WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY?

Therapy is a useful resource for individuals and families hoping to mitigate mental health symptoms, develop more effective strategies for coping with life's challenges, foster a healthier and stable personal identity, or establish and maintain meaningful relationships with other people. Regardless of the reasons for seeking therapy, our clients often benefit from interventions aimed at increasing self-awareness, strengthening assertive communication and effective conflict resolution skills, and improving emotion management. We primarily work with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing problems in their relationships, grief or pain resulting from a difficult life transition or loss, behavior management issues, or chronic stress due to past or ongoing childhood trauma. These problems often manifest as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, personality issues, anger/aggression, substance use problems, risk taking behaviors, criminal activity, or isolation.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Generally, we meet once per week for 45-50 minutes with the individuals and families we support; however, the frequency and duration of meetings can vary depending on treatment progress and the individual needs of our clients. Many of our clients experience symptom relief within the first few months of therapy, while others benefit from longer term care and support. The course of treatment is dependent upon several factors including but not limited to symptom severity, access to familial and social supports, intensity of conflict, duration of chronic stress, and the nature and quality of the therapeutic relationship. Your clinician will work with you to create a schedule that best addresses your personal needs and circumstances.

WILL MY CLINICIAN PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?

No, our clinicians do not have prescription privileges. If we believe you or your child might benefit from psychotropic medication, we will provide referrals to a local psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation.

HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST AND WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE FEES?

The current fee for services provided by a licensed clinical psychologist is $150.00 per session. On June 1, 2021, the fee for individual therapy and initial intake meetings conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist will increase to $165.00 per session. On June 1, 2021, the fee for conjoint sessions provided by a licensed clinical psychologist- including family therapy sessions, couples' therapy, and co-parent counseling- will increase to $170.00 per session.

 

The current fee for individual and intake services provided by licensed counselors is $125.00 per session. The current fee for conjoint sessions provided by a licensed counselor- including family therapy sessions, couples' therapy, and co-parent counseling- is $130.00 per session. 

In addition to working with a licensed mental health professional, our clients enjoy the opportunity to work with interns who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral level educational program. Our students receive regular, weekly supervision and hands-on training. The fee for working with clinician who is in the process of obtaining their advanced degree is $60.00 per session. 

Because we believe that everyone should have the same access to quality mental health services, we offer a limited number of sliding scale pro bono appointmentsThese services are first-come-first-serve and considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Fees are due at the time of service and can be paid using cash, American Express, major credit cards, debit cards, and HSA. We currently do not accept personal checks. 

We do work directly with any insurance companies and beginning January 1, 2022, we will no longer provide statements for insurance reimbursement.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

We understand that it can be scary to ask for help. We also know that the research has consistently proven that finding the right therapist for you or your family is essential to your success. That's why we offer free 15-20 minutes consultation calls to help us get to know you a little better (and vice versa). You are welcome to reach out by visiting our "contact us" page, via email at contact@zealfamilywellness.com, or via telephone at 312.925.4133.