At Behavioral Healthy Services of Atlanta, we’re here to help answer your questions about therapy. If the answer to your question isn’t below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do I Need Therapy?
Many people think of therapy as a way to cure an illness similar to going to the doctor when they’re sick. But, therapy helps with illness and wellness. You don’t have to experience a traumatic event to seek therapy. Therapy is for anyone who’s looking to improve their wellbeing.
Though there are times when you will deal with a difficult situation and a professional will help you through the stress and pain of the problem. So, you can seek therapy for a specific issue or you can use it to work towards improved wellness.
How Can Therapy Help Me?
In therapy, you are given the tools and resources you need to get through the stressful situations that life throws your way. I can help you find ways to cope with depression and self-esteem issues. We can find strategies to improve the way you relate to your spouse or child. I can walk you through how to thrive in your career by overcoming fear. Your therapy is about identifying areas where you struggle and working to identify a solution.
What is Therapy Like?
During your therapy session, we will discuss issues surrounding the problem you are dealing with. You will be able to talk through the situation and your feelings about it. As your therapist, I will work with you to resolve the problem in order to assist you in finding a level of peace for your life.
To start the session, I may ask questions like:
- What’s has brought you into counseling?
- What’s would you like to accomplish while in therapy?
- How are your current issues affecting your daily life?
I want you to feel comfortable enough to answer my questions openly and honestly. I am here to listen to you without judgment or criticism. What we discuss during your session will stay between us.
After each of our sessions, I will give you homework to help you work toward your goal. In our next session, we will discuss how the assignment went and if you had any struggles.
What Type of Therapy Do You Offer?
Each therapist uses different techniques to help you address your problems. When I’m working with children, I primarily use a behaviorist theory. For teenagers and adults, I primarily use a combination of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and humanistic therapy. I’ve included more information about each technique below.
Behaviorist Therapy will help you change any self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors into more positive actions. We learn how to behave from our environment, but we can make changes so that our behavior is healthy and positive.
Behaviorist Therapy is effective in addressing problematic behaviors of individuals and can be utilized to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful for someone who wants to change their inaccurate/negative thoughts about a difficult situation. You will learn ways to change your thoughts so you’re able to react to the situation in a more positive way.
CBT is effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, and low self esteem.
Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) allows you, as the client, to take the lead in the conversation. During the session, I will listen and offer support and compassion. PCT encourages self-discovery and can be combined with other types of therapy.
PCT is effective in treating grief, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Humanistic Therapy takes into account that you are a unique individual. With this technique, we will focus on your current feelings and explore your positive traits. When you view yourself in a positive way, it improves your ability to address and solve problems.
Humanistic Therapy is effective in treating depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and low self-esteem.
Do You Take Insurance?
Behavioral Health Services of Atlanta currently accepts Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and CareSource Insurance.
Contact your insurance company to see if they provide mental health coverage. During your conversation, ask them the following questions about your coverage:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?