Marriage and Individual Teletherapy in MD and PA – Mara Katz, MSW, LCSW-C

Mara Katz LCSW-CArticles, Infidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling

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Last 6 months many of us have been stuck together 24hours a day, having to assume multiple new roles (working from home while caring for children and preparing all meals and now providing education for our children).

Life is still completely upside down, routines are hard to form, privacy and time alone is compromised, and our list of priorities is reorganized. Fear and frustration runs our brains and our response to threat is activated.

If your relationship is worsening now, or you are constantly bickering and having a difficult time agreeing or understanding each other, don’t hesitate to meet with an experienced marriage therapist. Don’t hesitate to pursue individual counseling if your partner is not ready to commit to couple therapy.  Seeing a relationship therapist gives you an advantage to understand your and your partner’s attachment styles, love languages and response to threat.

What you can achieve in just few sessions:

  • Understanding your fight, flight or freeze reactions. What causes your fight or flight response and what you need for yourself and your partner to calm down?
  • Understanding your and your partner’s attachment styles and attachment needs during this stressful time and beyond. Some of us need some alone time and withdraw, where others need company and reassurance. Remember that your partner’s attachment style is organized differently from yours and they might not respond like you or in a way you might readily understand.
  • Understanding of what your partner needs when he or she enters threat response – do they prefer to be left alone, listened to, comforted, counseled, touched?

We are here for you.

Frequently asked questions about Telehealth:

  1. How many sessions will we need?

We practice brief therapy. Because of our extensive training we are able to get to the root of the problems fairly quickly and attempt to change your communication patterns so you can feel understood by your partner. Most couples report improvement just after few sessions. On average couples meet about 6-8 sessions; however, couples recovering from an affair will need more support and stay in therapy for about a year

  1. How often will we meet?

We suggest meeting biweekly for a 90 minutes session. Having longer sessions allows us to go deeper and also if one of you becomes emotionally flooded during the session there is time to reset and try again. We are often hired as 2nd or 3rd attempt to save marriages and always hear how having short sessions was not helpful for couples.

  1. What is the cost and is marriage counseling covered by insurance?

Our fee is $260 a session. For a 90 minutes’ session. Individual sessions are billed at $175 per 60 minutes’ session. While we are an out of network provider, couples often get reimbursed by their insurance under out of network benefits. You can use your HSA or FSA for payment as well. Keep in mind that marriage counseling costs a whole lot less than lawyers’ fee and is far more effective in conflict resolution skills and improved marital satisfaction and we have the research to prove it.

  1. How many sessions do I have to commit to?

At least one or two.

  1. Is it confidential?

Yes, we use server, a telehealth platform that is HIPPA compliant.

  1. Why should we pick you?

We are one of the most trained practices in the Baltimore Area, most therapists specialize in one approach, while we have trained in all evidence based models of couple therapy, to help you get to secure functioning as soon as possible.

  1. How do we start?

Call, text: 4102185154
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