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We found 4 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Alexandria, VA.

Dr. William L Mulligan, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1403 Greenbrier Parkway; Suite 215
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. William Mulligan works as a psychologist in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. His areas of expertise include dialectical behavior therapy, men's health issues, and sleep disorders. Dr. Mulligan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optima Health, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Lassiter, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
522 S Independence; Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. James Lassiter is a family therapist and child psychologist. Dr. Lassiter's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and psychopharmacology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
281 Independence Boulevard; Suite 326
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Page Huff's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optima Health, and more. Dr. Huff's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Education Consultation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1417 Battlefield Boulevard N; Suite 260
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. Laura Luke's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luke include depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes 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.