The Couples Enrichment Center, Group practice in Alameda, California — Zencare
The Couples Enrichment Center
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The Couples Enrichment Center

Blending the art and science of therapy
California Accepting Online
Alameda Accepting In-person
Updated October 18, 2022

Have you been wondering whether you and your partner should go to couples counseling? If so, the answer is yes. Just like if there’s a persistent pain or discomfort that you don’t understand somewhere in your body and you’re wondering whether or not you should see your doctor, you should.

We start slow. We don’t begin by trying to solve problems.

The first steps of couples counseling comprise a very thorough, carefully organized assessment of where your relationship is at and how it got here.

We begin with a kind of “get-acquainted” session where we review the story of your relationship. It’s an easygoing, relaxed conversation. Then we give you a questionnaire to fill out, which takes most people about an hour. This questionnaire is based on 20 years of psychological research; it’s easy to complete, with different types of questions, so the task isn’t tedious.

Next we schedule one-on-one sessions. Your counselor will meet with each of you separately, to get to know you a bit as an individual, give you a chance to share your specific perspective, and gain some insight into your unique history.

Finally we have what we call “the feedback session,” where the two of you come in and your therapist reflects back to you the overview they’ve gathered from your first meeting, your questionnaire responses, and your individual sessions.

There really isn’t much you have to do to prepare for couples counseling. It’s not a medical procedure. You don’t have to fast for 12 hours or anything like that.

The main thing is to bring your truth.

Try to have an open mind.

But most of all, bring your truth. That’s all that’s needed. The rest will unfold from there.


About

What services does your practice offer?

Couples Therapy: Gottman, Emotion Focused Therapy, PACT and Discernment Therapy

What are your practice's specialties?

We specialize in Couples Therapy, only.

How does payment work at your practice?

At the Couples Enrichment Center our fees range from $175-$275 depending on the length of service being offered. We provide superbills on the first of every month for you to submit to your insurance company.

Why should I choose your practice?

Couples therapy is our passion. We have extensive post-graduate education in The Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, PACT and Discernment Therapy, so we have every tool of modern couples therapy available to help you. Chad Tynan is our Senior Clinician and is an adjunct professor of graduate psychology at Golden Gate University.



Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

The Couples Enrichment Center 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (80min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

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 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-8pm
  • Sat 10am-4pm
  • Sun 10am-4pm

Alameda practice
1926 Park Street, Suite 2, Alameda, California 94611
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-8pm
  • Sat 10am-4pm
  • Sun 10am-4pm

Head of Practice's Licensure

California: 25317


Languages

English