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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person address a particular problem such as coping with change or stress management. The focus may be on problem solving or on learning specific techniques for coping with or avoiding problem areas.
Psychotherapy addresses issues that require a longer time commitment to resolve. The goal is to uncover the unhealthy patterns of thinking and unconscious awareness, become aware of their effect and then learn new, healthier ways to think and interact.
WHAT IS A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO CARE?
Individuals seeking counseling are viewed as partners in their care and are actively engaged in developing a plan for their mental health and well-being. As part of the process clients receive education about their mental health as well as resources for improving their overall physical and emotional health.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
A flat fee for services is expected at the time of service. Cash, check or most credit cards accepted. An invoice and bill will be provided that you can submit to your insurance company for re-reimbursement.
Insurance currently accepted and billed directly: Wellmark BlueCross/BlueShield.
Sliding scale/reduced fee available.
WHAT IS WELL-BEING?
Well-being describes a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. While there is no one accepted definition of well-being we embrace this holistic definition. Mental and emotional health are important to a person’s well-being.
WHAT DOES THE TERM HOLISTIC MEAN?
A holistic approach means to have balanced mind, body and spirit. Holistic care means treating the whole person.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
“Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh