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자주 묻는 질문

치료란 무엇입니까?

Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.Whether in individual, group, or family therapy, your relationship with your therapist is a confidential one and focuses not only on the content of what you talk about, but also the process. The therapeutic process--how you share your feelings and experiences--is considered to be just as important as the specific issues or concerns you share in therapy.

치료와 라이프 코칭의 차이점은 무엇입니까?

The major difference between therapy and life coaching is the focus of the work: therapy focuses on mental health and emotional healing, while life coaching focuses on setting and achieving goals. Life coaches identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. Therapists analyze their client's past as a tool for understanding present behaviors. In other words, therapists focus on “why” certain behavioral patterns occur, and coaches work on “how” to work toward a goal.

난 미친게 아닌데 왜 치료가 필요해?

Asking for help is not crazy and it is okay to need help. Life is a rollercoaster, sometimes fun, sometimes very scary. Some days we are able to handle what's around us, other days not so much. Clients come to us so we can help them organize and make sense of everything going on. Don't want to burden your family and friends? Come see us instead, we are here to listen. We are not taught how to cope in a healthy way with stress/depression/anxiety/etc, deal with trauma, or communication effectively in schools or maybe even at home. We become the teachers to help you live your best life despite what life throws at you.

각 세션의 비용은 얼마입니까? 
얼마나 자주 와야 하나요?

Check out each clinicians page to see their exact fee. Fees start at $100 and increases depending on the clinician and service. Frequency is determined by you and your clinician based on goals and current symptoms. Typically most clients attend therapy bi weekly although others need weekly as well as clients coming monthly just for check ins. Most individual sessions are 50 minutes long while other services may last a little longer.

첫 번째 세션을 위해 준비해야 할 것이 있습니까?

Prior to the first session, your clinician will provide you with consent forms as well as questionnaires to gather more information about your needs and background. Please have those sign 24 hours before your appointment so your clinician can review. Your first session is an initial evaluation where the clinician will ask a range of questions similar to what was in the questionnaire to understand deeper your thoughts, feelings, goals, etc. So maybe a little preparation for questions will be needed. We are glad that you have chosen us to be your clinician so all we expect is for you to show up and let us be a listening ear for you.

수수료가 비싼데 왜 사무실에서 보험을 들지 않습니까?

Please visit out Fees and Insurance page for more details. Essentially, our clinicians want to provide our clients with the best experience and service possible. Although using insurance may be cheaper, there are many restrictions on both client and clinician side which hinder our ability to be fully present with the clients.

우리가 잘 맞는지 어떻게 알 수 있습니까?

Before making an appointment, clinicians are more than happy to set up a free consultation to answer any immediate questions you have about therapy and about ourselves to make sure that we are able to provide you the clinical skills you need to reach your therapeutic goal. To really know if we are a good fit, it is best to have the initial session to have a face to face conversation. It may be a good fit if you are able to easily open up and feel like you are comfortable with the conversation. Some clients have tested our clinicians before by speaking about all their struggles and feelings to see their clinician's reaction. Others will give feedback so that the clinician can pivot if need be.

"결과"를 얼마나 빨리 볼 수 있습니까?

This depends on a lot of varying factors such as what your goals are, time to feel comfortable with your clinician, trauma, how ready you are to make changes even outside of the therapy room, your environmental stressors, how often you come, etc. A majority of clients can see changes 6 months to 1 year into therapy though. Some clients need therapy for years. It is safe to say, therapy is not a quick 3-5 sessions type of service. It is also not one size fits all so it takes time to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. If there is an immediate need to reduce symptoms due to distress, medication may be recommended in conjuction to therapy.

치료는 기밀입니까?

Therapy is under the umbrella of the medical professional so all sessions are covered under HIPAA, where client/therapy information is privileged information. No information is disclosed unless there is written consent provided by the client. Minors are given the same privilege as well and ask that parents respect the therapy relationship. The only exceptions are: Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

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