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Couples Therapy FAQs

Is virtual therapy as effective as in-person therapy for couples?

Studies indicate that virtual therapy is as impactful as in-person sessions for couples. Research consistently demonstrates similar positive results in relationship satisfaction, communication, and overall well-being between virtual and face-to-face therapy. Success in virtual therapy hinges on the therapist’s adeptness in adapting to the online format, the couple’s tech comfort, and their dedication to therapy. Virtual therapy’s convenience and accessibility, coupled with the comfort of familiar settings, can amplify openness and engagement, enriching the therapeutic experience for many couples.

What happens during the first session of couples therapy?

The initial couples therapy session lays the groundwork for the therapeutic journey. The focus is on rapport building, understanding the couple’s concerns, and setting therapy goals. Exploring the couple’s history, relationship dynamics, and individual perspectives helps grasp the challenges at hand. This session allows partners to voice their expectations, concerns, and hopes. The therapist might introduce strategies, tools, or exercises for improved communication and understanding. Ultimately, this first session establishes a safe, supportive environment, initiating the couple’s journey toward positive relationship changes.

How confidential and secure is virtual couples therapy?

Virtual couples therapy places a premium on confidentiality and security to establish a secure therapeutic setting. Therapists utilize HIPAA-compliant, encrypted video conferencing platforms, ensuring private and protected conversations. These platforms prioritize safeguarding personal information, offering a secure space for therapy without the risk of unauthorized access. Ethical guidelines and confidentiality protocols maintain the same privacy standards as in face-to-face sessions. Confidentiality agreements and strict professional ethics reinforce the assurance that discussions and shared information in virtual therapy remain strictly confidential between the therapist and the couple.

What if my partner and I are in different locations during our sessions?

Although being physically together in therapy is beneficial for couples, virtual sessions accommodate partners in different locations. Secure video conferencing platforms enable participation from anywhere. Therapists adjust their methods to encourage communication and interaction, employing techniques that foster connection despite the distance. Despite geographical separation, the emphasis is on cultivating a supportive, collaborative space for both partners to engage, share perspectives, and collaborate on enhancing their relationship. Therapists employ strategies to bridge the physical gap, ensuring both partners feel heard, understood, and involved in therapy.

How long do virtual couples therapy sessions typically last?

Virtual couples therapy sessions commonly run for 50 minutes, the standard duration, with the option for extended sessions up to 75 minutes. Choosing the longer session allows for deeper exploration of issues, comprehensive discussions, and tackling complex topics with greater depth. The extended time facilitates a more thorough examination of concerns, offering extra space to navigate challenges, ultimately enriching the depth and effectiveness of therapy for the couple.

Are you LGBTQ+ affirming and experienced in working with diverse couples?

Absolutely! Our practice is committed to establishing a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment for all couples, including LGBTQ+ individuals and those from diverse backgrounds. Our therapists hold substantial expertise and training in working with diverse couples, comprehending the distinctive dynamics and challenges within LGBTQ+ relationships and those influenced by various cultural or identity factors. Each couple is approached with respect, sensitivity, and an open-minded stance, ensuring that both partners feel heard, understood, and supported throughout therapy. Our aim is to nurture understanding, fortify relationships, and empower all couples to navigate challenges and embrace their unique identities within their relationships.

Intensive Couples Therapy FAQs

What is Intensive Couples Therapy, and how does it differ from regular therapy sessions?

Intensive Couples Therapy offers an immersive approach where couples engage in extended sessions over one or two consecutive days, allowing for in-depth exploration and resolution of relationship issues. This condensed format offers a focused and concentrated therapeutic experience, unlike regular therapy.

What can we expect during an Intensive Couples Therapy session?

The sessions involve facilitated discussions, activities, and exercises led by a trained therapist specialized in intensive formats. Couples engage in deep exploration, addressing core issues, and learning effective communication and conflict resolution strategies.

Is Intensive Couples Therapy suitable for all types of relationship issues?

