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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Theraputic Visits

What are the benefits of therapy?


Clients are the center of therapy and are provided an opportunity to share their concerns, values, beliefs and difficulties without judgment. Therapy can provide a support system to process past and current situations the client is going through by providing helpful, therapeutic tools to better manage the clients presenting problems.




How long will I be in therapy?


This will depend on what the client’s engagement and what they are looking to achieve during their therapeutic process. Each client can attend therapy for about 6 to 12 months. Each session will be from 45-60 minutes and will be seen on a weekly basis unless other arrangements are made.




How do I know if I am done with therapy?


This will be based on the how the client feels about their goals and objectives created for the therapeutic process. It will also be based on the clinical observation and recommendations of the therapist or therapeutic team.




What is a therapeutic team?


A therapeutic team will include anyone who is involved in the client’s therapeutic process with the client and families permission. Those who could be part of the therapeutic team would include but not limited to; the client, therapist, guardian, psychiatrist, school therapist etc. The client and family will determine who their therapeutic team would be and what information could be shared with each of them.




Will I receive a diagnosis when I see a therapist?


Yes, everyone will receive a diagnosis to allow for the client to better understand their symptoms and work toward their goals and objectives. If there are any questions or concerns about a diagnosis made it can be addressed in a therapeutic session.




How will I know therapy is helping me?


At the start of the therapeutic process each client will have an individualized treatment plan developed to help gage how the client is or is not progressing. Within this process the client will be fully involved in the development of their own goals and objectives and will help determine if they feel they are receiving what is needed to meet their overall goal.




What can I expect from my first session of therapy?


Clients who are 18 and older adults will meet with a therapist and review their history, presenting problems, their goal for treatment and start to develop a plan to move forward. If the client is a young child a therapist will meet with the client’s parents first for about 2 hours and schedule a second consult session where the therapist will meet the child for about a half hour to build rapport. This process can vary depending on the comfortability of the child and family as well as their age. Once the initial session occurs, we will then move to our next session to review the treatment plan with both the client and their parent.




What does therapy look like for my child?


Clients will have the opportunity to make decisions in each session. Children clients will have the opportunities to play games, make crafts, build different structures, talk and do worksheets. This well-rounded approach allows for the child to build their self-confidence, problem solve, self-regulate their emotions and learn to build healthy relationships.




What form of payment do you accept?


Insurance and self-pay will be the two forms of payment that will be accepted. I am an in-network provider Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Tricare, and Optum. I am unable to accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time.