Starting a new counseling or therapy relationship, it can take a while to get comfortable. People often seek therapy services at a time of transition, crisis, or deep conflict, which can add to the stress of starting work with someone new. On the other hand, maybe you’re feeling stable enough to finally take on some of the bigger, deeper issues in your life, and you’re excited! The following are some of our most frequently asked questions, and will hopefully be helpful. Please call or e-mail and let us know how we may be of help to you.
We have a range of fees, and want to make services accessible to you. If we do not offer fees within your budget, we will be glad to refer you to agencies that do. Our goal is to help you take action when you’re ready to get started! Some people use a credit card to help manage the expense and spead payments out over time.
If you have health insurance that covers any portion of your therapy services, you will want to check the details of your benefits before your first visit to find out exactly what is covered.
It can also take some time to get clear on your goals with your counselor, or for you to get used to trusting and opening up to your counselor, and sometimes people feel worse before they get better. Often people are coming in for challenges they have been struggling with for quite a while; so you may experience prompt relief, but to sustain the change will take a bit more effort. Let us know if you feel as though you need more than a weekly visit, and we will take that into account when we match you up with someone.
For further assistance, visit our Find The Right Therapist page.
Couples therapy can be like a giant toolbox of ideas, activities, and theories that tailor the therapy to each couple, instead of assuming that the same approach will work in every situation. The therapist may use a variety of techniques to assess your learning styles, communication patterns, level of trust, intimacy, and conflict. Occasionally it is useful to accompany couples work with individual therapy, but not in all cases.
Many insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits at a higher co-pay, sometimes a deductible is increased. Just let us know how we can help you.
Here is a link to a very helpful article,“A Buyer’s Guide to Psychotherapy”, by Frank Pittman MD; this supports our view of what is helpful in therapy and offers some valuable information on how to choose the person who is the best fit for