Couples Counseling Indianapolis - The Gottman Method Couples Therapy
You're here because you're desperate to feel connected to your significant other again. You've been fighting, angry and feeling like roommates for too long. You can feel the resentment between the two of you. It's hard to remember that last time you both felt in love.You want to feel like you did everything to save this, so you've decided to try couples counseling.
I only work with military, Law Enforcement, Firefighter and EMS couples. For military couples, I understand both sides of the challenges. I am married to a combat Veteran and I am a Veteran who was deployed during our relationship.
Couples come to me at a variety of places in their relationship. You could be newly dating wanting to learn how to relate better, preparing for marriage/newlyweds or together many years and want to stop fighting dirty.
I do not offer discernment counseling. If one or both of you is considering separation/divorce, I recommend you seek out a trained discernment counselor before engaging in couples work.
Marriage isn't, "I promise to love you until I stop loving you." It's, "I promise to make a conscious decision to continue to love you, even when it's hard, because I'm aware no one is perfect but you are worth it." -Brandalin
I only take on couples on a case by case basis, as my scheduling and case load permits. Please reach out to me to discuss your needs as a couple and we will determine if we are a good fit for each other. If you currently work with me individually, I will not be able to see you as a couple and recommend you seek treatment from an outside couples therapist. Likewise, if I see you as a couple, I will not be able to work with you individually and encourage you to find someone else for that work. This is to preserve the therapeutic relationship and reduce the possibility of anyone feeling as if I am taking sides.
Before meeting, you will complete several clinical questionnaires, created by the Gottman Institute, to help us see where your relationship is struggling and what skills are needed. The cost of this battery of assessments is $39 (I do not make a cent off of this). The assessment process will occur over 3 sessions. First session will be as a couple, second will be each of you individually and third to discuss findings and recommendations.
Insurance may cover couples therapy, if one of you has a mental health diagnosis. If no one has a diagnosis, insurance will not likely cover and you will be responsible for the full self-pay fee. Please check with your insurance carrier about coverage.