How We Begin: Couples

BEGINNING:

The first session is an initial consultation to explore the obstacles that inspire you to reach out for support, your vision of what is possible, and an orientation to the inner and outer resources you might access to move from the dance you’re in, to the dance you want to be in.   Before our session, I will email you an invitation to set up your client portal account with TheraNest, the practice management site I use.   You will submit a few intake forms through your client portal before our first session begins, and will receive an email appointment reminder and invoice through this site

 

During our initial consultation, we will both assess if it is a good match to continue our work together, and if it is, we will schedule follow up sessions and dive in. If you would be better served by another therapist or coach, I will be happy to offer you referrals to colleagues who can support you with your intentions. 

Investing in Your Wellness:

​Receiving the support of a devoted, experienced and well trained couples therapist or coach requires an investment on your part.  The biggest investment is your openness and willingness to grow beyond your current level of development as individuals or as a couple.

It also requires an energy exchange of a set fee for the time we share together.  
 

Payment is due at the beginning of each session.  I accept Venmo and PayPal.  For in person visits, I accept cash, check, Venmo or PayPal.  I am not currently accepting credit card payments.

 

Insurance:
Couples therapy and couples coaching are not billable services for any insurance plan.  Upon request, I can offer a superbill for you to submit to a Michigan based PPO insurance plan that reimburses for 
out-of-network family therapy (procedure code 90847).  Call your insurance company to inquire about your out-of-network family therapy benefits, deductible, co-insurance and reimbursement rate.  If you plan to use your out-of-network benefits, the full session fee is due at the time of our appointment, you will file a claim on your insurance portal and receive reimbursement directly from your insurance provider, generally within 30 days. *Note, HMO plans do not reimburse for out-of-network services.
 

OFFICE HOURS:

Mondays:  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Tuesdays:  9:00 am - 2:15 pm 

Wednesdays:  12:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Thursdays:  9:00 am - 2:15 pm
Fridays:  9:00 am - 10:15 am 

Rescheduling: 

​If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment for any reason, please contact me by phone.  My cancellation policy is no fee for more than 48 hours and the full fee for less than 48 hours of notice.  Medical emergencies are the exception. If it is possible to reschedule within the same business week, the fee is waived.  

Level of Care:

Note:  My practice can not meet meet the high acuity needs of individuals or couples where one or both people are actively suicidal, homicidal, have an untreated substance addiction, are engaged in domestic violence, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or are seeking a legal evaluation for custody.  

RATES:
 

CONSULTATION:
​$225 / 75 minutes
​SESSIONS:
$180 / 60 minutes  
​$225 / 75 minutes​
$270 / 90 minutes

Beach Fench