WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY?

We are so glad you are here! You might be wondering if therapy is the right choice for you or your family member. Therapy can be a useful resource for individuals hoping to mitigate mental health symptoms and develop more effective strategies for coping with life's challenges. Therapy can also help us foster a healthier and more stable personal identity and increase general satisfaction in our lives. If you are feeling stuck in old patterns of relating to other people or looking to improve the quality of your relationships, couples counseling or family therapy might also be a great resource for you.

We primarily work with people who are seeking strategies to improve the quality of their relationships, heal from grief or pain resulting from a difficult life transition or loss, better regulate their behaviors or emotions, or find liberation from chronic stress due to past or ongoing childhood trauma. These life challenges often manifest as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, personality issues, anger/aggression, substance use problems, risk taking behaviors, criminal activity, or isolation.

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.

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 our work together 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 April 1, 2022 the fee for individual therapy and initial intake meetings conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist will increase to $165.00 per session. On April 1, 2022, 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 and 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 not work directly with any insurance companies. We do happily provide detailed statements for insurance reimbursement to clients who wish to seek reimbursement on their own. We cannot guarantee that you will successfully receive reimbursement for any service; however many of our clients do. You are strongly encouraged to contact your insurance company to learn about your deductible, out-of-network coverage, and out-of-network reimbursement rates.

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.