Through couples and marriage counseling

We help couples thrive.

Wanting to feel connected is at the heart of every relationship. But conflict, although a natural part of any relationship, can get in the way of that connection. When we develop true security in a relationship couples know how to understand the cues from their partner so their response sends a clear signal, “I am here with you,” and “you matter to me.” At ThrivePointe we provide counseling for couples that helps many couples experience a kind of deep connection that they didn’t know could exist. Therapy is a place where new emotional experiences create powerful breakthroughs in relationships.

Therapy helped us become aware of the negative communication cycles we get stuck in. For the first time, we were able to slow down and respond to each other in helpful ways.

Couples therapy can help with:

As in all of our sessions, no two couples start in the same spot. We will take the time to understand your needs and hopes for your relationship so we can work together towards your goals.

Here are some of the issues we help with in couples counseling:

  • Differing communication styles
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Emotional distancing, walling off
  • Feeling attacked and misunderstood by your partner
  • High conflict, blaming, escalating arguments
  • Feeling shut out or abandoned by your partner
  • Premarital counseling
  • Enhance your marriage and strengthen connection
  • Sexual problems
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Affair/betrayal recovery

The ThrivePointe Approach to Couples Therapy

Counseling for couples starts with an initial consultation, followed by individual assessment sessions to match an evidence-based approach (basically, an approach that research has proven to work) that meets your specific needs.

We have couples therapists trained in the most effective and current evidence based approaches for relationships including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy. These models are rooted in Attachment Theory and offer a compassionate and nonjudgmental view of relationship distress that can help bridge the divide between you rather than drive you further apart. Through this journey, couples are able to gain insight into their needs and responses, stop the escalation of conflict or distancing, and build the kind of trust required to repair emotional wounds.

The Risk of Waiting Too Long…

It’s common for couples to delay counseling until they are at a breaking point, but that’s not the path we recommend. The Gottman Institute has researched the matter.

“Timing is an essential element in whether marriage counseling works. Unfortunately, most couples wait much too long to reach out for help repairing their marriage. According to relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help.”

Whether it’s a busy schedule, finances, or anxiety about the process, taking the first step and reaching out can help your relationship increase the positive interactions that help you see the best in your partner and yourself. It’s important to intervene the negative cycle as early possible. 

Ready to Start Couples Therapy?

Finding a new therapist can be a daunting process. We like to make it easy. If you would like to see a couples therapist at one of our Cincinnati or Indianapolis locations, the process to get started is simple! Just follow these three steps:

  1. Review the list of therapists below
  2. Either schedule online, or call 833-914-4688 to make an appointment
  3. Begin your journey toward a more fulfilled relationship

Meet our couples counselors:

Melody Belcher | ThrivePointe professional therapist specializes in Christian Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana 46038 and 46075
Melody Belcher
Portrait photo of therapist Diana Himes | ThrivePointe professional therapist specializes in Christian Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana 46038 and 46075
DiAnna Himes
Counseling Intern
Monica Hengge Profile Picture
Monica Hengge
Counselor, Co-Owner
Nathaniel Keyse
Kristin Merrill
Rebecca Neavill
Maryah Miller Sapp
Stephanie Shell, Marriage Counselor | ThrivePointe professional therapist specializes in Christian Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana 46038 and 46075
Stephanie Shell
Co-Owner, Counselor


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