Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers About Psychotherapy and Cypress Counseling, LLC

 

Q: What is Psychotherapy?
A: Psychotherapy consists of a series of techniques for treating mental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy helps people understand what helps them feel positive or anxious, as well as accepting themselves. If people can identify their feelings and ways of thinking they become better at coping with difficult situations and can live with more joy and authentic happiness.

Q: How long does Psychotherapy take?
A: Psychotherapy can continue for several months, and even years. Psychotherapy may be practiced on a one-to-one basis, in pairs or in groups. Sometimes it can feel that therapy does not work but often therapy can make you feel worse before you feel better. Generally, sessions occur once a week and last 50 minutes. However, we will schedule sessions to meet your needs and goals.

Q: What is group Psychotherapy?
A: In group therapy sessions, there are usually between 6 to 10 clients and one therapist. All the clients have some similar experiences. Clients can benefit from observing how other clients experience feelings and respond to feedback. Getting feedback from other people with related problems in the presence of a therapist can offer a different perspective and is frequently helpful in triggering improvement and change.

Q: How much does psychotherapy cost?
A: The average cost of a 50-minute therapy session is $90 for individuals and $110 for couples. However, we all work independently with a sliding scale to help make therapy affordable. This is something to discuss upfront with an individual therapist of your choice.

Q: What if I have insurance?
A: We do not currently accept insurance, but you may be able to get reimbursed by your insurance company or we may be able to work with you on a sliding scale basis.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Give us a call or send an email that includes a brief description of what you are looking for and your name and contact information. Please also include the best days and times that we can contact you. Together we will make a plan that best meets your needs.