FAQ

Q. What can I expect with my first couples counseling session?

A. With your first couples counseling session with Inner Peace Counseling Center, you can expect a safe and empowering environment with a partner for your journey.

Q. What if my spouse/partner refuses to go to couples’ therapy?

A. We still recommend that you still come alone and your partner can be introduced to your couples’ therapy as time progresses.

Q. Do you have evening or weekend appointments?

A. Yes, we want to accommodate your schedule as much as possible.

Q. My marriage is falling apart, will marriage therapy help?

A. Just because you feel that your marriage is falling apart doesn’t mean its over. Having an unbiased third party can help the couple come into their best and most empowered self to make the healthiest choice on how to best move forward in the relationship.

Q. How will my relationship benefit from couples/marriage therapy?

A. With Inner Peace Counseling Center, we will work together to create a customized relationship plan that will best suite you and your spouse/partner.

Q. How many sessions will we need for couples’ therapy?

A. Each couple/person is different, and their situation is unique. This determination is made with the therapist and the couple together.

Q. How long do sessions typically last?

A. The initial session can be 90 minutes. During this time, the therapist will assess and evaluate the couple’s situation. Couples sessions thereafter are typically 90 minutes. We like to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. We pride ourselves in also making sure individual sessions have ample time, therefore individual sessions are typically 60 minutes.

Q. What happens in sex therapy?

A. During sex therapy sessions at Inner Peace Counseling Center, you are ensured a safe and comforting environment. The atmosphere is created to provide you with a sense of openness, where you can give yourself permission to talk about the things that are most important and potentially conflicting for you to discuss with others.

Q. Is couples therapy the same as sex therapy?

A. Couples therapy includes sex therapy as an intricate part of a couples’ process. Sex therapy can and will be simultaneously discussed and evaluated throughout the couple’s work together. Ultimately, we want couples and individuals to understand that sex is a quality of life issue that should never be avoided in a relationship dynamic.

I have seen individuals for sex therapy, as well. This is a session that is completely lead by an individual and their level of comfort.

Q. You provide different services (couples therapy, marriage counseling, etc.). How do I know which one is best for me?

A. Most people are already looking for a specific type of therapy. However, during our initial session this will be discussed further to collectively determine how to move forward.

Q. Do you take insurance?

A. Yes, we currently take Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna.

Q. My marriage is great, but the problem is sex. What do I do?

A. Come see us!

Q. Do you counsel couples that are separated?

A. Yes, we are happy to explore couples counseling options regardless of your relationship status.

Q. How do I know if I need marriage therapy or couples counseling?

A. Marriage therapy and couples’ counseling are both relational matters. Whether or not you are married, therapy can only enhance your relationship.

Q. Do you do pre-marital therapy?

A. While we do provide pre-marital therapy, we do not counsel a couple as to whether they should be married. We do provide strategies and dimensions for the couple to have and utilize before and after marriage.