Frequently Asked Questions
Therapy helps you find your own answers to questions in life whether a person has a significant problem or just wants to better themselves overall.
Anyone can benefit from therapy!
HOW DOI KNOW IF I NEED THERAPY?
A therapist is a trained professional with whom you build a relationship that empowers individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.
WHAT CAN A THERAPIST DO?
A LMHC has completed 60 graduate hours from a major university, is fully trained in all models of therapy and mental disorders, and has been qualified by assessment from the NBCC. Finally, they are licensed by the state in which they practice.
WHAT IS A LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR?
Marriage counseling is most effective when both you and your spouse attend. However, there may be times when you or your spouse are seen individually. If you're unsure it's best to contact the therapist directly.
DO I BRING MY SPOUSE IF I AM MARRIED?
Average sessions cost between $75 and $150, depending on length. We accept most major insurance plans and have private pay arrangements for interested clients.
Call for details.
IS COUNSELING EXPENSIVE
Utilizing your employer-provided insurance shouldn't notify anyone at work that you're seeing a counselor. They will not receive your therapy session information, either.
DO I HAVE TO TELL MY EMPLOYER IF I AM GOING TO COUNSELING?
Yes! Our practice accepts Iowa Medicaid including Amerigroup and the new Iowa Total Care.
We cannot accept Illinois Medicaid.
DO YOU ACCEPT MEDICAID
Yes! We have several counselors who can help with substance abuse issues and your therapist can discuss other supplements to therapy such as groups, programs and psychoeducation.
DO YOU OFFER COUNSELING FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Yes we are! You can visit our "Staff" page to see pictures and bios of our therapists to help you choose the one that's right for you.
ARE YOU CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS?
Anger Management programs vary therapist to therapist so please call for details.
DO YOU OFFER
Our therapists are not licensed physicians and therefore cannot prescribe medications however we do work closely with psychiatrists, physicians and nurse practitioners in the QC to provide the most comprehensive care.
CAN YOUR THERAPISTS PRESCRIBE MEDICATION
Areas of practice include:
-Addictions and compulsions
-Grief and loss
WHAT OTHER KINDS OF COUNSELING DO YOU OFFER
Each therapist brings their own philosophy and personality to the therapeutic relationship but the common traits in a successful therapeutic relationship are empathy, unconditional positive regard and nonjudgement.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THERAPY?
Sessions can range in length from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
Total duration of therapy is up to you and your therapist and this can be a question that you bring up in your first session.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY
We do not.
All of our services are outpatient--meaning that you come and go as you see fit.
If you're in need of an inpatient program, please contact us and we can suggest resources.