Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first session like?
The first session will be a process of getting to know you and what you are hoping to get out of counseling. You may share as much as you feel comfortable. (We recognize you are getting to know us too!) Your care team will most likely ask you questions to help move the process along and gather relevant information. We, together, will make a plan to address your goals. We see this process as one of collaboration. It is normal that you may feel a little apprehensive about your first session if you have not been in therapy before. However, most clients report that they feel a great deal of relief at the end of their first session.
How do I schedule a session?
Start by filling out the contact form on our homepage or giving us a call or text at 719-285-7466. A member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a free consultation and if it feels like a great match on both sides, we’ll schedule your first session.
Do you offer a free consultation?
You can call or text us at 719-295-7466 to schedule a free 15-30 minute phone, video, or in-person consultation.
Will my health insurance cover therapy?
We accept the following insurances:
We also accept self or private pay clients.
**We are currently in the process of getting credentialed with Tricare West. We will be updating our website as the process is completed**
How long will I be in therapy?
How long you attend therapy depends on your unique situation. Some clients are seeking coping skills and techniques to get through a specific situation and may attend therapy for just a few weeks or months. Other clients find that to achieve significant change and healing in their lives, they want to continue meeting with a therapist for several years. Whatever the case, we’re with you every step of the way.
How do I know if I need medication or just therapy?
If you’re unsure whether or not you want or need medication, we encourage you to meet with your therapist a few times in order to get a proper diagnosis, understand what you’re experiencing, and see how you’re feeling. If medication is needed, we work closely with many wonderful psychiatrists and can help you navigate that path.
How often should I come to counseling?
When first starting therapy, it’s best to come in weekly as you begin to form a relationship with your therapist care team and start working toward your desired outcome. Once you feel you’ve reached a maintenance stage, it’s typical to move to every other week and then monthly as you and your therapist care team sees fit. Some clients elect to move on to life coaching once they have had time to heal and are ready for next steps.
Do you do online therapy?
We work with people both in-person and online, using a HIPAA-compliant platform for our virtual sessions. While we find that online therapy is generally just as effective as in-person sessions, sometimes nothing can replace being in the therapy room together.
What is Experiential Therapy?
First off it's "experiential" and not "experimental" People often confuse the two!
Experiential therapy is not just one form of therapeutic intervention, but a number of different types of therapy and therapeutic interventions designed to focus on actual involvement with different types of experiences, including emotional processing, interactions with others, creativity, and reflections of events that go beyond traditional “talk therapy.” Essentially, these therapies help to make a person more aware of their internal representations of the world.
People who participate in this type of therapeutic approach often feel an increase in levels of self-acceptance, acceptance from others (including therapists), awareness about emotions experienced throughout their day-to-day lives, and better social interactions. This is because they have learned how to express themselves more effectively when it comes time for difficult conversations that may arise between friends or family members. Most importantly though, individuals learn ways in which they can cope with these challenging experiences so that it does not have a negative impact on their day-to-day life.