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Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy?

Therapy (also called psychotherapy or counseling) is the process of meeting with a licensed individual to understand and resolve difficult behaviors, feelings, memories, or relationship strain. Family therapy involves working with multiple family members to improve family relationships and identifying problematic processes. Couple's therapy involves partners in a committed relationship working towards improving the quality of their union. 

How do I schedule a session?

You are encouraged to reach out via email, phone, or text.

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What is a "good fit"?

One of the most important factors to successful outcomes in therapy is the client-therapist relationship. Do you feel like the therapeutic relationship is safe and works well? How well that relationship feels for you is "fit". Not every therapist will work well with every client, just because people are unique and different. It's important that you feel that your relationship with your therapist has a good fit. If you don't, please don't hesitate to state your needs. If you don't feel like we fit well, that's okay! I can provide you referrals with others who may fit better.

How often will we meet?

This will be contingent on the treatment plan agreed to by the therapist and the client(s). Your voice is essential to treatment planning and identifying the pacing of therapy and your goals is a fundamental part of that process. Treatment is predicated on the assumption of empowering clients towards eventually exiting the therapy process, so a tapering off of sessions is eventually expected. Clients may initially meet weekly and eventually move to every other week, monthly, or as needed. The agenda of therapy is focused on the client's needs and adjustments are made as desired.


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Do you take insurance?

Not at this time. We can take FSA and HSA cards for payments, as well as all other major credit and debit cards.

What should I do if my spouse/child doesn't want to go to therapy?

A person's own self-determination is very important. If someone doesn't want to come to therapy, it may help if you still come. Get the tools and space you need to process and deal with the relationship difficulties. 

How do I know if I should go to therapy?

Therapy can be helpful for a variety of concerns. If you are experiencing symptoms or struggles that are difficult to manage, such as big life transitions or trauma. Or if you have areas in your life or relationships you want to change, then therapy can be helpful. Therapy is not a magic cure, but it can help you process and manage current life stressors.

How long will therapy take?

It is difficult to predict how long treatment may last. Brief treatment may be only 8 to 12 sessions, while for some time in therapy may last longer. It is unethical for therapists to unnecessarily prolong treatment. We will start with the end in mind, and work towards helping you develop the skills needed to eventually graduate from the process. If you need to come back, that's okay!

Do you prescribe medication?

Medication management should only be conducted by a licensed medical profession. While our clinicians are licensed therapists, they are not doctors and do not have prescribing privileges. They will discuss medications you are taking with you and your experience. Your clinician may offer feedback to discuss with your prescribing provider. You should always discuss with your prescriber any desires or concerns you may have related to your medication and take medication as directed by your medical provider. 

What is your session fee?

A 50 minute session is $115

Do you provide telehealth?

We do, over Simple Practice, a HIPAA and HITECH compliant platform. It is similar to Zoom and other web conferencing software.

Does what we talk about remain confidential?

Your right to confidentiality is legally protected. Unless you give written permission for other parties to know about what is going on in therapy, then the narrative of your experience in session is all your own. There are situations that suspend confidentiality such as mandated reporting concerns. You are always welcome to discuss any concerns you may have about your privacy with your clinician.

What will happen my first session

The first session will consist of discussing your intake paperwork and informed consent. This includes discussing the risks and benefits of therapy, your legal rights, and the practice policies of the office. You are encouraged to ask any and all questions you may have about the process at this session and any session during treatment. There will be a discussion about what brought you to therapy as well as your expectations, fears, and hopes for the process.

There is only one person causing problems, why do we all need to come to family therapy?

Our clinicians work from a systemic perspective. This means that problems in family life are seen in the context of each level of systems, individual/relational/and more. Family processes may be creating or exacerbating other issues. In family systems with a lot of stress and anxiety, it can be like playing a game of "hot potato" and one person ends up catching the potato and not being able to let it go. This identified individual's behavior may be a systemic symptom, and not the "cause". Working with the whole system may lead to longer lasting solutions as opposed to working with one individual.

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