I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out, are courageous. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In therapy, you and your therapist will identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions? How long will it take?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say how long it will take in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. The length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
Do you take insurance & what are your fees?
At this time we are not billing insurances directly. This means that you pay for services at the time of services. We can provide you with a “superbill”, which is a form that has all of the needed information an insurance company would need to reimburse you for the session fees. While we cannot predict what rate your insurance company will reimburse you, most clients report getting back an average of 40-60% of the session fee as it is often treated as an out of network service. Our session fee’s vary per clinician and are as follows: Taylor Wells, LCSW session fee is currently $130 per session. Wendy Jensen, LCSW session fee is currently $175 per session. Sessions are 55 minutes in length. Please contact us if you have additional questions about payment or billing questions.