The Center for Couples Therapy
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The Center for Couples Therapy

Transforming Relationships, Deepening Connections
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Village of La Jolla Accepting In-person
Updated February 15, 2024

The Center for Couples Therapy is a premier relationship counseling group practice in La Jolla and throughout San Diego. We work with couples, individuals, teens and families. Many of our clients come in to address communication challenges, conflict style issues, differing backgrounds and values, life transitions, traumas impacting relationships, or deciding whether to stay or leave. We are particularly passionate about serving premarital couples, new parents, couples in conflict, couples dealing with infidelity and betrayal, and relationship and intimacy renewal.


About

What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual, couple and family psychotherapy. As a group, our style is goal-directed, non-judgmental, and supportive. When we begin with an individual or couple, we start building a connection right away. We discover their perspectives and their own efforts to get unstuck. We share our ideas about what might be helpful and invite experimentation. Our clients typically leave a first session with something to start trying out or a useful tool to start practicing with.

What are your practice's specialties?

We offer in person therapy in La Jolla and throughout the San Diego area, and virtual sessions throughout California. We offer a Preparation for Marriage (or moving in together) individualized course, Couple's Intensive Weekend Retreats (for one couple at a time) and small group, private Couples Workshops.

Among our therapists, we are trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, Developmental Model Couples Therapy, The Institute for Relational Intimacy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, NARM Trauma Therapy, and Mindfulness. We are all lifelong learners, continually broadening our scope of training and experience.

Why should I choose your practice?

We tailor our approach to the unique challenges that each individual or couple faces: inviting understanding, and offering new tools and fresh skills. We help our clients integrate their new insights to build the lives and relationships they aspire to create.

In our sessions, we often use mindfulness skills to focus attention and awareness on the essential aspects of the situation. We support our clients in slowing things down to make real and sustainable progress. Working with members of our team, clients discover new capabilities in themselves. They become clearer about their own, and their partner's, roles in creating their difficult situations. They are empowered to make changes that support growth, create positive changes, increase empathy, and move toward resolution and healing.

How does payment work at your practice?

We accept all major credit and debit cards, and while we are not on any insurance panels, we are able to provide Superbills that clients can submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement from out-of-network benefits.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

The Center for Couples Therapy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $320 (80min)
  • Family sessions: $320 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We present The Art & Science of Love Couples Weekend Workshop every other month. The fee is $945.00 per couple for the three days and is limited to seven couples.

We also offer individualized and customized Couples Intensive Therapy Retreats for one couple at a time. The two-hour pre-intensive consultation fee is $500. The fee for the Intensive varies based on the length of the session. Most typical is a two day, or half-day, full day, half-day format.

We accept all credit cards for payment.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am to 8 pm
  • Tue 8 am to 8 pm
  • Wed 8 am to 8 pm
  • Thu 8 am to 8 pm
  • Fri 8 am to 8 pm
  • Sat 9 am to 2 pm
  • Sun 8 am to 1 pm

Village of La Jolla practice
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 304, La Jolla, California 92037
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Head of Practice's Licensure

California: LMFT 8006


Languages

English

Hebrew

Spanish