Unsure About Therapy?
Why go to Therapy?
Everyone experiences therapy a little differently, depending on the therapist, the therapist's approach and of course, the client's expectations. What do you want out of therapy? This is an important question to ask yourself when beginning the process and it will certainly be a guide to finding the right therapist for you.
Some people seek out therapy because they are in a crisis and need immediate help while others might be looking for a tune-up or an opportunity to gain insight within a casual timeline. Individual therapy is beneficial for those looking to discuss and work through intrapersonal issues, mental health, relationship complications, and so on. Couples/family therapy focuses with an interpersonal lense, typically concentrating on communication styles, negative patterns and ways to facilitate change and development within relationships. Therapy can also be conducted in a group setting to promote healing through a communal format.
What will be addressed in therapy?
Many topics are discussed during therapy and are unique to each case. Common issues discussed during therapy are, grief, trauma, anxiety, health issues, relationship and communication problems, job stress, family planning, and more. Depending on your therapist, you may be asked about your family of origin, past traumas, relationship history, alcohol/drug use, mental health history and any other illnesses that may have an impact on your progress in therapy. It's important to note that you should communicate with your therapist as to what you wish to discuss and what feels most important to you, each session
How long and how often will I be in therapy?
This depends on each individual. There are some clients who prefer to be in therapy once a week for a short period of time, to help them get through a transition or difficult time. Other clients are looking to develop a long-term relationship and prefer to have sessions every two weeks or even, once a month. Most therapists will suggest consistency, especially in the beginning of treatment in order to build a strong foundation. This is a very important topic to discuss during your first session. The duration of a session also varies on therapist and type of treatment. My sessions last 50 minutes for individual and couples/family therapy.
How much will therapy cost and can I use insurance?
The rates/fees for therapy differ depending on therapist, location and modality of therapy. My rates are $110 for individual therapy and $120 for couples/family therapy. Some therapists accept insurance and others do not. Check with your insurance plan to see which therapist is in-network. Also, check if you have out-of-network benefits and if a percentage of your out-of-pocket fee will be reimbursed. Discussing rates and insurance plans with your therapist in the beginning of your search, is highly recommended. I am not a provider through any insurance however, off Super Bills if you have out-of-network benefits
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
What is your cancellation policy?
Yogology requires 24 hours notice for cancellations. If not, you will be charged in full, for the session. Payment is required at the time of service, unless otherwise arranged. All major credit cards, HSA accounts, cash and personal checks are accepted