FAQs

What are your hours? We see clients from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We realize that it may be difficult to schedule appointments during the day, while you are working. Keeping that in mind, we are flexible with our hours. Our offices are closed for all major holidays, but we do provide telehealth services for clients in crisis.

Do you prescribe medication? We do not prescribe medication; however, our clinicians have the ability to refer you to a provider that will assist you in getting the medication you may need.

Do you work with children/teens? We do these sessions on a case by case basis.

Do you accept Medicaid? We do not accept Medicaid as a primary insurance at this time.

Can therapy help me? Therapy can offer many benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Achieving a healthier understanding of yourself, your life goals and values
  • Acquiring insight from unresolved childhood issues
  • Boosting your self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence
  • Developing skills for improving your relationship with yourself and others
  • Discovering new behaviors to resolve relationship issues
  • Feeling acknowledged, heard and supported
  • Gaining new ways to cope with stress, anxiety or other physical or emotional challenges
  • Improving communication skills
  • Learning new and effective problem-solving skills
  • Managing depression, grief, anger and other challenges
  • Replacing old and ineffective patterns of behavior with new ones
  • Understanding yourself and living more authentically

How do I know if therapy is right for me? Some of the signs that might indicate counseling could be helpful in your situation include the following:

  1. Feeling sad and unmotivated. If you have had feelings of hopelessness, decreased energy, sadness, irritability, thoughts of suicide, feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, or are no longer finding pleasure in activities you used to enjoy, you may be dealing with depression and may benefit from talking to a professional.
  2. Excessive worry. If you feel as though your anxiety is interfering with your ability to do normal activities and/or you are unable to sleep at night due to ongoing rumination about your difficulties, you may want to consider seeking help.
  3. Trauma or abuse. If you have experienced any type of traumatic event or abusive relationship, coming to terms with your experience by talking to an empathic other can be extremely helpful. Trauma and abuse can leave long-term scars that, if left untreated, can negatively impact your life, relationships, and ability to experience joy or happiness.
  4. Relationship Problems. If your relationship has become unfulfilling and you feel you are no longer able to communicate effectively with your significant other, seeking out couples counseling can be a helpful step in getting your relationship back on track.
  5. Difficult Life Transitions. We all face difficult life situations at times–the loss of a job, a move to a new city, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. When difficulties such as these arise and you find it difficult to move on, talking with a counselor can be an effective way to process your feelings and work through any lingering grief.
  6. Obsessive or Compulsive Behaviors. If you are spending too much time double checking to make sure you have turned off the stove, obsessively washing your hands, or are consumed by compulsive thoughts, receiving counseling could be extremely beneficial in getting your life in order.

What is your cancellation policy? If you cannot attend your session, we ask that you call the office at least 24 hours ahead of your appointment. If you do not give 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged a $75 fee. This applies to no shows, as well as late cancellations.

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential? Yes, your sessions are confidential. If you want any information released, the clinician will have you sign a release of information. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. Our clinicians are required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The clinician is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The clinician will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

What is Psychoanalytic Therapy? Psychoanalytic therapy is one of the most well-known treatment modalities, but it is also frequently misunderstood by mental health consumers. The goal of this therapy is to help patients better understand the unconscious forces that can play a role in their current behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. This type of therapy is based upon the theories of Sigmund Freud, who founded the school of thought known as psychoanalysis.