Frequently Asked Questions.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THERAPY?
Therapy offers a non – judgmental space where you can let your guard down and talk about whatever is on your mind or in your heart without hurting someone’s feelings, or a concern that by sharing your ultimate truth, the relationship will be damaged. Therapy is a time when you get to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling with the end goal of changing something in your life.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?
Weekly sessions are usually 50 minutes. There are people who like to come to therapy twice a week or prefer to extend their session to time and a half and have a 75 minute session. You can explore those decisions together with your therapist. As far as “how long it will take”? Every individual (or couple) is different and the duration of therapy will depend on what you bring in and the pace you want to go. Couples therapy tends to have a shorter time frame and again, that is something you can determine together with your therapist.
Throughout working together, your therapist will check in periodically to see how you think therapy is progressing and what may be needed to better serve your goals.
The idea is not to be in therapy “forever” but what that looks like is different for everyone. Clients can see a therapist for several months or many years.
THERAPY SEEMS EXPENSIVE, IS IT WORTH IT?
It is true that seeing a therapist is an added cost and a financial commitment. Therapy is a way to change is from within, gain insight, and identify behaviors that might be contributing to your negative symptoms or mood. Deciding to invest in therapy is an investment in yourself and your overall happiness.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Accepting insurance plans:
- Blue Shield of California
- OSCAR Insurance
- Out of Network
Start Your Therapy Journey
Call or email to schedule a brief phone conversation, giving you a chance to ask questions and to share a bit more about yourself.
At Perceptions Wellness you will find therapists that are compassionate and committed to your therapeutic goal.