Time & Money in Family Therapy

How much does family therapy cost?

People often worry about the cost of family therapy sessions. This stops them from taking advantage of the benefits that counseling can offer. Narrative Therapy can be brief, as change often happens quickly.

Many of the couples and families who have worked with me have seen positive, lasting changes in as few as six counseling sessions. Some couples or families work on their situation a bit longer, taking between six and fifteen family therapy meetings to identify the problem, make changes and support new habits.

People with life long mental health conditions sometimes find narrative work empowering; but I can not promise that every life longer user of mental health will be able to live with out therapy; though many hare able to change there relationship from dependency to writer of their fate.

What helps us get such quick resolutions in family therapy?

1. We explore what is wonderful and unnoticed among the family members. This can lead to recognition of the invisible or forgotten success in normal life.

2. Separating the problem, from the person, means the person does not have to overhaul their character. We work on the relationship to the problem, the beliefs, and habits that keep the problem active focusing on the environment as well as feelings and ideas.

3. Working in collaboration with a team (people that you think would be helpful) means that changes are noticed and supported, and the environment around the person becomes more helpful and less problem-focused.

4. Using feedback helps us make sure that we are all on track. Noticing what works, what stands out and what is changing allows the therapy to be more effective, and more responsive to exactly what you need.

These strategies are supported by recent developments in brain science.

We know that change happens fast. ¬†When you focus on what works, new stories and habits change our brain and body responses! Circumstances don’t have to be perfect before you can get started in family therapy. Even a small change can make a big difference in how your family feels. Let’s talk about what works for you.

My Fee is $150 per session. I suggest that you consider paying for ten sessions at a time to commit fully to the process of therapy.

If you can not afford my full fee I do accept a limited number of clients at lower fees. Please contact and will discuss how we can support you in your goals at a lower fee. You can also apply through Open Counseling Colective

If you use insurance you will have to be diagnosed. This diagnoses will remain in your medical records with me for 7 years. Insurance companies have electronic records and we have read case after case of how insecure those can be. Diagnosis’s can haunt people for years and once in an insurance companies hands you have little control over what they do with your diagnosis. I have seen Mental Health diagnosis used to limit peoples access to jobs, security clearance, guns and children. While I do believe that this may be appropriate at times. I recognize that health insurance supplied mental health places you in bind.. That to get treatment you must get diagnosed; once you are diagnosed it can be hard to escape that label for years to come. The way around this dilemma is to not diagnosis people to start with.

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