Frequently Asked Questions
You are not alone if you have questions about therapy and/or the process. Below are some common questions, myths, or thoughts about therapy.
Does therapy really help?
Honestly, it depends. There are a number of ways you may find peace, answers, and healing,. Therapy can definitely be one of them. Whether or not it will work for you will depend on a number of factors including if your therapist is a good fit, your engagement, and dedication to the process.
What are the benefits of therapy?
Therapy may offer a number of benefits, including:
Psycho-education that may help provide new understanding about what you are experiencing. Growth in self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth, and better understanding of yourself.
New skills in:
Problem-solving / Communication / Coping / Self-Care / Perspective Taking / Managing emotions / Distress Tolerance / Relationships / etc.
- Therapists cannot “fix” you, though there are several ways they may provide support.
- Therapists are not there to tell you what to do.
Therapists may ask questions that allow you to find answers or insights.
They may offer a new perspective or thought on an issue or situation.
Therapists may provide psychoeducation which may offer new information.
While a therapist gets a glimpse into your life, no one knows you better than yourself. The answers are inside you, though it may be clouded with the fears, trauma, anxiety, and/or depression you are feeling. Once you are able to move through those things, there is empowerment in being able to take back your life.
- Therapy means I am weak.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. In actuality, going to therapy means you are strong, brave, and vulnerable.
- Therapy is for people with “real problems.”
What are “real problems?” What is “normal?” Everyone is unique. What you are feeling and experiencing matters. What you may be going through and how it affects you is real. It does not matter what someone else may experience. Their pain and experiences are theirs, and yours is valid and should be honored.
Length & Cost
Therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes long. Rising Strength Therapy offers 50 minutes sessions.
Cost of sessions are: $125 for individual, $145 for couples, and $155 for family (if a member of the couple or family is being seen individually, discount rates apply).
The amount of sessions you will need are unique to each individual. The frequency and length depends on the level of distress you are experiencing emotionally and how it is impacting the different aspects of your life.
Do you take Insurance?
At this time Rising Strength Therapy is working to panel with insurances. Until approved and a claim may be filed with your insurance, a “superbill” can be provided where you may seek reimbursement.
HSA cards and payment from religious institutions are accepted.
**Please be aware, when taking insurance there is a requirement from the company to provide a diagnosis. This diagnosis is attached to your medical record. At Rising Strength Therapy we focus on the strengths of that diagnosis, not the label.