Frequently Asked Questions
Treatment of psychological, emotional, or behavior disorders through interpersonal communications between the patient and a trained counselor or therapist. The goal of many modern individual and group therapies is to establish a central relationship of trust in which the client or patient can feel free to express personal thoughts and emotions and thus gain insight into his condition and generally share in the healing power of words. (Britannica)
The length of treatment will be discussed during the assessment and throughout the course of your work with me. It will depend on your progress toward your goals. Ideally, termination of therapy is a mutually agreed upon and thoughtful process.
Most psychotherapy is once weekly, although it can be up to three times per week in certain circumstances.
Individual psychotherapy sessions normally last fifty-five minutes. Some specialized groups are longer than this.
I am considered and "Out of Network" provider for PPO plans. I provide a monthly invoice at the end of the month for the previous month's services. As a courtesy, I offer the convenience of submitting the necessary claim forms directly to your insurance company, if you choose.
These are overlapping categories. The term psychotherapy includes counseling about emotional and human relations problems. It also includes work with the unconscious, which falls outside the scope of counseling.
In Your Experience, Have You Found That Mental Health Issues Can Be Overcome Through Psychotherapy Without Medication?
Medication is a personal choice. It is one of many tools one can use to work through an uncomfortable and intolerable state of mind, but it is certainly not and "end all-be all" for most people. My job is to work with a client wherever they are and with whatever they choose with regard to this issue. It should be noted, however, that if a person is manic, actively psychotic, or has severe vegetative symptoms of depression, he/she will probably not be in a fit state to do psychotherapy without medication.