I live in the outskirts of Houston. Can I still book an appointment?
I am a non-client, can I sit in the session with my child, spouse, friend, and/or family?
Due to clients’ confidentiality, this is not allowed. If it is a family or group session, it would be scheduled accordingly and all participants will be considered the “client”.
What is self-actualization?
Self-actualization, according to psychologist Abraham Maslow, represents growth of an individual towards fulfillment. This can be used with clients of the LBTQIA+ community and those individuals who seek to integrate “real self” and “ideal self”.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, involves your cognitive function, which include your thoughts, feelings, and emotions but it also involves your behavioral functions. Overall, CBT is used to essentially reframe the negative thoughts (cognitive) to cause change in the behavior through therapy techniques.
What if I am unsure if I am a candidate for therapeutic services?
Don’t hesitate to schedule an Intake Session. The misconception is that there has to be something wrong to seek services and that is FALSE!
How many sessions should I commit to?
While therapy is definitely a commitment, it does not have a microwave effect. Usually it can take anywhere between 8-12 sessions before a client notices change. Although this is not definite, clients are encouraged to continue services until he/she and the therapist have reached the closing session.
What should I ask my insurance provider?
Be sure to ask your insurance provider if your deductible has been met. If so, ask what’s your co-pay/co-insurance. Be sure to also ask your employer about therapy service because some employers offers points or reimbursements.
What is a “sliding scale fee”?
A sliding scale fee is a fee given to client at a lower service rate. This rate is based on client’s financial hardship (I.e. loss employment, wage limitation, and/or financial restrictions). All sliding scale services will be provided by the intern.
Am I eligible for Telehealth services? Is it confidential?
Telehealth services are for individuals and couples. This is not an option for fist-time clients, family or groups. Telehealth is a secure web-cam service that lets the therapist and client(s) talk without being in the office setting. The service is confidential, as long as the client is in a secure and safe location. After the client sets their Telehealth appointment, your therapist will send you sign consents to sign along with your secure passcode prior to session (this is done all electronically). Client(s) is/are encouraged to log-in and test their connection 5 minutes before session starts. Feel free to call your therapist with any questions you may have!
Is a an LPC Intern a student?
An LPC Intern has completed a Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field (sociology, psychology) that includes 48 hours of counseling related courses, and completed at least 300 hours of counseling experience known as “practicum.” An LPC Intern is required to again 3,000 supervised hours in order to become fully licensed.
An equivalent comparison is: Someone who has completed law school and passed the bar exam.
An intern is knowledgeable and competent in providing mental health services.