Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What is the cost of therapy?

The cost of each therapy session is dependent on the length of time of the session. The 45 minute therapy sessions cost $100. The 70 minute therapy sessions cost $150. The 90 minute therapy sessions cost $200. A sliding scale is available for clients who would find these fees to be a financial hardship.

How long are therapy sessions?

Clients are able to discuss the appropriate length of time for their session with their therapist when scheduling an appointment. Typically individual therapy sessions are 45 minutes, couples therapy sessions are 70 minutes, and family therapy sessions are 70 or 90 minutes.

What can I expect during the first session?

The therapist will create a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment while gathering information about your reasons for seeking therapy. The therapist may ask questions about your history, current lifestyle, and support network. The therapist will answer any questions you may have about the process of therapy and may discuss some initial goals for your therapy. You are encouraged to ask any questions you might have about therapy and to share your objectives, concerns, hopes, etc. You and your therapist will schedule your next visit if you both agree it is a good fit to work together.

How frequent are visits?

Most clients come to therapy once per week. The therapist and client may decide to increase or decrease the frequency of visits depending on progress, need, and financial considerations.

How long will I be in therapy?

Length of treatment depends on the complexity of the issues being worked on, the goals of treatment, and the rate of progress. Brief treatment might be as short as three to five sessions while longer term therapy might last as long as a few years. The therapist and client will collaborate to determine the length of treatment that is clinically appropriate and feels comfortable for the client. Some clients complete a course of therapy and then return to therapy in the future from time to time for a tuneup.

What if I need medication?

If a therapist and client agree that medication such as an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug might be helpful to the client, the therapist will provide a referral to a psychiatrist. Medication is not required for talk therapy.

What is your theoretical orientation?

Claripy Counseling has a client-centered systemic approach that recognizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and an empathic connection between the therapist and client. We look at treatment from a strengths perspective rather than a disease model. Therapeutic approaches are tailored to the needs of the client and may include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, experiential, emotionally focused, and narrative therapy.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, credit card, or a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) card. HSA and FSA accounts allow individuals to determine the amount they want to deduct from their paycheck to contribute to their account. Because the funds are deposited into the HSA or FSA on a pre-tax basis, individuals reduce their tax liability. The funds may be used for qualifying medical expenses, which includes services offered at Claripy Counseling. We encourage you to check with your employer as you may have access to one or both options. Claripy Counseling does not accept any forms of insurance at this time.

what is your cancellation policy?

We request 24-hours notice to cancel an appointment. This amount of notice could help another client get an appointment. If 24-hours notice is not given, or you miss an appointment, you may be charged the full-fee for your session. The cancellation policy does not apply in situations involving emergencies, self or family illness, weather, or other unexpected hardships. We will be respectful of your time and simply ask that you be respectful of ours.

what if i can’t find a babysitter?

You are welcome to bring young children to therapy with you if you are unable to find someone to take care of them during your session. Please bring quiet activities and snacks as needed to help keep your children busy during the session.

can i bring my significant other to therapy?

If you have an individual therapist at Claripy Counseling and would like to bring your significant other to an occasional session to help your personal progress that can be very useful. If you are looking to begin couples therapy then you would be referred to a new therapist for that piece of the work. Your individual therapist will not also be your couples therapist and vice versa.

Can i bring other family members to family therapy sessions?

Yes. Family therapy sessions can be attended by any family members whose contributions would help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.