Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can therapy help me?

There are many benefits that can come from therapy. Therapy provides a judgement-free, non-biased environment to explore your experiences. Therapists can help you develop problem-solving skills and enhance coping strategies to better maintain your overall mental health. When navigating marital concerns, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles, many people have found therapy to be an asset in their journey for personal growth. Therapy can also help you:

  • Get a deeper understanding of yourself and your value system
  • Identify your goals and find resolutions
  • Learn new strategies to help better your relationships
  • Manage stress and anxiety with new coping skills
  • Create healthier habits and minimize harmful behaviors
  • Change the way you solve issues in your marriage or family
  • Develop more effective listening and communication strategies
  • Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem

What can I expect?

Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one. If you are feeling nervous about your first session, you are not alone. Each person has different experiences and goals that lead them to therapy, which is why therapy is highly individualized. The initial session will be your time to share the experience that have brought you to therapy and the goals you hope to achieve. There will be discussion regarding your history, past trauma, stressors, and any other relevant information. While I am there to guide you through the discussion and provide insights and suggestions along the way, I will not tell you what to do.

The initial appointment lasts approximately 60 minutes and is a good time to see if we are a good fit. Finding a therapist you feel trust and compatibility with is an important part of this journey. This is also the time I will consider how I may be able to help you make the changes you envision. Subsequent appointments will be around 45-50 minutes in length.

Being an active participant in therapy is very important to the process. You may receive “homework” in between sessions to help integrate the strategies we discuss in session to your daily life. The purpose of therapy is to make lasting changes in life and make strides towards your goals.

What about my privacy?

One of the most important parts of therapy is the confidentiality between you and your therapist. There are state laws and professional ethics regulations that require therapists maintain confidentiality, but also put limitations to this confidentiality to ensure safety and wellbeing. As a part of your intake paperwork, you will receive a copy of our privacy policy which explains that our sessions will remain confidential and goes through the limitations of confidentiality. The most common reasons a therapist would have to break confidentiality would be because:

  • A minor or someone elderly is suspected to be or have been abused in any way
  • There is reason to believe the client is in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.

Do you prescribe medication?

Phoenix Wellness Center does not have any providers that prescribe medications, however if you choose to incorporate medication as a part of your treatment plan, we can provide referrals to doctors who can provide this service. It has been proven that while medication can help alleviate many symptoms, medication alone is not a long-term solution to mental health issues. Taking psychotropic medication is a highly personal decision and your wishes will be honored. As a part of your therapy, we can also discuss other holistic and natural alternatives to help you develop your individualized integrative approach to wellness.

Do you take insurance?

We do accept insurance as an in-network and out-of-network provider depending on your insurance carrier and plan. Please contact us for the latest information regarding which category your plan would fall under.

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