Q. How will I benefit from therapy?
A. Therapy may provide a variety of benefits. In many cases,
therapy can give you the tools you need to overcome difficult
mental, emotional, or social obstacles. It can help you adjust
to an unfamiliar environment, such as life without a loved
one in the wake of a death or divorce, or it can give you
a new outlook that assists you in solving a painful conflict
with your spouse or a coworker. But you don't have to be struggling
with depression or conflict to benefit from therapy.
Therapy can assist you in developing valuable insights about
your life, personal and professional success, health and happiness,
and much more. Therapy has been shown to increase the overall
quality of life for participants while reducing levels of
stress, anxiety, and conflict.
Therapy may benefit you in the following ways.
Gaining new problem-solving skills.
Addressing and lessening anxiety and stress in your
Ending unhealthy or destructive behaviors and habits.
Gaining a better understanding of self.
Increasing your confidence and self esteem.
Increasing your physical energy and vitality.
Giving you a sense of peace about past, current, or
Helping you overcome anger and temperament problems.
Helping you overcome feelings of depression, loneliness,
Teaching a skill set to listen and to communicate more
Improving your overall quality of life.
Q. Is therapy covered
by my insurance?
A. I have chosen to be an out-of-network provider for insurance
companies. After each therapy session, I would provide a receipt
that contains all the information your insurance company needs
in order to provide you with a direct reimbursement. If you
have a PPO, you can call your insurance company and inquire
as to their benefit structure for out-of-network mental health
The questions below may assist you with this call.
Do I have mental health coverage?
Have I reached my deductible?
What amount will my plan cover for an out-of-network
How much of the cost of each therapy or counseling
session is covered?
How many therapy or counseling sessions will my plan
cover per year?
Do I need approval from my primary care physician?
Please note that I am NOT a medical provider. Medical does
not cover my services and should not be billed for services
rendered. If you would prefer to see a medical provider, at
any point, I am happy to assist you in locating a provider.
Q. Therapy is fully
A. Under normal circumstance, yes. Everything shared in a
therapy session between the client and the therapist will
be kept strictly confidential in accordance with the law.
No information can be disclosed without written permission
from the client. Again, under normal circumstances, confidentiality
is guaranteed. But there are a few exceptions in which the
law requires the therapist to break this confidentiality agreement
and contact the proper authorities.
These exceptions are outlined below.
Suspected abuse. If the therapist suspects, or it is
reported to her, that a child , a dependent adult or an elder
may be being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused,
the law requires that the therapist report her suspicions
to the proper authorities immediately.
Physical threats. If the client makes a legitimate
threat of physical violence or bodily harm toward another
individual, the therapist is required by law to break confidentiality
and warn the potential victim as well as the police.
Personal harm. If it appears that the client is in
real danger of doing significant physical harm to himself
or herself, the therapist will intervene in whatever way necessary
to protect the client. Initially, the therapist will seek
to work with the client to eliminate the threat of harm, but
if the client is unwilling to cooperate, the therapist is
obligated to take additional steps without the client's approval
to prevent injury.