Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that we have not answered, please call to speak to one of our Client Care Specialists at 856.208.6443.

Who goes to therapy?

Anyone who is interested in working through an issue: individual women and men, partners of all sexual and gender orientations, children and whole families.

Who do you work with?

We work with individuals and partners of all genders and sexual orientations, including those who practice alternative lifestyles, over the age of 21. We specialize in supporting adults to have fulfilling relationships and healthy, pleasurable sex lives.

What issues do you work with?

We work with a full range of issues. Please click on the following link to read detailed information on common issues addressed. If we did not list your issue, please call 856.208.6443 to inquire within.

Does therapy work?

Therapy works when you choose to fully invest yourself in the process. Therapy creates the space to help you hold yourself accountable for the change you wish to see in your life. With consistency, commitment and support, you can identify your problems and how to move through them to reach your desired goals.

How long will therapy take?

We’ve created therapy packages and programs to help you clearly know how much time you are investing.

Our packages give you the option to work in 4 or 8 session increments. While there is always the option of renewing, you may also find that you’ve reached your goals by the last session in your package. On average, clients achieve their goals between 10 and 20 sessions.

Our accelerated relationship programs have a definitive end point at 6 months. Clients express relief to us when they know exactly how long they are signing up for. Knowing it ends in 6 months also motivates them to make the most of that time to receive maximum benefit!

Do couples split up after therapy?

Therapy is not a guaranteed cure for what ails your relationship. We have supported many couples successfully but not all couple’s relationships stay in tact with therapy. Experience has taught us that often this occurs when one partner “goes through the motions” of coming into therapy with their partner but no longer loves their partner or wants to make the relationship work.

What type of therapy do you use?

We draw from an eclectic range of therapeutic models, all of which aim to strengthen your relationship with yourself, with your partner/family and with your larger community. We hold my own therapeutic relationship with you in the highest regard and use this as a tool for healing. Therapy models range from traditional talk therapy to experiential models such as Gestalt therapy. To learn more about how we work, read our biography.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a specialized area of psychotherapy that often falls within the context of intimacy and relationships. We partner with you individually or coupled to address issues of sex, sexuality, intimacy and relationships. We utilize evidence-based research including a present-centered intersystems approach, along with the pleasure-oriented model, to help you understand how you relate to yourself sexually as well as identify barriers to a healthy sex life. You will receive education as well as specific hands on exercises and homework to help address sexual needs. We also draw from various relationship models, such as Imago, Gottman and Gestalt therapy to help you heal relationship wounds and increase intimacy. As with all of our therapeutic relationships, We maintain a non-judgmental and confidential environment that allows for full exploration of sexual concerns. Sex therapy does not include any nudity or sexual behavior, ever.

How do I choose a therapist?

Any therapist that you work with should be licensed or certified through the state. If you are interested in a particular therapist, meet with them to see how you feel with them. Do they seem easy to talk to? Does your therapist help you to feel safe and comfortable? These are important qualities to look for in your therapist.

Do you accept insurance?

We are an out of network providers. This means that, whether you choose one of our packages or programs, your insurance may cover a portion of the therapy cost if you have out of network benefits. You will pay the full cost upfront and receive receipts to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If your insurance covers this service, they will send you a reimbursement check directly. We find that clients often receive 50-80% back from their insurance companies after meeting their deductible.

What should I ask my insurance company?

Three simple questions:
· Do I have out of network benefits for behavioral health?
· Do I have to meet a deductible before getting reimbursed?
· What is the percentage of reimbursement that I will receive for individual or family therapy?

Why do you not accept insurance?

Insurance companies often limit what therapist you can see, how long you can see them for and the reasons that you can see them. We also have clients who would prefer to keep their information completely confidential and not submit diagnostic codes to insurance companies. If we contracted with insurance companies, we would be bound by their rules and required to submit documentation. We want you to be able to make your own mental health choices. If you choose to see us, we want you to be able to decide when you want to see us and for how long. Our out of network status puts you in the driver’s seat, not your insurance company.

Does health insurance cover marriage/couples counseling?

Health insurance does not cover marriage/couples counseling, however, many times, one or both partners may have a diagnosis that insurance would cover. We can determine this after your initial appointment when we conduct a full assessment.

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