COMMON QUERIES

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

While our practice does not accept insurance directly as an "in network" provider, we are happy to provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement should your insurance plan offer "out of network" mental health benefits. Many plans offer 50-70% reimbursement, while others provide no out of network benefits at all. We suggest looking into your benefits with your insurance provider before starting therapy should you wish to obtain coverage for therapy sessions.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

Our rates are available upon request and vary by therapist. Please contact us for the most up to date information. We accept all major credit cards.

WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY DO YOU OFFER?

The therapists at our practice have training in a variety of modalities of therapy and we all specialize in evidence based treatments, such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ExRP (Exposure and Response Prevention), CBTi (CBT for Insomnia), and CBTp (CBT for Psychosis). These types of treatment are provide clients with tools and skills they can use to achieve their goals.

HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?

While there is no set amount of time that clients attend therapy, most of our clients see us weekly for between 3 months and 1 year. Some clients choose to stay in therapy longer in order to focus on new goals or to maintain the goals they have already achieved. We suggest clients begin therapy when they are able to commit to regular sessions.

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

Sessions are typically 45 minutes in length, although other session lengths may be available as part of specific treatments.

DO YOU OFFER SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH?

We do! We use HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software for your safety and security. For legal, ethical and safety reasons, we must know where you are calling in from during our remote sessions.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A FIRST SESSION?

A first session is an opportunity for us to start getting to know you and for your to get to know us. We will begin a first session by reviewing policies and obtaining consent for treatment. We will follow this with a basic interview, so we are able to better address your problems. Then we will start to collaboratively plan treatment as a team. We want to make sure we know what you hope to get out of therapy so we can best help you to achieve your goals. At the end of our session, assuming you feel your therapist is a good fit, we will setup a regular session time.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS?

Subsequent therapy sessions will usually begin with setting an agenda. This is an opportunity to let your therapist know what your priorities are for the session. This is usually followed by reviewing any homework that was assigned at the previous session (yes, there's homework!). The remainder of your session will be based on the agenda collaboratively set by you and your therapist. At the end of most sessions, your therapist will assign you some homework to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.

WHAT DOES "EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE" MEAN?

Evidence based practice refers to providing forms of treatment that have been tested scientifically. Not all forms of psychotherapy have been tested in this manner. While we cannot guarantee results for any individual client, we do know that evidence based methods have been shown through research to help people suffering from a variety of mental health issues.

HOW DO I FIND THE RIGHT THERAPIST?

Finding the right therapist for you can seem like a dauting process. You will likely be investing a good deal of time, money, and energy into therapy and a carefully chosen therapist can be paramount to your success in therapy. While therapy may at times be uncomfortable, choosing a therapist that you feel comfortable with is important. Studies show that the relationship between the client and therapist is an important
predictor of outcomes in therapy. Consequently, it is important that you find a therapist that you feel
is supportive, non-judgmental, and understanding. It is also completely acceptable to do some comparison shopping before settling on a therapist to work with on a long-term basis.

CAN YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?

While medications may be a part of your mental health journey, nobody on our team is licensed to prescribe medications. Our knowledge of mental health medications allows us to work closely with your medication providers, should you choose to pursue this type of treatment.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RISKS OF THERAPY?

While psychotherapy is generally considered to be relatively low risk, it is not without risk entirely. Treatment may produce discomfort in the form of intense emotions such as anger, guilt, frustration, anxiety or sadness. Some of these feelings may emerge at work or school and could be comfortable or distracting. This is all a part of the therapeutic process and our therapists are here to help you through these difficulties.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY?

There are thousands of published studies showing the many benefits of engaging in therapy. Some people are able to obtain relief from troubling anxiety or to lift their depressed mood. Others are able to learn to live more fully in line with their values without letting troubling symptoms become barriers. Some may improve their coping skills or relationships through therapy. For many people, the numerous benefits outweigh the potential risks. If we feel, for whatever reason, you are not a good candidate for therapy and will not likely benefit from psychotherapy treatment, we will address that with you.