Intensive Couples Therapy is beneficial for various relationship challenges, including communication issues, infidelity, trust concerns, and unresolved conflicts. It offers an accelerated opportunity for couples to address and work through these issues intensively.

What is a typical schedule?

Sessions in Intensive Couples Therapy typically span longer durations than standard therapy sessions, often ranging from 6 to 8 hours per day, depending on the chosen option (1-day or 2-day). This extended time frame allows for comprehensive exploration and resolution of relationship dynamics.



  • 10:00-11:15 Couple Counseling Session
  • 11:15-12:30 Lunch Break
  • 12:30-1:45 Couple Counseling Session
  • 1:45-2:45 Break and couples exercise
  • 2:45-4:00 Couple Counseling Session
  • 4:00-5:00 Wrap-up and evening activity



  • 10:00-11:15 Couple Counseling Session
  • 11:15-12:30 Lunch Break and couples exercise
  • 12:30-1:45 Couple Counseling Session
  • 1:45-2:30 Break and couples exercise
  • 2:30-3:30 Couple Counseling Session
  • 3:30-4:00 Break and couples exercise
  • 4:00-5:30 Couple Counseling Session and Wrap-up
How do we choose between the 1-day or 2-day option?

When deciding between the 1-day or 2-day retreat option, consider the specific needs of your relationship. If you’re focusing on introductory discussions and initial skill-building exercises to manage conflict resolution or trust-building, the 1-day option might better suit your needs. For couples dealing with betrayals or unresolved conflicts, the 2-day retreat option could be more beneficial. This extended timeframe allows for a deeper exploration of trust-building exercises, processing emotions linked to betrayals, and delving into the complexities of unresolved conflicts.

Can Intensive Couples Therapy save a struggling relationship?

Intensive Couples Therapy can provide significant breakthroughs and offer a pathway for healing and resolution. Its concentrated format often leads to accelerated progress, but the outcome depends on the couple’s commitment and willingness to engage in the process.

What happens after an Intensive Couples Therapy session?

Post-session, couples often continue their therapeutic journey with follow-up sessions or exercises to implement the strategies learned during the intensive. The therapist may provide additional resources or guidance to support ongoing progress.

Group Therapy FAQs

How does virtual group therapy for couples differ from individual couples therapy?

In virtual group therapy for couples, a distinctive setting unfolds where several couples collectively navigate shared challenges. Unlike individual couples therapy, these group sessions offer varied perspectives, enabling couples to glean insights from others’ experiences while receiving collective support and guidance. It cultivates a community atmosphere, fostering an environment where participants learn from a spectrum of relationship dynamics.

Is group therapy as effective as couples therapy?

Group therapy offers unique advantages as participants gain insights, support, and perspectives from peers facing similar challenges. Studies underline its effectiveness, positioning group therapy as beneficial as individual therapy for various concerns. This approach typically nurtures a community sense and shared experiences, significantly influencing personal healing and growth. Virtual group therapy extends several benefits, including peer support, diverse perspectives, enhanced communication skills, and the creation of a supportive community that fosters belonging and connection among participants.

How do I join a virtual group therapy session?

To join a virtual group therapy session, you’ll receive a link or invitation for the video conferencing platform we utilize. At the scheduled session time, simply click the provided link to access the virtual meeting room dedicated to the group therapy session.

How many participants are typically in a virtual group therapy session?

Group sizes vary, but typically, there are around 10 couples in a virtual group therapy session. This size allows for meaningful interactions while ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and receive support.

What happens during a virtual group therapy session?

Group sessions involve facilitated discussions, activities, or exercises led by a therapist. Participants have the chance to share their experiences, offer support, and learn from others in a safe and confidential setting.

Is my privacy and confidentiality protected in a virtual group setting?

Yes, confidentiality is a priority. We use a secure and encrypted video conferencing platform and uphold strict confidentiality standards to ensure that discussions within the group remain private and protected.

Can I just listen and not participate actively in the virtual group sessions?

