can I expect in a therapy session?
generally last 45-50 minutes and are usually conducted
in person on a weekly basis but, sometimes longer and
more frequent sessions are beneficial, especially in the
For example some people in crisis or extreme
distress may need more than one session per week to aid
them through the crisis phase.
We begin the process with an in-depth intake
session to aid with determining your primary concerns
and issues so that together we can develop treatment
goals and interventions most beneficial for you.
During sessions the focus will be on processing
your specific situation, underlying issues creating the
problem and addressing goals and possible solutions.
Intervention may also include having you actively
continue the process by completing outside actions and
This may include specific assignments such as
reading a suggested book, keeping notes regarding
specific actions or logging your thoughts.
All interventions are design to help you obtain
the most lasting benefits from intervention and to gain
tools to continue to growing stronger long after actual
Our intervention is a team approach with you as
the most important team member so you active
participation is essential to your progress.
should people seek a therapist?
people wait until they are in crisis to seek a therapist
however, more people are becoming proactive in seeking
intervention and assistance.
Sometimes we need assistance responding to
elevated stressors, developmental or behavioral
issues in our children, unexpected life changes or
conflict in our relationships. While
certainly therapy can aid with getting you through a
crisis, it is important to also know that therapy is
beneficial for addressing our management of every day
stressors and issues that may be keeping us or a loved
one from existing at our full potential.
Therapy can provide support, problem-solving
skills, and enhanced coping for issues such as
depression, anxiety, parent-child relationship conflict,
low self esteem, poor anger management, relationship
troubles, bereavement, unresolved childhood issues, and stress management.
you accept insurance?
do accept some insurance programs.
Please contact us or check directly with your
insurance carrier to verify if we are accepting your
It is also important to verify with your carrier
your type of coverage (for example, mental health
benefits, deductibles, and sessions per calendar year).
you accept insurance for assessments and evaluations?
are some insurance carriers who provide coverage for
assessment and evaluations (for example:
psychological related to
mental health issues and pre-surgical) but this is often
limited and may not comprehensively cover your needs.
Where applicable and when we are accepting your
insurance program, we will work with you to aid you in
using your applicable coverage for these services.
Additional assessment and evaluation services not
covered by your insurance can be arranged but you would
be responsible for the full fee of these additional
evaluations related to learning disabilities are
generally not covered by insurance and arrangements for
payment must be made at the time of the intake session.
and Consultation Services are also generally not covered
by insurance and arrangements for payment must be made
at the time of the initial session or service.
therapy remain confidential?
general, there is confidentiality in communications
between a client and a therapist and information is not
disclosed without written permission.
However, there are a few exceptions designed to
ensure the safety of the client and others. Exceptions
requiring prompt disclosure and follow up by law without
need for permission include suspicion of:
adult or elder abuse
of serious harm to self
of serious harm to others
it is our policy where feasible to notify the individual
or parent of our concern for abuse or harm, we are still
required by law to follow up with the appropriate
authorities, persons or services.
When there is concern of self harm we will
attempt to enlist the cooperation of the client in
securing and making safe guards for their own safety
but, by law, further measures may be required even
without their permission to ensure their safety.