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Common Questions

How can therapy help me?

Therapy can assist in a variety of different ways. Client's can learn to manage impulsive behaviors, improve their reflective listening to improve interpersonal relationships and improve their quality of life by learning to manage overpowering emotions.

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.  

Sometimes, it is OK to ask for help, this does not make any one weaker because they need assistance. Some problems we are just too close to and have a difficulty managing our thoughts without the assistance of therapy. Therapy is also not meant to be forever. Most therapeutic approaches are meant to assist in helping clients navigate trying situations and then be able to utilize the learned techniques outside of session and after treatment has ended.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

Everyone has different reasons behind why they choose to attend therapy. Sometimes it is as simple as they need help processing situations or it could be that they are dealing with a painful memory or experience in the past. Trust your instinct. When making an appointment with us your are not signing a contract. You can attend a few sessions and see how you feel after and decided to continue or discontinue services. Please keep in mind the recommendations of your therapist.

What is therapy like?

As human beings, we are different and will experience therapy different. At Inspirit Counseling, it is our goal to individualize all services to better fit you and your needs. We encourage open communication from you so if there is something you are not in favor of to share that with us and we will do our best to adjust.

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?  

Each situation is different. At Inspirit Counseling we are not licensed to prescribe any medication to you for your needs. We do work closely with a number of M.D.'s and Psychiatrists to determine if medication would be helpful to you in conjunction with psychotherapy. 

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • It is a courtesy that Inspirit Counseling will submit claims on your behalf, however, it is your responsibility to determine your Eligibility and Benefits. You are also responsible for co-pays and other payments due to your individual insurance coverage.

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

Absolutely. Everything discussed in therapy has to abide by HIPPA guidelines to protect your confidentiality.

However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.

Your therapist will discuss this at length with you when you begin treatment.

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