What makes Prosperity Counseling Services unique?
The Prosperity Counseling team philosophy is founded on creating therapeutic relationships that allow each individual to thrive by focusing on performing the deeper work that can lead them to their healthiest life. We aren’t interested in just helping our clients learn to “cope”. Why stop there? We aim to help our clients heal and become their most authentic and healthy selves.
We are non-traditional therapists that strive to offer our clients empirically based humanistic interventions. While each therapist has their own areas of specialization, each therapist at Prosperity is uniquely gifted and approaches therapy through a developmental, attachment and humanistic lens.
You can expect your Prosperity therapist to be authentic, yet supportive and professional, but alive and human. We are experienced in a variety of treatment modalities and excited to partner with you through every challenging situation, whenever you need us.
Do you accept insurance?
Prosperity Counseling Services is a self-pay practice and payment is required at the time of scheduled visits. Self-pay options allow us to tailor therapy treatments to your individualized needs, without the constraints of managed healthcare systems. For example, many insurance carriers mandate a diagnosis be given before beginning therapy or as promptly as your very first visit. This hasty diagnosis can often stick with you and pose stigmatizing. Self-pay care promotes best practice standards and the option to avoid insurance demands.
While we do not accept insurance coverage for payment, we can provide you with a receipt at your request. Receipts can be used to complete the paperwork to seek personal reimbursement by your insurance company(ies) or other third-party payer(s). Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Common questions about the Prosperity Counseling process:
How do I know which therapist will be a good fit for me?
Just like you, all therapists have unique personalities and skills. Finding the right fit is important, so here are some tips for finding a good match:
- Review each therapist’s bio.
- Investigate specific specializations. For example, some therapists may specialize in working with individuals who deal with substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, or self-harm. Some therapists work with particular age groups and populations.
- Investigate for additional skills, such as therapists that offer EMDR or neurofeedback.
- Investigate theoretical approaches, such as CBT, DBT, narrative, play therapy, etc. While all our therapists cater theoretical approaches to meet your needs, it is important to review their theoretical background.
- Depending on a therapist’s experience, session fees vary. If you are on a tight budget, we have options for you.
- Other things to consider during your first session: Does your therapist make you feel safe and understood? Does your therapist create an environment for healing? Does your therapist challenge you in healthy ways? Does your therapist accept your feedback?
Still not sure? We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you connect with a therapist.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. Your therapist will help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Friends and family members can often bring bias and hidden agendas into your conversations. A mental health professional has the training and experience to listen deeply and help you approach your situation in a way that best suits you. They teach you new skills that offer you different perspectives and listen without judgement or expectations.
Your private conversations with your therapist are confidential, so you won’t have to worry about others knowing your business.
Lastly, if you have been confiding in a friend or family member and your challenge provokes a great deal of negative emotion, there is a risk that once you are feeling better you may avoid that person as they are a reminder of the difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective. However, used alone, it cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths so you can accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, each session is uniquely tailored for each individual’s specific needs. Most of the time, you just need to show up! Your therapist might give you homework or special activities or exercises to do in between your sessions. Our therapist will make sure you are included and part of treatment planning every part of the way, so you know what to expect.
How long will counseling it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to answer in a general questions page. Everyone’s circumstances and goals are different, therefore their time in counseling can depend on their level of commitment, their rate of personal development, and many other factors.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. Motivation and desire to change are key in getting the most out of your journey in therapy.