Frequently Asked Questions

In what ways in psychotherapy typically found to be helpful?  In research, psychotherapy has been proven to be as effective as medication in helping to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. And some research has shown that, in many cases, a combination of psychotropic medications and psychotherapy provides the best result by giving immediate relief and also providing coping skills for future application of similar or other symptoms.  Psychotherapy also been shown to be useful in assisting persons to; increase psychological insight and awareness, learn to resolve both internal and interpersonal conflicts, learn to communicate more effectively, pursue personal growth, reduce, relieve or manage symptoms of emotional distress, rebuild their lives in the aftermath of trauma and abuse or develop more social, relational or occupational functioning.

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Why should I seek counseling/therapy and how can it help me on my journey?  There are numerous reasons people seek the support of psychotherapy, for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, or fears of expressing themselves authentically or trusting others. Some wish to manage difficulties in creating, nurturing and maintaining stable connections or bonds with others. Some seek the assistance of psychotherapy to understand conflicts with family members, partners, friends or other persons with who they are close to. Some people want to understand how early childhood experiences have affected them or impacted their lives.

Sometimes a long-lasting and ambiguous sense of feeling lost, confused and detached from others may facilitate the decision to seek psychotherapy. And at other times a life changing experience, such as new relationships, marriage, becoming a parent, divorce/separation or other milestone.

Most people share a desire to make sense of the world and their journey and for a more satisfying experience of their lives. If you find yourself interested in developing new ways of responding to circumstances that have been routinely problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy or to experience more joy and contentment in your life, psychotherapy could be a great guide on this route.

Do you provide tele-therapy? 

Video tele-counseling or “telehealth” is an option for some established clients. This option is up to provider discretion. It is largely dependent on diagnosis, type of symptoms, severity of symptoms and treatment modality. It is not appropriate for all clients. If you are interested in tele-therapy sessions please inquire with
your counseling/mental health provider during or after your face to face “new client consultation”
session. Teletherapy can only be offered to residents of Colorado at this time.

What if I am taking medication or feel I need or want medication in addition to psychotherapy?
For some individuals with severe, persistent or ongoing chronic symptoms medication is often helpful and even needed. We support all clients’ decision to obtain treatments they feel will support their overall wellbeing and health. As integrated providers we have experience in and focus on assisting clients to obtain and maintain whole body care. We offer to collaborate with other providers and be part of your care team to work towards the overall goal; your best healthy self. We provide referrals as needed if you are interested in exploring medication options or if you wish to consider other methods of symptom management, such as the use of alternative remedies available through non-allopathic sources, such as homeopathy, we may also provide other type of referrals as needed.

What is the best way to get the most out of therapy?  The simplest answer: be willing to walk your path. Your counseling/mental health provider cannot carry you, cart you or walk it for you as much as we wish we could. Your commitment and participation is crucial to your success. To gain the most, attend your sessions regularly and actively apply what you learn daily in your life, not only in your sessions. Avoid coming to sessions under the influence of drugs or alcohol and if you are struggling with substance use, communicate this with your provider.

How much does therapy cost?  The average rate for a 50-60 minute individual session in the Denver metro area ranges from $120 to $160. Our rates are $90. See Services for more information on other session rates.

How long is a typical therapy session and how often will I meet with my therapist?  Most sessions are weekly and 50 minutes in length, however your counseling/mental health provider may suggest meeting longer or more frequently depending on your needs and goals. Sessions with couples and/or larger family configurations are often scheduled for 75 to 90 minutes. Please discuss your session frequency and length during your first session. 

How long can I expect to be in therapy?  The length of therapy is determined by many factors for example, how frequently and consistently you attend sessions, your level of motivation for change, your goals and the type of concerns you are addressing in therapy or the type of journey you are on. In general, recent situational stresses or issues can be addressed in fewer sessions than situations involving trauma or abuse or other longer persistent issues. Of course, therapy is a collaborative process, and we encourage you to share your preferences with your provider. Even longer-term goals can be pursued in a series of smaller journeys if you prefer. 

