Do I even need therapy?
Not everyone wants or needs therapy. But many people benefit from it. Ask yourself, “Are there things I’d like more ideas on how to handle? Would I like talking things over with someone outside my regular circle? Do I need more support?” If you answer “yes” to any of these, therapy might be helpful.
What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
In therapy, you can learn more about your illness and how to manage it, about other mental health symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety), social skills (assertiveness), meeting new people, and working through life stressors. I can also help you get in contact with the right care providers (psychiatrists, social workers, etc) to get a good treatment team set up.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Clients meet with me and discuss issues, skills building, and symptom management. Therapy is low-pressure and focused on what each client wants. Therapy is usually focused on solutions to today’s problems.
How often is therapy? How long?
I meet with people anywhere from one to four times per month for 30-50 minutes, depending on your preferences. Therapy can last as little as a few sessions or as long as several years, depending on your needs and preferences.
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work? Fees?
I accept all major insurance plans. When you call for an intake, staff will get your intake information, then each session they will bill your insurance. Some plans have copays, which you pay before each session, and some don’t (intake staff can let you know whether yours does or not). A fee can be charged if you miss a scheduled appointment, which we will discuss when we have our first appointment.
Is therapy confidential?
Any information shared with me is strictly confidential and will only be released to an outside party with your explicit, signed consent, except in cases of life-threatening emergencies.