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Couples and Marriage Counseling

Struggling with communication, trust, or emotional intimacy? Couples counseling is more than just a solution; it's a transformative journey that makes you feel truly seen and heard in your relationship. Our sessions are a collaborative effort, sparking meaningful conversations that draw you closer and deepen your bond. Together, we’ll navigate through the tough discussions, fostering a stronger, more intimate connection. In this space, you and your partner will feel understood, valued, and profoundly connected, paving the way for a resilient and fulfilling partnership.

Our Unique Approach

At Guided Journey Counseling, we don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we integrate proven strategies from Gottman Couple Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to meet the unique challenges of your relationship. With specialized training in these methods, I work with you to improve communication, build trust, and enhance emotional intimacy.

What to Expect

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Building a Foundation of Trust

Embarking on the journey of therapy begins with building a solid foundation of trust. In our first few sessions we will:

  • Create a judgement-free environment

  • Recognize and respect the unique perspectives of each partner

  • Set the stage for honest and meaningful conversations

At the start of couples therapy, I take a more hands-on coaching role, actively teaching you and your partner how to communicate effectively and empathetically. It's like learning to sail together, where I help you grasp the essentials of communication. This phase of therapy will help create a foundation of safety and prepare you for the next phase of therapy.

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Transitioning to Self-Guidance

As therapy moves forward, you'll gain tools to better understand your own feelings and thoughts. This will help you reflect on your emotions and see them more clearly. You'll learn how to share your thoughts and feelings in ways that help avoid conflict and encourage understanding and enhance intimacy with your partner.

 

Over time, you'll use this new understanding and emotional insight to proactively address challenges in your relationships and maintain a fulfilling relationship.

 

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The Endgame: Terminating Therapy 

The ultimate goal of therapy is for you and your partner to independently manage your relationship. By the time we reach this milestone, you'll have mastered the communication and conflict resolution skills necessary to navigate your partnership on your own. As you apply the tools and strategies learned during our sessions, my role as a therapist will gradually become less central, allowing you to maintain a healthy relationship independently.

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Taking the First Step: How to Get Started with Couples Counseling

Choosing to embark on couples counseling shows a courageous commitment to nurturing a healthier relationship. It’s an optimistic step, showing a readiness to work together and chart a new course for your partnership. Scheduling a free intro call is simple—just click the red button at the top of the page. We’re here to answer all your questions and ensure you feel comfortable and supported from the start.

Life is full of surprises, and flexibility is essential. That’s why we offer various scheduling options, including online or in-person sessions. You could start your sessions as soon as the day after making initial contact.

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  • What is your hourly fee?
    Our current fee schedule is as follows: Individual therapy: $150 / hour Couple Therapy: $180 / hour
  • How long are sessions and how often will we meet?
    Individual clients: These sessions are typically 50 minutes and occur once per week. Depending on the needs of each client, the overall number of sessions can vary. Some clients prefer long-term therapy, especially if they are navigating a difficult crisis or if they are seeking to maintain the gains they made in therapy. Traditional couple’s counseling: We meet once per week for 60 minutes. Couple’s counseling is usually short-term, around 6-8 sessions, but can vary depending on the needs of each couple. Discernment Counseling: These sessions are 1.5 hours in length with a maximum of 5 sessions. After the Discernment Counseling process is complete, some couples decide to continue with traditional couple’s counseling.
  • Do you take insurance?
    At the current time insurance is not accepted, but we do provide super bills for clients that would like to submit it to their insurance company. We strongly encourage clients who have not used their out of network benefits in the past to reach out to their insurance company directly to get detailed information about the reimbursement process.
  • How do you collect payment?
    For ease of processing payments, credit card information will be kept on file and payments will be processed within 24 hours after each session. All credit cards are accepted, including FSA and HSA cards
  • Where are you located?
    We have 2 locations for in-person clients, one in Cedar Park and one in Westlake Hills. We also offer telehealth sessions for clients located anywhere in Texas.
  • Do you see children and adolescents?
    Currently, Guided Journey Counseling only works with adults, ages 18+
  • Do you have a waitlist?
    We do keep a waitlist, but please contact Guided Journey Counseling directly to find out if there's immediate availability or for how long you could expect to be on the waitlist.
  • What if I have to cancel?
    We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Appointments canceled less than 24 hours before a schedule appointment will be charged the full fee.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale fee?
    Guided Journey Counseling accommodates a limited number of reduced-fee clients. Please contact us directly for availability.
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