Is therapy right for me?
Therapy provides a safe place to explore and address your mental and emotional concerns if you are feeling stuck or experiencing difficulties.
What is therapy like?
Therapy is a unique process to an individual and their specific goals. We will discuss primary issues and concerns, what your goals may be, and what the life you want looks life. Sessions are 50 to 90 minutes in length. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. You may be given tasks to complete outside of the therapy room between sessions. It is important that you be an active participant in the therapy process in order to get the most out of it. If you are willing to take responsibility for your actions, work towards self-change, and create greater awareness in your lives, therapy may be a link to healthier life for you. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:
- Active listening
- Compassion, empathy, respect, and understanding
- An objective perspective
- A safe space to share your feelings
- Effective and proven techniques
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
Love Well Family Therapy does not bill insurance directly because I seek to empower you, as my client, to be an active driver of your therapeutic experience. Insurance provider’s practices place them in control of your therapeutic process. Together, you and I will craft an experience that will be as helpful for you as possible and we won’t allow anyone else to dictate what that looks like.
What is the cost of services?
- 50-minute session – $120
- 90-minute session – $180
Is medication a substitute for therapy?
It is well established that mental and emotional challenges, and the pain they cause, cannot be solved solely by medication in the long-term. Therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behaviors that disrupt our progress. In some cases, a combination of medication and psychotherapy can be the right course of treatment. As MFT’s, Love Well Family Therapy does not prescribe medication. Your Love Well therapist will gladly confer with another clinician (with your written consent) to offer collaborative care.
How will therapy help me?
Therapy may help you find the answer to challenges you have been facing, deepen self-awareness, increase coping skills, experience personal growth, increase harmony in interpersonal relationships, management of powerful emotions, improve your self-esteem and self-worth, break old, harmful cycles, improve listening/communication skills, and mitigate family concerns and marital issues. Therapists may offer an objective perspective on difficult issues to help you discover the answers you have had inside you all along.
Is therapy confidential?
Therapy is confidential. Your information cannot be shared without your written consent. There are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include
- If there is suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, the therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, the therapist is required to notify the police.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist is required to ensure their safety.
What is your cancellation policy?
Clients are required to notify their therapist, either by phone call, or email, at least 24 hours in advance of a session. If less than 24 hours notification is given, you will be charged for the full scheduled session. This policy applies if the client arrives more than 10 minutes late or leaves the session early.