This form of therapy is offered when both parties are willing to engage in treatment. It offers couples the opportunity to overcome obstacles or to enhance their relationship. Couples therapy is not advisable if there has been any instance of physical altercation between the couple in the last year. Individual therapy is more suitable in cases involving recent domestic violence, with anger management as an adjunct therapy. Assessments are offered and referrals are made if couples therapy is not warranted at the first appointment.
Couples are able to work on communication, listening, spending time together, parenting, integrating blended families, dealing with ex-spouses and in-laws, sex, religion and other important issues. Therapy can be successful when both people are committed to making the relationship work. Couples work is similar to individual therapy but both parties work out the issue with one another rather than relying on the clinician to provide solutions.
We accept most insurances, including Alta, Aetna, Blue Shield, Horizon Health, Magellan, MHN, PacifiCare, United Behavioral Heath, and Value Options. We also accept EAP programs and participate with many government agencies. Additionally, we offer a sliding scale for private paying clients.