• Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Is therapy covered by insurance?

    Yes, most health insurance plans cover therapy. Your sessions may be completely covered. Individual cost to you depends on the deductible and copay determined by your insurance company.

    Q: Do you accept insurance?

    Yes, I accept most major health plans. Please see the the Insurance & Billing page or call my office to find out if I take your insurance.

    Q: What is therapy and how is it helpful?

    Therapy is the practice of treating mental health problems by talking to a professional who is trained in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. In therapy we explore your emotions, moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Therapy can help you take control of your life and teach you to respond to difficult life experiences in positive and healthy ways. Having someone to talk to in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free place can help you to feel more confidant and sure of yourself. Therapy can give an objective point of view of your circumstances and provide helpful suggestions. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to learn about yourself and make changes that can lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

    Q: How long are therapy sessions?

    Therapy session take 50 minutes on average.

    Q: Do you prescribe medication?

    No. The majority of psychologists do not prescribe medication. Psychotherapy has been shown to effectively treat many disorders and problems without medication. Medication can be an importation part of treatment along with good therapy. If you are interested in an evaluation for medication I can provide you with referrals.

    Q: How long will I be in therapy? Do I need to come in every week?

    This depends on your personal circumstance and needs. Since each person has a unique set of issues and needs it is difficult to determine how long it will take to resolve their problems. Some problems can be treated in a relatively short amount of time while others may take longer. Generally it is recommended that sessions be scheduled on a weekly basis.

    Q: Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

    Yes, confidentiality is one of the most important parts of therapy. For therapy to be successful there must be a high degree of trust between client and therapist. Information discussed in therapy will absolutely be kept confidential and will only be released with your written authorization. There are a few legal limits to confidentiality, which therapists are required by law to follow. These limits include imminent danger to self or others. This means if someone is going to assault another person or planning on attempting suicide, we are required to report it. Another limit is the mandatory reporting of abuse of a child or dependent or helpless adult.

    If you have additional questions please call me at (801) 839-5594. I am more than happy to personally answer any questions you may have.