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MARRIAGE, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AND FAMILY COUNSELING by Dr Susan Carlin PhD

MARRIAGE, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AND FAMILY COUNSELING

Sessions include a collaboration between therapist and clients to identify and interpret strengths and weaknesses of the relationship, personal backgrounds as individuals and as a couple and how it interacts and impacts the relationship. Explore new and better ways of communication.

Issues may include:

Anger & resentment
Jealousy
Verbal & physical abuse
Blended Family & extended family conflicts
Trust
Intimacy
Midlife crises
Infidelity
Child rearing
Co-dependency
Monetary issues
Sex & Sexuality
Health & wellness

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Collaboration between therapist and client to examine and understand thoughts, feelings and actions, as well as interpersonal relationships and how they impact one’s life. The goal is to develop deep self awareness, insight, improved communication and coping skills to achieve a more balanced and enriched life. Some of the issues:

Unresolved childhood difficulties
Anger & Resentment
Anxiety
Depression
Loneliness
Procrastination
Perfectionism
Phobias
Relationship issues
Self-esteem
Separation and divorce
Personal growth issues
Child rearing
Grief
Aging
Health & wellness

HOW TO USE OUT OF NETWORK INSURANCE

To help with the cost of therapy you may want to know your benefits before beginning therapy. This will help you determine how much of the cost you will incur yourself. Ask your insurance company the following questions:

  • Do you have mental health benefits (sometimes also called “behavioral health” benefits)?
  • How much is your deductible (the amount of money you have to pay before your insurance company will start to reimburse you for out network providers? Have you already paid any of this deductible?
  • Do you need any kind of special referral (i.e., from a primary care doctor or your University Counseling Center) before you can be reimbursed?
  • How much of each therapy session will your insurance provider reimburse (this is typically a percentage)?
  • Are there any limitations to services (i.e., only a certain amount of money allowed for mental health reimbursements, a limited number of sessions, reimbursement only for certain types of diagnoses, etc.)?