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How much does marriage counseling cost?
Most couples therapy sessions are 90 minutes long. I charge $225 per 90 minute session. During the assessment phase, each partner will need to have one 60 minute session and that cost is $150/person.
Your couples therapy assessment does not include the $39 fee for taking the Gottman Relationship Checkup through Gottman Connect online. This is an additional fee but I don’t collect it. You pay this to get access to the exam. There is an additional charge for the Gottman Relationship Builder, which is a series of videos and handouts that can be watched on your own or used as homework. Access to the Relationship Builder is $149 and you own the product for life. It is a super maintenance and learning tool.
Will my insurance cover marriage counseling?
Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order to cover therapy or counseling services. And although 90 minute sessions allow us to work more intensively, most insurance does not cover extended sessions.
Check with your insurance company to see if your sessions may contribute to your annual deductible. You may also be able to use a flexible spending account to pay for couples therapy.