What is therapy?
Therapy, also known as psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is the process of working with a licensed individual, typically a therapist, on exploring issues, feelings, and emotions that are causing an individual pain, or discomfort.
How do I know if need therapy?
Typically, individuals seek out therapy when they are looking for a change in their life. Things just aren't going the way you want, and you're not sure how to change them. Tell tale signs such as changes in your mood and feelings of hopelessness can be the first indiciation that something is wrong. Even physical symptoms* like difficulty sleeping, overeating, and feeling exhausted all the time can indicate that something is up. Lack of motivation, ruminating thoughts, anxious feelings, and the onset of panic attacks are signs that therapy may be right for you.
What does "Limited-Licensed" mean?
A "Limited-Licensed" means that I have graduated from my Master's Program, completed all of my Internship Hours, and have earned a "Limited License" from the State of Michigan and Board of Counseling. The only difference between a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is that I am working with a Supervisor to complete my required hours in the field, and I will utilize her directly on managing issues related to my caseload.
Can you prescribe medication?
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I do not have the authority, nor the licensure to prescribe any medication. Should you decide that medication is a route you are interested in exploring, I can direct you to talk with your General Practicioner about seeking a referral, or we can explore my network of referral sources for Psychiatric care in the area.
How do I know when I'm done with therapy?
Therapy doesn't have an expiration date. This means that we work together to decide whats best for you. If things are especially difficult, we may decide to meet every week, or even twice a week. If things are feeling good, and you want to work the process on your own, then I will support you to take those steps, and come in less frequently.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, and Value Options.
What is your fee?
My fee for a one hour therapeutic session is $140.
What if I'm late, miss our session, or have to cancel?