Questions & Answers
Find answers to commonly asked questions and links to valuable resources
Is therapy right for me?
Initiating therapy is a personal decision. While there are a variety of reasons why a person chooses to engage in therapy, the underlying dynamics typically involve some distress or discomfort in one’s functioning or ability to cope with life circumstances. An initial consultation offers the opportunity to determine whether therapy at Salus is an appropriate option at this time.
What does a “typical” therapy session consist of?
Generally, sessions last 50 minutes and occur on a weekly basis. During a session we will talk about what is most important to you. Your therapist will work with the material you bring forth as the most important and relevant at the time of session, as it relates to your identified treatment goals.
What can I expect from therapy?
While it may not always be the most comfortable process, our work together will focus on identifying and proactively changing ineffective patterns of thought, behavior, and relationship. Many people find that therapy can be a deeply personal and rewarding experience. Often times the result of therapy ultimately involves personal growth and positive change.
Is therapy confidential?
Generally speaking, there is a legal mandate for your psychologist to keep therapeutic communication confidential. There are a few exceptions to this requirement which your therapist will review with you at the beginning of your treatment.
Do you accept insurance?
Although we are not members of any health insurance panels, many health insurance providers offer reimbursement for selecting an “Out-of-Network” provider. We are able to furnish an invoice for services that includes the diagnostic and procedural code information necessary to apply for reimbursement.
Do you charge for an initial consultation?
No. A brief initial consultation is offered at no charge to determine suitability for treatment.
When is payment due?
Payment arrangements are typically made at time of initial consultation. Thereafter, payment is due at the beginning of every session.
Do you offer sliding scale?
Sliding scale fees may be available in certain situations.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and Paypal.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 24-hour cancellation policy is applicable to scheduled sessions.
We understand that you may have questions that are not answered here. Do not worry. We are here to help and we encourage you to contact us.