1. What is therapy? Therapy is a process of increasing your self-understanding. We focus on your life, choices, relationships, and what you want to change. My job, as your therapist, is to provide a safe, confidential place for you to be heard, understood, challenged, and supported. Your job, as a client, is to bring your thoughts, feelings, and ideas to each session, and to be open to exploring and making changes.
2. What is your fee? The fee for a 50-minute session is $140. Payment by cash or check is due at each session. Therapy sessions are held weekly on the same day and time, and your appointment time will be reserved for you each week.
3. Will my insurance cover my sessions? I am not an in-network provider for any insurance companies. Please contact your health insurance to see if it covers mental health services if you see an "Out-of-Network Provider." I can provide you with a document stating services rendered, and you can submit this to your insurance company or to your Health Savings Account for reimbursement.
4. What kinds of issues do you work with? I focus my work on helping people who are struggling with anxiety, relational problems, and grief and loss. I also work with clients who are interested in developing more self-awareness about who they are, what has shaped them, and changes they’d like to make.
5. Are you accepting new clients? No. I will begin accepting new clients in October 2019.
6. I’m not facing a crisis. Can therapy still help me? When you’re in crisis, you’re facing an obstacle that can’t be handled with your usual coping skills. The best time to be in therapy is before a crisis hits so that when a crisis actually hits, you’ve already done some exploration about strategies that do and don’t work for you. With this knowledge, along with new behavior patterns, you can hopefully avert a crisis situation, or possibly be more equipped to handle one.
7. Is everything I say confidential? What you say in therapy is kept confidential unless you give me written permission to release information. However, there are some exceptions. I am legally required to report reasonable suspicions of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse. If you are at risk for harming yourself, I will break confidentiality in order to keep you safe. Also, if you intend to harm another person, I must contact the proper authorities along with the intended victim.
8. How often will we meet? In general, we will meet on the same day and same time every week until you feel like your goals in therapy have been met.
9. How will I schedule my appointments? Your appointment time will be reserved just for you, and will be on the same day and same time every week.
10. Is your office wheelchair accessible? Unfortunately, it is not. There are stairs at both the front and back entrances.
Elaine Gee-Wong, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #88015 1588 Homestead Road, Mailbox #4/Suite F Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 442-0112 email@example.com
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