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Top 10 marriage counselors in St Petersburg, FL

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MaxWellness

MaxWellness

New on Thervo
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, 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.
Wesley Counseling

Wesley Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
I believe in treating the person, not the condition. My approach to therapy is to see you as you are and to guide you toward wellness and a more fulfilling life. My counseling style is warm and interactive. Above all, I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship for you to share your thoughts, feelings, worries, and obstacles. Together, we will navigate through the different areas of your life to understand your needs, behaviors, and relationships. Along the way, we’ll uncover your inner strengths and establish a healthy direction in your life. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI) here in Florida (IMH22899), I ha...
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 St Petersburg, 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
5300 1st Ave North

5300 1st Ave North

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
I tailor my services for your wants and needs. It's about the client.
Burch Tree Counseling Center

Burch Tree Counseling Center

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Hello, welcome! I help adults, teens, and pre-teens with various struggles grow through the hardships they face, find meaning in moments that feel meaningless, and work towards becoming the best versions of themselves. I’m most passionate about helping individuals conquer their fears, lessen their symptoms of anxiety, move past specific phobias that hinder their lives, and overcome traumatic events! I specialize in providing counseling to adults, teens, and pre-teens who are experiencing various forms of anxiety and trauma. I also treat individuals who struggle with depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder,

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 St Petersburg marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the St Petersburg 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
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