What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
A Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) is a mental health therapist who is trained exclusively to deal with relationship issues within a family system context.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept any type of insurance directly. However, we can provide a signed form that you can submit directly to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Feel free to ask about this when you book your appointment.
What are your hours?
We see clients Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and Sundays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Rates for all weekend sessions are an additional $15. Please contact us for more information.
Are you accepting new clients?
Yes, we are currently accepting new clients.
What can I expect from the first session?
The first session is an Initial Consultation. We will talk about the reasons you are seeking therapy at this time and how we can help you with your therapy goals. It is also a good time to see if your therapist is the right “fit” for you and vice versa. Initial Consultations are either 50 or 90 minutes.
How long will therapy take?
There is no set amount of time that passes before therapy is “finished.” Therapy can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even up to a year or more. The time needed depends on the nature and severity of the problem, the length of time the problem has persisted, and the readiness and commitment of you, the clients, to work on the problem.
How can I get the most out of therapy?
By putting a great deal of work into it. Honesty about the issues you are facing, willingness to take responsibility, openness to trying new solutions, the ability to work hard, regular attendance of sessions, and completing any “homework” are all critical to positive results.
Help! My partner won’t go to couples therapy with me.
Sometimes one partner is hesitant about starting therapy. Many partners worry that the therapist will blame them, side with their partner against them, or simply won’t be able to help. We will work to dispel these assumptions throughout our sessions, but for a good overview, we suggest reading our article on the subject.