Psychotherapy

 

People seem to cling to the very behavior that incapacitates them and makes them suffer. And people do things that do not seem to make sense.  Behavioral, emotional, and/or psychological symptoms reflect our efforts to manage events in our lives. 

Psychotherapy techniques can include mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, role playing, self-exploration and reflection, exploring family of origin issues and family messages that inform self-image and behavior in adulthood, identifying self-defeating coping strategies and defense mechanisms, reality therapy, the process of goal setting, support/encouragement, and bibliotherapy (use of books, handouts, etc. for educational and healing purposes.

 

We work with kids, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our approach is client centered, which involves focusing on the needs and involvement of each individual in order to facilitate learning, change, and growth. We also use a systemic perspective to evaluate the role of the individual in their various systems (family, workplace, relationships, etc.) and the effects of those systems on the individual.

 

We work with:

 

• Relationship issues

• Children 8-9 years of age and older (play therapy) younger children need access     to a play therapy room for therapy to be most beneficial

• Loss and grief

• Depression and anxiety

• Emotional well-being

• Stress and anger management

 Couples counseling

• Life and personal adjustment

• Self-examination and personal growth

• Behavioral disorders of kids and adolescents

• Individuals, Couples, & Families

 

What color is a chameleon on a mirror?

 

The process of therapy is a mirroring process between the therapist and the individual(s). It results in continued reflection and change. Individuals must find their own unique ways to express their pain, difficulty, or “stuckness”, and to work through their dis-empowerment or disillusionment.  The process is unique for each and every individual, couple, or family.  

 

Cost:  

 

Cindi's fee is $120 per clinical “hour” (55 minutes) to $300 per 60 minute hour for  services associated with attorney/court requests/requirements. I can base the frequency of appointments on your needs and financial concerns, However I recommend weekly appointments for at least the first 6-10 sessions in order to build the foundation for a therapeutic relationship.

Jessica offers variable reduced fee options for those without insurance benefits or for those who choose not to use insurance benefits.

Intake Documents:  

I will send you required intake documents at the time we agree to schedule an appointment. You will be asked to complete and return them prior to the first scheduled appointment. 

Cindi is an ANTHEM/ BCBS provider for their HMO/PPO/POS, State Health Benefit plans, and Federal Employee Plans. She is also a provider for most Aetna and CIgna plans. She is an EAP (employee assistance plan) provider for Carebridge, Anthem/BCBS, Aetna & CIgna plans. 

I no longer provide billing services for AETNA and CIGNA plans.  You will receive the contracted rate for both, but you must pay at the time of service and submit your own claim to your insurance plan.  Contact your plan member services to find out how they want you to do this. I will provide a detailed receipt with all insurance required information necessary for reimbursement consideration.

 

Out-of-network benefits - your health plan may provide some reimbursement to you for use of providers outside of their approved network. Contact your health plan directly for information regarding this. If they do, I will provide detailed receipt to you that you may submit to them. In these cases, you will be responsible for the full fee at the time of service.

If you are unable to afford my fee, discuss this with me in advance of your first appointment. or contact Jessica Douglas who offers reduced fee services for those without insurance coverage.

 

Recommended resources

 

Recommended readings

Psychcentral (mental health conditions index) 

Sidran institute (info & resources for traumatic stress)

Kids Health.org  (for parents and kids re: physical and mental health issues)

Understood.org (a thorough site for assistance re: ADHD, learning disorders, 504 plans and IEPs)