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couples + marriage counseling
in marietta, georgia

You feel like you’re constantly fighting and growing more and more disconnected from each other. Maybe you’re even wondering if this relationship is worth saving. Ultimately, you feel alone, fed up, and exhausted. If you’re married, maybe you have even considered divorce, but this is isn’t what you really want. You dream of the early days of your marriage when you felt loved, connected, and full of hope.

You don’t have to do this alone. We can help.

Whether you have been married for over 20 years or are in the first few years of your relationship, you and your partner will be met right where you are. When you begin working with us online in Illinois or Georgia, or attend a marriage counseling in Marietta, GA in person, your therapist will be actively engaged in your relationship, offering compassionate, direct, and effective guidance based on proven therapeutic techniques that will help you transform your relationship.

At Maverick Marriage Therapy we engage in authentic therapeutic relationships and will support you to overcome the challenges other therapists haven’t been able to help you through. 

  • stop fighting over and over about the same thing

  • be heard and understood by your partner, even if sometimes avoid talking about the important things because it seems to create conflict

  • actually show your partner that you hear them

  • rebuild trust, especially if one or both of you have had an affair

  • get needs met in your relationship sexually, emotionally, and spiritually, especially if you feel you have been drifting apart in these areas

  • make decisions together and find happy compromises 

  • rebuild emotional and physical intimacy

  • overcome disagreements about parenting styles

Your therapist can help you:

Loving Couple who attended a marriage counseling in marietta, ga

Couples therapy and marriage counseling does work.

Marriage Counseling can and does save relationships. In fact, with counseling, the likelihood of divorce diminishes significantly. At Maverick Marriage Therapy, we help of all kinds of couples work to create healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

You don’t have to stay stuck in an unhealthy marriage or relationship. With the help of a trained couples counseling therapist, you can make change in your relationship that will stand the test of time, as long as you are willing to put in the work.  As the marriage counseling progresses, you will both feel more understood and more connected to each other.

At Maverick Marriage Therapy, we want you to reconsider that the dreams in your relationship are possible and we will help you get there. 

After a successful marriage counseling, you will both:

 

  • feel safe and secure in your relationship.

  • feel admired and appreciated by one another.

  • feel deeply connected on an intimate level, both emotionally and sexually.

  • actually having fun with each other again.

  • have a clearer vision of your values as a couple.

  • be able to face challenges with strength in one another.

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling FAQ

What is Marriage Counseling?


Marriage and couples counseling is an opportunity to help your marriage with a variety of concerns throughout the relationship. Therapists can help couples work through, manage, and heal specific relationship challenges, like infidelity, becoming parents for the first time, perpetual conflict, or becoming empty nesters. Relationships go through many changes and it can be helpful to allow a nonjudgmental party to assist in each partner’s voice being heard and needs being met. Therapists can provide interventions, tools, and strategies to strengthen your connection, communicate more effectively, and heal relational trauma.
   

How does Marriage Counseling work?
 

At Maverick Marriage Therapy, we believe your relationship is the most significant influence in your life and future. We begin by building an authentic relationship with each person in the relationship to explore, identify, and refine your ultimate goals for couples counseling. These are then discussed openly, mutually agreed upon by both individuals and the couples therapist. Each couples’ goals are unique to their needs, however, there are general categories that guide what goals are most important and the order in which goals should be worked on. Some of the goals that are important and could be included are: 

  • Healing after an affair 

  • Increasing relationship satisfaction

  • Improving conflict resolution skills and healthy communication

  • Deepening emotional and sexual intimacy

  • Building trust and respect

  • Healing feelings of resentment or past relational trauma

 

There are also times in which discernment counseling is needed, in which the goal becomes to gain understanding, clarity, and confidence about a path forward. That could be to recommit to the relationship and work on the areas of concern or decide to end the relationship.


When is Marriage Counseling needed?
 

Marriage therapy can be a great resource at several stages within a relationship. Premarital counseling can provide insight and awareness into personality differences and relationship expectations before a couple says “I do.” We strongly recommend marriage counseling within the first five years of marriage to empower a couple to learn how to navigate conflict well, to deepen intimacy, and provide tools for the challenges marriage encounters. It is absolutely essential if a couple is experiencing infidelity, perpetual conflict that remains unresolved, or issues of substance use. 

 

Here are some signs that it may be time to consider couples counseling:

  • Desires to be alone or avoid your spouse

  • You or your spouse have a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD

  • Feelings of loneliness or isolation

  • Frequent conflicts with little resolution, usually about the same topics

  • Negative feelings and thoughts about your partner that are more frequent than positive ones 

  • Life changes, like career, new baby, caring for aging parents, divorce, or blended family dynamics 

  • Challenges managing feelings like anger, fear, or sadness

  • Affairs or thoughts of cheating on your spouse

  • Lying, hiding, secrets

  • Communication issues

How much does Marriage Counseling cost?


Cost is dependent on your therapist’s experience, session length, and whether you are in need of a sliding scale or not. Many insurance companies do not cover this type of therapy, but your therapist can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to discuss this possibility further.
 

How long does the Marriage Counseling process take?
 

Marriage therapy or couples counseling is usually brief and solution-focused meaning it is intended to help provide healing quickly compared to other long term therapy. Most couples require approximately six months of treatment to complete their goals; However, each couples’ needs are different and this time frame can vary. Sessions can take place every week or every other week depending on the therapist’s initial assessment, their goals, and scheduling needs. Marriage counseling can be a successful experience when both individuals are invested in their relationship, finding solutions together, and willing to put in the work.

How do I know if Marriage Counseling is right for me?
 

Marriage counseling is highly dependent on your willingness and commitment to improve the relationship. Additionally, it is necessary you have a level of trust and safety with your therapist to engage in the process. 

 

If you have very little to no intimacy with your partner, feel fearful to have conflict, struggle with trust, and/or are not communicating well with your spouse marriage counseling is right for you.

Are sessions in person or online?

Both! We provide telehealth sessions to clients in Illinois. Clients in Georgia meet in person or online. 

Is online therapy as effective as in person?

Yes, research shows that online therapy is as effective as in person.

Can you see clients from anywhere?​

 

Not yet! We are currently licensed in Georgia & Illinois. Under current licensing laws, a therapist can only provide services to clients in the states where they are licensed.

How often we will meet?

 

This depends on a few factors & is individualized to each client’s needs. We typically recommend meeting weekly to start, at least for the first few weeks or months, to really build a solid therapeutic relationship. Then as you begin to achieve your goals, we meet less frequently. The hope is to give folks the skills they need to not be in therapy forever!

Marital, Couples, Individual, Family, & Teen Counseling in Marietta, Georgia & Teletherapy in Illinois

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