Research suggests that greater satisfaction in your romantic relationship is significantly associated with greater general life satisfaction. Distressing relationships are associated with a range of physical, emotional, and psychological problems. Couples therapy is a unique opportunity to invest into the health of your relationship. It can also serve as a preventative approach to build resiliency, strength, and commitment for lifelong success.
Many therapists will state that they provide relationship counseling but often have never had specific training in couples therapy. Couples therapy is very different from individual therapy, and so no matter whom you decide to work with for couples work, I encourage you to read their credentials to make sure they have had additional training working with couples.
In my practice, I provide sessions that are different from most individual and couples therapists. I provide 75 minute extended couples therapy sessions (versus a standard 50 minute therapy session), because I have found the extra time to be critical to working through breakthroughs that may happen in sessions that may then get cut off with only 50 minutes to process them. My fee is $260 for a 75 minute session.
Given I maintain a very limited practice, I do not accept insurance. However, I accept several forms of payment including cash, check, and credit/debit cards. Payments are due at the start of every session.
Because I only work with four to five couples a week, I am very selective about the couples I work with and I take your reserved appointment time very seriously. I expect you to likewise make the same commitment to our reserved meeting times. I therefore require at least three business days notice if you need to cancel an appointment. If you cancel within three business days but more than 24 hours from your scheduled session, you will be charged half of the session fee for the time reserved for you. If you cancel within 24 hours of your session time or do not show for your appointment, you will be charged the full session fee for the time reserved for you. The advance notification of your absence is necessary for me to see someone else during that time who may be on a waiting list.