FAQs: PREMARITAL COUNSELING GATE 14
QUESTION: WHAT DOES PREMARITAL COUNSELING COST?
Each session costs $125.00 per couple. There are a total of six counseling sessions that occur during the lifespan of the program. A workbook is provided to each participant to be used during the sessions. The cost of the Gate 14 program is considerably less than what many counselors charge for traditional couples counseling.
Each session is generally one hour. The dates and times of your sessions are completely up to you. In other words, you, your significant other and your counselor decide what dates and times work best that fit into your schedule. Also, this is not group counseling – only the couple and counselor are present.
No. Most insurance programs do not offer “premarital counseling” benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to discover what, if any, premarital counseling benefits may be available. At your request, your counselor can provide you a receipt, which in turn you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement (again check with your insurance company first). You may also be able to apply the fees for Gate 14 towards your employer sponsored health savings account. Please check with your human resources department to ask if premarital counseling is a covered health savings expense.
QUESTION: IS GATE 14 RELIGIOUS IN NATURE OR PROMOTE RELIGIOUS VIEWS?
No. Our Gate 14 program is not religious in nature and does not promote any religious views.
The program does however allow room for the couple to explore what role (if any) spirituality might play in the relationship as defined by the couple. It is completely up to the couple to decide if they would like to explore this topic. Many couples find discussions with regard to spirituality very helpful, particularly if each person comes from a different religious or spiritual background.
QUESTION: HOW IS GATE 14 DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I MIGHT FIND ELSEWHERE?
Gate 14 differs from other pre-marital/pre-committment counseling programs in that the sessions occur in a non-religious environment, with therapists who are trained in the areas of counseling, psychotherapy and marriage/family therapy. The specific fourteen areas that are explored in the counseling program are not always examined by others. Also, only you, your significant and your counselor partake in each session. All meetings with your counselor are strictly confidential.
QUESTION: HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT GATE 14?
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