FAQ

 
 

What is a marriage and family therapist (MFT)?

You may be wondering, “Marriage Therapist,” do you only work with married people? Well, to simply put it, no. Being a Marriage and Family Therapist means that the majority of training provided focuses on the relationships we have with others (family, friends, partners, colleagues, teachers, employers and community) and the relationship with have with ourselves. Basically, MFT’s are relational therapists and assist in helping people have better relationships, starting with gaining insight about themselves, their values and goals.

What is a “registered art therapist”?

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to express yourself during the therapeutic process. Allison is a Registered Art Therapist, to learn more about this visit the Art Therapy page.

What is a millennial?

They are the cohort of individuals born between 1981 and 1996 (which would make them the ages of 23-38 in 2019). Millennials have been given negative stereotypes in being referred to as entitled, anxious and lacking resiliency due to being coddled by their parents. However, they are a generation that in some respects are the last who have experienced both the analog and digital world, they’re passionate about giving back, they’re tolerant and speak up for what they believe in. To learn more about our work with millennials, click here.

What is online counseling?

Online counseling is similar to talk therapy, but done by using an encrypted, HIPAA compliant server. For a full description, click here.

What services do you provide?

We provide individual therapy for teens and millennials. That being said, individuals are part of a family, so teen client’s parents are required to have periodic family coaching sessions either with or without clients, depending on what is appropriate. Click here for more information about teens and click here for more information about therapy for millennials.

How long are sessions?

Typically, sessions are 50-minute for individual clients. The first session is 90-minutes in order to give us enough time to meet and begin the assessment process. In some situations, 90-minute sessions are appropriate ongoing, but it depends on the client.

How long does therapy take?

It varies, but we notice that most people see results after 4-6 months of consecutive weekly sessions. This could be per issue and depends on the level of participation by the individual. Your progress is up to you!

Do you do bi-weekly sessions or provide therapy once a month?

We work rather intensely with our clients, which means we expect a commitment of weekly sessions. We do not typically provide bi-weekly therapy because we do not see the same type of results/progress towards goals. When too much time has lapsed between sessions, the majority of the time spent together gets spent on “catch-up” rather than getting into the deep work of therapy.

What is your fee for therapy?

Please contact us for a complimentary 15-minute phone consult. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the process, as well as provide information regarding our fees. Schedule today!

Do you take insurance?

Patch Counseling is a fee for service practice, this means that we do not accept insurance, but can provide a super bill for reimbursement as an out of network provider for your PPO plan.

Do you provide sliding scale services?

Patch counseling reserves a limited amount of spaces for sliding scale individuals. They are currently full at this time. If you are in need of low fee counseling, we are happy to put you on a waitlist or refer you out to low fee provider.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Patch Counseling has a 48-hour cancellation policy. In the event of a last-minute cancellation or no show, clients are responsible for the full fee of their session.