The truth is, we all have questions.  If you are seeking therapy at this time, it’s likely you have more questions than answers.  In fact, you may not even know what questions to ask.  I’m here to help.   Below are some of the common questions people consider when exploring counseling.

1. What is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist?

-Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of  individual, marriage, couples, and family systems. MFT is a Masters Level clinical designation.

2. What is the difference between therapy and coaching? Which one should I choose?

– Therapy are some key differences that it’s important to take into account when deciding between therapy and coaching.  This article may help you determine which option works best for you.  You can also take a look at our coaching options by clicking here.

3. Will sessions be confidential?

– What is discussed in counseling and coaching session is held in the strictest confidence.  I am bound by ethical standards outlined for Marriage and Family Therapists through the AAMFT, but there are limits to confidentiality for therapy clients.  For more detailed information about confidentiality, please see my  Informed Consent policy.

4.  Do you take my insurance?

– I do not accept direct payment from insurers.  I provide clients with an electronic invoice.   Learn more about the cost of therapy here,

5. What can I expect during my first session? 

– You will be asked to provide some initial information to help me evaluate if our center is your best treatment option.  This information is provided through our secure client portal when scheduling your appointment. You may then be scheduled for an initial session which provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist,  provide some background about yourself and share the reasons you are seeking counseling.

All appointments must be made online using our  online appointment system.

I have found that therapy works best in  a collaborative relationship with you, in which we decide together what kind of treatment will be a fit for you and your unique personality. It’s important to note that I am not the right fit for everyone – and that’s okay!  My goal is to provide the best possible care and service.  I would be happy to refer you to other clinicians or agencies who could be a better fit for you if we do not offer the services you require.  If you decide to work with me, I will not waste your time.

At the end of that first session, if we agree that it is in your best interest to move forward, we will decide on a mutually-agreeable time slot for your therapy sessions (typically, the client and therapist will meet once a week, and each session will last approximately 45 minutes). At your second appointment, you will begin working with your therapist to set goals for your therapy experience and then begin working together toward achieving them.

6. Do you offer weekend/holiday appointments?  

Yes!  Las Vegas is a unique, 24/7/365 kind of city.  I understand that for people living here, the typical Monday – Friday business week may not allow enough flexibility to participate in therapy.  Appointments are available Monday to Saturday to accommodate differing schedules and to ensure that we can meet your therapy needs.  We are closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day as well as  following Friday and Saturday

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

7.  How can I schedule an appointment?

–    Appointment scheduling is available online 24 hours a day online.  I  am generally in session for most of the day and am unavailable by phone to answer questions or troubleshoot scheduling issues. If you are having trouble using the online portal, please send me an email at couragetoblossomcounseling@gmail.com.  Please note that email/phone calls/text messages are not a considered a secure form of communication.  Information exchanged through email, by text or by phone is  intentionally kept brief to ensure your confidentiality.

8.  What other policies and procedures should I be aware of? 

For all therapy clients, it’s important to understand confidentiality and Informed Consent.  We also have an extensive social media policy, which can be found here: Courage to Blossom Social Media Policy .  We  will discuss these policies in our first session.

Still looking for answers?  Contact me and I will be happy to answer any additional questions!

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