Private Couples’ Sessions

Sessions are conducted via Zoom and/or in-person, per CDC guidelines. Kristy and/or Jerry are licensed at the highest clinical levels in their states.

How We Do It

Initial assessments and follow-up sessions will vary between one hour and two hours, as needed.

Private Couples’ Sessions Takeaways


Learn to identify where you get stuck the most with your current or past partner; learn new ways, going forward, and become unstuck.


Identify and replace patterns and habits that serve to isolate you with those that connect you.


Learn to analyze healthy listening and responding skills, and strategies to be connected and protected in your relationship.


We will help you see that the road forward allows for hope and joy.

Kristy Gaisford, LCSW is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, is a mother of four, and a stepmother of another four. She has been in practice for over 20 years.

Jerry Sander, LCSW is a graduate of New York University’s School of Social Work, is a father of four and has been in practice for 35 years.

Both of us have studied with Terry Real and are certified in his Relational Life Therapy approach to couples’ work. We also are authorized presenters of his weekend Relationship Boot Camps.

We consider ourselves fellow travelers with you on the up and down journey of relationships. We walk the walk; we’ve both been married, divorced, and remarried to other people, cultivating happiness after some rough times. We know what it’s like to feel the exaltation of first love, the heartbreaks and defeat that accompany divorce and the energy it takes to start again. We know what it is like to have children watching you the whole time.

We’ve learned what relational skills we needed to develop, and we practice them — mostly successfully — with our beloveds every day, week, month and year.

We want to share them with you.

Rates vary between $200-300 an hour for couples’ sessions. You may be eligible for partial reimbursement directly from your health insurer.

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