How do I know if I’m ready for therapy? Searching the interwebs for answers may be the first sign. If you find yourself googling therapists and types of therapy, you’re probably ready for the next step- making an appointment. It can be difficult to speak to a stranger about your concerns; however, a good therapist will invite you into the process while encouraging questions along the way.
What should I expect for the first session? In the first session, you can expect to review your background and history. Your therapist will assess your goals and answer any questions. Remember, you’re interviewing the therapist to make sure you feel comfortable moving forward.
How much will therapy cost? Depending on the therapist, Individual sessions are between $100-125/session. Couples sessions are $150/session. This includes preparation for your session and documentation. Please discuss payment plans with your individual therapist.
Do you take insurance? Wishing Well is considered an out of network provider, and we offer superbills for insurance reimbursement in lieu of accepting insurance. Doing this affords the clinical flexibility of including holistic practices into treatment. Additionally, clients can be sure that their information is not accessible by their insurance providers, nor will any diagnoses (if applicable) be apart of their permanent medical record. Please consult with your insurance provider for details of your out of network benefits.
How long should I expect to be in therapy? It varies. Time and frequency of treatment are dependent on multiple factors, including necessity, availability, and budget. Being in therapy “longer” or “shorter” periods of time does not define the health of the client(s). Nonetheless, Wishing Well encourages proactive and preventative mental health treatment for your overall well-being.
Is this REALLY confidential? Yes! Your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us! We are ethically and legally bound by confidentiality. In other words, our licenses and credentials depend on it; however, like anything else, there are limits to confidentiality which include serious safety issues. For minors under 18 years of age, your legal guardians have the right to access your information. Still, Wishing Well encourages caregivers to allow their young ones to develop a trusting relationship with their therapist by only requiring necessary information to be shared.
How do I know if telemental health sessions are for me? Readiness for this type of service is dependent on a number of factors, including the acuity (severity) of the mental health concern, stability, emotional maturity, and your coping skills. Your therapist will assess your needs after speaking with you.
What is narrative exposure therapy? Narrative exposure therapy (NET) is a therapeutic style that works to help clients learn healthy coping mechanisms for their symptoms. The main premise of this style focuses on reshaping faulty narratives with adaptive language while practicing emotional regulation techniques. By doing this with trauma narratives, the client is able to inform the mind that the memory is just that- a memory, and the body is freed from responding to the memory as if it were happening in the moment.