Find a marriage counselors in Gainesville, GA

Find marriage counselors in Gainesville, GA

Find marriage counselors in Gainesville, GA

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Top 10 marriage counselors in Gainesville, GA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Productive Outcomes LLC (No Insurance Taken)

Productive Outcomes LLC (No Insurance Taken)

Offers online services
Serves Decatur, GA
Jacob J. says, "Dr Jeanne Matthews was fantastic and she helped me get over some really bad events." Read more Life Coaching Life Coaching

Top Pro
Offers online services
17 hires on Thervo
Serves Young Harris, GA
Dylan B. says, "Annalisa has helped through some incredibly hard times. From a messy break up to life changing decisions, to just some daily, life obstacles that we all come across. It’s been an absolute blessing to have her as my coach for the last year! " Read more
Massage Gud

Massage Gud

2 hires on Thervo
Serves Mableton, GA
Thomas A. says, "Conscientious therapist" Read more
LoveJones LLC

LoveJones LLC

Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Alpharetta, GA
Stacy says, "Alex, You have taught me so much in such little time that has done WONDERS for my marriage already!! B and I have been a different couple ever since our trip to Miami, which was so good for us. Your words resounded over and over in my head that weekend ("resentment is my problem," and "you are responsible for your own happiness")WHOA Alex! That advice! Ive been able to have "mind over matter" ever since and drop my grudges and focus on the good man my husband is these days...... I've been a much nicer wife (LOL) and that alone has opened up a new (fun/sweet/romantic) side to my husband that I've never seen, bc he's always had to act defensively around me in the past. I just sent your info to my sister-in-law to encourage her to reach out to you for help with her marriage with my brother. You are God-sent. We are communicating well right now! Let me know how I can talk to you "on call" if need be.....I want to make sure you know that I appreciate you and will always pay you for your services! " Read more
Barnette Group

Barnette Group

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Douglasville, GA
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Your marriage counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Gainesville marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Gainesville area.
Andrea B.
She is an excellent life coach! Continues to help me through life’s challenges on the daily! Life Coaching
Marie S.
Thank you Alex for all of your time and support. Each session has been amazing and helped me completely alter my perception of the world. You rock! Thank you for helping me fall in love with my life again! Hugs!
LoveJones LLC
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