what to expect
Traditionally known as "marriage and family therapy," relationship therapy can take many different forms. It typically involves a series of weekly sessions designed to help two or more people achieve therapeutic goals together. My work is grounded in emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and integrates additional elements to address relational, cognitive, and systemic factors that impact relationships. Common areas of focus include improving communication, enhancing a sense of mutual understanding, and developing a shared vision of the future. Ideally, you will have experiences in-session that lead to noticeable changes in your everyday interactions.
I am currently in the process of earning additional expertise and certification in sex therapy.
I also offer premarital counseling and group couples workshops based on PREP®, an award-winning, evidence-based relationship enhancement program. This structured program, which includes workbooks and materials to take home, can be completed as a weekly series or as a weekend workshop. Compared to couple therapy this has a lighter touch - it's also a great option for small groups of couples who know each other. Let me know if you are interested!
Valuing my clients and all that makes them unique is one of my strengths. I specialize in working with folks with gender, sexual, and/or relational identities that fall under the "queer" umbrella or that may not be considered "mainstream." If you have concerns about being understood or accepted by a therapist, I'm likely to be a good fit for you. This includes queer and gender diverse relationships, couples in open marriages, polyamorous groupings, members of the kink and swinger communities, and more.
The fee for relationship therapy is $200 for a session that lasts just under an hour. I'll be able to accept insurance soon, but for now I am out-of-network. This means that you pay the full $200 and then use your receipt for the session to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Typical out-of-network reimbursement is 50%-80%.
Sliding scale fees are available for those not using insurance.