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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Psychotherapy?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Psychotherapy is defined as talk therapy. It is a term used for a variety of treatment techniques developed to help an individual identify and change their distressing emotions, thoughts and behavior.

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How long is each session?

The average therapy session lasts for forty-five minutes. We also do provide 30 minute and/or 60+ minute sessions with adjusted rates.

Therapy is often the most effective when sessions are weekly as this allows consistency and dedication to your personal investment in yourself. However, we understand that weekly sessions are not always possible for individuals for various reasons (not enough time, not in the budget, etc) and am able to accommodate bi-weekly appointments on a case-by-case basis.

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Can you tell me more about the costs involved?

Absolutely! You can view our rates page which is dedicated to this.

https://www.therapywithlillyana.com/rates

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How long will I be in therapy for?

The length of time an individual spends in therapy varies from person to person. Some clients feel relief after a couple of sessions, while others may remain in therapy for a year or more. Engaging in therapy is not necessarily a lifelong commitment. Ultimately, therapy ends when you feel ready.

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Is there anything I have to do prior to my intake?

Before our first appointment can be confirmed you will be required to fill out initial paperwork online. This allows us to begin our work together when we have our first session rather than being tied up with completing paperwork!

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What is your cancellation policy?

The appointment time that we set is designated for only you. We keep a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that if you do not let us know you won’t be at your session at least 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the cost of your session.

Out of respect for clients that may be scheduled for a session after yours, if you arrive late we can still have our session but it will be shortened and still end on time. Since that time slot is reserved for you, we do reserve the right to charge a full session's fee for shortened sessions due to late arrivals.

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What is confidentiality?

Confidentiality allows you to share your thoughts, feelings, and everything in between in a safe space where private information stays between you and your therapist. There are only three exceptions (that all therapists are required to follow from our code of ethics) to confidentiality: if there is immediate threat of harm to self or other(s), suspicion on child or elder abuse, and in the case of a court subpoena

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How do I choose the right therapist?

The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is a key factor in effectiveness. Choosing a therapist is a personal decision, and the best way to find the right fit is by scheduling a session. Trust your gut instincts during and after your session. You can ask yourself questions such as: Do I feel like they "get" me? Do I feel comfortable with this person? Do I feel like I can begin to open up in this space?

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I'm interested in learning more about equine assisted therapy

Research has found that animal assisted interventions have been helpful in reducing mood symptoms, increasing self-esteem, developing self-awareness, mindfulness, and boundaries. We will process your thoughts and feelings while working on self-regulation skill building with the support of one of our horses. Horses are highly empathic animals and can help clients to foster a secure attachment while resolving emotional pains from the past. I offer time-limited equine-assisted therapy during Spring and Fall seasons (weather-permitting). Initial intake is required prior to equine assisted sessions. Inquire further.