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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does therapy cost?

Please call me for more information on session costs, and we can discuss any other questions or concerns you may have. I offer15 minute phone consultations free of charge in order to answer any and all questions you may have about the therapeutic process and my therapeutic approach. Payment is due at the time of our appointment and cash, credit/debit cards, and personal checks are all acceptable forms of payment.

Is there really a difference between going to therapy and opening up to my family and friends?

Yes, absolutely. A mental health professional has the expertise of helping you find ways to understand and navigate whatever you're going through and what you've been through. A therapist can help you learn new skills, gain a fresh perspective, listen to you without judgment, and help you to not be so hard on yourself. Therapy is completely confidential so you won’t have to worry or stress about any one knowing anything you don't want them to know. 

Can medication help me more than therapy?

Taking medication alone can only take you so far in terms of your mental and emotional health. Medication will target and treat the symptoms. It will be our work in therapy that will equip you to explore the root causes, peel back the layers of negative patterns and habits in your life and teach you skills that will help you experience the results and changes you are really looking for. Many clients find the combination of regular therapy and medication to be very effective.

How exactly does therapy work? 

Each person who engages in therapy has different concerns, issues and goals for therapy. I will also collaborate with you to establish your individualized goals, set realistic expectations and figure out which therapeutic approach will meet your specific needs. 

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions and frequency of therapy will depend on the goals you choose to work on in therapy and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place. During your first session we will openly discuss what works for your schedule and set realistic expectations for the length of time you will be in therapy. 

How can I get the most out of therapy?

Your active participation, openness and commitment will be essential components of your therapeutic journey. It’s also the work and change that happens outside of our sessions that will help you see and experience your progress.

How do I get started?

Call today for your free 15 minute consultation call! (954) 391-5305 ext.2 We can further discuss any other questions and concerns you may have. I am thrilled about the possibility of setting up an appointment with you!

Located within the offices of Bayview Therapy

2419 East Commercial Blvd. Suite 203

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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