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Is Couples Therapy Worth It? 3 Reasons to Invest in Private Pay

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Are you wondering if couples therapy is worth it? Or if your insurance covers the cost? Discover 3 reasons why you and your partner should consider private pay for couples therapy.

Every relationship faces challenges. Whether it’s financial problems, incompatibilities, differences in parenting styles, infidelity, or even work-related stressors, no couple is safe from conflicts. The key is in how we handle these challenges. Couples need to work through those issues as they come up rather than ignoring them or pretending everything is okay.

Couples therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to address couples’ challenges and improve the relationship.

The main focus of couple therapy is to help you reconnect with your partner. Throughout counseling, you will learn how to communicate effectively, identify negative patterns, deal with conflict, cultivate empathy, and rediscover intimacy.

Ultimately, the results speak for themselves. Research shows that 75% of couples who attended counseling report an improvement in their relationship.

How Much Does Couples Therapy Cost?

We know that starting couples therapy can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors you need to weigh in when you’re deciding if couples therapy is worth it. A major one is definitely how much couples therapy costs and how it will affect your family budget.

On the other hand, research also tells us that the earlier you address your relationship issues, the less damage they can cause. And the greater the chances of successfully rebuilding trust and repairing the relationship.

So, to help you take that step with confidence and certainty, at Deep Connections Counseling, we offer a free 15-minute consultation with our expert couples therapist Dr. Kinga Gudor. This way, we make sure you find the right fit for your needs before going any further in your therapy process.

We also provide an evaluation session, where we discuss your background and what you’re hoping to achieve through therapy. This session marks the beginning of your therapy process and costs $250. After that, each couples therapy session will cost $200.

Keep in mind that all sessions last approximately 1 hour and are conducted online through a live video conferencing platform, with all the necessary safety and privacy measures in place.

Does Insurance Cover Couples Therapy?

Are you wondering if your insurance covers the cost of couples therapy? Usually, insurance companies don’t cover couples counseling or marriage therapy. This is because “relationship issues” alone don’t qualify as a mental health diagnosis, which is a prerequisite for insurance to cover therapy expenses. But don’t let that stop you from seeking relationship guidance!

Are you still thinking if couples therapy is worth it? Check out some of the benefits of choosing private pay when it comes to your couples therapy sessions.

3 Reasons to Invest in Private Pay Couples Therapy

1. Private and Confidential Approach

Private pay eliminates the chance of people from the insurance company asking for your case notes and examining your files at various stages, such as for payment authorization, progress tracking, or reviewing therapy practices.

With fewer people involved, and your private information confined to your relationship therapist — and no one else — all your confidential information will be protected.

This means you can openly and honestly share your worries without hesitation, knowing that your private matters will never “leave the room”.

2. Greater flexibility and control over the therapy process

Private pay therapy offers you the freedom to choose the frequency and duration of sessions based on your needs and preferences.

As a result, you’re not limited by the restrictions of insurance-covered traditional therapy, which often rule session timing and scheduling. Also, private pay therapists usually have more flexibility to target strategies and interventions that match your needs and at a pace and time that works best for you.

Sounds like your circumstances and needs will be the priority, right?

3. Investment in Your Relationship Health and Happiness

Have you stopped to consider what are your goals and expectations for couple counseling? What do you and your partner want to get out of therapy?

Perhaps you want to address relationship challenges, improve coping methods and conflict resolution strategies, or strengthen the connection and intimacy with your partner.

No matter the goal, investing in private pay therapy shows commitment, not only to your relationship but also to your personal growth. By opting for private pay, you’re investing more resources, but you are also prioritizing your well-being and the long-term success of your relationship.

At the end of the day, you have to think if couples therapy is worth it for you and make a choice that puts your happiness first! Ready to take that step? Schedule your first appointment here!

Do you have more questions about private pay or couples therapy? Contact us to know more. We are here to answer all your questions and support you through this process.

Kinga Gudor, PhD

Kinga Gudor, PhD

Kinga is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years of experience. She specializes in couples therapy and working with individuals from a multicultural background.

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