Can I Come Alone?
Absolutely. Ideally, both you and your partner would attend couples therapy together. However, there are times when only one person is feeling ready to work on the relationship in therapy. We can discuss strategies that you can use to change yourself in healthy ways, which often encourages a shift in your partner too.
The First Couples Counseling Session
We recommend meeting with both members of a couple in the first session. This helps us to get to know you as a couple and to hear each of you talk about your concerns and your dreams for your relationship. We may later schedule individual sessions if you or we decide it might be helpful.
How Long Does Couples Therapy Take?
That is a hard question to answer, however, many couples report that they notice some improvements very quickly. Length of therapy can be influenced by a number of factors including childhood experiences of relationships, previous relationship experiences and degree and duration of difficulties in the current relationship.
What About Affairs?
We work with many couples where infidelity is a top reason for seeking counseling. Generally speaking, most marriages don't end in divorce when one spouse has an affair. Divorce happens when the conditions which led to the affair are not addressed and rectified. Many couples report much stronger relationships due to the hard work they experienced while working through the heartache of an affair.
Do you work with individuals on relationship issues? How about other types of counseling?
Yes. We work with individuals dealing with trauma, addictions, overcoming sexual abuse, and general mood difficulties such as anxiety and depression. See our general practice site for more information.
What are your fees for counseling?
Session fees range from $120-$262, depending on therapist and session length.
Longer sessions, or couples intensives, are available upon request.
For more specific information, please inquire at Info@ThriveFamilyServices.com
Do you accept insurance for couples counseling?
Couples or marriage counseling is generally not covered by insurance companies because it is not deemed a "medically necessary" treatment in the eyes of insurance companies.
Statements can be provided for flexible spending accounts (FSA) and some health savings accounts (HSA).
An Important Note on Mental Health Insurance:
Although it may sometimes be financially beneficial to utilize insurance benefits to pay for therapy, there are several important considerations for therapy clients before making that decision:
1. All Insurance claims require a mental health diagnosis, even if one doesn’t exist. This becomes a part of your permanent record and can affect or limit future insurance coverage and inhibit certain employment opportunities. Disability and life insurance applications, in particular, can be denied due to mental health diagnoses.
2. The insurance company, not you, decides how many sessions are appropriate for your treatment. In the case of typical couples counseling (Partner Relational Problems), insurance almost never covers it.
3. Private information, even under new privacy policies, is shared with insurance companies and with the Medical Information Bureau (MIB), the system used by insurance companies to determine future eligibility.
Denver Tech Center Counseling Office:
7000 E Belleview Ave #350
Greenwood Village, CO 80111