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Frequently Asked Questions

People often have questions about therapy.  Here you will find some frequently asked questions.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have other questions. 

          1.  Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I am a preferred or in-network provider for most insurance companies.  Before starting therapy, we will discuss your specific situation. However, you may wish to call your insurance company, before you call my office for the first time, to verify that I am on your plan for your specific policy.

 

           2. Are things we talk about confidential? 

Confidentiality is an essential part of the code of ethics for psychologists.  In order for people to feel comfortable to discuss their experiences and feelings in therapy, they need to be assured that what they say is not shared with others.  However, there are three legal mandates that require psychologists to disclose information without the client's permission: an imminent and active threat to oneself or others; domestic violence, neglect or abuse of children, the elderly, or disabled people; a court order.  Aside from these rare occurrences, what you discuss in therapy is confidential.

           3.  Do you offer virtual sessions?

I offer virtual as well as in-person sessions. We will discuss the best options for you, not only in the beginning, but on an ongoing basis.

            4.  How can I help make treatment a success?

I typically give "homework" between sessions, such as paying attention to automatic thoughts, recognizing triggers for habitual maladaptive behaviors, reading about something we are working on.  Although you will not get a bad grade or fail at therapy if you do not do your homework, I find that when clients work on issues between sessions, they report faster relief from problems.

     

              5.  Do you do couples therapy?    

I provide only individual therapy.  

               6.  Do you prescribe medications or supplements?    

Psychologists in Ohio are not licensed to prescribe medication.  If you are seeking primarily medication rather than psychotherapy, you would need to see a psychiatrist or your primary care doctor.

 

 

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