Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does it help?
A: If you put yourself into the process -- Yes!

Q: Can this save our marriage / relationship?

A:  In many cases, it has!

Q: This is such a sensitive area of my (our) personal life (lives); how do I (we) decide who to work with?
A: After looking at the experience of a clinician, I believe the best way is to connect with people you are comfortable talking with. The best (only good) way to do this is to talk to someone on a one-to-one basis (this could be during a free initial phone consultation) and than decide if you'd be comfortable working with them.

Q:  How long does it usually take?

A:  For this question, we can only honestly answer that it is different in every case.  Some cases have shown significant improvement after a few sessions (not typical), most take considerably longer.  It really depends on the dynamics driving the difficulties (you knew that).

Q: How do I know what my insurance will pay for Outpatient Counseling?
A: Look at the back of your insurance card & call the toll free number for Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse.  Ask for benefits for Outpatient Counseling & ask the following:

  1. BulletDo I need to pre-certify / authorize sessions?

  2. BulletHow many sessions do I have per year?

  1. BulletWhat is my deductible & have I satisfied it yet? Do I have a co-pay?

  1. BulletIs my therapist in network & how much does the insurance company pay?

  1. BulletAre there out of network benefits & how much do they pay?

  1. BulletDo I have EAP services & how do I access them?

  1. BulletIf looking for couple counseling, ask if you are covered for marital counseling.

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