Some clients come in for therapy knowing they are experiencing depression, anxiety, or relationship issues. Those issues can certainly be addressed in individual therapy. Other clients come feeling “stuck” and are unsure of what the problem is. Therapy can help identify the problem and work to find movement and growth again in life.
Some areas individual therapy can address:
- Relationship issues
- ADHD (Problems with attention & organization)
- Dealing with anger & conflict
- Adjustment to stressors
- Chronic health concerns (chronic pain etc.)
- Grief/ Bereavement
Question I most frequently hear: “It is my first time coming to therapy. What do I do, and what will happen when I come in?”
Answer: Coming to therapy for the first time can be anxiety provoking. The process of finding a therapist is usually the hardest part. I will walk you through the process each step of the way. Once we have scheduled the first session, you will come in, complete some initial paperwork. Then we will spend the first few minutes of the session talking about confidentiality and how therapy works. The rest of the first session will be spent discussing what is occuring currently that brings you into therapy and any related history. You do not need to feel pressured to share every detail of your past in the first session! By the end of the initial session, I will give you clear feedback about what I think would be most helpful and together we will make a plan. Most clients report feeling significantly less nervous after they leave their first session. The frequency and duration of therapy varies and we will discuss this upfront and ongoing.
Second most frequently asked question: “What will I pay for therapy?”
Answer: This varies widely according to your insurance. I can share with you how to determine exactly what you will pay with your insurance and we will discuss fees upfront. I am currently in network with BCBS and can file with nearly all of their plans. Otherwise, services are offered at $110 per therapy session and you may be able to access out of network benefits. I will give you a receipt to use for this. All types of payments (check, cash, cards) are accepted. If you cannot afford therapy, please inquire about our reduced cost services offered through our clinical intern, Holly Hauser. You will need to speak directly with Jayme Yodice about those services.
See my blog post about Therapy on the Resources Page as well as the FAQ’s