Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept insurance?
Yes, for individuals. No, for couples. We are in network with Select Health, United Healthcare, Aetna, and many others (with more being added each month). We are also in network with IHC Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Additionally, we can take payment for counseling services, including couple's therapy, with HSA cards.
Why do you not bill insurance for couple's sessions?
As we’re sure you are aware, insurance is complicated. They're also behind the times. We utilize therapy best practices when working with couples, which leads to higher success rates than the process that insurance companies dictate for couples (which does not include best practices). When your insurance says they cover couple's counseling, what they mean is they will cover therapy if at least one person is diagnosed with an approved diagnosis, which diagnosis then dictates how the therapy goes. This is counter to couple's therapy best practices.
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.