"22 years helping couples become their best ♥♥♥ "

PreMarital Counseling Los Angeles

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD, LMFT

Woodland Hills CA 91364     West Los Angeles CA 90025

Flexible Session Structure

Not everyone wants or needs a session every week. For your convenience I offer standard weekly sessions as well as sessions every other week and also sessions on an as needed basis.

Insurance

Insurance does not pay for PreMarital Counseling per se but often PPO's will reimburse you some amount for Couples Therapy. I don't take insurance as payment but at the end of 6 sessions, if you request it, I can provide you with a CMS Super Bill which you can submit to your insurance plan in order to pursue reimbursement on your own. I am not an "in network provider" for any insurance company. If you have more questions about this feel free to email me.

Payment

Credit cards/PayPal welcomed. Discount for paying with check and an additional discount when paying by cash. Payments are made at the time of service or in the case of the PreMarital Package Deals payment is due for the full amount at the end of the first session.

Cancellation Policy

24 hour notice via text or email to avoid paying full session fee.

Rates

I have two kinds of rates. The first is my standard hourly rate as a therapist which is $185 per hour. My second rate is for certain PreMarital Package Offers. These can be purchased by the engaged Couple or make a lovely Pre-Wedding gift.














































































Online payments

In addition to office payments direct online payments are also

possible here with Pay


Refund Policy

Packages are not refundable but sessions never expire and can

be delayed or transferred.

Price one session

Credit card, PayPal

Check

Cash

Silver Deluxe Package

Three 60 minute office sessions  

$555

$525

$515

$500

It consists of two 90 minute counseling sessions with me at my office. NOTE....This package is not for cases of potential suicide, domestic violence or physical endangerment

2 @ Regular Price

Package Price

Check

Cash

Emergency Counseling Package

Two 90 minute office sessions

3 @ Regular Price

Package Price  

Check

Cash

Eight 45 min sessions

Regular Price

Package Price  

Check

Cash

$1110

$1000

$990

$975

Available by client request. For clients who travel to LA for sessions or local clients who want a 2 hour session once or twice a month or just feel that longer sessions are preferable.

Deluxe Package

Extended sessions of 2 hours each at my office

$370

$370

$360

$350

Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Expert Couples Counseling & Life Coach

$555

$530

$520

$500

Fees & Payments

This package consists of 3 sessions of PreMarital Counseling with me at my office. All sessions are 60 minutes.

Gold Package

Six 60 minute office sessions

This most popular Gold Package buys you 6 sessions of PreMarital Counseling with me at my office. Each session is 60 minutes. For the fullest exploration of PreMarital Counseling issues at least 6 sessions is recommended, though not required.

6 @ Regular Price

Package Price

Check

Cash

$1110

$975

$965

$950

  

Cash

$165.00

$82.50

$128.75

$257.50


60 minute office session

30 minute office session

45 minute office session

90 minute office session


Check

$175.00

N/A

$130.75

$267.50

Regular prices for Counseling sessions

These marriage enhancing special packages require a prepayment in advance

Budget Session Package at my office

45 min sessions, purchase 4, 6 or 8 sessions

These are shorter sessions of 45 min rather than the standard 60 min session. They take place with me at my office.  Shorter sessions can be helpful if you are on a budget or if you're issues aren't too complex.

The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

Six 45 min sessions

Regular Price

Package Price

Check

Cash

$832

$800

$790

$775

Four 45 min sessions

Regular Price

Package Price

Check

Cash     

$555

$500

$490

$480

Platinum Package

90 minute office sessions, purchase 3 or 6 sessions

For clients who prefer extended visits, I do offer 90 minute sessions. Over the years many clients have shared their frustration at being limited to an hour. Some people need the extra time and some people just prefer it.

The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

Three 90 min sessions

Regular Price

Package Price

Check

Cash

$832

$800

$790

$775

Six 90 min sessions

Regular Price

Package Price  

Check

Cash

$1665

$1550

$1540

$1525

Credit Cards

PayPal

$185.00

$92.50

$138.75

$277.50

Budget Wednesdays • Video sessions only

60 min Single session or Package of Four • Wednesdays from 3-10pm • Video Only

This special package is for Couples who need a sliding scale, or are on the waiting list for an opening with me at my office.

This package provides you with 4 video counseling sessions with me at a special rate of $155. Each session is 60 min long. This offer is limited to Wednesdays between the hours of 3:00 and 10:00pm. You can also access this special by paying for each session individually, you don't have to buy a package.

$155

$620

$600


Individual session

4 @ Regular Price

4 @ Package Price

Payment by PayPal or credit card only