Questions & Answers.....
Questions and Important Information

What are the benefits of counseling?

There are numerous benefits to participating in therapy and counseling. Counseling can provide support, problem-solving skills, and coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, grief, stress management, body image issues, addiction, relationship issues and creative blocks. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point a client in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of who you are and where you want to go.
  • Developing positive skills and strategies for improving various aspects of your lifed.
  • Learning new ways to cope with lifes transitions, anxities and stress.
  • Manage anger, grief, trauma, depression and anxiety.
  • Improving communications and listening skills.
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.
  • Discovering new ways to solve relationship problems
  • Improving self-esteem and self-confidence

What is therapy like?

Thearpy is different for everyone. In general, one can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist.
It is important to understand that active participation in your therapy sessions will yield greater results. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life and restore a sense of balance and stability.  People seeking therapy should be ready to make positive changes in their lives, be open to new perspectives and take responsibility for change.   

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?  
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.  Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. 

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most vital ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship.  Your therapist will provide you with a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement.  The information that is shared in a therapy session is confidential and privilieged and will not be disclosed to anyone without informed concent.  
State laws 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.

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

Although we do accept some insurances, we strongly suggest that you contact your insurance provider to determine your insurance coverage and thier policy regading Out -of -Network Providers. Our therapist will be happy to assist you in completing the appropriate paperwork for an out-of-network provider.

Is a sliding scale available?

Yes, a sliding scale is available for our clients. You and your therapist will work together to determine a fee that will meet your financial and thearpy needs. We never want a financial issue to be the reason why an individual does not seek treatment. Please contact our office and we will determine the best course of action to meet your needs.

What is the canceleation policy?

We respectfully request at least a 24 hour notice if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. You may call your therapist directly, email us at or call our office and leave a message 386-227-6456.

Should I complete any paperwork before my session?

Completing your intake paperwork prior to your session will help to save time and possibly provide your therapist a little insight prior to your appointment. We encourage you to visit the FORMS section to download the intake forms prior to your appointment. If you are unable to do so, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete the necessary paperwork.

How long do individual therapy sessions last?

Therapy sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length. In special circumstances, the therapist may request a longer session to meet the therapeutic needs of the client.

What are your hours of operation?

We offer flexible hours to meet the needs of our clients. Therapy session are available until 8:00 pm in the evenings. In addition, we also offer weekend appointment. Please contact our office or a specific therapist to set up an individual appointment that best meets your schedule.

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located in Daytona Beach off of Beville Road in the Pelican Professional Buildings at the west gate off the Pelican Bay Subdivision. Our office is located near 1-4 and 1-95 to accomodate individuals from the Port Orange, New Symrna, Deland and Ormond Beach areas. Your address is 1182 Pelican Bay Drive.

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