How Can Therapy Help me?
Clients benefit in a number of ways by participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as: addiction and co-occurring disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, PTSD, identity development and acceptance, low self-esteem, emotional self-regulation, stress management, relationships, family conflict, co-dependency, career struggles, academic difficulties, grief and loss, and other life transitions. Many people also find therapists to be of tremendous help when managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and other struggles of daily life. Therapists can provide a new perspective on a difficult problem, or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. In other words, you get out of therapy what you put into it.
Do I really Need Therapy?
Everyone goes through some tough situations in life, and while you may have successfully steered through other troubles you have faced, there's nothing wrong with asking for extra assistance when you need it. Asking for a helping hand is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength and empowerment. Therapy provides ongoing benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct negative behaviors, and overcome the challenges you face.
What About Medication vs. Psychotherapy?
You can achieve a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with both a medical doctor and a therapist can help you determine what's best, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved by medication alone. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that sidetrack our progress.
Do You Take Insurance, and How Does That Work?
I now accept most insurances, in addition to private pay. Please call me for more information regarding your specific insurance and/or financial situation. I will always try my best to work with you. Also, it’s never a bad idea to determine what type of mental health coverage you have through your carrier. Please call them to check your benefits.
Some helpful questions to ask them include:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Do I need any prior authorizations before I see a therapist?
Please call or e-mail me with any questions you might have. I try to return all inquiries within 24 to 36 hours.