Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Intake and do I need one?
An intake assessment is a session where the clinician gathers background information regarding the client’s concerns. It also provides the clinician the opportunity to discuss services, treatment methods and office policies. Typically, intake sessions are 1 ½ hours. Every client must complete an intake appointment prior to individual or family therapy.
How long will I be in therapy?
Everyone’s experience is unique and different. Therefore, the length of therapy varies by person, the problem identified and the client’s participation in services. For example, a client who receives services on a weekly basis and is completely engaged in services, may see improvements sooner than a client who is inconsistent.
How do I know if I need therapy?
It may be difficult to determine whether you need therapy. If you have attempted to resolve the problem on your own without improvements or believe you are struggling emotionally, socially or physically, you may need the assistance of a trained professional.
Why pay someone when I can speak with a friend?
Talking with a friend may be helpful, especially when the friend is wise and understanding, and willing to listen. However, that may not be enough. Clinician’s undergo specialized education and training, no only to learn how to identify the underlying problem(s) but how to effectively incorporate techniques to address symptoms.
When do I pay?
Payment is due at the beginning of the session. No exceptions. Cash, credit card and debit cards are all acceptable forms of payment.
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we only accept cash pay. However, we are in the process of insurance paneling, and hopeful will be able to incorporate this method soon.