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 meet with me weekly to work through the initial three sessions, and a minimum of every-other-week for follow up interventions. Couples should expect a minimum of 10-12 sessions (sometimes 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
|Free Initial Consultation||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||A thorough but conversational intake to gather information about the history and current dynamics of the relationship (90 mins)|
|Between Sessions 1 and 2||
Individually complete a series of online questionnaires and assessments so I can gather data
|Session 2||I will meet with each of you individually for 45-minutes so I can get to know you better personally. We will also discuss some of your responses to the questionnaires (90 mins)|
|Session 3||I will present an assessment based on our time together and data from the questionnaires, and together we will develop goals and a treatment plan. (90 mins)|
|Sessions 4+||We will work toward the goals in the treatment plan using experiential interventions and education|
COUPLE RATES & INSURANCE
Initial 3 sessions (90 mins): $120
50-Minute Couple: $120
30-Minute Extension: $30
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.