Couples Counseling
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How Talkspace couples therapy works

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Therapy can help with
Feelings of guilt
Mood swings and irritability
Change in eating habits
Difficulty bonding with your baby
Sadness and hopelessness
Fatigue
Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby

What COUPLES are saying

Annecharbs
App Store
“We were paired with a super helpful couples therapist and even in just a few short months, our marriage feels back on track. Highly recommend it, and the app just makes the service even easier to use on the go.”
Yelrihs86
App Store
“Our experience with couples therapy was great! Couldn’t have asked for a better way to do therapy. Loved our therapist. Loved the convenience of writing whenever we had a chance — our lives are so busy that I think it’d be nearly impossible to go somewhere.”
Talkspace user
Direct Review
“My husband and I have come a long way, thanks to Shannon. Our fights have decreased and our overall communication tactics have improved. I am so thankful for this service and her help.”
Annecharbs
App Store
"We were paired with a super helpful couples therapist and even in just a few short months, our marriage feels back on track. Highly recommend it, and the app just makes the service even easier to use on the go.”
Yelrihs86
App Store
“Our experience with couples therapy was great! Couldn’t have asked for a better way to do therapy. Loved our therapist. Loved the convenience of writing whenever we had a chance — our lives are so busy that I think it’d be nearly impossible to go somewhere.”
Talkspace user
Direct Review
“My husband and I have come a long way, thanks to Shannon. Our fights have decreased and our overall communication tactics have improved. I am so thankful for this service and her help.”

What you’ll get from couples therapy

Identify the issues

Identify specific relationship issues to work on with the support of an unbiased professional

Rediscover strengths

Develop a solutions-oriented approach to rediscover your relationship’s strengths

Dysfunctional dynamics

Gain insight into patterns that cause relationship distress and dysfunctional dynamics

Empathy and resolution

Practice conflict-resolution strategies for improved empathy, problem-solving, and conflict resolution

Restore trust

Learn communication tools to increase vulnerability and restore trust

Ongoing support

Ongoing dedicated support through live video sessions and unlimited messaging
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Types of Couples Therapy

  • Relationship counseling

    Every couple, at one point or another, faces challenges that test their partnership. It can happen at week 10, or year 10 of a relationship. When it does, sometimes you need outside guidance to help you navigate a path forward.

    You don’t have to do it alone. No matter what the circumstances are of your relationship, couples counseling offers you and your partner the support and structure you need, in a safe, unbiased, productive space.

    In couples therapy, you’ll learn conflict-resolution strategies and how to communicate more effectively. You’ll explore relationship patterns, restore trust, rediscover your passions for one another, and address dysfunction, building a healthier, stronger, loving relationship.

  • Marriage counseling

    Marriage is work. You need to invest in it to keep it healthy. When you face those inevitable bumps in the road, it’s OK to admit you need some trusted guidance.

    Marriage counseling can help. In therapy, you and your spouse can take on those tough times — whatever they may be — in a safe, loving space.

    Marriage counseling helps you identify the exact root of your problems and come up with effective strategies to overcome them. You can open up, express your honest feelings, and get back to that kind, in-love place you both want to live in.

  • Premarital counseling

    The days, weeks, and months before your wedding are like no other time in life. They’re exciting, invigorating, and yes, can be stressful, too.  

    If you need help just getting to the altar — when many couples struggle with the pressure of planning that perfect day — premarital counseling can help. It can also prepare you for the rest of your wedded life together.

    Premarital counseling allows you to start your lives together on a solid foundation. You’ll learn to communicate, resolve conflict, identify values, match expectations about major life decisions like children, address anger issues, build trust, and so much more.

Benefits of Talkspace

  • No appointments or commuting needed
  • Ongoing support — express yourself in real-time
  • Seamlessly switch therapists, at no extra cost
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it better to attend online couples counseling as a couple or solo?

Meeting with your therapist for shared relationship or marriage concerns as a couple is the best way to begin treatment together.
If individual therapy is recommended, your therapist will guide you through options for individual counseling sessions.

Is online couples counseling really effective?

Yes, online therapy has proven just as effective as in-person couples therapy that makes way to a healthy relationship.

How much does online couples counseling cost?

The cost of virtual couples therapy varies, but online relationship counseling is the most cost-effective. Be sure to check with your insurance provider for coverage options.

What is online couples therapy?

With online couples therapy, couples can meet with a licensed therapist for a virtual couples therapy session to resolve relationship challenges and generally address the health of their relationship through live video sessions or in writing via Talkspace's secure platform.

Is online couples counseling right for my partner and me?

Online couples therapy offers more flexible and accessible options for when to meet and the preferred mode of treatment. It's important that both you and your partner feel comfortable with the method of treatment that you choose in order to get the most out of each counseling session.

How does marriage counseling differ from couples therapy?

Marriage counseling is a specific approach to couples counseling for married couples looking to invest in their partnership and rediscover their spouse.

Is couples therapy only for married couples?

No. Online relationship counseling is ideal for all couples looking to reconnect, strengthen, or address challenges and conflicts. Our licensed therapists can help you and your partner at any stage of your relationship from premarital to marriage counseling. Couples therapy can help you each learn invaluable skills to help improve your relationship.

Does Talkspace offer premarital counseling?

Yes — Premarital counseling is a type of therapy provided by Talkspace licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) for couples who are taking the next step in their relationship or want to resolve issues in their relationship before they commit to marriage.

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