Frequently Asked Questions
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in understanding themselves, take responsibility, to enhance self-awareness, and working towards incorporating consistent change in their lives.
CAN THERAPY HELP ME?
The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you have learned. Some benefits include:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and your values
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Developing new skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Improving communications and listening skills
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
WHAT IS A THERAPY SESSION LIKE?
Every session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. For therapy to be most effective, you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. Some expectations out of therapy:
Compassion, respect and understanding from beginning to end of our journey
Effective strategies to implement for positive change in your life
Evidenced based techniques along with practical guidance
Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
I am in-network with Anthem PPO, Anthem Medicaid, Health Plan of Nevada, Medicaid/Fee-For-Service, Molina, Sierra Health and Life, Tricare, UMR, United Health Care and other insurance plans. Out-of-network coverage may include a higher copayment and/or denial of coverage. You can contact your insurance plan to verify coverage. It is recommended that you inquire about the following:
Can I submit my own claim and get reimbursement for my therapy sessions?
Does my primary care physician need to complete a referral for therapy?
How many therapy sessions does my insurance plan cover?
What is my copayment for each session?
IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and his/her clinician. Upon completion of the intake documentation and terms of services, NO information is disclosed without your prior written permission. PLEASE NOTE: there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. I am required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I am required to notify the police. This is called “duty to warn.”
If a client intends to harm himself or herself and has a plan, I will make every effort to work with you to ensure your safety. However, if the client is not cooperative, I will need to take additional steps to ensure the safety of the client.