How Regain Counseling Can Help Your Relationship

Updated June 17, 2024by MyTherapist Editorial Team

Relationships aren't easy. Sometimes you need some extra support to get through the rough patches—or simply maintain the positive aspects of the relationship.

If you’re struggling with challenges in your relationship or marriage, you’re not alone. Your varying personality dynamics, mental illness or mental health concerns, communication skills, and major life changes are just a few things that can make relationships challenging to navigate.

Whether you’re considering trying therapy alone or with your partner, the decision to sign up for therapy can be overwhelming. And we understand why! There are many considerations when looking for the right therapist, from weighing the benefits of online versus in-person therapy to parsing out the varying costs of couples therapy sessions.

The important thing is that you want to find support to work through challenges and heal your relationship. Regain couples counseling can help support you and your partner with online services designed specifically for relationship therapy. Read on to find out what we do and how Regain counseling can transform your relationship.

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However, some are willing to go through different aspects of marriage counseling, but others are not. 

What is Regain counseling?

Regain counseling is an online relationship therapy platform. Regain counseling can be used by individuals seeking therapy for their relationship troubles or by couples who want to be supported together.

How does Regain work?

To sign up for Regain counseling, you will fill out an initial questionnaire that provides us with some general information about you, your relationship needs, and your preferences for a therapist. You will also have the opportunity to add your partner to the account during the initial signup if you and they would like.

Once submitted, the questionnaire will help us match you with a relationship counselor or a dating coach. Matching you to a therapist can take as little as a few hours up to two days. Once you connect with your counselor, you will schedule your live therapy sessions in the format of your choice: live chat, live phone call, or live video.

Three-way calling available, so you will not have to be in the same location if your partner wants to join in a chat or phone call. Video calls can happen with participants in different locations.

In addition to this 30-minute or 45-minute live session, you will also receive messaging capabilities with your therapist. 

If you want to learn more about how your information is handled, review our Policy.

Regain therapists

Regain therapists are all licensed, experienced, and accredited mental health providers. They have a master’s or doctoral degree in their field and have been certified by their state professional licensing board. In addition, all Regain providers have at least three years and 1,000 hours of field experience and specific expertise in relationship therapy.

Our providers come with a variety of titles, such as:

  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT)
  • Psychologists (PhD / PsyD)
  • Licensed professional therapists (LPS or LPCC)
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW)

In-person vs. Regain counseling

There are many options for marriage counseling and relationship therapy out there. You can choose to look for a therapist in your area or look for an online therapy service for support. 

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In-person therapy often comes with a high price tag. Marriage counselors often charge $100 to $200 per session, sometimes more depending on where you live.

With Regain, over 8,000 relationship counselors are at your disposal. Location will never be an issue, and you can connect with one anytime, anywhere. Now that you know how Regain counseling works, let’s dive into why our relationship therapy platform might be able to benefit you and your partner.

Counselors can help you identify your blind spots

It’s a major step to recognize that your communication techniques, behaviors, or arguments harm you and your relationship. It can be even harder to get on the same page enough to agree to seek outside support. You should be proud of yourselves for getting to this point.

Unfortunately, most relationships have “blind spots” in their dynamic. Blind spots are the areas of how we relate to each other that neither partner can even see are there! These are often the most innocuously destructive patterns in any relationship. How can we fix them if we don’t know they’re there? This is where an expert comes in.

By spending just one session watching how you and your partner interact, a skilled counselor can begin to weed out many of your blind spots. They might notice that your partner often cuts you off before you finish a sentence or that your apologies to them come across as insincere and condescending. Your counselor can point these things out in a calm and non-biased way while also offering solutions—you might be shocked by what you learn about each other!

Our counselors are specialized in relationship matters

All of our Regain counselors have an interest and expertise in relationship therapy and couples psychology. They possess special training and experience in counseling individuals and couples in relationship matters. Many of our therapists are certified marriage and family therapists (LMFT).

