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.
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.
Although insurance is not accepted at this time, many insurance companies with reimburse you for the cost of therapy. It is important to call your insurance company and request authorization before you start therapy. Cash, Checks and all major credit cards are accepted.
For additional information on using insurance for services, check out the Psychology Today site
In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.
There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.
People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy: