Frequently Asked Questions
How does therapy work?
Therapy helps you objectively look at behaviors, feelings and thoughts in situations you find problematic in your life. Together you and your doctor will identify goals, discuss what results you can expect, how you will know when you are making progress, and the length of time it may take for you to see changes.
Will I need medication, too?
Although many times psychotherapy alone will bring the desired results, in some cases medication may be recommended. Your doctor will address your concerns associated with medication options. Then together you may make the decision to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation and medication management in line with your goals.
- How will I know when it is time to ask for help?
- When you feel like you can’t do it alone
- When you feel trapped, like there’s nowhere to turn
- When you worry all the time, and never seem to find the answers
- When you feel like your sleeping and eating habits, your job, your relationships and your everyday life is affected
- When your quality of life has change or diminished
What about confidentiality?
Your privacy is important. Information is released only with your written approval. Our doctors abide by a professional code of Ethics protecting your welfare.
Is Mental Health covered by my insurance plan?
Many insurance plans provide some levels of coverage for mental health services. We suggest you contact your insurance member services representative to find out exactly what benefits are covered by your plan, if you need a referral from your primary care physician or if preauthorization is required before your visit. If you do not have coverage, please speak with our staff about our private fee schedule.