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Changeworks FAQ's -

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How do I Know That Therapy is Right for Me?

Therapy is an individual choice.  There are many reasons why people come to therapy.  Sometimes it is to deal with long term struggles; other times it is in response to changes in one’s life such as a divorce, a death, life trauma, or difficulty in a relationship.  Some people seek therapy to help relieve symptoms such as sadness, anxiety or hopelessness; others seek support as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth.

If you are struggling to make the changes you want in your life, and you want to find insights and techniques in order for you to try new behaviors, therapy can be very helpful.

How do I Know Therapy will be Successful?

We believe that there are two major factors that influence the success of therapy.  The first is a collaborative connection with your therapist.  The second is that you begin to feel hopeful that things will change early in the therapy process.  We strongly believe you have the strength and skills to make change in your life.  That belief and optimism helps to motivate you to do the work that is needed to improve the quality of your life and your relationships.  If you are interested in finding solutions that work for you, and are willing to explore how to change the patterns of behavior that are less effective for you, therapy can help you to reach your goals.

What can I Expect from the First Session?

Please arrive for your first session 10 minutes before your appointment.  You will find paperwork in the waiting room.  I will come out to greet you at your scheduled appointment time.

Sessions last about 50-55 minutes.  The first part of this first session will be spent talking about how the process works, as well as answering any questions you might have.  The bulk of the session will be spent talking about what brings you to therapy as we begin to talk about your goals for success.  The final part of the session will focus on “what's next.”  If I can be helpful, and you feel I am a good fit for you, we will set the next appointment.  We may also discuss what other steps may be available to you to help you reach your goals.

How does Health Insurance Work?

We are an Out-of-Network Provider.  To determine if you have Out-of-Network Mental Health coverage, you need to check with your Insurance carrier. The following are questions that will be helpful for you when you call your Insurance Provider:

  • Do I have Out-of-Network Mental Health benefits?
  • Does my Insurance cover Individual Therapy, Group Therapy and/or Family Therapy?
  • How much does my Insurance reimburse for Out-of-Network Providers?
Is Therapy Confidential?

Of course we keep all conversations confidential. However, if it is determined that you may be dangerous to yourself or others, we may need to notify the necessary professionals to keep you safe.

What are the Changeworks Family Therapy Areas of Specialty?

Marriage and Family, Adolescents(kids), and Couples Counseling.

Our Therapy can address Anxiety and Depression, Panic attacks as well as Addictions/Substance Abuse, and Sex Addiction.

How Long Does it Take to Schedule an Appointment?

 

Once you contact us, we will return your call typically within 24 hours, and can usually schedule an appointment within 5 business days.

How is Payment for Service Handled?

 

Payment in-full is required after each session. We accept cash, check, or credit cards.

Upon request, we provide a detailed receipt for insurance reimbursement submittal.

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Vulnerability and Empathy

Brene Brown Brene Brown studies the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know both her own and Man's vulnerabilities.

Shame--a Source of Broken Behavior

Brene Brown Dr. Brown identifies shame as an unspoken epidemic and it as a source behind many forms of broken behavior.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Hinda Dubin Dr. Hinda Dubin discusses how depression causes feelings of sadness, loss and anger and can interfere with everyday life. She discusses the latest treatments for depression and anxiety disorders; like panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

The Role of Stress

Jill RachBeisel Jill discusses how Stress triggers depression and anxiety, excessive stress, and panic attacks.

Dr. P Carnes-Sexual Addiction

Dr. P Carnes Dr. Carnes, a leader in the study of sexual addiction, discusses his 40 yr. legacy in the addiction field, the impact of the Internet, and daily stressors.

On-line Porn

A New York Magazine article on the proliferation and affects of on-line Pornography on our society.

Technology and Relationships

Dr. Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle takes a very interesting look at how technology and communications devices are shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, and with Technology.