Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect the first time we meet?
During the first session, any questions or concerns you might have will be answered. This session is a "getting to know you" session where the therapist will be asking key questions that can help her help you. For example, two questions that can be expected are: 1) What brings you here? and 2) What do you hope to accomplish from therapy?
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a healing relationship, where a client has an opportunity to work through problems in their lives with the assistance of a professional therapist. In therapy, you will be able to understand the root issues behind the problems you are experiencing and will explore different approaches to resolving those difficulties. Understanding the root causes of your struggles and taking proactive steps towards resolution of past and current issues, will allow you to move forward in your life and live the life you want and deserve, essentially, a freer life. (For more information on Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, ("EMDR") please visit the Resources page.
What are your policies on Confidentiality?
Confidentiality is a must! We abide by all HIPPA regulations; information exchanged between us is confidential with the following exceptions:
1) As a mandated reporter, we am required to report any suspicion of abuse or neglect of a minor child, dependent adult or elder.
2) We are required by law to report any serious threat of bodily harm made by a client towards another individual.
3) As a therapist, we work with you to maintain your safety; however, if you are unable or unwilling to cooperate we may take necessary steps to assist you in maintaining your safety.
Consents to release and obtain information are required to be signed by a client (or client's legal guardian or representative) prior to any information being shared in any way (verbally, written and electronically.) You have the right to refuse to sign releases and/or to revoke releases at any time by written request.
What insurances do you accept?
Session fee ranges per session and this payment is expected to be paid at the beginning of each session. Cash, credit card, and check are accepted as payment. Live Free Therapy is also an out of network provider and can offer a sliding fee scale. In addition, insurances from Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Husky (Husky A, B, C and D), United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna and Connecticare are accepted. Please note, not all of our therapists accept each insurance so be sure to clarify when you make an appointment. We will also help you with this and answer any questions you may have as insurance plans can be confusing.
Why should I choose Live Free Therapy?
All of the therapists at Live Free Therapy are concerned about you, as a person, and what you want to achieve in life. With over fifteen years of professional experience and empathetic personalities, we can help you to faciliate a freer life.