I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. During your work together, your therapist or provider will help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with therapy and/or counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, it will be different depending on the individual. Your therapist or provider will tailor her therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
What is the cancellation policy?
Please give 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. There is a $65 fee for late cancellations. If the client no-shows to an appointment, the full session fee may be charged.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time that can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy and/or counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, currently most providers are in network with many major health insurance plans. You may contact your insurance company and ask if your provider is In Network for Outpatient, Behavioral/Mental Health services. If your provider is in your insurance network, then we will bill your insurance for your sessions, once we verify your benefits. Copays and deductible payments are required when services are rendered. If you have further questions, please reach out to our Billing Assistant.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a you and your therapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE : As part of the growing concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), we hope that you and yours are staying healthy and safe. As a precaution, we have made a conscious decision to provide teletherapy, in addition to in person sessions, in order to provide continued mental health services, while following the CDC and KDHE guidelines. Our office is closed to the public, but opened by appointment for in person sessions only, until further notice, and we will continue to monitor the guidelines of the CDC and state/local mandates. Please feel free to contact one of our therapists either by email or leave a voicemail message and continue to contact your therapist, as she has instructed, when you arrive for your in-person sessions.
We appreciate your patience & cooperation and sincerely thank you for your trust & business.