What should I expect from my counselor?
What’s the difference between talking to you vs. my best friend or family?
Well, first off, your friends or family, as well-intentioned as they may be, could be too close to you or the problem to see it clearly. They may have biases and agendas for you, sometimes that are more about them than you. Counselors maintain a nonjudgmental stance and prioritize your goals. When we listen, we listen deeply and for things that are at the core of the issue. We do not fix problems. We enter into the problem with you so we can examine it with you. That’s empathy. We also are legally and ethically bound to keep your information confidential which creates the space for you to say whatever you need to say, however you need to say it.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
You can. Some people need to take medications to be able to do the work of therapy. Remember though, meds don’t get to the root of the problem. They actually can cover up the problem so you can’t see it or the reason the problem exists. Our goal for you is to help you make so many gains in therapy that you don’t have to take the meds anymore.
How long will it take?
It depends. It depends on how good of a fit you and your therapist are and if you are both staying focused on what you need (not necessarily want) to work on. It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish and how much you put into it. For example, some people want to learn how to cope better with problems and feel better. That typically does not take tons of time. It’s also not transformative. Therapy can be life-changing if you keep going after you feel better and learn how to deal with difficulties better. You can actually harness those skills and that mindset to grow beyond where you could have been if you never had the problem in the first place.
How do I get the most out of therapy?
Can therapy be fun?
Heck yeah! We get that you’re not necessarily coming to see a sit-down comedian, but we will definitely laugh from time to time while we do this work together.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. It’s like Vegas, what happens here stays here. There are only a couple exceptions to that. One is when we are required by law to disclose info about your therapy. Even then we give out only the minimum. The other time is with your written permission for people or agencies you decide it would be helpful to be aware of and involved of your progress in therapy. Please check out our Notice of Privacy Practices for more detailed information.
How do I get a loved one into therapy?
Frequently Asked Questions
$70 to $140 per individual session (55 minutes)
$30 per group counseling session (75 minutes)
Rates vary upon your therapist’s level of licensure, training, experience, expertise, availability, and other factors. You will be informed of and provided with your therapist's fee schedule prior to your first appointment.
Making Insurance and Financial Decisions about Counseling
Why We Don't Take Insurance
We accept cash, check, HSA or FSA cards, and all major credit cards as forms of payment at time of service.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged $70 for a miss or late cancelation.