FAQ Page2018-11-20T12:58:50+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s the difference between Telehealth Sessions (online) and Face-to-Face Sessions?2018-12-21T20:52:01+00:00

Only where it takes place!   Good Telehealth therapy should not feel much different than being in-person with a therapist, except for the fact that you are meeting with her in the comfort of your own home.  Your therapist will help you set up the Telehealth platform so that you feel comfortable navigating it with ease.  It may feel strange at the beginning, just like face-to-face, it takes some time to get comfortable and to build a relationship with your therapist.

Q: How do I know if I need therapy?2018-12-21T20:49:41+00:00

First, try not to think about it as “needing” therapy. A better question is, “How do I know if I can benefit from therapy?” And the answer is that you probably can no matter who you are. There is a myth that you need to be in certain life circumstances to go to therapy.  The truth is, that’s simply not true.  Most people can benefit from therapy, and therapy can be way more helpful than many people realize.

Some examples of reasons to go to therapy:

  • You need a place to practice setting boundaries and being more assertive in your relationships
  • You are feeling burnt out or unhappy at your job and you want to know how to cope
  • You want to talk about something that happened in your past
  • You are feeling more emotional than usual and having a difficult time managing
  • You want to improve your self-awareness and gain insight into why you do and feel the things you do
  • You want to learn relaxation and/or mindfulness exercises
  • You have a goal you want to achieve and need some motivation or accountability
  • You want to create a better work-life balance and build in more self-care
  • Or, you might not know exactly why, but feel like it would help to just talk to someone who will supportively listen
Q: What if I have more questions?2018-10-25T13:27:29+00:00

Call us at (203) 693-4917 or email us at Info@ReviveCenterForWellness.com

Q: What if I am in a crisis or there is an emergency?2018-12-21T20:57:11+00:00

Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.  They will be able to provide you with immediate, 24/7 support.

Connecticut’s Mental Health Emergency and Support number is: 2-1-1

Q: How do I get started?2018-12-21T20:56:31+00:00

Well, you’re basically there by simply visiting our site!  And let us just say, it takes a lot of courage to think about asking for support!  Next, you can call, click, or email us to schedule a FREE consultation.  You will chat with one of our Intake Coordinators, who will gain insight into what you’re looking for and who may be the best fit for you! She may make recommendations and coordinate referrals to a professional that they feel is better suited to support you.

After completing your FREE consultation, you will be connected to your therapist, and receive a Welcome Packet with more detailed information, which will be used during the First Session.

Q: Do you take my insurance?2018-12-21T20:54:14+00:00

Maybe!  We accept most major insurance plans, but there are some exceptions.  During your Initial Consult Call, the Intake Coordinator will talk with you about the process of using insurance, and your insurance plan’s unique benefits.

Q: How much does therapy cost?2018-12-21T20:52:57+00:00

Our team of wellness professionals is diverse in both specialties and experience, resulting in a range of rates.

During your initial Consult Call, the Intake Coordinator will talk with you about cost and payment options.

Q: Can you prescribe me any medication?2018-12-21T20:50:18+00:00

Therapists cannot prescribe medication.  If your therapist believes that you will benefit from medication they will talk with you about this recommendation, and help you get connected to an appropriate provider.

Q: How confidential is therapy? Can anything I say be made public or used against me in the future?2018-10-25T13:18:07+00:00

By law, therapists are required to protect your confidentiality, and a breach of this responsibility can lead to a therapist loosing their license.  The exceptions to this are related to child or elder abuse, a threat to harm another person or if you are in danger of self harm. If you want to use a third party payer to pay for therapy it will be necessary to provide the information required by your insurance company which will likely include a diagnosis.  Your therapist will discuss with you exactly what information will be confidential and when information will need to be shared.

Q: What is the difference between Therapy and Life Coaching?2018-10-25T13:16:54+00:00

Life coaches provide the drive and guidance their clients need to improve their careers, relationships, and lives.  They support their clients through goal setting, accountability, and motivation.

In therapy, the focus is typically on learning about yourself, your mood/feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.  Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, support you through challenging situations and relationships, and help you achieve healthy coping skills.

For more information please visit our Therapy and Life Coaching pages.

Q: How long are the sessions? How frequently do I need to come?2018-12-21T20:49:23+00:00

They are usually 45-50 minutes long.

After your first few appointments, you and your therapist will figure out a scheduling plan that will work for you.  It is really important to know that you are always in the driver’s seat of this entire process.

