Are you tired of trying to get through to your partner?
Do you feel like nothing works, no matter what you try?
Do you feel stuck and unclear about what to do?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to get help. You deserve to feel accepted, understood, and cherished in your relationship. Whether you are on the brink of divorce, dealing with an affair situation, or just overwhelmed in your life, there is hope. There is a clear path for you to vastly improve your situation.
Just a warning that I am not a therapist who will just sit back and listen to you. I am very interactive, directive and involved in the sessions. I will work with you to evaluate exactly what is keeping you stuck and outline steps for each of you to take in order to change. What I tell you might be difficult to hear at times, but it is necessary for you to make lasting change in your life. Some people have been through 3, 4 or even 5 other therapists before they come to me.
The Couples Therapy Experience
Starting out, I highly recommend that you begin with an intensive session of a full day or 2 days. In my experience I have seen couples make a lot more progress with longer sessions. It is much easier to make a lot of progress and still be able to space out the appointments every 2-3 weeks when we are meeting for 100 minutes or more.
There is certainly no guarantee as every situation is different, but I can usually help couples make a lot of progress in 4-8 long sessions. Once couples are on the right track they often choose to continue meeting, but can space out the sessions even more.
Working with couples for longer sessions has been incredibly helpful. Most therapists try to work with couples in the usual 50 minute sessions every week. I have had extensive training and experience in couples therapy and know that working with couples is much different than working with individuals. For that reason I work in 100 minute sessions as a minimum.
100 minute sessions are $400
One day intensives are $1400
Two day intensives are $2800
If you have not been a client before and have an emergency and need to get right in, I will try to accommodate you in the next few days. 100 minute emergency sessions are $550.
If you have any questions or are ready to get started with couples therapy please email Shane Birkel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-852-3654. Shane has offices in Dover, New Hampshire and is also available for online counseling.
For more information check out Shane’s counseling blog.