Frequently Asked Questions
The idea of starting couples’ work means exploring relational patterns that may be causing conflicts
Partners who wish to look at their relationship with a new perspective. Due to conflicts that have occurred, couple’s find counseling very useful in having a professional to listen and share tools and suggestions.
Conscious Counseling takes the approach of Systemic theory. The understanding that we are all parts of a whole. Systems theory in social work is based on the idea that behavior is influenced by a variety of factors that work together as a system. These factors include family, friends, social settings, economic class, and the environment at home.
Parents who feel the children participating in family would benefit one member of the family or the family as a whole would schedule an appointment once a brief evaluation of what the need is has been discussed. We are trained in family therapy,
Many problems in a relationship are rooted in the various levels of intimacy between the two individuals. Counseling can explore the areas of trust, honesty, and history in order to restore and improve sex and intimacy in the relationship.
Fees are set at 45 minutes sessions $100, or 1 hour sessions or more at $120
Some insurances are accepted and payment plans are discussed at the initial contact.
Sliding scale is available.
We believe counseling should always be available and affordable.
Couples who have decided that dissolving the marriage is in the best interest of the couple and the family.
Mediation also serves those who want to dissolve amicably and fairly. In our sessions, both a man and a woman are serving the couple. We believe in having the best perspectives available for fairness and negotiations.
Our fees are reasonable and at a fraction of the cost of an attorney. No retainers. We charge hourly, fees are paid at the end of each session.
We offer a free phone consultation to help you determine if mediation is right for you. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.
There are various emotional stages that each party has to deal with internally before accepting their situation. Time can improve the situation or involving the party in our free consultation may help them understand the benefits of working in a cooperative way.
You always have the option of using a mediator during the process. However, because of the adversarial nature of divorce attorneys, it is possible for them to easily undo all the work completed during mediation. We do recommend that you use independent counsel, or we can provide one for you at the end of the process to review the agreement before signing.
You will receive a stipulation or settlement agreement. Once signed and notarized, you will be legally separated and you will use this agreement to file for divorce without going to court.
We will provide you with a form that will ask comprehensive questions regarding financials and family information.