How Many Sessions Will it Take to Help My Relationship?
I am often asked how long I expect therapy to last. The answer depends on what your specific issues are and your willingness to discover and learn new ways of relating to one another. Some clients come for a few sessions to tune up their relationship skills while others come for a longer period of time to work through more deeply entrenched problems.
How Long are Sessions?
If you are coming for Individual Counseling sessions will run 55-minutes. I typically have 55-minute sessions for Couples Therapy though it is possible to extend the session to 90-minutes in order to work more deeply and make more progress in our work together. Family Counseling sessions typically run for 3 hours with breaks to give everyone a chance to stretch and clear their heads.
What Does the First Session of Therapy Like?
Whether you are coming to my office for Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling or Family Counseling the first session will begin with my reviewing an Information and Consent form which covers practice policies as well as Confidentiality and exceptions to Confidentiality. I am interested in getting to know what your goals are for our work together and will explore the patterns that have created the situation that is causing unhappiness and disconnection. It generally takes several sessions before there is a rhythm to our work and you truly feel that we can work together in a safe and structured environment.
What are the Fees for Your Services?
Fees will be discussed in our initial phone consultation. Payment is due at each session and can be made by check, cash or credit card.
Do You Take Insurance to Help Cover the Cost of Therapy?
I am not currently on any insurance panels so your insurance company will consider me “out-of-network”. I will supply you with a statement that contains all of the appropriate codes necessary for your claim to be paid by your insurance company. Please check with your insurance provider to see what is covered under your mental health benefits for individual or family therapy.
Please call me at 650 289-9972 to talk with me about what is troubling in your relationship and to schedule an appointment so that we can begin to build a bridge to a healthy and satisfying relationship. You may also email me at Catherine@catherine-morris.com with your questions.