Frequently Asked Questions
As is the most often Frequently Asked Question’s, choosing the best therapist is challenging and can be overwhelming. Many people don’t make the first appointment because they don’t want to be disappointed. The free telephone consultation is structured so that you can have a good opinion before you make a decision, have to go anywhere or pay anything so that you can have a good idea if that’s right for you. The consultation will usually last anywhere from 10 – 20 minutes. You will have a chance to discuss what is going on, what you are looking for in therapy and we will detail a little about what the work will look like. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions. If it all seems like a good fit, we will schedule your first appointment at the end of the call.
No. We are Psychotherapists and work to heal anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. naturally. If you’re involved in meds, we’re glad to send you some decent references for psychiatrists. We work closely with Psychiatrists to ensure the best treatment for you.
Our prices range from $225 – $355. We also offer package rates.
For a variety of beneficial reasons, we offer package deals instead of a sliding scale. You can ask more about this in your phone consultation.
This depends in large part on you! The more you actively participate in your therapy, the more you will get out of it and the faster it will go. As an average, I like to target at least two months on a weekly basis. At this point, many people start to see changes, if not resolution. You and your therapist will reassess. It is important that you communicate with your therapist if you are feeling finished. For deep dive read this article.
We work with insurance as 3rd party providers. What this boils down to is that most PPO insurance plans will reimburse you for a portion of what you paid. We will provide a receipt at the end of every month that you will submit to your insurance for reimbursement. There are some PPO plans that only cover “in network” providers so it is best you call your insurance to check.
Yes. And as your health information is covered by the HIPPA (Health Information Privacy Protection Act) so is your guidance. There are a few very serious cases where the psychologist is approved or required by law to violate the secrecy in certain circumstances.
1) If you report an imminent plan to hurt yourself or someone else.
2) Where there is a disclosure of child or elderly abuse.
3) In some (not all) cases of subpoena of records.
As Marriage & Family Therapists, we lean toward working with the couple or the family and find it most effective if everyone is involved. There are also cases, though, where not everyone is involved in counseling. If this is your case, know that you can make a dramatic change in ALL of your relationships by changing yourself.
The first qualification you should look for is if you feel comfortable with your therapist. Studies show that regardless of age. Gender or theoretical orientation the #1 predictor of effective therapy is a strong client / therapist relationship.
Men are masculine and women are feminine!
While the majority of men are masculine and women are feminine. Some men may be more feminine and some women more masculine. When choosing a therapist if you tend to be more feminine. And a feminine therapist can be helpful to understand the things that you know and accept about yourself. While Choosing the opposite can be helpful in that you will have the opportunity to have a clearer picture. And better understanding of that which you don’t understand in others.
As for Choosing the same gender (or in many cases energetic gender – ie masculine/feminine) can offer certain connection. And understanding of how you operate and what is happening for you. While the opposite gender can allow you to align with the less known parts of yourself.