Why Longer Sessions for Couples?

Insurance companies in the USA reimburse therapists for 45-minute sessions. Most therapists bill their sessions in this way, and practice within that time span.

This works for most individual therapy.

“Evidenced-based” couples therapy is not based upon a “45 minute hour.”  The standard for those practicing in this way is one hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Look below to see how long each session lasts, and contact us directly to learn how much each clinician charges.

Services Provided

Time Allotted

Initial Assessment Meeting (both of you) 2 hours
Individual Diagnostic Sessions 45-50 minutes
Feedback Session 1 hour 20 minutes
Ongoing Couples Therapy 1 hour 20 minutes
Individual Therapy(when in ongoing couples therapy) 45-50 minutes
Shorter Sessions(optional, later in treatment) 45-50 minutes
Get Acquainted Meetings (no charge) 15-20 minutes
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