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Common Questions

Why CBT and Evidenced based practice?

  • Highly effective, based on scientific research
  • Generally short term, goal oriented treatment (often between 8-20 sessions)
  • Skill based, provides tools toward reaching goals and managing problematic symptoms

Why do kids, teens and adults seek counseling? 

  • They are having social issues, difficulty connecting with friends and family
  • Worry is interfering in their daily life
  • They are having difficulty regulating their emotions
  • They are often sad, tearful or withdrawn
  • They are experiencing a change in their life such as divorce, dealing with the loss of a loved one, change in friend group or adjusting to college. 
  • They are having academic difficulties due to emotional symptoms

What benefits can I expect from counseling?

Being able to identify and express one's feeling is the first step to feeling better. Identifying the difficulties of life and understanding how we can make changes is crucial to the counseling process.

  • Attaining a better understanding of personal goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving relationships
  • Using skills to regulate their emotions and make healthy choices
  • Find new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications skills - learn how to listen to others, and have others listen to you
  • Getting "unstuck" from unhealthy patterns - breaking old behaviors and develop new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems
  • Improving self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
  • Addressing academic and organizational issues

What goals will be set during counseling?

  • This is a collaborative processes where we work together to decide on goals to target in counseling
  • Long and short term goals are set
  • Skills are taught and practiced
  • Plans and progress are discussed monitored in session 

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

Insurance is not accepted at this time; monthly statements are given for out of network coverage. 

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or Dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.

 

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