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Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

“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

Schedule time with Dr. Stan Tatkin in Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) sessions: 


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 provide a statement if requested.

For couples

The initial session is 3 hours. Subsequent sessions (if necessary) may be 2 hours until appropriate to step down to 1 hour.

For individuals

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: 

  1. You are both in front of the camera (and in one location). 
  2. Your internet connection is very good. 
  3. Your faces are well lit. 
  4. You are both audible. 

For Intensives

Therapy intensives can be extremely helpful under certain circumstances, but intensives should not be a replacement for ongoing therapy. 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 usually recommends 3-4 consecutive days 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. If the visiting couple is struggling with the following concerns, a phone consult is required prior to scheduling an appointment:

  • Major issues with drugs/alcohol
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (untreated)
  • History of physical violence
  • Major psychiatric illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar)
  • Active suicidality or any other matter of danger to self/danger to others

For clinicians (pro-consult)

Stan is available for consultations with clinicians. 

Make an appointment

If 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 user name 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.


Office Location:

28632 Roadside Drive, #143

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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 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):

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake | 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA | (818) 575-3000
  • Hampton Inn and Suites | 30255 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA | (818) 597-0333
  • Hilton Garden Inn-Calabasas | 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, CA | (818) 591-2300
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Calabasas | 23627 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA | (818) 222-5300

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