Counseling looks different for everyone. Whether you’re seeking mental health therapy, couples counseling, or addiction recovery, no two appointments will look quite the same. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What would counseling look like for me?” or “Is therapy even right for me?”, we hope to answer your questions!
“Is counseling right for me?”
Let’s start at square one. Many people wonder if therapy is right for them. Often, we associate counseling with serious psychological problems. While therapy can absolutely benefit those who have endured intense trauma or are experiencing tremendous mental health challenges, counseling can benefit everyone.
Counseling offers a fresh and unbiased perspective and allows you to learn more about yourself and how your brain works. At the very least, a therapist acts as a listening ear that works completely on your time. By learning and unpacking how past experiences have shaped your mind and implementing coping mechanisms when challenges are presented, counseling can lead you to a more fulfilled life.
“What kind of counseling do I need?”
Depending on what help you’re looking for, The Transition House offers a variety of different counseling options. This list includes but is not limited to:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Therapy for depression and anxiety
- Alcohol and substance abuse therapy
- Couples counseling
- Family counseling
- Grief counseling
- Counseling for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anger management
- Counseling for children and adolescents
- Group therapy
Counseling looks different for everyone. Your appointment will be curated by your counselor based on your needs and situation. Remember, seeking help is not a weakness. We are happy to be there for you every step of the way on your journey to mental wellness.
“How much does therapy cost?”
According to a study done at Bradley University in 2014, 43.6 million American adults aged 18 or older experienced mental health challenges. However, only 6.7 million sought after and received treatment. Why is this?
While there is a stigma associated with mental health, there is also a stigma associated with the affordability of mental health treatment. Many people don’t know there are several payment options available to those seeking to receive mental health counseling.
Luckily, most health insurance plans cover a good portion of your counseling session. The Transition House accepts all major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Once you find a therapist that works best for you, don’t be afraid to ask them any questions you may have about payment. Oftentimes, the total amount is similar to what you would pay for your average primary care visit.
If you prefer not to or don’t have insurance, most counselors are willing to work with you to find a co-pay that fits your budget and needs. Overall, we want you to get the help you need to be the best version of yourself. If money is an issue or your insurance is not listed on our website, please feel free to give us a call.
“Where can I find the right counselor for me?”
Finding the right counselor for you can seem overwhelming. While it’s important to do your research beforehand, there are tons of great resources available and counselors ready to help you start your journey to bettering your mental health.
When looking for a counselor, focus on your reasoning for seeking help in the first place. Pay close attention to what they specialize in and the treatment methods they use to see what sounds like a good match for your specific needs.
Consider your counselor’s proximity and availability. If you work a nine-to-five, you probably won’t want a counselor located on the other side of town who works similar hours. If scheduling is an issue for you, consider telehealth options and get therapy on your time from anywhere in the world.
Aside from experience, it’s also essential to list what qualities are important to you in your counselor. Schedule phone calls with a few and get to know them before you commit. While you are free to change your mind at any point, you will get the most out of your counseling experience by taking the initiative beforehand to develop a successful relationship with your therapist.
Counseling can benefit everyone! Are you interested in scheduling your first counseling appointment? Click here to get started and see what counseling can look like for you!
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