Solution-oriented therapy concerns itself with your goals, not mine for you. We will, through a collaborative partnership, focus on your capabilities, the solutions you wish to achieve, and your future more than your past.
That is up up to you. Over the course of my career, I have averaged three-to-four visits per client. That includes the people I have seen only once and those that have met with me as many as a dozen times. You, not I, determine when therapy is over.
I do not accept insurance. I have made this decision for several reasons:
1. The use of insurance adds a third party to the therapy process that could potentially jeopardize your confidentiality. Some of the data required and collected by the insurance company is entered into a centralized database which certainly will include, among other information, your diagnosis.
2. Insurance companies pay for treatment of a diagnosed condition, not for therapy. Insurance forms require a diagnosis, and that diagnosis is psychiatric. I have known clients to be denied life insurance or entry into the armed services because it was discovered that they had sought therapy in the past and therefore carried a psychiatric diagnosis. I am trained in diagnostics and will provide one, assuming you meet the clinical criteria, if you so desire.
3. If you choose to utilize your medical benefits, I am happy to provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.