April Lendoiro, LCSW & Relationship Strategist
The Most Frequently Asked Questions Couples Ask Me About Specialized Couples Counseling
#1 Is there any hope?
As long as you are breathing, there is hope! The question is are you willing to take the journey. Whether you are the only one or both of you want to work together, you can save your relationship and marriage. ~And see almost miraculous results.
Of course, it is much easier if both of you are willing to work together during your sessions.
There are true benefits to working with a specialist whose primary focus is repairing years of damage that's occurred.
If you had just had a heart attack, would you rather have a cardiologist or a regular practitioner?
#2 What Kind of Therapist Are You? What is a Relationship Strategist?
A strategist is someone that uses all the tools and resources that they have available to observe the challenges you are facing and design a system that works for you. We will constantly review your goals, where you currently are, and how to get where you want to go.
I am very hands on and directive in my practice. You can expect to do some talking to me but my goal is for you to talk more to your partner than to me. I have a goal to teach with each session and to leave you with learning objectives to practice between sessions. I am also pretty forward and believe that you came to therapy to get a shake up in your current cycle. I call it as I see it but always do so with love and respect.
#3 How Often Will We Meet With You?
I like to meet with couples once a week for the first 5 sessions. After the initial adjustment period, we can then meet every other week. This gives you plenty of time to work on learning objectives between sessions and is more cost effective.
Relationship sessions are $125.00/60 min Monday-Friday 9-5
Weekend and After 5 Appointments are at the Premium Rate of $150.00/ 60 minutes.
#4 Is there an online option?
Yes, it's called coaching. Couples LOVE the online Coaching option. You get to relax in the comfort of your own home, pet your cat, and I get to sit and relax in my home office. Online coaching frees you from the stress of finding childcare, fighting traffic.
#5 Are You Going to Tell Us to Divorce?
No, you know yourself and your desires & beliefs better than me.
I am committed to your overall health and wellness as well as the children that you may have in your life. If your goal is to transform your relationship for better, I will help you do that. If your goal is to split on good terms and with a friendship still intact, I will help you do that. You identify where you want to go, I will guide you to the destination.