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Still unsure? If you have questions or concerns prior to scheduling a consultation appointment, please feel free to
schedule a free phone consultation, email Info@AlongYourJourney.com or call (720) 443-0406 
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Mailing Address: P.O Box 1132 Fort Morgan, CO 80701

© 2019 Along Your Journey | All Rights Reserved

Frequently Asked Questions

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In what ways in psychotherapy typically found to be helpful?  In research, psychotherapy has been proven to be as effective as medication in helping to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. And some research has shown that, in many cases, a combination of psychotropic medications and psychotherapy provides the best result by giving immediate relief and also providing coping skills for future application of similar or other symptoms.  Psychotherapy also been shown to be useful in assisting persons to; increase psychological insight and awareness, learn to resolve both internal and interpersonal conflicts, learn to communicate more effectively, pursue personal growth, reduce, relieve or manage symptoms of emotional distress, rebuild their lives in the aftermath of trauma and abuse or develop more social, relational or occupational functioning.

Why should I seek counseling/therapy and how can it help me on my journey?  There are numerous reasons people seek the support of psychotherapy, for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, or fears of expressing themselves authentically or trusting others. Some wish to manage difficulties in creating, nurturing and maintaining stable connections or bonds with others. Some seek the assistance of psychotherapy to understand conflicts with family members, partners, friends or other persons with who they are close to. Some people want to understand how early childhood experiences have affected them or impacted their lives.

Sometimes a long-lasting and ambiguous sense of feeling lost, confused and detached from others may facilitate the decision to seek psychotherapy. And at other times a life changing experience, such as new relationships, marriage, becoming a parent, divorce/separation or other milestone.

Most people share a desire to make sense of the world and their journey and for a more satisfying experience of their lives. If you find yourself interested in developing new ways of responding to circumstances that have been routinely problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy or to experience more joy and contentment in your life, psychotherapy could be a great guide on this route.

Do you provide tele-therapy? 

Video tele-counseling or “telehealth” is an option for some established clients. This option is up to provider discretion. It is largely dependent on diagnosis, type of symptoms, severity of symptoms and treatment modality. It is not appropriate for all clients. If you are interested in tele-therapy sessions please inquire with
your counseling/mental health provider during or after your face to face “new client consultation”
session. Teletherapy can only be offered to residents of Colorado at this time.

What if I am taking medication or feel I need or want medication in addition to psychotherapy?
For some individuals with severe, persistent or ongoing chronic symptoms medication is often helpful and even needed. We support all clients’ decision to obtain treatments they feel will support their overall wellbeing and health. As integrated providers we have experience in and focus on assisting clients to obtain and maintain whole body care. We offer to collaborate with other providers and be part of your care team to work towards the overall goal; your best healthy self. We provide referrals as needed if you are interested in exploring medication options or if you wish to consider other methods of symptom management, such as the use of alternative remedies available through non-allopathic sources, such as homeopathy, we may also provide other type of referrals as needed.

What is the best way to get the most out of therapy?  The simplest answer: be willing to walk your path. Your counseling/mental health provider cannot carry you, cart you or walk it for you as much as we wish we could. Your commitment and participation is crucial to your success. To gain the most, attend your sessions regularly and actively apply what you learn daily in your life, not only in your sessions. Avoid coming to sessions under the influence of drugs or alcohol and if you are struggling with substance use, communicate this with your provider.

How long is a typical therapy session and how often will I meet with my therapist?  Most sessions are weekly and 50 minutes in length, however your counseling/mental health provider may suggest meeting longer or more frequently depending on your needs and goals. Sessions with couples and/or larger family configurations are often scheduled for 75 to 90 minutes. Please discuss your session frequency and length during your first session. 

How long can I expect to be in therapy?  The length of therapy is determined by many factors for example, how frequently and consistently you attend sessions, your level of motivation for change, your goals and the type of concerns you are addressing in therapy or the type of journey you are on. In general, recent situational stresses or issues can be addressed in fewer sessions than situations involving trauma or abuse or other longer persistent issues. Of course, therapy is a collaborative process, and we encourage you to share your preferences with your provider. Even longer-term goals can be pursued in a series of smaller journeys if you prefer. 

Ready?

Still unsure? If you have questions or concerns prior to scheduling a consultation appointment,
please feel free to schedule a free phone consultation, email Info@AlongYourJourney.com or call (720) 443-0406 
Chanijohn-01 (1)

Along Your Journey

Mailing Address: P.O Box 1132 Fort Morgan, CO 80701

© 2019 Along Your Journey | All Rights Reserved