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 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
(a time commitment of ~30 minutes and an additional cost of $39)

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.

Gottman Approved Member