Frequently asked questions

How long will my appointments last?

Appointments are usually scheduled for 50 minutes. This time is set aside just for you, and we almost always run on time. If you are late for your appointment, it will end at the same time it would have ended if you had been on time. If, however, your therapist is running late, you will get your full session time.

How much therapy will I need?

Some concerns can be significantly improved with short-term help. Other problems will require a longer term commitment to therapy. It is difficult to predict the course of therapy without an in-person assessment. In your sessions, we will spend time exploring the problems you are facing and developing a treatment plan for you.

What will my first visit be like?

You should plan to arrive at the office at least 20 minutes before your appointment time to complete intake paperwork. Then you will meet with your therapist for 45 minutes to 1 hour. At that time the problems that have brought you for counseling will be discussed along with your history, things that you have already tried, etc. At the end of the session your and the therapist will discuss diagnosis and treatment options and further visits will be scheduled.

Do you offer testing and evaluation services?

Because of the diversity of the training and experience of our clinicians, we are able to assist people with a wide range of adjustment problems, emotional difficulties and mental health problems. When necessary, psychological testing and evaluations are available for both children and adults, to help better define the nature and extent of the problems being treated and to identify treatment approaches that might be most helpful.

Do you provide medication?

No, we do not provide medications at ABC. However, if it is felt by you and your therapist that medication is an appropriate part of treatment, we can help you obtain medication either from you family physician or through referral to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. If you are already seeing someone for medication, with your permission your therapist will work with the prescribing professional to coordinate and maximize effectiveness of treatment.

Can I get marriage and/or family therapy at ABC?

Yes. Although most treatment provided is individual counseling or psychotherapy, couples therapy and family therapy may also be utilized should this appear to be the most effective form of treatment.

Will my health insurance pay for your services?

Most insurance policies do cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse problems. We will bill your insurance company as a service to you. However, your coverage must be confirmed by our office manager before the day of your appointment. Otherwise you will be expected to pay the full fee for the session. All deductibles and co-pays are due at the time of service.

How much do therapy sessions cost?

The first session is $150.00. After that sessions are $100.00.