FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can therapy help me?


Several benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.

Many people find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and point you in the direction of a solution.

The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

Benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence




Do I need therapy?


Everyone goes through challenging situations in life. While you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, seeking support when you need it is vital.

In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand; that is something to be admired. Take responsibility, accept where you are in life and make a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools needed to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns and overcome challenges you face.




What can I expect sessions to be like?


Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:

  • Compassion, respect and understanding
  • Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
  • Real strategies for enacting positive change
  • Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance




How long will I need to keep coming back to therapy?


Each client needs to be considered individually, you can rest assured that we do not believe in keeping anyone in therapy longer than they need to be there.




Is therapy confidential?


In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child, dependent adult, or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.




How much should I expect to pay?


We charge on a sliding scale to ensure our clients recieve the therapy they need, however, our prices are typically:

  • Individual Session: $140 for 1 Hour
  • Individual Session (Intern): $85 for 1 Hour
  • Couple/Family Session: $160 for 1 1⁄2 Hours
  • Couple/Family Session (Intern): $100 for 1 1⁄2 Hours
  • Group Session: $90




Do you accept my insurance?


Check with your insurance carrier to determine if you have mental health coverage. Ask following questions:

  • 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?
While we do not accept insurance we will provide you with a detailed statement in order for you to file for reimbursement with your insurance carrier.




Is therapy right for me?


Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal growth and exploration.

Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges; such as dealing with long-standing psychological issues, anxiety, depression, unexpected changes in one's life, divorce, work transition, grief, stress management, body-image issues and general life transitions.

To find out if therapy is right for you, call our office today!





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Serenity Wellness and Counseling Center

17774 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Ste 400,

Cypress, TX 77429

Phone:  (281) 205-7997

              (281) 939- 5553

contact@serenitycounselingcypress.com

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 7 am – 8 pm

Saturday - By Appointment 

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