Cost of Therapy

Fees can be paid with cash, check, credit card, PayPal, or Medical Savings Plan.

Healthcare Insurance

Will your insurance company pay for counseling? It depends…

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What can we help you with today? Here are some common questions clients have when they talk to us about counseling. If your question is not answered here, please visit our contact us page and send us your inquiry.

What will happen in the first session?

It is normal and natural if you feel nervous or anxious at a first counseling session. It takes a lot of courage to share emotions and life experiences with someone you have just met.

Depending on your needs, we will work with you to fully define your areas of concern and develop a plan to make changes in your life.  This process may take anywhere from one to several sessions.

What is session length and how often do I go?

Typically, a counseling session lasts 50 minutes.  There are, of course, exceptions to this guideline, and we will make adjustments to meet your needs.  Together we will work during your counseling sessions to determine how often you want to come to therapy.

Some clients come in weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and some a few times a year.  You will have the option to schedule sessions according to your needs.

How many sessions will I need?

The process of therapy can range from one or two sessions to several months or longer, depending on the nature of the issues needing resolving. You usually know during the course of therapy when your issues are resolved.

We will provide you with the necessary support to help facilitate progress as quickly as possible.  We will continually review your treatment goals and assess your progress toward those goals to determine whether counseling should continue.

Do You Prescribe Medications?

No.  Psychological medication is prescribed by Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and other physicians including Internists and Gynecologists.

With your permission, we can work closely with your prescriber to coordinate treatment plans. Some clients use medication to achieve their therapeutic goals, while others prefer not to use medication.

What about confidentiality?

Under Texas law, psychotherapy conversations are confidential except under certain conditions.  We will review the details of these exceptions with you during the first session.  It is often helpful to discuss your case with your other health care professionals, and we may ask for your written permission to do this.

The most notable conditions under which we would be required to break confidentiality are:

  • If you tell us you are abusing a child or elderly person
  • If you tell us you are planning to hurt yourself or someone else
  • If we are ordered by a court to testify or release your records.

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