Relationship Coaching

What is the difference between relationship counseling with a licensed therapist, and relationship coaching with a relationship coach? Which one should I choose?

A licensed therapist not only has a masters degree but they also have done a great deal of work under supervision of experienced therapists and countless hours of work with individuals, families and couples before they sit for licensure and once they pass their State license, they are independently licensed to practice individual, couple, and family therapy. They are able to diagnose and treat mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as substance abuse disorders. They are a good choice for people Who have more complex issues, as well as folks who have run-of-the-mill couples issues around communication, navigating your differences, and how to stop fighting and start being more productive.

Relationship coaches at CCPV all have a masters degree in Counseling, and a great deal of experience working clinically with individuals, couples, or families. We only hire coaches who have a very sound clinical background and experience. They also have very extensive training here at the center specifically in the developmental model of couples therapy. Coaches are not able to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Rather, their focus is diagnosing and treating relationship issues. Their diagnosis is not about mental disorders but rather about your relationship and based on the Developmental Model, how each of you can focus on your part in finding solutions to your issues. 

Relationship coaches would not be appropriate if within your couple one or both of you have the following issues:

  • Major mental health problems 
  • Current active substance-abuse disorders 
  • Interpersonal violence

Advantages of Coaching

  • No insurance interface, giving complete anonymity to you and your partner
  • Provides an opportunity to work with coaches on a national level with varying skill sets, not involving your insurance companies  
  • Coaching provides a more goal focused plan of action 


To book an appointment, please click here to submit a request.

Before you can book an appointment at our center, we will need more information about you before you can proceed. Please fill out this form to provide more information about your current situation, and availability. Once we receive the form, we will provide you with the exact quote of our sessions along with a list of our clinicians who are credentialed to work with you. If you'd like to work with a particular coach or clinician, please indicate their name on the form. We will get back to you within 1-2 business days with information regarding available appointments, payment options, and paperwork instructions. 

Please note that we cannot book an appointment for you without this information. This is the fastest and most secure way for us to receive your personal health information, address your questions, and book you with an appointment as soon as possible.