How much do sessions cost?
80 minute sessions are $225 and 50 minute sessions are $150. We recommend 80 minute sessions for couples.
How often should we come?
Every week. This is for your benefit. We know from experience working with lots of couples that you need to come frequently and consistently to see results. This is supported by research. Couples who get their therapy intensely in the beginning get better results and get better faster than those who do the same number of hours of therapy spread out over months and months. Your relationship is worth the investment.
How many sessions will we need?
At least 3. Usually by the time you’re looking for professional help, your problems are more complex than can be understood and fixed in 1 session. If they were that simple, you probably wouldn’t be looking for our help. You’re paying for our professional expertise, and we want to make sure we’re giving you the best help we can for your relationship. This takes a little time. We spend the first 2 sessions really getting to know you, your relationship history, and where you tend to get stuck. By the third session your therapist will be ready to give you specific feedback and recommendations for how you can get the relationship you want.
Beyond the first three sessions, how many sessions you need depends on you. Some problems are more complex than others and take more time. Some people do lots of work on their own in between sessions and may need fewer sessions before they feel confident in their new relationship skills and ability to handle their problems without the support of a therapist. We will help you track your progress, and when you’re ready to finish your sessions, we will celebrate with you and give you tips for how to maintain what you’ve achieved.
You’re marriage therapists, do you see individuals?
We do. Read more about Solo Relationship Counseling here. If you’ve looked around the website or read some of our blog posts and think you’d like to work with us, give us a call! We’ll decide if working together is a good fit. If not, we’ll help you find the right person for you.
Where are you located?
Inland Empire Couple’s Counseling is on Brockton Ave between Central and Arlington in Riverside, California. We can also do home or office visits in the Inland Empire and online counseling sessions for people in California.
Do you take insurance?
That depends on your insurance. We’re not in-network with any insurance providers. You could be reimbursed for our services if your plan has out-of-network coverage. Check with your insurance provider and then give us a call!
Will insurance cover marriage counseling?
It depends on the specifics of your plan. Sometimes an insurance plan will cover marriage counseling if the person covered by the plan has a covered mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc) and marriage counseling is part of the treatment for that diagnosis. We won’t make up a diagnosis just to get your sessions covered, but we will help you understand the paperwork if you decide to go this route. Unfortunately, many insurance plans don’t cover counseling services for things like marital problems and getting parenting help because they are not considered “medically necessary.”
Health insurance can cover marriage counseling? I didn’t know that!
Yes! It can (see question above for more specifics). Using your insurance can be a great way to make counseling more financially accessible. You may have restrictions on how many sessions are covered and which providers you can use. Check with your plan. Some approved providers and clinics are so busy you may wait 4-6 weeks between appointments. Our clients come weekly. You can get the same help from us in 6 weeks that it might take you 6 months to get somewhere else!