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Common Questions

Have a question you’d like to ask? We're committed to giving clients the best care and experience we can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

What should I expect during my first session?

When you come in for your first session we will get to know each other and establish some treatment goals. You can expect to enter a warm welcoming environment that is free of judgment.

Is what we discuss kept private? 

Yes! What you discuss in session as well as your records are kept confidential in accordance with HIPPA laws. Substance abuse records have additional protection under federal regulation 42 CFR part 2. Unless you give your written permission we can't even confirm or deny that you are a client! 

The only exceptions to confidentiality are if we become aware you have intent to harm yourself, someone else, situations involving child abuse or neglect, and elder abuse or neglect. We are required by mandated reporting laws to report those situations to the proper authorities.

What types of therapy do you do?

We primarily work from a person centered framework which means you guide your treatment. You are the expert on your life. We also use evidence based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, solutions focused techniques, and EMDR. We use these methods with are supported by research to help ensure you receive the most effective therapy to reach your goals.

How long does each therapy session take?

Typically psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes. Sometimes, we may meet for 90 minutes for EMDR sessions when needed. 

How long do I have to be in therapy?

The amount of time each client stays in therapy varies. Many clients experience results in as few as six sessions. Some clients start attending session weekly then transition to biweekly, then monthly. Other clients continue to attend therapy on regular basis as part of their self-care routine or recovery program. We will work together to make a dynamic treatment plan that makes sense for you.

Do you take insurance? 

We are able to bill some insurance plans. We are happy to provide you with a super bill so that you can request possible reimbursement from your insurance company if we are not on their panel. Please see the finances page for more information on insurance and payment. Therapy is a fantastic investment in yourself!

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