FAQ's

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Regardless of your age or background, therapy can help you through challenging times. People seek therapy for a wide range of reasons. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic psychological concern, such as anxiety or PTSD, you need support navigating an unexpected life change, such as a recent loss or divorce, or you simply desire growth, therapy can help. Working with a professional counselor can provide support, insight, and new strategies to navigate the challenges in your life. Therapy is right for any individual interested in creating greater self awareness, working towards meaningful changes in their life, or looking to enhance their mental wellbeing and quality of life.

How do I choose the right therapist?

Building a relationship with your therapist is important to the therapeutic process. During therapy, you’ll be sharing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It’s important you or your loved one feel comfortable, safe, and secure with your therapist. At City Counseling Center, we create an inclusive space where our clients will feel comfortable expressing their feelings and emotions. Our therapeutic approaches are unique to each client’s specific needs and goals. Find out more on choosing the right therapist.

What can I expect during my first therapy session?

Therapy is a very personal experience. Each person has specific goals during their therapy sessions. During your first session, you will work with your therapist to determine what your mental health goals are and how you can achieve these goals. During this initial session, they may discuss your background and family history. 

Here are some things you can expect during therapy:

  • Respect, understanding, empathy, and confidentiality
  • Support to navigate and process negative and unhealthy emotions and patterns of behavior 
  • Strategies to create positive coping mechanisms and positive changes in your life
  • A non-judgemental and safe space to explore your feelings and behaviors

How many therapy sessions will I need?

Each person is different. As such, each person requires various treatment plans. Therapy is an evolving process and it can take time to achieve your specific goals. Most clients schedule weekly sessions. Each session lasts approximately 50-60 minutes. As your needs and challenges evolve, you can adjust your therapy schedule as needed.

Is my child too young for therapy?

We work with children, teens, young adults, and adults of all ages to help them reach their therapeutic goals. With that being said, our play therapy is designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12. We also provide therapy for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 and young adults as they navigate the challenges in their lives.

Will insurance cover my therapy sessions?

Therapy is often covered by health insurance under their mental health coverage. However, insurance does not cover our academic tutoring services. Before your first session, our intake staff will check with your insurance provider to determine the answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount or copay for each session?
  • Is teletherapy covered in my policy?
  • How many sessions will my policy cover?
  • Is City Counseling Center an in-network provider?
  • Do I need a referral from my primary care provider?

How do I choose the right therapist?

Building a relationship with your therapist is important to the therapeutic process. During therapy, you’ll be sharing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It’s important you or your loved one feel comfortable, safe, and secure with your therapist. At City Counseling Center, we create an inclusive space where our clients will feel comfortable expressing their feelings and emotions. Our therapeutic approaches are unique to each client’s specific needs and goals. Find out more on choosing the right therapist.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality between all clients and their counselors. The information you share will never be shared without your expressed written permission. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exclusions include:

  • Suspected child or elder abuse.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.
  • If a client intends to inflict self-harm, their therapist will make every effort to ensure their safety. However, if they do not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.