“Getting Past You & Me to Build a More Loving Relationship” Terry Real
We live in extraordinary times.
Being in a relationship may be more important than ever. The hopes and expectations we have of each other in our relationships are larger than they’ve ever been.
But few of us have been taught how to create healthy, well-balanced relationships that last. Falling in love is the easy part.
For couples who find themselves struggling the idea of feeling seen and valued, in “full-throttle intimacy” may seem like science fiction after so many years of adjustments and habits. (And, possibly, children.)
It’s time to get some skills. Figure out what isn’t working and stop it; figure out what does work and do more of it.
I provide Relational Life Therapy informed couples’ therapy to couples who are seeking that .
It’s time for a relationship you can be proud of every day.
Psychotherapy is different from many other services you may buy, participate in, or interact with. Its power comes from the fact that you are completely free to tell your story — and come to understand it, yourself — in a confidential environment with a professional who has no agenda other than to try to help you move forward to a more fulfilling place in your life. (The only exception to confidentiality is if you are planning on hurting yourself or others.) The success of a course of therapy is directly related to the effort you put into it and regular attendance at an agreed-upon interval. The best therapy results come from honest effort on both of our parts, good communication and regular attendance at therapy.
For Couples’ Sessions: I use double-sessions as my preferred model (two 55 minute sessions with a small break between them). This enables deeper, richer work than a mere 50-minutes with a couple could afford. It is not assumed that sessions are weekly. At the first double-session a recommendation will be made re: frequency that will allow for you to practice skills learned, as well as being clinically indicated. Unlike other some other models of couples’ work RLT allows for deeper, quicker work that might mean fewer overall sessions. “Tune-ups,” however, will be recommended as seems to be indicated. RLT Couples’ Sessions fee are $200/hour. (i.e., $400 for a double-session).
My “I” status guarantees insurance reimbursability, if your insurance plan includes out-of-network mental health benefits. You will be responsible for paying me full fee each session and I will provide you with a receipt that itemizes the procedure code, diagnosis, place of service, etc. and you will be reimbursed directly (if at all) by your insurance company, in accordance with the details of your plan. Your regular insurance yearly deductible likely will apply and they may consider only a portion of my fee to determine the amount of money you get back from them directly (i.e., “customary and reasonable”).
Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, personal check, Venmo, or Paypal. . Credit cards are accepted as a form of payment but are subject to a 3% additional fee, which will be added on at the time they are used.
Therapy ends when we’ve re-examined your progress and concluded that you can take things on successfully from this point without the regular support of sessions.