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Top 10 marriage counselors in Indianapolis, IN

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Shining Star Services, LLC

Shining Star Services, LLC

Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Adam M. says, "Mia is incredibly approachable, takes her time to listen and let the patient vent, and is passionate about the quality of services she provides. I have been a patient for 2 years and with her empathy and skill, I have worked through years of trauma. I would highly recommend Mia to anyone seeking counseling services. The positive impact she has made on my life is immeasurable. " Read more
Synergy Wellness - Franklin

Synergy Wellness - Franklin

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Daniel M. says, "Terresa is outstanding all around. Very appreciative of her. " Read more
Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW

Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW

11 hires on Thervo
39+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Joyce C. says, "Joan has been a blessing. Early in 2023, I needed a professional to talk to about overcoming grief and guilt from several unexpected deaths in my family. I interviewed several counselors and chose Joan. That was six months ago. Early on Joan helped me see that I had a drinking problem that was interfering with me being fully “here”. Since seeing Joan on a weekly basis many issues and problems have come up and I have been learning to deal with them. I feel like I can say things about myself in Joan’s care and not be judged. It feels safe in her office. Joan’s age and life experience are a plus. The level of care Joan gives is high. I believe she really does care and is focused on the issues at hand in every session. She invites me to discuss whatever is on my mind and doesn’t try to steer the conversation. I really appreciate that she doesn’t overbook herself such that she allows a few extra minutes in sessions if there is a need. She has a way of queuing at the end of the session that doesn’t feel like being booted out the door. She takes notes on a note card during the session with specific points to work on the following week and she gives a notecard to take home at the end of each session. I have found the notecards very useful to periodically look through and review certain topics when needed. Overall, my experience with Joan has helped me a lot." Read more
Andrea Barbour, MA

Andrea Barbour, MA

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Welcome! I’m glad you found your way here. People seek therapy for many different reasons and everyone has different goals in mind. Some come to me for help when they find themselves feeling sad, or lonely, or when they find themselves feeling stressed and worried. Some because they need a safe place to work through thoughts and feelings that seem to keep them from living the life they hope for. Others for help in building more satisfying relationships. I love helping people find the life they long for! I enjoy finding collaborative was of creating sustainable change and freedom from past hurts and difficulties....
Love & Care Services

Love & Care Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Bringing about a change, and making a difference through Life Coaching, mentoring, and Counseling is my #1 priority and it gives me life. I not only Counsel, I Counsel emphatically, and through life experiences. I take what I do personal, passionate, and with dignity. "A change for the better and helping individuals reach their goals" are my goals. I have a degree in Christian Counseling, and currently working on my Masters. I have a certification in Alcohol Abuse and Drug Addiction, Family and marriage Counseling. I also have over 10 years of mentoring, Behavior issues and love what I do....

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 Indianapolis marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Indianapolis area.
Sharon M.
Comfort in talking and understanding.
Synergy Wellness - Franklin
Lydia H.
Joan has been caring, attentive, and continued to check in on my well being while I decided on a therapist. I’m happy I’ll get to meet with her soon.
Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW
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