FAQ

How do I know if I need therapy?

Following is a list of common symptoms that people often experience that might indicate a need to seek help:

  • depression or intense sadness
  • frequent irritability persistent feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or helplessness
  • low self esteem
  • poor concentration
  • changes in sleeping or appetite
  • decreased motivation or interest in life
  • thoughts of suicide or occurrence of self injury
  •  angry outbursts
  • hallucinations
  • behavior changes noticed by yourself or others
  • panic attacks
  • significant difficulty leaving the house or completing everyday tasks
  •  intense fears or phobias
  • excessive worrying
  • nightmares or flashbacks of traumatic events

What benefits might I gain from therapy?

It can be difficult to see all the options available for solving an issue when you are in the middle of a crisis. Many people find it helpful to have the guidance of a trained professional to help them focus on resolving issues by offering new perspectives. Some of the overall benefits include:

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Gaining a better understanding of yourself and getting “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns.

What happens in a therapy session?

During the first session you will be sharing information as to what brings you to seek help at this time. This allows us to work together to help you set goals for your time in therapy. Therapy is about a process of forming a relationship with your therapist and working together toward your specific goals. It depends on the person and situation as to how long this process will take. We will work together using a variety of strategies and techniques to help you accomplish these goals.
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Do you accept insurance?

Currently I am  taking Aetna, Rocky Mountain Health and Meritain Insurance plans. However, I can provide you with a form should you wish to file a claim with your insurance claim for possible reimbursement. I am also a provider for many Employee Assistance Programs. Feel free to contact me to verify that I am a provider with your EAP.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, I do accept most major credit cards.

How much do you charge?

I offer a free initial consultation to answer any questions you may have concerning the counseling process and my treatment approach.

In general, my fee for services is $100 per hour, however, I take into consideration each client’s unique financial situation. Fees for services will be agreed upon during your initial consultation. Additional fees may be charged for additional services such as phone sessions or additional time accrued outside normal counseling sessions.

Is your office handicap accessible?

Yes.

Is counseling confidential?

Confidentiality is a primary consideration for my clients. In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule. They include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself.
Contact Cher today for your free consultation.