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Can I learn from a book instead?
While books provide helpful information and are often used to supplement material learned in therapy, they are crafted for a wide array of audiences rather than tailored to your individual needs. Therefore, they are limited in what they can provide.
Individual therapy is able to dive in deeper to address underlying dysfunctional thoughts influencing specific behaviors and/or emotions you exhibit. Together you and your therapist can craft a plan using an evidenced based treatment modality you are comfortable with to help you reach your identified goals.
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance so that we can offer you the highest privacy. Our practice is built with the intention and focus on helping individuals heal from traumatic and difficult experiences. This can often include sensitive material you do not wish your insurance company to have, such as access to your diagnosis or ability to review your notes/charts. Some insurance companies additionally dictate frequency, modalities, and length of appointments. At Free Indeed, we want you to be the director of your own treatment.
We can offer you a Superbill (an invoice) which you can submit to your insurance company for possible out-of-network reimbursement.
What can I expect?
The first session will be dedicated to getting to know one another. Your therapist will ask questions about what sparked your interest in therapy, symptoms you are experiencing, background information, and goals you want to work towards. After your therapist has completed the assessment, together you will discuss evidenced based treatment options that can assist you in reaching your goals.
I like to think of the therapeutic process as us going on a journey. You have the map and know where you want to go, your therapist helps guide the way.
What is the typical length & frequency of sessions?
Sessions are typically 50-55 minutes in length. Initially your therapist will ask you to attend either weekly or semi-monthly (twice a month) depending on need. As you progress in treatment and feel you are achieving your goals, appointments may reduce to monthly for check-ins. However, this is tailored to the individual person.
It typically takes 6-8 sessions before you begin to notice progress/change. The more effort you put into your treatment and willingness to participate, the more you will get out of therapy.
Mental Health Resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/
Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
LGBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com