Long-term relationship issues.
Long-term relationship issues.

Even long-term couples require relationship maintenance from time to time to stay connected

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Couple disagreements.
Couple disagreements.

Differences in parenting and financial discrepancies are major disruptors to a happy relationship.

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Lack of partner sympathy.
Lack of partner sympathy.

Sometimes you may have similar but also unique challenges in your relationships.

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Long-term relationship issues.
Long-term relationship issues.

Even long-term couples require relationship maintenance from time to time to stay connected

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COUPLES THERAPY & MARRIAGE COUNSELING

With over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups, Dira can help you regain the confidence, trust and insight you need to move forward in your life.

 
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FREE consultation

20 minutes phone or video consultation

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couple sessions

Initialn90 min session

Subsequent sessions 55min sessions

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individual sessions

50 min individual sessions

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FREE CONSULTATION

20 minute phone or video consultation: FREE

Upon contacting me, we can schedule a free 20 minute consultation if you desire. This first consultation is meant to get to briefly know each other, and get a general idea for how I work. You’ll be briefly presenting your needs as an individual or a couple, and you will receive introductory feedback and information regarding how the therapy process works, fees, and availability.  Scheduling a consultation is not required as you can schedule an initial session right away.  However, sometimes a consultation allows a client to decide if a therapist's communication style is a fit for them.  Sometimes a consultation is a good opportunity for a more skeptical or less motivated spouse or partner to ask questions about the process and about my style and training. 

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COUPLE SESSIONS

Initial 90 minutes session: $150

Subsequent sessions 55 minutes $125

Once we have established that couple sessions are what you both need, we schedule an initial session for 90 minutes.  In this first session I can assess your current situation from both perspectives , gather personal history and present you with a structure for the sessions that will follow.  Subsequent sessions are usually 55 minutes, unless longer sessions are requested.  Most couples require between 6-12 sessions to successfully make lasting changes. Usually sessions occur weekly and then are spaced out as the sense of urgency becomes less intense. As every couples is different, it is not always possible to prescribe a specific amount of sessions however I am always mindful of asking my clients about their needs, financial situation and efficacy of their treatment to better understand how to plan for their success.

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INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

50 minute individual sessions $115

Individual sessions may be a fit for you if you are either seeking individual assistance for self growth , overcoming traumas, coping with grief, managing family or work stress, going through life transitions and achieving  personal transformation (regardless of whether or not you are in a relationship) or as part of couples therapy.   It is not unusual for a partner to participate in individual sessions to address any underlying and personal issues affecting their relationship. As a result, they can learn the skills to heal and move forward, and address some couple issues individually. Individual sessions are also appropriate for couples whose partners are not ready to come in. There is considerable work can be done separately to improve a relationship.

 

THERAPY AREAS

WOMEN  SPECIFIC ISSUES IN SESSIONS

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INDIVIDUALS

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WOMENS WILDERNESS RETREATS

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MEN SPECIFIC ISSUES IN SESSIONS

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FAMILY THERAPY SESSIONS

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HYPNOTHERAPY

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ABOUT ME

Keeping the person or couples that I work with, with their unique life experiences and attributes, at the center of their sessions with me, is the hallmark of the work that I do.

My journey to being the person and therapist that I am today is both the result of my professional training but also an accumulation of my life experiences.  Originally starting as an art college student with a love of anthropology, I grew to love working with art in a therapeutic manner. Receiving a Master of Science in family therapy (a field founded by an anthropologist, as well a psychiatrist and filmmaker), I entered a world of working with a great variety of people utilizing a multitude of creative solutions that are not limited to simply labeling people with a diagnosis and providing them with a one size fits all treatment plan.  To be a family therapist is to see the world systemically, what we refer today as holistically or made up of many co-existing layers and parts.

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QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

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