Emma Abel’s Fees and Counseling Services
$95 for individual
$110 for couple or family of 2
$125 for family of 3+
** For Premarital Counseling, there is an additional $35 charge to the first session for the cost of the Prepare-Enrich assessment. ** In Couples Counseling, the Gottman Assessment will be used with some couples. There is a $30 additional charge for that assessment.
Sessions generally run for 50 minutes, but initial sessions can take up to 1.5 hours
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Mondays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 7:45pm
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 7:45pm
Fridays, 2:30pm -8:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am – 5:00pm
(813) 767-4013 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gottman Method Couples Counseling
Dr. John Gottman has been researching couples since the 1970s in an effort to decipher why some couples stay together and others don’t. Astonishingly, thanks to his research findings, he is now able to predict if a couple will stay together or not with 92% accuracy. He has compiled his findings and has designed a three-level training program to allow therapists to do the same. He has developed a treatment approach and series of interventions that can be utilized by therapists to help couples reconnect and break any negative habits that are present.
Therapy sessions involving the Gottman method often involve assessments, education, and activities. Assessments occur during the first two or three sessions with a therapist in order for the therapist to have a complete and accurate understanding of the unique details about the couple in the room. Most people wouldn’t expect their medical doctor to know what issue they’re having without properly assessing their vital signs, so why wouldn’t a therapist do the same? Education is provided to the couple in a collaborative effort to realize what their strengths and areas of growth are. Activities are incorporated to assist in integration of knowledge to the couple’s life outside of the counseling room and to create long-lasting change. The Gottman method is evidence-based and has been proved to be effective with both heterosexual and same-sex couples.
For more information, please visit www.gottman.com
This program is specifically designed for couples thinking about long-term commitment, couples interested in premarital counseling, and couples looking to strengthen or gain insight into their pre-existing commitment to each other. In fact, it has been rated the #1 premarital and marital assessment since 1982. Essentially, the Prepare-Enrich program is an online assessment that covers a range of topics that are pertinent to couples. The results of the assessment are then confidentially sent to the therapist who will design a series of interventions specifically for the couple! The sessions will cover a range of topics from personality differences, family maps, finances, parenting, conflict management, and more!
On average, couples have a 50% chance of their relationship ending. However, research has shown that the rate is reduced by 30% if a couple completes the Prepare-Enrich assessment and subsequent counseling sessions! Couples report feeling closer and more connected at the completion of the program.
For more information, you can visit www.prepare-enrich.com
Usually this works best with clients who are age 8 and younger, but it can be used until the age of 11. When adults experience emotional events, we are able to work through it by talking with other people. However, children do not have the emotional vocabulary or mental development to be capable of doing the same. Therefore, studies show that children are actually benefitted by working through emotions through their play. Toys such as sand boxes, puppets, blocks, legos, and dolls are available in play therapy. The therapist is trained to look for specific patterns in the play and is aware of what responses to use to help children learn to cope with certain struggles in their life. Most commonly, play therapy is used to help children manage grief, abuse, parental divorce, repressed thoughts and emotions, or to process current circumstances.