Frequently Asked

Questions

Is therapy right for me?

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as relationship issues or difficulty adjusting to change. 

​I can usually handle my problems, why therapy?

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life.  You may have successfully navigated through difficulties before, on your own or with the help of a friend. Therapy provides unbiased support and increased awareness usually not found on your own or from a friend. Therapy helps one grow in self-awareness and insight, which leads to long-lasting change.

What are the benefits of therapy?

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values.

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships.

  • Finding a resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

  • Coping with anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures. 

  • Improving communications and listening skills.

  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage. 

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.

What is therapy like? 

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth.


Is medication a substitute for therapy? 
Often, a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain experienced which cannot be solved solely by medication. Therapy addresses the reasons for distress and one's reaction or response to the challenges experienced. Sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being is what therapy is all about. 


Do you accept insurance?

Many Insurances are accepted. Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage and that I am an approved provider for you. It will be helpful for you to ask your insurance provider the following questions: 

  • What are my mental health benefits? 

  • What is my "out-of-network" coverage

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session? 

  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover? 

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician? 

 

Is therapy confidential? 

Yes! Unless you are a danger to yourself or others. In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. 

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