We understand that fear of the unknown prevents many people from seeking help, which is why we’ve developed a list of frequently asked questions. For answers to unlisted questions, please contact us via email or phone.
How often will I meet with my therapist? Although most of our sessions occur face-to-face weekly for 50-minutes, we offer bi-weekly, monthly, and telehealth options for busy, traveling, and distance clients.
How much will I pay for each session? Our willingness to be flexible to your needs allows us to offer a variety of payment options, including Employee Assistance Plans (EAP), insurance, private pay, and sliding fee scale. Normally, clients using an EAP to fund services pay no up front costs but are only granted a specific number of sessions by their employer. Clients using insurance plans may be required to pay a deductible per session, as set by the company. Private pay clients make credit, debit, or cash payments at either the full session amount ($120) or a sliding fee scale amount negotiated with their assigned therapist.
What’s the difference between counseling and psychotherapy? Although the terms are often used interchangeably, counseling and psychotherapy differ. Counseling is generally short-term and focused on solving current issues while psychotherapy occurs over a more extended period of time and explores the impact of the past on the present. Psychotherapy clients should be open to sharing experiences, thoughts, and emotions and respecting their assigned therapist’s commitment to recognizing and challenging unhealthy behavioral, emotional, and mental patterns that may be contributing to ongoing issues.
How do I know if I need help? We all do…and it’s okay, because life isn’t meant to be tackled alone.
How do I get started? Call or email us for a phone consultation where we’ll gather basic information about you and your reason for seeking services. This will also serve as a time for us to tell you more about how the therapeutic process works and to answer any questions you may have. From there, we’ll schedule your first appointment and email you our intake paperwork which you should complete and bring to your session along with a copy of your ID and insurance card. These documents will become apart of your secure electronic file.