Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) uses acceptance and mindfulness practices with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is a mindfulness-based therapy and looks at character traits and behaviors to assist in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT focuses on three areas: 1). Accepting our reactions and being present. 2). Choosing a valued direction and 3). Taking action.
Interpersonal Therapy Focuses on behavior and actions with family and friends. Goals include improving communication and enhancing self-esteem.
Pastoral Counseling There is a growing body of research demonstrating the efficacy of spiritually integrated mental health care. Pastoral Counseling integrates an individual’s own philosophical and/or spiritual beliefs and practices with sound techniques from psychology, social work and the behavioral sciences. Pastoral Counselors see clients of any (or no) religious affiliation.
Psychodynamic-Informed Psychotherapy Treatment is interactive and works to identify unconscious connections with childhood emotional experiences; identifying unconscious motivation for dysfunctional behaviors; recognizing emotional wounds; identifying dysfunctional thought patterns; stress management; relaxation and anger management.
Client-Centered Therapy was developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s in response to the less personal and clinical type of treatment. Client Centered Therapy is a non-directive approach allowing the client to lead the conversation. The therapist does not steer the conversation in any way. Client-Centered Therapy has 3 core qualities: 1). Unconditional Positive Regard where the therapist fully accepts the client, whoever and wherever the client is. 2). Genuineness and 3). Empathic Understanding, which helps form a positive therapeutic relationship and reflects back the client’s thoughts and feelings leading to increased self-awareness. In this approach, client and therapist are seen as a team or equal partners.
- What are my behavioral health benefits?
- Does my insurance company cover my behavioral health benefits or are they "carved out" to another company?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Do I have a yearly deductible?
- Do I have a co-pay per visit?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an “in-network” and “out-of-network” provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. There are, however, some exceptions required by law to this rule. Those exceptions include:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, the therapist is required to notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure his/her safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, further measures may be taken, without the client's permission, that are provided to the therapist by law.