I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, as a strength based therapist, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Do you accept Insurance?
I’m an out of network provider for Mental health services and a billing statement will be provided for reimbursement. Please check your insurance for out of network benefits.
Also please remember that insurance companies require a Mental health diagnosis for coverage. Insurance dictates the number of sessions and the type of therapy provided. Some clients prefer not to have a label for their child or themselves and prefer private pay. MindTree strongly believes that clients are the experts of their lives and honors a private pay service, in order to keep the client’s information confidential.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How many sessions do I need? How long does a session last?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
We will be meeting on a weekly basis for 50 -55 mins in the beginning for mental health counseling. Based on your progress and investment in therapy, frequency of treatment sessions can be evaluated and modified.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
Do you have experience treating children?
Yes, I have 7 years of experience working as a holistic practitioner incorporating a mind-body approach of combining Alternative Medicine (Ayurveda) and Psychology for Children and adolescents in pediatric hospitals, both inpatient and outpatient.
Are the sessions confidential?
You can trust that our sessions and any other important personal information, is held confidential. No information is released without a written consent from the client or the child’s parent.
To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule or law, with the following exceptions:
l) Reporting suspected child abuse
2) Reporting imminent danger to you or others
3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by your insurance company, or other relevant agencies
4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision
5) Defending claims brought by you against me
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
Can I have Ayurvedic consultation along with Mental Health counseling?
Yes, upon client’s request, I use Ayurveda in conjunction with Psychotherapy with certain limitations. Please talk to the practitioner for further details