It is so important if you’re seeking out therapy for relationship issues that your therapist has the tools, experience, and knowledge in this area. While more generalized therapists or novice counselors might provide good support with some aspects, there is no replacement for a specialized and experienced marriage or relationship provider.

Facilitated conversations can help you connect

One of the incredible benefits of couples counseling is the facilitated conversations that can happen between you and your partner. These guided discussions can be very hard to achieve without the intervention and mediation of mental health professionals.

Much of the time, relationships issues lead to fighting, defensiveness, and an inability to express ourselves the way we need to. Over time, communication issues and resentment can amplify. Our therapists are trained to facilitate an open, vulnerable environment.

They will empathetically encourage you to speak your mind, treat each other with respect, and steer you back on course if the conversation starts to spiral. If you and your partner can express yourselves authentically, you can start to understand each other better. You might find that you can say the things you’ve kept inside for months or even years! Couples counseling can be a liberating experience.

Often more affordable than traditional therapy

Because couples therapy and marriage counseling are considered more specialized types of therapy, costs can run higher. Highly experienced and specialized marriage counselors or psychologists in your area may be able to offer high-quality services, but their sessions will typically range anywhere from $100 to $200 or more. This is doable for some with insurance, but it depends on the kind of coverage you have, where you live, and your budget.

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Regain counseling offers therapy services that are affordable for many individuals and couples. Our weekly sessions range from $65-$90, billed every four weeks. You don’t have to commute anywhere to visit a therapist.

Is Regain refundable?

Regain wants you to be satisfied with the services we provide. Although it doesn't offer free relationship counseling, if you are running into any issues or are unhappy, reach out. We will take steps to resolve the issue, whether that means helping you find a new counselor, extending your subscription free of charge, or even issuing a partial or full refund.

We consider the circumstances of each situation on a case-by-case basis. Contact us immediately at contact@regain.us or fill out this short form if you have concerns.

Regain vs. BetterHelp: Which one to use?

Are you on the fence about which online therapy service to choose for yourself? Let’s talk about the difference between Regain counseling and BetterHelp therapy.

Many of you ask us, “Are BetterHelp and Regain the same?” While Regain is the sister site of BetterHelp, they offer two separate therapy services. 

What is Regain best for?

Regain is for you if you are struggling with a relationship or marriage or want to reach specific relationship goals and need the support and guidance of mental health professional. 

Keep in mind that our therapists also have expertise in other areas like stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma, LGBTQ+ matters, and more. We also have therapists who are trained to handle depression and anxiety in relationships.

If you are experiencing trauma, support is available. Please see our Get Help Now page for more resources.

What is BetterHelp best for?

BetterHelp offers a very similar user experience to Regain. Subscriptions and the portals are formatted similarly. However, BetterHelp has a more extensive roster of generalized mental health providers. As with Regain, you will pay for a weekly therapy subscription, which will range between $65 to $90 per week unless you are eligible for financial aid.

If you seek counseling for a wide range of mental health needs, like anxiety and depression, sleep issues, eating disorders, addictions, and more, BetterHelp is a great choice.

Keep in mind that some BetterHelp therapists are specialized in relationship matters, but Regain’s entire roster has expertise in relationship therapy.

Can you pick your therapist on BetterHelp and Regain?

When you sign up for BetterHelp or Regain, you will get matched with a licensed therapist based on your preferences and needs. You have the choice to change your therapist at any time if you feel they are not a good fit. 

Takeaway

Regain counseling is an online relationship therapy platform. Our counselors are all licensed mental health providers with expertise in relationship therapy. They provide therapy sessions to individuals and couples via live chat, phone calls, or live video. They are also available via asynchronous text messaging.

Regain couple’s counseling offers many benefits to help grow and heal your relationships. Regain therapists can  facilitate vulnerable conversations and provide a safe space to open up to your partner. They can also help you to pinpoint and resolve any "blind spots" in your relationship. Regain has so much to offer. Signing up with Regain is fast and easy. Our counselors are ready and waiting to help you take your relationship to the next level.

Signing up is fast and easy - get started with a licensed couple’s counselor today.

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