How Does Therapy Work?
You and your therapist will work together to identify goals and expectations and a typical session will target the specific issues you’d like to address. While initial sessions focus on rapport building and what is troubling you, follow-up sessions focus on your progress and what might be hindering you from reaching your final goal.
What Problems Can My Therapists Help Me With?
There are many issues that a therapist can help you with. Common issues that are often addressed in therapy are depression, anxiety, transition issues, school and health-related adjustment issues. Other issues that people and families may face are parent-child relationships, postpartum depression, fertility issues, and grief and loss. You can find help for all these issues at Holistic Therapies and Consulting. If you don’t see your specific issue listed, please call and speak with our office directly to see how we can help you.
When Is It Time to Seek Help?
It’s time to seek professional help when one or more of the following occur:
- When your quality of life has diminished and your relationships are being affected
- When acceptable solutions cannot be found and you find yourself filled with worry or stress
- When you feel isolated, hopeless, or trapped and your normal coping skills are ineffective
- When your sleeping, eating, or sexual habits are being affected
- When your find your school and/or job performance is being affected
- When you find your family lacks connection and the disharmony is hurtful to you
What is the Typical Length of a Therapy Session?
A typical therapy session is 45 to 50 minutes long unless other arrangements have been made with your therapist prior to your appointment.
How Soon Will I Feel Better?
Often, clients will initially feel better in 1-4 sessions because they are no longer going through the experience alone. However, it is important to continue the process until the root of the problem has been addressed. The length of time it will take to truly feel better is as unique as the person seeking treatment.
Will I be given homework?
There are times when working on your specific issue(s) is needed outside the therapy room. Though homework in the traditional sense may be given, it will also be given in a non-traditional format.
Will I need medication?
Attending psychotherapy sessions will, more often than not, achieve your desired goals. There are times however when medication management is helpful and that is determined on a case-by-case basis.
I have children and it can be expensive to have someone watch them. Can you help me?
Once rapport and a baseline have been established between you and your therapist, there are ways this issue can be addressed. This specific issue and solutions are best addressed with your individual therapist.
Each therapist determines their own cash fee. However, if you are using insurance all co-pays and deductibles will apply.
We proudly accept the insurance companies below. If you don’t see your insurance company listed, but believe we provide the fit you are looking for, please contact us to see how we can assist you.
- Athens Area Health Plan Select
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Behavioral Health- PPO/POS plans