HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Sessions are typically between 45 to 60 minutes. When longer sessions are warranted we provide 75 to 80 minute sessions as well.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD SEE A THERAPIST?
Deciding whether or not to see a therapist is one of personal preference. If you are unsure of your preference, we recommend scheduling an initial appointment with a therapist to explore whether therapy is a good fit for you. At the initial visit your therapist will help you explore your concerns and goals and will make recommendations tailored to your needs.
WHAT IS COUNSELING? WHAT IS THERAPY?
We use the terms of counseling and therapy interchangeably. Counseling involves a collaborative process where you work with a trained professional who will support you in resolving personal conflicts and emotional difficulties. There are several different types of therapy but all have the goal of supporting you in making the changes you desire in your life.
Your therapist will begin the process by completing an intake. The intake often takes the first two to three sessions and involves exploring:
Your current concerns and symptoms
Your family of origin and childhood
Current family dynamics
The intake process allows your therapist to have a deepened understanding of your past experiences, how they shape your current reality and allows your therapist to provide you with insight into your current thoughts, behaviors and problems.
Following the intake sessions your therapist will guide you through the process of change through deepened self-learning. Change usually involves a combination of developing healthier ways of thinking, learning new coping skills and changing behavior.
The ultimate goal of counseling is to enhance your sense of well-being and happiness, however the specific goals for how to reach this vary with each person. Counseling is designed to empower and support you through the process of change towards your goals.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of counseling services will vary depending upon whether you use insurance or not and also per insurance plan. To give you the most accurate estimate of your cost, we suggest you call in to provide us your full insurance information so we can verify your mental health benefit coverage.
We do like to remind all clients that a quote of benefits and/or authorization does not guarantee payment or verify eligibility. Payment of benefits is subject to all terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the member’s contract at the time of service. Any cost not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.