What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?Whereas a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the administration of medication aimed to relieve the symptoms of mental and/or emotional disturbances, a psychologist is a doctor who specializes in administering diagnostic evaluations and providing some form of psychotherapy (“talk therapy”).
How do I schedule an appointment?You can call (786) 546-5695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can my therapy be covered by insurance?Yes, you can use your out of network coverage with your insurance to pay for your therapy. If you do, your insurer can reimburse you for therapy. The amount depends on the coverage you have. Please note that most insurances require you to have a diagnosis to receive reimbursement, and they do document this history.
What can I expect in a therapy session?Therapy sessions last 50 minutes. (If needed, longer sessions are scheduled ahead of time.) In the session, we review what has happened since the last session, and we continue work related to the reason for seeking services. My approach is very active and supportive. I hope to help you build many tools to cope, learn and, if appropriate, avoid similar issues in the future. If the opportunity lends itself, I do like to give some homework in attempt to apply what we have worked on within the session.
What hours are you available?My work hours are flexible, with early morning (7am) and later appointments (8pm), all depending on the day. My office hours are Monday to Friday.
Is my therapy session confidential?Therapy is confidential. It is so confidential that if I were to see you in public, I would not acknowledge you or greet you unless you greet me first. Confidentiality is limited in certain situations involving danger to self or others, or a history of abuse of a minor, the elderly or the disabled. Some other extreme rules do apply to limit confidentiality, and such limits to confidentiality will be discussed in the first meeting.
Do you offer therapy outside of your office?Most patients prefer therapy sessions in my office. In the event that travel to the office is difficult, I may be able to conduct therapy in your place of residence or work (additional fees apply). We may also have phone or Skype sessions when appropriate. If you are interested in this type of session, please ask me.
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