Gina Watson, Marriage Therapist
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 201632|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $115 to $170
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I am a Couples Therapist. I actively work with couples struggling with conflict, disconnection, infidelity, sex/intimacy and parenting. If you really want to get to know me, read some of my advice columns on my website, TheCouplesCouch. Even better, subscribe. Just click on "Visit Website" beneath my picture. I am very invested in results and my approach is far from passive. Most of the people who come to see me are looking for guidance, not just empathic listening. While empathy, safety and trust are critical to the therapeutic process, they alone rarely lead to change. I think most of my current and past clients would tell you that their experience in therapy exceeded their expectations. To the men who may be reading this: I am a man-friendly therapist. I get men. I understand men. I am married to a manly man. Don't be afraid of therapy. You are going to feel way more comfortable than you imagine.
The first session is 90 minutes of assessment, history taking and getting our arms around the core issues. From this, we create a blueprint for working together and solving problems. We set goals and discuss specific strategies for achieving them. I am actively listening, teaching and coaching in every session.
Email or Call Gina Watson, Marriage Therapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18025
More Info About My Practice
You can find more details (including patient reviews) about me and my practice by visiting my website. I see clients Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:30. Sessions are typically 60 minutes with a fee of $115. I also offer 90 minute sessions for individuals, couples or families who require more time. I am not in-network for insurance providers but can help you file an out-of-network provider claim. With most insurance companies, this is a fairly simply process. I see teenagers, individuals, couples and families.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I truly love my job. I often hear, I could never do what you do, it must be so stressful and depressing! I always respond the same way. Yes, I hate to see people suffer but being in a position to help people stop suffering is the most rewarding imaginable work. I am passionate about therapy because I know it works! I see it every day. My work never depresses me. People suffering and not seeking help depresses me.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Been there, done that. Much of how I practice therapy is a direct result of my own experiences in therapy over the years. I learned from one therapist that I hated talking to an empty chair and so never went back. I learned from another therapist that careful listening and empathy was not sufficient for me to make progress. I learned from another that you cannot try and fix me in the first session or I will feel like you do not get me. I wouldn\\\'t say I have had bad experiences but rather many experiences that felt like a waste of my time. Interestingly, I hear these same stories from many of my clients during the first session. Finding the right therapist can be as frustrating as on-line dating but it is well worth the effort. There are many, many wonderful therapists out there! Ask friends for referrals, pour over websites and telephone interview prospective therapists. You can often get a very good sense of fit when you speak with someone over the phone. But whatever you do, do not give up.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Adults, Couples, teenagers
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