During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting all my sessions online via the telemedicine service Doxy.me. In my experience, couples can have a very helpful and productive experience in online therapy, and insurance companies are currently reimbursing for telehealth sessions.
Sessions are one hour in length and cost $195.
You can download, read, and sign my “Information and Consent for Treatment” form before your first visit.
The initial appointment is for the couple, followed by an individual history-gathering session with each partner. These individual sessions are part of the couples treatment, and so anything said in them is open for discussion in the couples meetings. Next, a joint session is scheduled during which I will summarize my impressions of the situation and suggest a plan for working to improve the relationship.
Couples can also choose a “couples intensive” format to begin their work. You’ll be seen for 90 minutes, immediately followed by each partner’s individual one hour session. After a break, a summary 90-minute session concludes the experience. This format can be useful in a crisis situation, when a couple has difficulty arranging appointments over a several week period, or simply as a way to jump-start the change process. The cost of this one-day evaluation is $1000.
Medical insurance reimburses for couples counseling, and I am affiliated with a number of insurance plans. We can discuss the details of your coverage in our initial phone call. Be advised that insurance companies cover only one service per member per day, so that only two hours of the “couples intensive” would be eligible for insurance reimbursement.