Frequently Asked Questions

How does therapy work?  What do I have to do?

Therapy is going to look different for each individual and family because we are all unique.  However, you can expect therapy to start with an intake session.  This is when you will tell us why you are seeking therapy, a bit about your history and how you got to where you are.  We'll take time to get to know you.  Together with your therapist, you will come up with goals for therapy and we will figure out how we are going to get you to those goals.  Your therapist's therapeutic approach will be tailored toward your needs.  That means you may do talk therapy, play therapy, therapy while doing art or playing games, or something else creative and individualized for you and/or your family.

How long will therapy take?

Sessions last about an hour.  As for as length of counseling, that is hard to say.  Again, we are all unique, so some may take longer than others.  Factors that affect duration of therapy include where you are starting and where you would like to be when you are done as well as your commitment to therapy.  Your active participation in sessions and dedication between sessions will lead to greater success.

Will my insurance cover therapy?

Insurance coverage varies depending on your plan.  Most insurance plans do cover individual therapy.  Please contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage for psychotherapy services.  Some helpful questions include:

  • Does my health insurance plan include psychotherapy benefits?
  • Will I have a co-pay?
  • Do I have a deductible and if so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Are my benefits limited to a certain number of sessions per year?  If so, how many?

Is my information confidential?  

We are obligated to be HIPAA compliant with all of your personal information.  This means that we will not disclose any of your personal information without your consent.  The only exceptions to this are if you are planning to hurt yourself or others or if a minor discloses that they are being hurt by others.  To read our privacy policy, click here.

Have other questions?  Feel free to contact us!