Felder Therapy & Mediation helps couples get stronger together with a strong foundation of open communication, rational problem-solving, and discussing differences respectfully. Regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status, couples seeking to strengthen their partnership can expect an evidence-based, clinical approach to therapy that best fits their needs.

I help couples identify their problem patterns, understand why the patterns continue, and become aware of their emotional responses that trigger and get triggered by these patterns. Additionally, I help couples validate each other so they can understand one another’s experience in the relationship and during conflict. Through this, couples are able to choose new ways of acknowledging and responding to each other.

When couples achieve this, their bond and communication naturally improve and they understand what it feels like to be truly loved, accepted, and able to tackle life’s challenges together.

Practice Specialties:

  • Pre-Marital & Marriage Counseling
  • Communication Issues
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Infidelity

Common Therapy Questions

My partner doesn't want to go to counseling – what do I do?

If your partner refuses to attend couples counseling, you can still schedule sessions for yourself. It is definitely more challenging to mend a relationship this way, but you can benefit by learning more about your reactions and behaviors within your relationship.

Will we be required to do work outside of sessions?

Yes, you may have homework. Communication exercises at home can help you practice what you’ve learned during your session. For example, talk face-to-face with your partner for a few minutes a day without any distractions from TVs, phones, or children.

Will we need to also do individual sessions?

Depending on the circumstances, you or your partner may need additional care. If one of you is coping with mental illness, substance abuse, or other issues, we may work on an individual basis, or with additional health care providers to provide more complete treatment.

Will my insurance cover my sessions?

No insurance is accepted, but receipts will be provided with appropriate codes that can be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage. When you make your first appointment, check with your provider to see what they will cover. Here are questions you should ask:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible, and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

If you need to cancel an appointment, kindly provide at least 24-hours notice. Otherwise you may be required to pay the full fee for the session.