Q: How do I prepare for my first session?2018-12-21T20:45:03+00:00

You’ll want to get together all the necessary materials, like your insurance information (if applicable) and note any past events that may have an impact on you currently.  It’s also helpful to reflect on your goals and think about your reasons for coming in.  Your goals for therapy can (and probably will) change as time goes on, and they don’t have to be super concrete, either. But it’s a good idea to think about it beforehand. And if you’re not sure, a good therapist will help you figure it out.

The first session — usually called intake — is pretty guided. You can talk about as much or as little during the first session as you’re comfortable with. But either way, you should expect to talk and be asked about your history. Think about things like your family and important relationships, academic and work history, your relationship with drugs and alcohol, and how your current situation developed.  The first session is not a commitment to therapy. Simply put, it is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and about the process.  Come with just the “top line”, and you and the therapist will figure out the rest together as grow your relationship.

Q: How long does therapy last?2018-12-21T20:47:51+00:00

There really is no clear answer – it honestly depends.  While it would be great if your therapist could tell you that it’d take, say, 10 sessions to get the bottom of your current situation, there’s no magic formula you can plug your situation into to find out how many sessions you’ll need. But there are benchmarks you can look out for that it might be time to move on.

If you went into therapy with a clear and specific goal in mind, you ideally end your therapy when you meet your objectives. ( i.e.  You wanted to reduce social anxiety and now you can attend social gatherings without an anxiety spiral.) On the other hand, if you’re in therapy for less concrete reasons — like, to get to know yourself better or to become your best self or to improve your relationships — it’s really going to be about your gut feeling. You can keep going as long as you feel like you’re growing and learning. Which is something you can check in with your therapist about!

How do I know when it is time to see a therapist?2018-10-24T21:15:11+00:00

The fact that you are reading this page means that you probably feel like there are aspects of your life that you could be happier with.  Here are three questions for you to contemplate: Are you able to love and be loved in the ways you desire? Are you able to dream or set goals and pursue your dreams and goals? Do you know your self worth? Most problems that people bring to therapy are related to one or more of these questions. If you reply “no” on any of these questions, you could probably benefit from therapy.

Additionally, here are some other questions that can help you when considering if therapy is right for you: Is there a persistent problem, condition, and way of feeling that has been bothering you for a while? Is there something that you want to change about yourself or your life? Are you tired of having the same conversation about something over and over in your head or with your friends, yet nothing seems to change? Does the issue feel too big to tackle by yourself? Are you tired of feeling the way you have been feeling? Are you finally ready to do something about it? Has that quiet, intuitive little voice inside of you been nudging you to get some outside, professional help with something…. and it keeps nudging in spite of your attempts to ignore it? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions…. it’s time.

Q: Why do I need a therapist? Why can’t I just talk to a friend or a family member?2018-10-24T21:18:38+00:00

A friend or family member is not professionally trained to help you grow, heal and change. It’s likely that your friends and family have been giving you their best advice for some time now, and if it were sufficient, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. But here is why your friend’s advice is different from a therapist. Your friends want to maintain your friendship so they will probably tell you what they want to hear. Also, they will give advice that is based on their life’s experience. A trained therapist is interested in helping you find your own answers by helping you connect with what is true and right for you.

What are the benefits of therapy?2018-10-25T13:00:29+00:00

Therapists are usually assigned within a week of your first conversation with Revive.

What if I am unsure about starting treatment?2018-10-24T21:56:58+00:00

Schedule an appointment to determine if our services would be of help to you. After discussing your questions with a therapist you may then decide whether or not to continue.

Q: How and when do I know if a therapist is a good fit for me?2018-12-21T20:43:00+00:00

A good rule of thumb is to give it more than one session unless you get an actively bad feeling from a therapist and know that it’s not going to work out. The first couple of sessions are really about getting a sense of one another, so it may take more than one to warm up.

Past that, it’s about the vibe. Do you feel heard, understood, and respected? Can you see yourself opening up to them and sharing the deep and difficult things in your life? Is there anything about them that makes you feel like your guard is up when you’re with them?  A good therapist will help you feel heard, validated, and at times, challenged.

If it doesn’t feel like a fit, you can always let us know!  The fit is so important to us, and we want to be sure you are matched with someone you are comfortable with!

Q: What if I do not feel comfortable or do not like the therapist?2018-10-25T12:32:15+00:00

You may request a new therapist. We want to make sure you are comfortable with the therapist.

Still have questions?

Send general inquiries to info@revivecenterforwellness.com

OR

Call (203) 693-4917