While active participation is encouraged, you can participate at your comfort level. Some participants choose to listen initially before feeling comfortable sharing, and that’s absolutely okay.

How long do virtual group therapy sessions typically last?

Group therapy sessions usually last around 60 to 90 minutes. This duration allows for meaningful discussions and activities while respecting participants’ attention spans and engagement.

General FAQs

Is there anything we need to prepare or have ready before a session?

Preparation before a virtual couples therapy session is key to creating an ideal environment. Ensure a stable internet connection and find a quiet, distraction-free, private space. Have any materials or notes you want to discuss on hand, like a notebook or relevant documents. Approach the session with an open mind and readiness to engage in the therapeutic process. If there are specific topics or concerns to address, jot them down for discussion. Setting up a comfortable and focused environment sets the stage for a more productive and beneficial session for both partners.

Do you accept insurance?

We operate as a private pay practice.


Intakes: $290 – 90 minutes (one-time)


  • $275 – 50 minute session
  • $325 – 75 minute session
  • $425 – Conjoint session (only for “Deconstructing Religion in Marriage” Program)


Group Therapy: $50 per person ($100 per couple)


Intensive Couples Therapy:

  • One-day intensive – $1800 (this includes 1 session done before the intensive). *A non-refundable deposit of $900 is required to schedule.
  • Two-day intensive – $3,600 (this includes 2 sessions done before the intensive). *A non-refundable deposit of $1800 is required to schedule.
How can I afford therapy if you’re “out-of-network” with my insurance company?
We provide a convenient service named Mentaya to streamline the reimbursement process for out-of-network benefits. With the benefits calculator, simply input your name, date of birth, and member ID to assess your out-of-network benefits and the expected reimbursement promptly.

Mentaya simplifies claim submission by automating it, eliminating paperwork and laborious insurance calls. We take charge of claim submission to your insurance provider, actively pursuing out-of-network reimbursements on your behalf. This ensures a more seamless and convenient reimbursement experience for our clients.

Click here to access the benefits calculator
What is PsyPact, and why is that important to me?

PsyPact, or the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, embodies a mutual agreement among specific U.S. states and territories. It permits licensed psychologists from participating regions to practice telepsychology and offer services across state lines without necessitating additional licenses in each state.


This agreement significantly enhances accessibility to mental health services, particularly for individuals residing in different states from their therapists. For clients, PsyPact translates to heightened access to a wider array of qualified therapists who can deliver remote services, transcending geographical limitations.


Ultimately, this fosters convenience and broadens the spectrum of options available for seeking mental health support. For more information, visit https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap

What if our internet connection is unreliable during sessions?

If an unstable internet connection causes issues during sessions, we’re prepared to tackle technical hitches. We’ll try reconnecting or rescheduling to ensure therapy runs smoothly. Beforehand, troubleshoot by testing your connection or restarting your router. If issues persist, let’s explore alternatives to ensure you get the support needed for therapy. Your comfort and engagement matter most, and we’ll navigate any technical challenges together.

How do I schedule an appointment for a virtual therapy session?

Scheduling an appointment is simple. You can visit our website and use the online booking system to choose a convenient time slot. Alternatively, you can call our office, and our administrative team will assist you in finding an available appointment that suits your schedule.

What platform do you use for virtual sessions, and is it secure?

We use a HIPAA-compliant and encrypted video conferencing platform, Simple Practice, to conduct our sessions. Your privacy and confidentiality are paramount, and the platform we utilize ensures a secure and private space for therapy sessions.

Do you offer evening or weekend appointments for virtual therapy?

We understand the importance of accommodating varied schedules. At this time, we offer weekday morning, afternoon, and evening appointments

What is your cancellation policy?

Should you need to cancel, kindly provide at least 24-hour notice to avoid charges. Less than 24 hours’ notice incurs a full session fee as you’re agreeing to pay for the reserved time. Failure to cancel within this timeframe results in the full fee being charged. Emergency situations can be discussed promptly to address any unforeseen circumstances.