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

PreMarital Counseling Los Angeles

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD

CPC CA LMFT

Woodland Hills CA 91364 • Culver City CA 90066 • West Los Angeles CA 90025 • Santa Monica 90404

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, once a month 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 3 to 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 welcome. Payments are made at the time of service or in the case of the Pre-Paid 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 different kind of rates. All of my rates are listed cearly below. I also have rates for various PreMarital Package Packages. These can be purchased by the engaged Couple or make a lovely Pre-Wedding gift.










































































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Packages are not refundable but sessions never expire and can

be delayed or transferred.

1 @ Regular Price

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$615

$550

$540

$490

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

2 @ Regular Price

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Emergency Counseling Package

Two 90 minute sessions

3 @ Regular Price

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Eight 45 min sessions

Regular Price

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$1230

$995

$980

$965

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 Longer Session

Extended sessions of 2 hours each

$410

$410

$400

$360

$615

$550

$540

$490

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

Gold Package

Six 60 minute sessions

This most popular Gold Package buys you 6 sessions of PreMarital Counseling with me. 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

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$1230

$995

$985

$965

60 minute session

30 minute session

45 minute session

90 minute session

Regular prices for Counseling sessions

Budget Session Package

45 min sessions, purchase 4, 6 or 8 sessions

These are shorter sessions of 45 min rather than the standard 60 min session. 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 or cash.

Six 45 min sessions

Regular Price

Credit Card

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Cash

$924

$875

$865

$760

Four 45 min sessions

Regular Price

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$616

$575

$565

$490

Platinum Package

90 minute 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 or cash.

Three 90 min sessions

Regular Price

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$921

$875

$865

$760

Six 90 min sessions

Regular Price

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$1842

$1690

$1680

$1500

On a budget? • One long session once a month

90 min intensive session  

This special is for clients who want to save money by having one intensive session of 90 mins once time a month, instead of weekly sessions.

It can also be used by clients who need to have a helpful session with me while they are looking for a therapist who takes their insurance.

$307

$297

$260

90 min session

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Check

Cash

Payments via PayPal

Refund Policy

Discount

Enjoy a 60 min video session for $175  

Silver Package

Three 60 minute sessions  

Fees and Payments

Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

PreMarital Counselor & Couples Therapist

$30 discount video counseling sessions  

Credit Card

$205

NA

$154

$307

Check

$195

NA

$154

$297

Cash

$185

NA

$154

$280

Pre-Paid Package Discounts Below