Frequently Asked Questions:
Is therapy right for me?
Reasons for deciding to come to therapy are different for everyone. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected life changes such as a divorce or professional transitions. Working with a therapist can help provide insight and support for all types of life challenges including depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions.
What should I expect?
Every psychotherapy session is unique depending on the individual and their specific goals. Sessions are generally once a week and last 50 minutes. Sometimes, when going through a particularly difficult challenge individuals may request more time per session or more than one session per week. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. It is important to process what has been discussed between sessions and integrate it into your life.
Do you accept insurance?
No, currently I do not accept insurance. Payment is due by cash or check at the time of each session.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. The law is very clear when it comes to the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information is never disclosed without written permission. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
Therapist is legally required to report the following:
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself.
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