Counseling is a process in which a person, couple, or family are able to share life struggles, develop goals for creating change, and receive professional perspective and insight in order to live a happier and more satisfying life.
- what types of problems do you help with?
Problems that can addressed in therapy include relationship distress, sexual intimacy issues, trauma, mood disorders, parenting, and teen issues. See the home page for additional areas of focus or Meet our Therapists for each therapists area of focus.
- who do you see for counseling?
Individuals, couples, and families can be seen for counseling services. Relational issues are encouraged to be addressed with other family members or partners present in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the therapy.
- Is what I share in counseling kept private?
What you share in your therapy sessions is confidential, which means that the information stays between you and your therapist. The only exceptions to confidentiality, in which your information is mandated by law to be reported, are 1) in cases of child, elder, and disabled person abuse or neglect; 2) if you are at risk of seriously harming yourself or someone else; or 3) if your therapist is subpoenaed to testify in court. Outside of these three exceptions, you must release in writing any information that you would like to be disclosed to someone outside of the relationship between yourself and your therapist.
- how much does counseling cost?
Call for a free phone consultation. Couple, Family or individual sessions cost only $85. Pre-marital Counseling has an additional one time fee of $35 covering the cost of the Prepare-Enrich assessment (optional tool/fee for marital and co-parenting counseling). We accept cash payments and all major cards, including Health Savings and Flex Spending accounts, verify with your card company for modality of therapy covered. Please call for additional questions.
- how long does counseling last?
The counseling process can vary in length depending on your needs. Counseling sessions typically last 50 to 60 minutes, although can be longer or shorter as needed. You and your therapist can discuss length of time needed for therapy in more detail during your initial session and throughout therapy.
- how often do we meet for my counseling appointments?
Appointments can range from as much as three times a week to once every few months depending on your personal need for therapeutic support. Your therapist will make recommendations about what may be most appropriate to ensure that your needs are met.
- what if I don't find counseling helpful?
Talk to your therapist if you are not feeling that your counseling is making a difference. There are many factors that can be addressed if you are feeling stuck. You have the right to end therapy at any time, and your therapist will be happy to give you a referral as needed.
- Where is your office located?
515 N. Ridge Road, Suite 103 Wichita, KS 67212 (Use north door after 5pm)
- DO you TAke HEalth insurance?
Currently we are not accepting any health insurance panels. If your insurance accepts out-of-network mental health therapy services a "superbill" can be provided at your request; it does not guarantee insurance company reimbursement. Session fees will be due in full at the time of the appointment and you are solely responsible for requesting reimbursement from your insurance company. We accept Health Savings and Flex Spending accounts, verify with your card company for modality of therapy covered.
- WHat is the prepare-enrich assessment? (pre-marital, co-parenting, marital)
Prepare/Enrich is a research based assessment that provides insights to your relationship. There are 4 assessment versions for pre-marital/standard version, check-up/marital enrichment, parenting, and pre-adoption/pre-foster care. P/E has over 30 customizable categories to match your individual circumstances such as religious preference, previous marriage, expecting a child and etc. P/E covers various areas within the relationship including communication, conflict resolution, finances, spiritual beliefs, personality, family of origin, and relationship dynamics. As part of the assessment each of you will get to answer a set of questions separately and a comprehensive result will be provided to your therapist. The additional one time $35 fee covers the actual cost of the assessment. Find out more directly on the website: www.prepare-enrich.com