I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQ’s page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we typically only see clients for one session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
Do you take insurance?
Yes. Our office works with insurance specialists, who will check your benefits, submit your claims, and have the insurance companies send the funds directly to our office. Therefore, you never have to wait for insurance reimbursement yourself. We do take insurance and work with insurance companies, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Oxford, United, and others. We will provide you with the information regarding your out-of-network insurance coverage, as well as explain your benefits to you in an easy, uncomplicated manner. We will then file the paperwork on your behalf. It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you.
What is your fee?
Your cost per session will depend upon your specific insurance benefit plan. If you do not have insurance or choose not to utilize your insurance benefits, we will make every effort to find a payment plan that works for you.