How Much Will This Therapy Cost?
Paying for couples therapy shouldn't be a confusing hassle.
We're asked "How much will therapy cost?" and clients are often surprised that the fees between one therapist and the next can vary widely. While the answer to "How much?" is important, clients also need to realize what that fee buys them, in what location, and at what level of clinical training. Using your health insurance may be a great option if you are burdened with a diagnosable mental disorder, but it is clearly second-rate when it comes to science-based couples therapy. Learn more.
Here's the basics of what you need to know:
Our Fees are Average for Our Markets
In DC, for example, Couples Therapy averages $244 per one hour (45-50 min) session.
Our sessions are 80-minutes long as science advises. The exact fee you’ll pay varies based on who you work with in our practice but even our most senior couples therapists will be fairly close to that figure or below. Most of our intensive marriage retreats range in price from $2500-$3500. Most senior & certified therapists charge $500 to $1500 more.*
We Know Therapy Isn't Cheap
It's costly not only in dollars.
We’re mindful that couples therapy is a significant investment, and we respect the time, energy, attention, and money that you devote to working with us. We do our best to make it time well-spend, whether that's online or over an intensive marriage retreat (online until mid-2021.)
We Know What a Good Marriage is Worth
And how costly marriages become when they fail.
We don't compete against generalist therapists. We compete against divorce attorneys. In one survey, the average divorce costs $18,700, including $14,800 in attorneys' fees. An attorneys' average hourly rate was $350.
We aren't "neutral" on divorce, either and neither should you be. When compared to divorce, our retreats are a bargain.
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* prices have been lowered during the pandemic but we will be returning to our normal fees for those booking after January 30, 2021. Not applicable to current clients.