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Top 10 marriage counselors in Alexandria, VA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Bright House Counseling And Coaching LLC

Bright House Counseling And Coaching LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I specialize in working with Men of all backgrounds in dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Trauma, Anger issues and other challenges. I will help you strengthen your self identity and self concept so you can overcome your challenges and live life to the fullest. Whether through Counseling or Coaching, Change is never impossible! I enjoy helping Men reach their goals, manage mental health challenges and build out the life they truly want for themselves. Shattering limitations is key. I will help you reach your goals by supporting you in seeing how your thoughts cause you to feel a certain way and how this drives your decisions and actio...
JournEase

JournEase

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Saline J. says, "JournEase allowed room for authentic conversation with my personal experience. I was able to tap in to self awareness that allowed clarity to present situations. Thank You JournEase!" Read more
Feeling And Healing

Feeling And Healing

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Phil S. says, "I met Phil a few years ago at a meditation circle. He recently helped me with stress with my business and also coaching me properly and now my business is back on track. " Read more
Metropolitan Psychological Services, PLLC

Metropolitan Psychological Services, PLLC

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
S.K. says, "I attended individual psychotherapy with Dr. Lipsky. She was warm, engaging, easily approachable and extremely helpful. She taught me skills to manage my anxiety, identify negative patterns/triggers, and increase my overall confidence. Thank you to MPS! " Read more
Dr. Theresa Adams PhD

Dr. Theresa Adams PhD

New on Thervo
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I provide deep therapy that peels back the layers at the clients rate in order to penetrate to the root of the cause. One has to stop masking and learn to heal by the realization of the issues, learn to forgive self and those involved in the matter. It can be a long road to success pending the scarring but optimism is key and a positive support system.
Anew Hope, LLC

Anew Hope, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Counseling where you need it most, when you need it. Anew Hope LLC provides quality online mental health counseling with a licensed provider specially trained to provide therapy online for anxiety, depression and everyday life challenges.
Core Wellness

Core Wellness

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
F. C. says, "Responsive and on the ball. Joe was professional, prompt and taught me really useful coping skills despite the chaos in my life. Thank you." Read more
The Compassionate Kind

The Compassionate Kind

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Jeff A. says, "Cherill is an excellent job coach. I liked that she was very helpful and supportive during my job search. she helped me to revise my resume, provided some job leads and most importantly gave me important advice on how to interview effectively and properly. Her services were affordable. She got back with me by email in a consistent and timely fashion on where I stood during the job search process. Cherill also did a Mock Interview with me which was informative. She also has a lot of patience and understanding. She is not just a coach, but also a friend." Read more
Lenham Massage Trabia

Lenham Massage Trabia

5.0(1)
1 hire on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Jey says, "Very relaxing " Read more
The Healing Collective, LLC

The Healing Collective, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Alexandria, VA
I have been in practice as a clinical social worker for over 10 years. I have had the opportunity with work with many different people with various issues. I have experience with mood disorders, generalized anxiety, grief and loss, maternal mental health and life transitions. As a mental health therapist I enjoy helping people accomplish their identified goals that would help them with improving their daily outlook on life. I believe that healing is a choice and I enjoy working with clients who are invested in working to improve the quality of their lives. I enjoy watching my clients grow and adopt new mindsets about their lives.

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 Alexandria marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Richard
It has been a great experience. Phil is not your usual healer but definitely the right person for the job. I'm still in the process but have seen lots of improvement.
Feeling and Healing
Anonymous, O.
Excellent work, Joseph got me, validated and challenged me to bring out my own opinions and to be accountable to follow through on my goals.
Core Wellness
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