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Dr. Wyatt Fisher provides marriage counseling in Boulder, CO. He has a Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. He specializes in couples counseling and has been in private practice in Boulder, CO 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. Helping couples move their relationship from surviving to thriving is his passion!
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.
Marriage counseling in Boulder with Dr. Wyatt Fisher
The intake appointment for marriage counseling begins with him meeting each partner individually for around 15 minutes to hear more about their history and perspective on the marriage. Next, he meets with the couple together to consolidate their top needs and identify their goals for marriage counseling. Last, he assigns 1-2 chapters of reading per week to facilitate faster change. Every appointment thereafter starts with getting feedback on each partner's top needs, reviewing the weekly reading, and any other topics specific to the couple.
Dr. Wyatt Fisher has three appointment options, 45 minutes ($150), 1.5 hours ($300), or 3 hours ($600). It's recommended to begin with a 1.5 or 3 hour session, if possible, to hit the ground running, followed up with weekly 1.5 hour sessions to make changes quickly in the beginning when couples need it most. Then, once both partners feel like they are sustaining progress, sessions can drop down to 45 minutes per week and eventually every other week.
Dr. Wyatt Fisher 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 through cash, check, Zelle, Venmo or PayPal, 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. If you want to use a health savings account, you can add your card to Venmo or PayPal and pay for services from those accounts.
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 gap is probably staggering! Therefore, consider the investment into marriage counseling as long over-due training for marital success.
Wyatt's office hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-3. Wyatt's wife Alia is also a marriage therapist and her office hours are Thursdays from 2-5 and Saturdays from 8-1. A picture of her is below.
To find his office, take Canyon headed west, take a right on 9th, and then a left onto Walnut. Walnut will eventually turn into a parking lot and his office is the last building on the right before the parking lot. All of the parking around the office is free. Enter the front of the building and his office is upstairs and the first one on the left.The address is 703 Walnut St. Boulder, CO 80302.
Before your first marriage counseling appointment
1-Please print two copies of the "Counseling Intake Form" for both of you to fill out and one copy of the "Counseling Document Form" for both of you to sign and bring all three documents with you to the first appointment.
2-Please purchase two copies of the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman here. If you're coming in for infidelity, instead buy two copies of Surviving an Affair by Willard Harley here. Two copies is recommended so both partners can take notes in their book.
To make your first appointment with Wyatt, email email@example.com
To make your first appointment with Alia, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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