FAQs

What is a Licensed MFT?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. The practice also includes premarital counseling, step-family counseling, divorce or separation counseling and other relationship counseling. Marriage and Family Therapists are psychotherapists and healing arts practitioners.

Karen Lee , LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Why choose a professional couples therapist?
A professional couples therapist/counselor can help you and your partner sort out your problems and build a strong relationship. He or she can also help you fine-tune a good relationship to make it better. Whether you are in the middle of a crisis, moving through an arduous transition time, or discovering unpleasant behaviors—a professional couples therapist can be a tremendous source of support, strength and growth.

Having a highly trained and objective third party helps you work through anger, resentment or frustration, and get to workable solutions. Our greatest pleasure is seeing couples emerge from a difficult situation feeling more intimate and committed than they ever thought possible.

Karen Lee, LMFT has training in Imago Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. She is familiar with the works of John Gottman, Gary Chapman, John Townsend & Henry Cloud, and many other relationship experts.

What does therapy cost?
The current fee is $150 per 50-minute session, $225 for a 75-minute session and $275 for a 90-minute session. Typically, weekly sessions are required to maximize the benefits of the couple therapy process. In some situations, every-other-week appointments are made available. Please discuss your goals and concerns directly with Karen Lee, LMFT to determine the best ways to meet your needs.

Do you have a sliding scale for fees?
No, we don’t. If our fee for service rate is not within your budget, we encourage you to attend our workshops, which are more affordable.

Do you take insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance directly. At your request, we can provide you with a monthly statement. Many of our clients submit their statements to their insurance companies for reimbursement. Since coverage varies widely, we recommend that you check with your insurance company to see what services your policy includes. Our billing statements comply with insurance requirements to facilitate your reimbursement.

How long will we need to come?
The duration of treatment depends on your situation and your goals. Many couples who decide to work with Karen Lee, LMFT, do make a long-term effort in order to achieve lasting changes and results.