Couples Therapy

Traditional outpatient couples therapy is 45-60 minute sessions per week with a mental health provider who specializes in marriage & family therapy.  The focus on these sessions is largely focused on improving communication and attachment, but also addresses underlying issues that may be acting as a barrier to success in your relationship.

Note that health insurance often does not cover couples therapy or family therapy in your benefits plan, and if so, only 30-50 minute sessions may be covered.  For 60-90 minute sessions, out of pocket costs may apply.  Please contact your insurance provider for more information regarding your benefits.  

Please visit our Practice Policies page for more information on our cancellation, no show, and other important policies.

Attachment-based Therapy

Attachment-based Therapy stems from the theory that our early childhood relationships, with parents or guardians, form the way we attach in relationships later in life.  If we experienced adverse childhood experiences in our early relationships, we may develop insecure attachment styles and experience maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that negatively affect our relationships.  This approach focuses on developing secure attachment skills.

Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy is an integrated theory and process for working with couples that helps them develop the necessary tools and skills to discover the root of their problems and create solutions and greater intimacy.  There is a strong focus on communication skills.

The Gottman Method

Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy.

Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empircally-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This means that PREP's trainings and workshops are delivered with a seal of integrity that can be trusted.

Structural Family Therapy

Structural Family Therapy is a strength-based, outcome oriented treatment modality based on ecosystemic principles: context organizes us.  Our behaviors are a function of our relations with others.  The structural therapist focuses on what is taking place among people, rather than on individual psyches.

Intensive Relationship Therapy

This is a short-term intensive therapy for couples who want to process a specific issue or an event in their lives. This is a 2-day event consisting of 4 hours per day. The structure of the therapy is dependent on each couple’s needs focusing on their relationship goals. Strength-based and solution-oriented methods are used to help you rebuild your relationship. Many couples benefit from following this intensive therapy with either couples or individual therapy. 

*Note that if using health insurance for intensive couples therapy, it may only cover up to one hour of therapy per day and additional time will be discounted to the insurance rate or our self pay financial assistance rate.


No shows and cancellations within 24 hours from the time of service will be charged the full cost of the appointment at the time of the service.  

Full Cost:  This does not mean your copay amount, it means the amount you pay + your insurance company pays (the full cost of the service).  

24 Hours:  24 hours means 24 hours from the time of the service, not same day cancellations. If you have an appointment on Tuesday at 10:00 AM, you latest you are allowed to cancel your appointment without incurring any fees is Monday at 9:59 AM.

Our providers prepare for your service ahead of time and confirm the time you reserve for your appointment.  Cancellations made less than 24 hours from the time of service are unable to be offered to someone else and booked with such short notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy.