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Top 10 marriage counselors in Austin, TX

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
RESOLVE ETT® Light Therapy

RESOLVE ETT® Light Therapy

5.0(1)
2 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I practice Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®). It's an science-based technique for resolving emotions and building confidence for attaining goals. ETT® produces results more quickly than traditional talk therapy, so you end up saving money. Visit my website at counseling-austin.com for more information. I believe that working with the inner self prepares you for life's stage. As a therapist, I provide you with a golden thread for your path into you mind, both conscious and unconscious. You are the hero of this journey. We'll gather your strengths along the way and you'll emerge a more confident you, ready to take on life's challenges wi...
Wendy Copeland, LMFT

Wendy Copeland, LMFT

5.0(3)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Christel G. says, "As a colleague of Wendy, I appreciate her knowledge and skill in working with clients struggling with eating disorders and college age students specifically. She is a great match for these populations!" Read more
Dr. Lynda R Tussay, Omniphasic Institute

Dr. Lynda R Tussay, Omniphasic Institute

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
48 hires on Thervo
25+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Karen P. says, "She had experience working with deaf and hard of hearing clients. That was a major breakthrough. " Read more
Visible Strata Austin Counseling And Life Coach Services

Visible Strata Austin Counseling And Life Coach Services

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
13 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Jess H. says, "Eli is awesome! I recently went through a bunch of life changes and the stress from that was affecting my relationships (romantic, family, friendships, and work). Eli has helped me to have patience with myself and others, and made suggestions for seemingly small changes to my daily activities that immediately made me feel more grounded & calm. I 100% recommend Eli if you're going through it and can't seem to properly express yourself to anyone else. " Read more
Merry Anderson, MA, LPC

Merry Anderson, MA, LPC

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I work with both individuals and couples to process thoughts, feelings and interpersonal dynamics. I like clients to take the lead in pursuing the things that are important to them, while I consider it my job to challenge them and help guide the therapeutic process of getting there. My approach is experiential - meaning I like clients to have an experience of change or growth within the sessions they can then take with them into their personal or professional lives. I specialize in helping people grow emotionally, to work through interpersonal conflict and learn how to communicate better, to heal from trauma and abuse, and to develop better b...
Rachel Gunner, Psychotherapist, Mediator, Coach

Rachel Gunner, Psychotherapist, Mediator, Coach

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
40+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Please look at my website at rachelgunner.com to read about my private practice. As you will see I am passionate about helping people make changes in their lives that bring them greater fulfillment, happiness and meaning.
Relational Healing Arts

Relational Healing Arts

New on Thervo
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Jessica offers mindfulness based coaching that focuses on the body as a tool to access our deeper wisdom. Each person is held in unconditional positive presence, nurtured, and cared for in a personalized and authentic way. We begin by creating a shared space of awareness, comfort, and safety. We take our time, without agenda. We tune to the body, the breath, the subtle signals that we often miss in "ordinary" consciousness. Body awareness is a direct path to the subconscious and will lead us to our inner landscape if we listen. From there, we allow the experience to emerge and explore together, with care and curiosity. Many people are surpris...
Nikkole Yogic Arts

Nikkole Yogic Arts

5.0Exceptional(9)
34 hires on Thervo
17+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Aaron A. says, "Nikkole is an intuitive therapist who has considerable empathetic skills. I’m lucky to have been to her table and look forward to seeing her again " Read more
A Space Of Grace Counseling

A Space Of Grace Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I provide a graceful space for people to unpack their pain points. Using a faith-based, holistic approach, I encourage clients to press into their belief in God as they go process their challenges.
Energy Rich Living

Energy Rich Living

5.0(4)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Belinda E. says, "Fred has a way of getting to the root of an issue in minutes. He is intuitive, caring, nurturing, and a good listener. He has sound advice from years of training and experience. I like that he has a spiritual nature. He offers great options, solutions, ways of thinking that put you back on track with your desires. I highly recommend him for a "mind, body" tune-up." Read more

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 Austin marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Shannon L.
I have known Wendy professionally for a number of years now and appreciate her down-to-earth demeanor and clinical knowledge and expertise. I would recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a therapist with clinical skill and relational warmth.
Wendy Copeland, LMFT
Ryan F.
Very personable and wants to help. Makes herself available to her patients if needed. Cannot say anything negative about Lynda. Only all positive things and I'm glad to have her as my doctor and friend!
Dr. Lynda R Tussay, Omniphasic Institute
Jason F.
Eli was outstanding. He got straight to the point and dig into the issues that I had. He did not waste time dancing around topics or dragging out sessions. Eli really wants to help people and that came across from the first consultation, which is why I chose him and canceled my other appointments. If you want help Eli, in my opinion is the one to book.
Visible Strata Austin Counseling and Life Coach Services
Rebecca M.
Very relaxing massage.
Nikkole Yogic Arts
Shea M.
I loved the knowledge Dr. Fred was able to share with me as it pertains to his energy work. I felt educated and informed after my first session and felt empowered moving forward in whatever direction that meant for me. It is clear he is truly a student of his work and will continue his research to help those searching for an enriched life.
Energy Rich Living
Tammy S.
I have worked with Dr Z for 12 years. she has helped me reach a point in my life where I can live my life as a mature adult. I have worked through years of self sabotage and loathing. Not understanding or feel like I have any control over my life. She has helped me see and love myself with self compassion and understanding for my humanness and acceptance where I am at.
CZ Mentoring, LLC
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