Couples Counseling

Monica Testa, LCSW-C, and Rabbi Jane Berman, LMSW, both offer couples counseling through Takoma Therapy. Couples counseling provides a safe, non-judgmental, distraction free space to explore challenges, identify strengths, and gain a deeper understanding of your relationship.

Monica has worked with couples on issues including:

  • Premarital counseling
  • Anger management
  • Unhealthy family dynamics
  • Infertility
  • Conflict resolution
  • Attachment styles
  • Improving communication
  • Understanding patterns of behavior
  • Pre-separation and/or preparing for divorce

Jane will work with you to discover patterns in your relationship that leave you feeling angry, disconnected, lonely, and hopeless. She will help you create a new dialogue with your partner where you can feel understood and supported.

Couples counseling is not covered by insurance and is not the same as family therapy. The fee is $175 per session, and sessions last 50-55 minutes. If you have additional questions about couples counseling with either Monica or Jane, please contact Monica Testa at


Cancellations require 24 hour advance notice. Late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If the appointment is not cancelled in advance the full session fee will be charged.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do it with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
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Our Privacy Policy

Takoma Therapy LLC is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose information about our clients to any other party except as requested by the client in writing. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist however, and none of your information will be distributed to individuals or agencies outside of Takoma Therapy LLC with the exception of the following situations:
> Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
> If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
> If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we are required by law to take further measures without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
> Therapists are required by law to report incidences of sexual misconduct on the part of other therapists.
> We abide by HIPAA practice standards.