Couples Counseling & Marriage Counseling in Boulder, CO
With the divorce rate hovering around 50% for all marriages, it's evident people struggle having successful relationships. Some of the top struggles for couples include wounds from their past sabotaging their relationship, busy schedules leaving no room to cultivate their marriage, unresolved conflicts and resentments, and not effectively meeting one another's needs. As you can see, there can be a lot to cover in marriage counseling to help couples experience healing and hope.
What happens during marriage counseling?
The first phase of couples counseling with Dr. Wyatt is all about healing resentments. Couples will learn Dr. Wyatt's leading conflict resolution tool as he guides them step by step through each resentment. Resentments are like rocks in the soil and must be dug out before new seeds of growth can be planted. Also, nothing goes well in a marriage when there are active resentments. It's hard to have sex or go on dates with someone you resent! Once all the resentments in the relationship have been addressed, Dr. Wyatt will help couples learn tools to develop a successful relationship.
How much does couples therapy cost?
Dr. Wyatt has two appointment options, 45 minutes ($200) or 1.5 hours ($400). Dr. Wyatt is licensed in Colorado but not on any insurance panels. Therefore, if you'd like to use insurance, you'd pay him full fee at the time of service then he would provide a paid receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. Most insurance companies reimburse around 50% when seeing someone out of network but you would need to verify this with your insurance company. You also can pay for services using a health savings account (HSA). It typically takes around 6 months of weekly marriage counseling for couples to feel like they are turning the corner and making sustainable progress. However, some couples only require 3-4 months while others may need 1-2 years. How long a couple has been experiencing problems often will influence how long they need marriage counseling to change their negative patterns. In addition, improvement is contingent upon how willing each partner is to take ownership for their part and how motivated they are to implement what's taught during sessions.
The cost of marriage counseling may sound average to some and expensive to others. If it sounds high to you, consider how much more you'd be spending if your marriage enters into separation or divorce! In addition, consider the thousands of dollars you've spent on education and training to be successful in your career compared to how much you've spent on training to have a successful marriage. The difference is probably staggering!
Dr. Wyatt Fisher provides live marriage counseling at 703 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302 and virtual sessions for couples living in PsyPact approved states listed here. He has a Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. He has been in private practice since 2004 and has been married since 1999. His own relationship has been to the brink of divorce and back so he helps couples from both a personal and professional perspective. He's also the founder of the Total Marriage Refresh retreat. Check the dates for his next marriage retreat in Colorado here. He's also the author of the Total Marriage Refresh marriage book, host of the Dr. Wyatt Show marriage podcast, developer of the Keep the Glow couples app and leader of the Marriage Boot Camp. You can learn more about him here.
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