MICHELE O’MARA, Ph.D.

Relationship Counselor and Coach

THIS IS WHERE LESBIAN COUPLES COME FOR HELP CREATING RIDICULOUSLY SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS. 

Stop the negative cycle that ends in one of you feeling shut out and the other feeling overwhelmed. It’s time to identify the toxins in your relationship and create new and effective ways of relating, healing and growing. 

I WILL HELP YOU REMEMBER WHY YOU CHOSE EACH OTHER IN THE FIRST PLACE.

(Yes, I work with heterosexual couples too… although  lesbian couples are my specialty, many heterosexual couples find my authentic, non-judgmental approach to human beings refreshing and safe).

FEEL FREE TO PUT YOURSELF ON MY SCHEDULE BY CLICKING THIS BUTTON.

COUPLES

  • Premarital or marriage preparation counseling
  • Couples therapy
  • Affair recovery or other traumatic relationship events in need of repair
  • Imago Therapy (Certified Imago Therapist)
  • Gottman Method (Trained in all three levels of Gottman Therapy)
  • Discernment Counseling (Certified Discernment Counselor) to decide whether to stay or leave the relationship and uncoupling counseling to support you in a kind and intentional exit from your relationship=
  • Gottman Check-up an online relationship assessment to see where your strengths and challenges are. 
  • Uncoupling Counseling sorting out a graceful, kind and healing exit from a relationship with someone you care about.

SERVICE OPTIONS

IN OFFICE SESSIONS

2680 E Main St | Plainfield, IN | 46168

ONLINE SESSIONS

2680 E Main St | Plainfield, IN | 46168

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HOW MUCH DO YOUR SESSIONS COST?
I offer different length sessions and the pricing is as follows:
 
  • 50 minute session – $130
  • 85 minute session – $205 
  • 120 minute session – $280
  • 4 hour COUPLES INTENSIVE sessions – $500 
WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO PROVIDE COUPLES COUNSELING?
Unlike many counselors, this is WHAT I DO, and what I WANT TO DO. Therefore, my training and education is geared specifically toward relationships. There are three main styles of relationship therapy, and I have been trained in all three:
  • Imago Therapy (Certified Imago Therapist)
  • Gottman Method (all 3 levels)
  • Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) (I attending training with Sue Johnson)
  • Discernment Relationship Counseling (Certified Relationship Therapist 

In addition to these relationship training and certifications, I also have a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology which is the study of sex. Sex is a difficult topic for many people to discuss, and yet is one of the main stressors for many couples. 

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I have chosen to be out-of-network for all insurance panels, so the way it works is different than a medical doctor, yet a lot of therapists in private practice do as I do.

The way my practice works, I request full payment at the time of the session ($130 for 50 minutes and $205 for 85 minutes) and I provide receipts which you are then welcome to use for reimbursement.  The actual amount of reimbursement you would receive depends on your out-of-network benefits.  To find out the level of benefits, you simply contact the customer care # on your insurance card and request the following information:

1.  What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
2.  What is my out-of-network deductible?
3.  How many sessions am I allowed per year?
4.  Where do I send claims for reimbursement?
5.  What is the typical length of turn-around time it takes you to reimburse a claim?

 
* They may ask you for a diagnosis and a CPT code.  To give them something to work with, you can use:  diagnosis F43.20 or ICD9 #309.9 (same thing, different systems); CTP is for a 60 minutes or more with patient or family 90837 (this is my 85 minute session).  90834 is for my 50 minute session.
 

** You may also want to ask, “what is your usual and customary reimbursement for this?” – what that means is, I may charge $205, but they may say they only honor $175.  Thus, your reimbursement is based on $175 (their usual and customary) not my rate.  I just don’t want you to have any unexpected surprises.

This should give you the information you need (maybe even more than desired). 🙂

I do offer the use of MC/Visa to offset the delay between payment and reimbursement.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I offer services both . in-office and online.
My office is located at 2680 E Main Street, Suite 121, Plainfield, IN 46168
Online sessions can be held in my HIPPA approved client portal, Zoom.us, Skype, or Facetime.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE EVENINGS OR WEEKENDS?
The short answer is no.  To see my exact availability, visit my online client portal at www.omaratime.com. In the client portal you can see my exact availability (no, there are no other times available that are not listed), and you can also schedule yourself directly on my schedule no matter what time of the day it is.
WHAT IF WE NEED COUNSELING BUT MY PARTNER WILL NOT AGREE TO COME WITH ME?

Attend sessions without her. This is the next best thing you can do if you know your relationship is in trouble. Often, when one partner begins counseling, the other partner becomes curious, and sometimes fearful.  Instead of being angry and resentful that she will not join you in counseling, start without her.

DO YOU WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS TOO?
Yes. Relationships are my specialty. Whether you are in one or not, you can always work on issues related to relationships. Grieving a breakup, digging deeper into the reasons your relationships do not work, developing new skills to prepare for your next relationship and more. 

LESBIAN COUPLES RETREATS

Relationship Enrichment + Novel Adventure  + New Lesbian Friendships

Through our customized Lesbian Relationship Retreats, you will experience a clear, direct, and safe launch toward your personalized brand of relationship happiness, complete with a customized relationship flight path, and the help of your very own lesbian relationship support tribe. 

UPCOMING RETREATS

april, 2019

OUTER BANKS, COROLLA, NC Lesbian Couples Retreat: MAY 16-19, 2019Lesbian Couples Retreat: Outer Banks, North CarolinaYear Around Event (2019) EST OUTER BANKS, NCClasses:LESBIAN COUPLES RETREATS

PORTLAND Lesbian Couples Retreat: PORTLAND, OR JUNE 13-16, 2019Lesbian Couples Workshop: PORTLAND, OREGONYear Around Event (2019) CST PORTLAND, OREGONClasses:LESBIAN COUPLES RETREATS

SANTA FE, NM Lesbian Couples REUNION Retreat: SANTA FE, NM OCT 9-13, 2019Lesbian Couples Workshop: SANTA FE, NMYear Around Event (2019) CST SANTE FE, NMClasses:LESBIAN COUPLES RETREATS

CONTACT MICHELE

Michele O’Mara, PhD, LCSW  |  2680 E Main Street, Suite 121  |  Plainfield, IN 46168
P. 317.517.0065   |    f. 866.540.9013

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