Couples Therapy: Services and Fees

Couples Counseling- Using Gottman Couples therapy method 

Let's be honest, even the best of relationships need an oil change every now and then.  Whether you are working through communication breakdowns or infidelity, I will support you in facilitating difficult conversations.  I will help guide you to notice and become aware of unnoticed emotions (anger and sadness, fear and shame) and how to communicate these emotions to promote security, validation and warmth.  

I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and primarily see couples in my practice. Using Gottman Method Couples therapy is different in that couples get a full assessment of their relationship to guide our treatment plan together.  Sessions are also typically 90 minutes and not the traditional 50 min.  

  • Session 1: 90-minute assessment.  Here I gather information about your relationship, history, and also get a sampling of your style of managing conflict.

  • Online Assessment: Each of you will have your own login to complete a questionnaire assessment to be used for treatment planning ($29.00)

  • Sessions 2 & 3: Individual sessions, 50-minute.  During these sessions I meet with you each individually to hear your perspective of the relationship, as well as gather family background history.

  • Session 4: Feedback session, 90-minute.  After gathering all the information from previous sessions, as well as the online assessment, I will present what strengths the relationship has, what works for you, and specific areas where you could use support.  I identify key areas in your relationship that we will focus on in treatment.

  • Subsequent sessions: 90-minutes each

The Relationship Assessment

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in collaboration with The Gottman Institute, the Gottman Relationship Checkup is a new, clinical tool designed for use by clinicians in a therapeutic setting with couples.  This is typically completed by the couple after the first session, prior to the individual sessions.  The assessment not only automatically scores a relationship’s strengths and challenges, but also provides personalized feedback for effective intervention.  After completing the assessment, the results will be read during the feedback session to create a personalized plan for couples therapy. Click here for more information.

Fees:

90-minute session = $185

50-minute session = $130

Insurance:

At this time I do not take insurance, as most insurance companies do not recognize couples therapy.  If you are wanting to try to seek reimbursement from your insurance, I would be happy to supply you with a superbill, which we can talk more about in our first session.

Contact Miranda for more information

Current Workshops for Couples & Parents


Bringing Baby Home
The Gottman’s research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. Further research has shown that relationship discord and conflict have a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.  The Bringing Baby Home Program was developed in order to support families during this challenging transitional time. Please keep in mind that this workshop is experiential for couples and isn’t considered couples counseling.
 

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