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Top 10 marriage counselors in Norfolk, VA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Elev8te Health And Wellness, LLC

Elev8te Health And Wellness, LLC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Eboni R. says, "I had a life changing experience while working with Elevate Health and Wellness. Dana definitely has a gift to change people." Read more
Hampton Roads Biblical Counseling

Hampton Roads Biblical Counseling

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Maureen says, "Biblical application for life’s complications, kind and patient guidance, very knowledgeable " Read more
Mr. Wash Carthon

Mr. Wash Carthon

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Research shows that unhealthy relationships can cause both emotional and physical stress, whereas healthy relationships can enhance and improve overall well-being, I offer Pre-marital, marital counseling, individual counseling for anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In addition, coaching and developing individuals who suffered from substance abuse, stress, trauma, and grief issues. Over and over again, I hear people say the phrase, "Life is a journey, you only live once enjoy life while you can at every given opportunity”. I absolutely agree that it is important to enjoy the things you do each day. If you want to set up your life so...
Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's Empowerment Firm)

Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's Empowerment Firm)

4.7(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Dr. S. says, "Amazing conversation and conformation to previous advice given by others." Read more
COUNSELOR PRINCE & ASSOCIATES CONSULT (CPAC)

COUNSELOR PRINCE & ASSOCIATES CONSULT (CPAC)

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Martha E. says, "The welcoming services and my session was superb" Read more
Family Guidance Centers

Family Guidance Centers

5.0(1)
3 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
Cindy C. says, "My therapist exceeded my expectations. The person answering the phone was very understanding of my need for a quick appointment and helped me feel comfortable pursuing therapy. " Read more
True Mission Services

True Mission Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Norfolk, VA
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional, certified Substance Abuse Counselor, certified anger and grief specialist and I'm EMDR trained. My counseling approach is personalized to meet your specific needs. I utilize an integrated approach which includes Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, aromatherapy and DBT. Please visit my website https://truemissionservices.com/ I have a passion for working with individuals, families, and couples addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, Substance use, anger management, ...

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 Norfolk marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Norfolk area.
Michael J.
I liked having someone who believed in my potential and would not only celebrate when I was successful, but was encouraging when I had challenges. I was at risk of developing a chronic health condition. I have now significantly reduced my risk, and am integrating better life habits. Elev8te Health And Wellness provided personal and professional service, and I am a better person having been a partner.
Elev8te Health and Wellness, LLC
Chavela D.
What an awesome experience this has been, I have enjoyed sharing this journey of 90 days to fearless with you and look forward to starting my own using your book with a group of young ladies in the future.... smooches
Our Daddys Girls LLC (women's empowerment firm)
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