Psychotherapy & Counseling

Psychotherapy and counseling are sometimes called “talk therapy”. While many people know someone who is taking medication for anxiety, depression, ADHD, or a host of other concerns, few people talk about what therapy is really like. Many people have misconceptions about counseling such as: (use bullets?) “you have to be crazy to go,” “my problems aren’t big enough to go to therapy,” “therapists tell you how to live your life,”. In fact, therapy can be many different things but these misconceptions are far from true. Therapy is a process of self-exploration, helping you in coming to a new understanding of yourself and often leads to changes in your life. A therapist cannot make you think/act/feel differently. That is up to you.

Therapy is a collaborative process. Your counselor will not know about your concerns unless you tell him or her. Your therapist is there to help you along your path; you are the one who is responsible for making changes in your life. The great thing is that therapeutic work is tremendously beneficial for many individuals. At times, psychotherapy does bring forth uncomfortable issues, concerns, and feelings. However, it’s likely that since you’re reading this, you are probably experiencing some type of pain, suffering, or dissatisfaction in your life. You have already tried everything you know how to do: talking to a trusted person, taking medication, ignoring the problem, and laying in your bed late at night thinking about it. Therapy might help you to look at the concern in a different light, from a different prospective and possibly create needed changes in your life.

* The terms “psychotherapy” and “counseling” are often used interchangeably.

Who comes to psychotherapy/counseling?
Therapy can be beneficial for many types of people with many types of problems. As you might see from reading the member’s staff pages, we work with all sorts of people. We have some therapists at the CIC who work a great deal with children, others who work with individual adults, and others who work with couples. We also run groups from time to time. The kind of people who come to therapy are from all walks of life: some who don’t make a lot of money and some who are managing well financially but struggling in other areas of their lives.

Some of the most common reasons people seek therapy include:

How do I know if it will be helpful for me?

Therapy is beneficial to many people. However, one of the most important aspects of counseling is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. It would be difficult to see someone every week if you didn’t like him or her! Just as is the case with other relationships, it is important that you and your therapist are a “good fit.” What does this mean? Well, therapists are people too and as you probably already know, we all connect with some people better than others. This is why some therapists can meet with you briefly to learn about how he/she works and most importantly how you fit! Contact any one of the therapists to learn more.

Does my insurance cover psychotherapy/assessments?

Many insurance companies cover some type of psychotherapy. The therapists at the Center for Integrative Care accept most insurance and some accept Medicare and Medicaid. Contact your insurance carrier to learn what your benefits are. Private pay and sliding scale may also be offered.

Psychological Assessments

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Individuals often have many areas of their lives that they want to address. At times, you, your therapist, or a school want to learn more about your personality and how it affects your life. Psychological assessments are ways that you can go about learning these types of issues. Parental competency, parenting plan, and chemical ependency evaluations are also available.


Medicaid and most insurance accepted

Private payment and sliding scales available