(Closed) Kaiser = no couples counseling. Options?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hisprettygirl:  My insurance does not cover couples counseling, but they do cover INDIVIDUAL counseling.  The clinic that I used to go to even billed it as such. 

Sometimes you need your spouse to sit in on sessions, and they still billed it as individual with the insurance company.

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@hisprettygirl:  I don’t have Kaiser, but I wonder if you call around and ask, you might be able to find one that does a sliding cost scale? Or maybe see if your local health dept has any resources available

Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Not all therapists are that expensive. I’m in the field and you can go to a LCSW, LSW or LCPC for less (I promise we are all trained and my hourly is nowhere near that!). Groups are always less expensive. Look for local community mental health facilites or through the health department. There are also retreats you can do as well! 

Post # 7
257 posts
Helper bee

Look for a class at a local church called “Mastering the Mysteries of Love “


I took it with Fiance at my local church and its WONDERFUL!!! It has very little to do with religon and more with communicating with your partner. It costs $40 for 8 weeks and my Pastor says people teach this class all over the USA.


Its most often a group course, but it’s really worth it! Here is the website I found our class at. I don’t know if you are in California, but I know they offer the class everywhere.


Good luck!

Post # 8
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Im glad we did the one on one, I think we got a lot more out of it.  It was a lot of fun too.  ours cost about $250 and was well worth it!!!!

Post # 9
28 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Do you live near any universities? Just about every university that has a doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology has an in-house clinic that usually operates on a sliding scale. Most people who seek services at my university’s clinic end up paying no more than $30/session. Your therapist will be a student, but they are closely supervised and usually trained on the most up-to-date research supported methods. 

Post # 10
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@hisprettygirl:  As Sienna76 mentioned, you can bring someone to ‘some’ sessions.

I have Kaiser and during my therapy session.  My sister and I were having a major falling out and my therapist asked me to bring her eventhough my sister does not have Kaiser insurance. 


Post # 11
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Check at your local churches they sometimes offer free counseling

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