Marriage & Couples Counseling
Couples counseling provides an in depth look at communication patterns, goals, dream and desires both as individuals and as a couple, to assist in shaping and creating the connection you want in your marriage. Chelsea's training is through the Gottman Institute with their science based couples counseling, with over 40 years of research honing in on what makes a relationship work utilizing the Sound Relationship House and thorough relationship assessment.
Allison works with couples and families to change patterns using a mode of therapy called Emotion-Focused Therapy or EFT. EFT is a research-based therapy for families and couples and is effective in reducing conflict, changing difficult patterns, and increasing a sense of connection. Using EFT, families and couples address not just their issues, but the underlying emotions that drive the negative cycle.
Family and Parenting Counseling
Whether you are struggling as a new parent or have toddlers, middle school children or teenagers, parenting can be challenging. Through family counseling Chelsea focuses in on family planning and goals and ways to enhance communication and connection.
** Chelsea uses Dr. Dan Siegel's work on mindfulness and mindsight as well as Dr. John Gottman’s Emotion coaching approach to parenting.
** Allison uses Emotion-Focused Therapy or EFT.
Individual counseling provides a unique opportunity for you to have a witness and guide to the life experiences we encounter each and every day. Whether looking back and processing childhood and family life, looking at your career and education goals, sharing your family life and struggles, or living with anxiety or depression, ADD, or mood/personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma, counseling provides a guide.
Fees and Billing
Fees vary based on session length and type. Initial intake is $200 and is 70-80 minutes in length. Individual ongoing sessions are 55 minutes in length and cost $150. Couples and Family sessions tend to be longer, 70-80 minutes and average cost is $225.
Chelsea accept checks and all major credit cards. As a courtesy to her clients she will bill their insurance as an out-of-network provider. Insurance plans vary widely in their reimbursement rates/percentages, therefore she highly recommends that you contact your insurance ahead of time and inquire about your benefits. Payment is due at the time the service is rendered.
Therapy services include individual, couples, and family counseling services and are available in 60 minute sessions for $120 . Initial intake appointments are $160 for 90 minute sessions. Extended sessions are available upon request. Allison offers a limited number of sliding-scale appointments based on availability and economic hardship.
Allison accepts all major credit/debit cards, cash, check. As a courtesy she will bill your insurance as an out of network provider. Insurance plans vary widely in their reimbursement rates/percentages, therefore she highly recommends that you contact your insurance ahead of time and inquire about your benefits. Payment for sessions are due at the time of service.