COVID-19 UPDATES

HELLO ALL. DUE TO THE RELAXATION OF SAFER AT HOME REQUIREMENTS, AND THE FACT THAT THERAPY IS CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, WE CAN RESUME MEETING IN THE OFFICE AS SOON AS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT. I AM HAPPY TO DO EITHER KIND OF VISIT FOR THE TIME BEING.

FEES

$110/clinical hour (50 minutes in session). Due to the stresses of Covid-19, I am currently charging a reduced fee of $90/clinical hour (50 minutes in session).

$165/clinical hour-and-a-half (75 minutes in session). Due to the stresses of Covid-19, I am currently charging a reduced fee of $135/clinical hour-and-a-half (75 minutes in session).

Payment is due at time of service and is done by cash, check, or credit card.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

I am not contracted with any insurance companies, including Medicaid, because insurance does not typically cover relationship counseling. If you are looking for a therapist who will bill your insurance company for your couple’s sessions, you may be able to find one who will use a diagnosis for one partner, such as anxiety or depression, in order to be paid. However, that is not something that I will do as I believe it is a violation of ethical conduct. I look forward to the day that the insurance industry will recognize the importance of relationships to the health of the individuals that they contract with.

Schedule Appointment

AVAILABILITY

I see clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, but I do work until 9:00 p.m.

Also, I am in the process of transitioning to a new scheduling application. If you are a current client, you may have some difficulty during this process (because I’m having some difficulty). Please be patient with me as I figure this out and contact me with any questions and if you are unable to schedule. ALSO, with this new software, your appointment will be requested (as opposed to immediately booked). However, you can count on it being accepted because I wouldn’t make it available if I wasn’t going to accept an appointment during this time.

HOW MUCH DOES MARRIAGE COUNSELING COST WITHOUT INSURANCE? (Taken from GoodTherapy.org)

The cost of marriage counseling, like the cost of individual therapy, varies with the clinician’s skill level, geographic location, and training. People who live in areas with high incomes or a high cost of living should expect to pay higher rates.

Couples counseling can be demanding work and requires a unique skill set. Therapists must protect both parties’ well-being, continually check their own biases, and draw upon complex research in numerous fields. For this reason, many therapists charge more for couples counseling than they do for individual therapy.

Without insurance, most couples pay between $75-$200 per hour. Some therapists offer sliding-scale fees based on income or discounts for buying multiple sessions.

Most couples see their therapist weekly, so the cost of couples therapy without insurance can quickly add up. The overall value, however, is hard to quantify. Therapy can save a marriage, preventing the exorbitant costs of a divorce. It can also save a family, protecting children from the psychological fallout that often accompanies divorce. Even if a couple decides to split, going through therapy can save money by helping them communicate more effectively, potentially making it easier to divide assets and talk about child custody.

A person’s marriage can be a source of immense joy. It can also cause intense stress. Divorce and marital difficulties consistently top lists of life’s most stressful experiences. By reducing or even eliminating relationship stress, marriage counseling can significantly improve quality of life. This can yield far-reaching benefits that extend to a person’s work, relationships with their children, health, and sense of self.