Couples & Marriage Counseling
Relationship issues are one of the primary reasons people initially reach out for counseling and relationship coaching. It is normal, if not inevitable, for couples to experience challenges or hardships in their relationship. There are a many reasons people seek couples counseling. Some of the most frequent concerns we see at The Banyan Tree are:
Affairs and Infidelity
Difficulty with Trust & Intimacy
Feelings of Anger or Resentment
Stresses related to being Newly Married
Stresses related to being New Parents
Substance Abuse and Addictions
Unemployment or Career Changes
Q: What if my partner does not want to come to couples counseling?
A: It is more common than you might think for one person in a relationship to seek counseling before the other person is ready or able to do so. We have seen great success in working with couples when only one person is in the room. If one partner learns to communicate in a more meaningful and effective manner, the entire relationship can be shifted and profound positive change can happen.
Q: What if our schedule does not allow us to be there at the same time?
A: We have found that it can be very challenging to get three peoples (the couple and the therapist) schedules synched together! Although it is preferable to be able to do as many sessions as possible in person, we have found ways to improve this problem using technology! We offer couples counseling using phone and online video sessions so people don’t have to be in the office at the same time.
Q: What is the cost of couples counseling? Do you offer discounts?
A: Our couple’s counselors set their own fees and most do offer discounts for those experiencing significant financial hardship. Our intake coordinator will be happy to discuss the financial piece of couples therapy with you and determine which of our counselors would be the best fit based on your needs.
Q: Does insurance cover it?
A: All of our therapists work with the insurance companies as out of network providers. Some plans cover couples or family counseling and some do not. In the cases where benefits for couples or family counseling is allowed, we have found that on average the entire fee for our services is reimbursed.
Q: How many sessions will it take?
A: Each couple is unique making it difficult to determine the exact length of therapy prior to a through assessment of the couples needs. That being said, couples therapy does tend to be relatively short term and the primary reason the couple comes in is often resolved within 6-8 sessions.
Q: What if one or both of us has some personal issues that need to be addressed one on one?
A: In some cases, the initial assessment will indicate that one or both parties would benefit from individual counseling. If that is the case, your counselor will get you matched with the counselor that will be the best fit for your needs.