Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept insurance?
Yes and No. We do not bill insurance directly and are not in-network with any providers. However, we can provide an invoice for each session that can be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Additionally, we can take payment with HSA cards.
Why do you not bill insurance directly?
As we’re sure you are aware, insurance is complicated. The short answer is most insurance companies don’t cover couple’s or family counseling. When they do, they require at least one person to be diagnosed with an approved diagnosis which can then dictate how the therapy goes. Additionally, that diagnosis goes on your medical record which is accessible to your insurance and whomever they decide to share your medical information with.
Why are your couple’s sessions 75 minutes instead of 50 minutes like every other therapist?
If you’ve ever been in a 50 minute couple’s session, you know that you’ve barely got enough time to share your side of the story before the therapist looks at their watch and says it’s about time to wrap up. Simply put, our 75 minute sessions help couples get better, faster.
In the future, we will be offering 1 and 2 day intensives, as well as workshops and retreats. All with the focus of helping you get results faster.
What model of therapy do you use?
For couples, we use Relational Life Therapy, Accelerated Couples Therapy, and Gottman Method.
For individuals, we use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Other methods we draw on are Family Systems Theory, Structural Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Attachment-Based
How long can I expect to be in therapy and how often should I see you?
There's no golden number of sessions. However, research does show that couples and individuals who stick with it (more than 8 sessions) have better long-term results. Most of our clients get the results they want within 3-6 months. And most couples see an increase in relationship satisfaction by the end of the first month.
We like to start most clients off on a weekly basis for the first month. After that, we evaluate your progress and goals to decide to continue at that pace or start alternating weeks.