The therapist meets with the couple weekly until the relationship is stabilized or the major issues resolved and then meet bi-weekly as the relationship improves. We have a test you can take online for only $35 that will help you identify growth areas needing specific therapy. Because the failure rate of cohabiting couples is about 80% without treatment, this type of counseling is critical for the success of the relationship.
The fee is $145 for the first initial interview session due to the additional analysis involved. Additional sessions are $125 for a state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or social worker. If money is a major issue you may apply for a sliding scale, referral to a non-licensed, degreed counselor on a sliding scale plan or a lay counselor may be recommended. However, it should be realized that the emotional cost of a failed relationship will usually exceed any amount of money expended on therapy.
Because of the many variables involved the outcome is hard to determine, but in cases where the couple is willing to do what is suggested and stay in treatment long enough for things to be resolved, most couples recover from the difficulties and remain together. Without therapy the failure rate is about 80%. Although we seldom recommend separation except in cases of domestic violence and abuse, if the couple chooses to separate, the therapist will do everything possible to help the clients through this difficult emotional time.