Sessions typically last 50 minutes, but may be shorter or longer depending upon treatment approach.
I tried therapy before and it didn't work, why should I try it again?
Sometimes the chemistry between the therapist and client or the therapeutic modality just isn't a good fit. You may need to switch therapists or treatment modalities to achieve success.
Therapy works best when you are open to it and are actually willing to participate in your own healing.
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 abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person
If a client intends to harm himself or herself.
In these cases, the information will be reported to the proper authorities immediately.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist andLicensed Clinical Social Worker?
Basically all of the above practitioners provide mental health counseling and psychotherapy, the differences lie only in the type and length of training and whether they can prescribe medications.
A Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor with a minimum of 8 additional years training. Psychiatry deals with prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness. They are qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems.
Clinical Psychologists have graduate and doctorate degrees with special training in mental health assessment and research in addition to psychotherapy.
Clinical Social Workers have obtained a Master of Social Work degree and are licensed in their practicing state. In addition to psychotherapy services, they have special training linking patients to community and institutional resources such as government agencies. LSCSWs are not able to prescribe medication for treatment.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, payment can be made with VISA, Mastercard, or Discover. Checks and cash are also accepted.
Associates in Psychological & Family Services 833 N. Waco, Suite 200 Wichita, KS 67203 (316) 263-2351 (316) 263 3685 (fax)