Frequently Asked Questions
Before starting, people typically have some questions about how to start, and what kind of commitments they're making. We have some answers to frequently asked questions to help you feel more settled about starting this process.
How do I know if therapy will be helpful for me?
Most people gain valuable things from therapy. We all have difficult things we deal with and therapy can help change your relationship with even your most difficult challenges.
What will happen in my first therapy session?
First and foremost, you will get to know your therapist and they will get to know you. You will be asked to share about what you are hoping to get out of therapy. You can give as much or as little detail about your problem and story as you feel comfortable. If you therapist asks you something you don't want to answer, it is okay to tell them that. Over the first few sessions, you will collaborate with your therapist to set some goals for therapy and some plans for how to reach those goals.
How long does therapy last?
Most therapy sessions are 40-55 minutes, 2-8 times per month. Some people come to therapy for a very brief time, other people come to therapy for months or even years. The length of therapy is dependent on what your preferences and goals are. Your therapist will work with you to establish a therapy plan and approximate length of time to work on that plan.
What do I do if I am not satisfied with my experience?
It can be challenging to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. As therapists, we appreciate feedback from you about how we are doing. Of course, giving that feedback can be a challenge. If you find you are not satisfied with your experience we encourage you to talk with us about it or to find a therapist who feels like a better match for you.
How much does therapy cost?
We are in network with most major insurance companies in Minnesota. This means that the cost of your therapy sessions is set by your insurance company. The cost is also impacted by your deductible and out of pocket spending for the year. The best way to know for certain what therapy will cost is to check with your insurance company directly. If your deductible is not met, the rate will likely be somewhere between $90 and $130 per session. If your deductible is met, co-pays range from $20-$45 per session.
What is the difference between an independently licensed therapist and a clinical trainee?
All therapists go through a period where they work as a clinical trainee. This training begins in graduate school and continues post-graduation until the therapist reaches the required number of practice and supervision hours to apply for independent licensure. An independently licensed therapist has completed all their supervised practice requirements and passed exams determined by their licensing board that give them license to practice without any supervision. At AMAR Wellness, we have both independently licensed therapists and clinical trainees. Our independently licensed therapists provide supervision to our clinical trainees.
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