COUPLES COUNSELING

I provide counseling for couples using a combination of Gottman Method in combination with Existential-Humanism.   

Gottman Method is an evidence-based approach based on four decades of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman which combines assessment, practical/tactical relationship skillbuilding, and existential therapy with goals to:

  • Disarm conflicting verbal communication
  • Increase intimacy, respect, and affection
  • Remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations
  • Create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship
  • Develop and strengthen a sense of shared meaning and life vision

WHAT TO EXPECT

I ask couples to intially meet weekly with the possibility of meeting every-other-week for maintenance and ongoing interventions.

Couples should expect a minimum of 10-12 sessions (and often more) in order to experience meaningful impacts and change to the relationship.

For teletherapy, I ask that you join from the same room and device.

Regardless of marital status, I will encourage you to read The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work or Conscious Loving

Free Initial Consultation
(30 mins)
We will meet by phone or video for a brief initial consultation to determine if I am the right counselor for you, and I will also determine if your needs are a good fit for my approach and practice.
Session 1
(90 mins)
A thorough but conversational intake to gather information about the history and current dynamics of the relationship
Session 2
(90 mins)
In this session we look at your personal backgrounds, including family history.
Sessions 3+
(55 mins)
We will work toward your relationship goals using information from the intake sessions, experiential/dynamic discussions, and education

COUPLE RATES & INSURANCE

Initial 2 sessions (90 mins): $150
Sessions 3+ (50-Minutes): $120
30-Minute Extension: $60

I offer a sliding scale when possible for clients with financial restrictions and am happy to discuss this with you in our initial consultation.

While I do not accept any insurances in-network, my services could be partially reimbursable through out-of-network insurance coverage.

Gottman Approved Member