Extended Sessions Extended and Marathon Sessions I regularly receive calls requesting weekend appointments to accommodate couples’ busy work schedules. For this reason, I offer Extended and Marathon Sessions for Couples. You will be asked to complete an online assessment prior to the session, so I can be familiar with the issues you are presenting. Extended Sessions Extended Sessions are 3 hours in length. This option is appropriate for a couple who would like to jump start their weekly therapy, who may not be able to attend therapy during the week due to work or travel schedules or child care issues, or couples who are in crisis and need more than the traditional hour. Marathon Sessions Marathon Sessions are 4-6 hours in length. This option is for a couple who would like to move quickly in a very focused way through an assessment process in the morning, and interventions in the afternoon, to learn important skills in a short period of time. Does my insurance cover extended or marathon sessions? Unfortunately, your insurance will not cover these sessions, and they are offered on a fee for service basis. You will be asked to pay in full prior to attending the sessions. There is a 3-week cancellation policy, as marathon and extended sessions require me to block out significant periods of time. It is imperative that you keep your appointment and are committed to the process. Who may not be a candidate for Extended or Marathon Sessions? Couples who are experiencing domestic violence, drug or alcohol addiction, or serious mental health problems may not be candidates for this type of work. Couples who have already decided to leave their relationship and are not committed to working on it are not appropriate for longer sessions. In these cases, individual therapy is recommended and any couples work must be well coordinated with the individual therapy. How much does it cost? For rates, please contact me directly at 262-221-3971.