“Stan Tatkin’s heartfelt wisdom offers many practical skills to guide you and your partner toward secure functioning—and in a deeply perceptive, precise, and appropriately playful way. He is a true master of matches.”
Diane Poole Heller, PhD, author of The Power of Attachment
As of January 1st, 2021, Stan's weekday rate is $600 per hour; the weekend rate is $700 per hour. Unfortunately he does not take insurance but will routinely provide superbills for your insurance company.
A 30-minute telehealth video interview is required prior to scheduling a therapy appointment with Stan. Both partners must attend. The call will serve as a meet and greet for all parties.
After the required 30-minute phone call, the initial session is 3 hours. Subsequent sessions (if necessary) may be 2 hours until appropriate to step down to shorter meetings.
The initial session should be at least 90 minutes (2 hours preferred).
For Telehealth Sessions
In preparation for an online session, please make certain of the following:
Counseling intensives can be extremely helpful under certain circumstances, but intensives should not be a replacement for ongoing counseling. The shorter and more intense the length of treatment, the more it should be regarded as consultation/counseling and not therapy. Having said that, Stan will see couples for a counseling intensive over 2 consecutive days (Wednesday and Thursday) in his office with about 3-4 hours per day. Stan prefers that couples have a couple therapist available in their home town for continued support and consultation.
For Clinicians (Professional consultation)
Stan is available for consultations with clinicians.
Make an Appointment
Stan’s online scheduler is self-serve. This means that clients schedule, cancel, and reschedule appointments themselves online. There is no staff to do this for you. If, after the 30 minute meet and greet you decide you would like to see Stan, you can schedule an appointment.
When you get to the online scheduler, you will be asked to create a username and password. This is for your privacy. When scanning Stan's available times, make sure to select the button that blocks 3 hours. Weekends (including Fridays) are rarely available due to his teaching schedule. When available, out-of-towners have priority.
If you need to miss a scheduled appointment, you must cancel at least 72 hours before your scheduled appointment time. You will be unable to cancel with less than 72 hours before the scheduled session. This means you will be charged for the appointment. Phone calls, emails, or text messages to Stan or anyone else will not count as cancellation of your appointment. You must cancel or change your appointment online.
Travel information for out-of-towners
We suggest you fly into Burbank airport. It’s closer and much more convenient than LAX. Here are a few hotels we recommend, starting from the highest rated (and most expensive):
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