Peaceful Living Health Counseling

FAQ

HOW CAN THERAPY HELP ME?

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

WHAT DO I EXPECT OUT OF THERAPY FOR MY CHILD?

Child therapy is intended to be solution-focused and short term. The goal is to help parents and children work together on the identified issue, monitor positive outcomes and transition out of therapy once goals are achieved.

When working with a child, Dana always meets with the parent(s) individually for the first session. This is intended so that a comprehensive history of the identified issue can be discussed and treatment goals can be established. Parent sessions are then scheduled throughout the course of treatment to discuss progress toward the identified goals.

WHAT IS CHILD THERAPY?

Approaches for child therapy can vary broadly across the spectrum. My therapeutic approach involves a comprehensive overview of the child and family history to determine the best treatment plan for your child.

Using principles of CBT and mindfulness, among other therapies, I work with the child or teen to provide insight into their struggles. My sessions with children and teens help to improve emotional regulation and change difficult behaviors, while also respecting their own autonomy.

In some cases, such as attachment and trauma, individual child counseling is just one part of the puzzle when children are in therapy. The key to a successful therapy outcome is when all those who are involved in the child’s life take an active role in helping make sure that those goals for the child are maintained. In an accepting environment, I help teach families (and all important members of a child’s life) how to bring a mindful understanding to their child’s behavior. This collaborative relationship promotes awareness and helps set realistic and achievable goals for the child.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

A standard psychotherapy session is 45 minutes. However, some clients like to schedule longer sessions if needed. A double session of 90 minutes can be scheduled upon request.

90 minute sessions are recommended for EMDR therapy.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for counseling services, and we will be happy to provide you with anything you need to submit for possible reimbursement.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION?

Dana’s rate is $250 for a 45 minute intake. Sessions are $225 for all 45 minute sessions thereafter. Dana accepts cash, check, FSA and other credit cards.

ARE SERVICES CONFIDENTIAL?

All services are confidential, to the fullest extent of the law.

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