What Is Therapy?
Therapy can look different depending on your needs and your clinical goals. Therapy consists of talking about your struggles, problem solving, learning coping skills, and engaging in experiential activites (such as role playing, art therapy, and other forms of expressing feelings).
What Can Therapy Help Me With?
Therapy can help individuals and families work towards their goals that they develop during the first couple of sessions. Treatment goals are varied based on what you would like to accomplish during your sessions. For some this may look like wanting to feel more content, getting along better with others, feeling less depressed, learning how to eat mindfully and improve their body image.
How Do I Start Therapy?
It is recommended that you do some research on different therapists to assist you in finding someone who you believe would be a good fit for you. The most important factor that determines if therapy would be helpful is that you are able to feel comfortable and trust your therapist. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. McFarland you may contact her at 303-709-5897 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Many Session Do I Need to Attend?
The number of sessions that you would need to attend in order to achieve the results you want is individualized. For some people attending only a few sessions can be helpful and for others they may want to attend therapy for several months. However, research has demonstrated that engaging in as a few of 6 sessions can significantly improve a persons symptoms.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
Dr. McFarland’s rates are $150 per each session which is typically 45-50 minutes. Psychological evaluations for bariatric surgeries are $200 and typically take about an hour to complete. Disability assessments (for the purpose of an emotional support animal letter) are also $200.
Can I Use My Insurance To Pay For Sessions?
Dr. McFarland can assist you in completing paperwork necessary for you to get reimbursed through your health insurance company. However, it is important for you to understand that once you submit a claim to your insurance your diagnosis is no longer confidential. This means that your mental health diagnosis will remain in your chart and may negatively impact your ability to obtain insurance in the future. In addition, each insurance company has their own guidelines surrouding what they will reimburse, such as only paying for certain diagnoses, or only paying for a certain type of treatment intervention.
What Theoretical Orientations Do You Use?
Dr. McFarland is trained in a variety of different theoretical orientations and treatment models. She will work with you to find one that best fits your needs. Some of the models she uses includes internal family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), gestalt, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), existential, emotion focused therapy, emotional freedom technique, appetite awareness training (AAT), internal family systems (IFS) and solution focused. Most of the times several of these models are used during the course of therapy to help acquire new skills and process difficult memories.