- 1What ages of clients do you see?
- 2Is the building equipped for the handicapped?
- 3Do you take insurance?
Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Molina
Please contact us to find out more about the specific clinicians’ insurance participation and to have your benefits verified. Our clinicians accept both private payment and insurance reimbursement for services provided. Our usual fee for service is $150 for your initial appointment and $140 for all subsequent appointments (45-60 minutes). If you do not have insurance and wish to discuss a reduced fee, please do so with our office and we may be able to offer an income-based/sliding scale payment option.
- 4What should I expect in my counseling session?
During a counseling session you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life. A session lasts 60 minutes, but some people request longer counseling sessions. Usually weekly sessions are best. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes. Between sessions it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed during your previous session
- 5How can counseling help you?
There are a number of benefits available from participating in counseling. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. The therapeutic relationship provides an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance. Counseling can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or it can point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find counseling to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from counseling include: Attaining a better understanding of you and your personal goals and values. Developing skills for improving your relationships. Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy. Finding new ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Managing anger, depression, and other emotional pressures. Improving communication skills – learning how to listen to others, and have others listen to you. Getting “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns – breaking old behaviors and developing new ones. Discovering new ways to solve problems. Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.