and is it worth it?

Marriage counseling works best when both partners actively participate and work together on the relationship during and in between sessions. Research shows current marriage counseling techniques like the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) have a 70% to 75%+ success rate.

Marriage counseling is often worth the cost even for happy couples. Benefits of marriage counseling include:

  • Improved communication
  • More compassion and acceptance between partners
  • A better understanding of your needs and how to express them
  • A deeper connection with your partner
  • Improved intimacy

How long does marriage counseling last?

Marriage counseling lasts 3 to 6 months, depending on your needs and the issues you're hoping to resolve. A couple seeking therapy to resolve one small issue may benefit from fewer sessions, while a couple considering divorce may need 6+ months.

Weekly therapy sessions typically last 45 to 90 minutes. Most counselors recommend committing to one session per week for at least three months, as becoming comfortable with the therapy process and opening up to the therapist and each other takes time.

How can I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Look for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), as most counselors without this specialty have only introductory training in couples therapy. Follow these tips to find the best marriage counselor near you:

  • Discuss your preferences and goals with your partner.
  • Explore the different relationship therapy methods and look for a counselor certified in your preferred method. Two popular, science-backed methods are the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read counselors' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask a marriage counselor?

Ask these questions to help you choose a marriage counselor who will help you and your partner achieve the best results:

  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Do you primarily work with couples?
  • What therapy modalities and techniques do you use?
  • How long are your sessions?
  • How many sessions do you think we need?
  • What is a typical session like?
  • How do you measure progress?
  • Do you offer discounted packages, payment plans, or sliding scale rates?
  • What should we do to prepare for the first session?
  • Do you assign reading or homework between sessions?

Reviews for Clearwater marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Clearwater area.
Tim
I was depressed and had major panic attacks, Mixed with anxiety. My wife and I were having many marriage problems. We had sought out other therapists but we made little progress. With Dr. Holder’s help and intervention we were able to resolve these issues, communicate better, and learn better problem solving skills. We recommend anyone having marriage problems to reach out to Dr. Holder.
Dr. Lisa Holder, PhD, LPC
Amanda S.
I have been dealing with unresolved trauma that presents in the form of severe depression and anxiety for years and recently it had gotten so bad that I decided to look for help, I had very little hope of anything changing and going on thervo was a long shot as I usually have been told to search psychology today. I really had no idea what I was looking for but asked the universe to guide me to the right person. Enter Allarah! She has been extremely helpful in just a few sessions. It is obvious that she has many years of experience and she offers very compassionate and practical guidance. She also utilizes a wide variety of tried and true techniques. I have always been nervous to try different things (like hypnotherapy) that get a bad rap for being too alternative or “woo woo” but this woman truly has a gift. I feel very confident that I have finally found the person to help guide me in the process of recovery and achieving my full potential.
Allarah's Holistic Alternatives
Dayana T.
It was a such beautiful experience to work with Yvonne Testa and to be part of something so special as too remind people how truly Powerful they are. Thank you for the work you put out every day for others Yvonne I appreciate you very much. It was a privilege to work with Rhythms of the Mind.
Rhythms of the Mind
George S.
Easy to talk with and has a few good ideas. I’d like to see more on plans for my future growth.
Bluebird Counseling Center
Satin A.
She's an angel. Dr. East has helped me in so much, literally answers my text at any time. She is not just a therapist but also someone who genuinely wants to help you. By far the most compassionate, caring and dedicated doctor. A healer! Thank you so much!
S.M.I.L.E. Psychology and Associates
Colleen K.
Thorough, professional, enthusiastic and responsive!
Mary Crownover, Licensed School Psychologist
Rick M.
Rick M. March 26, 2019 (Offsite Review) Sandy takes the time good night only understand the problems but also the person. Unlike most counselors she doesn't trying to fit her clients into a standard box. She truly Taylor's the treatment to the individual
House of Hope Recovery Center Inc
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