We found 3 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Magellan Health Services near Charlotte, NC.

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Dr. Richard Glenn Tedeschi, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Comprehensive Counseling Services; 212c East Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Richard Tedeschi's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Tedeschi takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Amy Susanne Combs, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
505 East Boulevard; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Amy Combs' area of specialization is psychology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Combs accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William Michael Tyson, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Psychology
Blue Ridge Beh Sys Inc; 17206-504 Lancaster Highway
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. William Tyson's areas of specialization are group therapy and psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyson accepts. Dr. Tyson is accepting new patients.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.
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