How do I know if I need counseling?
If a crisis has occurred that you feel is beyond your ability to manage or cope, counseling may be in order. If you have been working on an issue without any real progress, it might be good idea to get an professional perspective on how to proceed. Generally, if you’re feeling “stuck” and can’t find a way out – it’s time to call a therapist.
How much does counseling cost?
We prefer not to publish fees online, but you may fill out our online form or call us to discuss fees.
Do you accept insurance?
We are not accepting insurance. We can, however, provide you with a statement with all the necessary codes which enables you to file directly with your insurance company for reimbursement.
What types of counseling do you provide?
Please see our Services page.
What happens in the initial session?
The first session is all about making sure the client and therapist are a good fit. We will gather information about what brings you to the office at this particular time, and discuss the history of the current problem. We will then make a recommendation for treatment; at that point you can decide if you want to proceed with that recommendation.
What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, and psychotherapist/counselor?
- A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD) who is specially trained to work with mental illness, and to be able to see children a psychiatrist must go through additional years of training. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to treat patients and also do talk therapy.
- A psychologist has a doctoral degree in psychology (PhD) and can do all testing and talk therapy. Psychologists are able to perform all kinds of assessment, including projectives like inkblot tests.
- A psychotherapist or counselor (Masters Degree) can do some testing and all kinds of talk therapy. Psychotherapists can perform assessments they are trained in, except for projectives.
All of these professionals are licensed by their respective regulatory boards and must abide by their ethical guidelines.