It can be, but a divorce is more expensive.
Your provider may charge based on licensure level, demand, or average costs in your area. I charge $100 per session for on-going counseling. I can provide a cash discount if you aren’t using health insurance. Your provider should be able to provide you the cost per session or for a package of sessions. If you attend group therapy (with other couples) the cost should be less.
There my also be some nonprofit agencies in your area that offer couples therapy at a lower cost. A therapist should be able to offer suggestions and options. Use online information or programs if you feel that could be helpful to you also.
You do want to make a wise investment however. Unless it’s just impossible, go with a therapist that has experience and training in relationship work. You wouldn’t learn a language from someone who’s not learned to speak it themselves. Navigating relationships is like a language. It doesn’t pay to use someone who isn’t trained to help.
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Hope that helps,