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 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