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  • What are sessions like?
    In the first sessions we complete the paperwork, discuss confidentiality, and begin to hear your story. The focus of the second session is to continue to hear your story and discover potential areas of strength and improvement. The third and fourth sessions are typically a time to write down what the focus of counseling will be. This is often called a “Treatment Plan.” The treatment plan will outline what things you’d like to change, for example: For Pete to follow directions the first time, 70% of the time. To discuss my feelings with my mother more openly by Christmas. To yell less when we’re upset with one another and feel like we’re married within 2 months. The Treatment Plan outlines your specific goals, how we will measure them, and what will happen to help you reach them. Also, it will outline who is in charge of what aspects of it. For example, a child may need to practice new skills, a parent may learn new parenting techniques, and your therapist may provide you with a list of resources. The following sessions will focus upon meeting your Treatment Goals. We will discuss the progress and decide if we need to add goals, change them, or if you want to be done with counseling. Our goal is to help you decide when you’re done with counseling, so you can get on with your life.
  • What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
    Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life’s challenges and can help create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that working with a therapist can enhance personal development, improve relationships and family dynamics, and can ease the challenges of daily life. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: Developing new skills for handling stress and anxiety Modifying unhealthy behavior and long-standing patterns Attaining insight into personal patterns and behavior Increasing confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being Improving ways to manage anger, depression and moods Discovering new ways to solve problems Navigating life’s obstacles more effectively Improving listening and communication skills Enhancing the overall quality of life
  • Is therapy confidential?
    In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
  • Do you accept insurance and how does it work?
    To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions: Do I have mental health benefits? Do I have to see someone on my insurance panel or can I see a therapist outside of network? What is my deductible and has it been met? How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover? How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is approval required from my primary care physician? Ivy Glenn Wellness does not belong to any insurance panels. This does not necessarily mean your insurance will not cover the services we provide. You must check with your insurance carrier to see if you can choose your own provider and what your reimbursement for services will be. You are responsible for full payment at the time of your appointment and will be provided a superbill which you can then submit to your insurance carrier for direct reimbursement.
  • What are your counseling rates?
    Initial Counseling Intake (45-50 minutes) $300* Individual, Couples, or Family Therapy session (45-50 minutes) $300* EMDR Sessions (typically 2 hours) $500* Group Counseling (60 minutes) $50 per person No show/cancellation within 24 hours $300* Letters of recommendation (written or read) $200 per/hr, with a minimum charge of $100* *Session rates are based on clinician experience. These rates are for Dr. Kristin Bachman, other clinicians often have lower rates. For more information please CONTACT US and we can give you accurate rates for the clinician that you want to work with. Thanks!
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