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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 practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mulligan include dialectical behavior therapy, men's health issues, and sleep disorders. Dr. Mulligan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. James Lassiter specializes in family therapy and child psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lassiter welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Page Huff works as a psychologist in Virginia Beach, VA. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huff takes. Dr. Huff is accepting 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Luke's office for an appointment.

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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.