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The RRC Approach to Couples Counseling

Interactive Exchange

We provide an interactive exchange, working with clients in a truly collaborative process that facilitates understanding, ultimately enabling our clients to overcome relationship issues. We are much more than good listeners.

Direct Feedback

We give you direct feedback about your situation. We know you are going through a difficult time. We will tell you what we see, then suggest how to move forward in the best possible way. This is a no-nonsense approach to marriage counseling that most people find refreshing.

Communication Skills

We give you the relationship tools and communication skills you need in order to change. This homework-oriented approach will help you start seeing changes at home, not just in your couples therapy sessions.

Goal-Directed focus

We help you define clear relationship goals, through which your therapist will guide you into a better place. Working toward these goals will give you a sense of how far you’ve come in therapy and when it is time to leave.

Short-Term Therapy

Using the RCC approach to couples counseling, we find that couples don’t need to stay in therapy for very long. With the help of your therapist you will better understand your relationship dynamics. Once you have worked towards a positive outcome at home, your therapy ends.

Office

Polices

Appointments

To schedule an initial appointment, you may contact The Relationship Counseling Center by telephone. If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, you are required to provide advance notice. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full session.

Confidentiality

Legal and ethical responsibilities require that private sessions remain confidential. Therefore, no information will be released to another professional or agency without your written consent. Exceptions will be made only if you endanger, or may endanger, yourself or others, and/or in the case of child abuse or elder abuse. In these cases the law requires your therapist to share certain information with specific outside parties.

Length of Sessions

Sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Fees

We will disclose the marriage counseling, couples counseling and individual therapy fee during our first contact, before you make your initial counseling appointment. Cash or check is accepted for payment.

Insurance

Insurance will often cover at least part of the cost of certain counseling modalities. If you wish to file an insurance claim with your health insurance provider, your therapist will issue a bill that includes all the necessary information to assist you in filing your claim. Remember, in most cases, insurance companies will insist that you have a diagnosable condition in order to receive reimbursement.

Voice Mail/Emergencies

Your therapist is available by telephone should a situation arise that cannot wait until your next scheduled appointment. In such cases, please leave a message on voice mail indicating the nature of the situation. Your therapist will return client calls as soon as possible. If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911.