Questions About Therapy

Sometimes people are hesitant to sign up for therapy because they don’t know what to expect or if counseling will address their concerns. Whether you suffer from anxiety or depression, or are looking to achieve a greater personal growth, a mental health professional can help support you.

Below are some of the most common questions about therapy individuals ask before getting started.

Many of Us Wonder...

Should I go to therapy?

It’s a question many people ask themselves at some point in their lives. It’s an important question too, because it shows that you are reflecting on your life and wondering if there is room for improvement. Regardless if you’re looking for emotional support, coping strategies for your stress, or someone to talk to about your relationship struggles, therapy can help you. What great qualities to have: the insight to know when something feels off balance and the courage to think about facing these concerns. We think you are off to a great start.

What if I don’t have the financial resources to afford therapy?

We don’t want this to be the reason that you don’t get the help that you deserve. Contact us directly and we will be happy to chat with you about your options.

What about the stigma of attending therapy? Won’t people think something is wrong with me?

Sadly, there is a stigma associated with receiving mental health support. It’s a very unfair stigma, as mental health concerns are no more in someone’s control than any other medical condition. We live in a world that still has some evolving to do. The good news is that there many people who advocate for mental health treatment! Also, you get to decide who you share your business with, and there is no pressure to disclose to anyone that you are getting mental health support. Your therapist will also go over with you the HIPPA laws in place to protect you and your confidentiality during sessions.

How will I know which license my therapist should have?

All of our professionals are qualified to provide therapy to you. There are differences in types of schooling and years of masters/doctoral degrees, but many people find that the therapist’s area of specialization is more important the specific license that the professional holds. We will match you with a professional that aligns well with your preferences.

What are some of the common licenses and what do they stand for?

Phd/Psyd - Psychologists who have a doctoral degree. LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (A common misunderstanding is that a MFT only provides marriage and family counseling. MFTs are able to provide counseling at the individual or couple level and are able to treat many concerns outside of marriage). LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

What does it mean when a therapist offers a sliding scale fee?

Some therapists offer a sliding-scale fee structure, which is a variable rate based on a person's ability to pay for treatment. This fee is determined based on the patient's income level and means.

Advekit’s feelings on the matter…

You are not alone.

We all could use support and guidance at some point in our lives. The challenge is overcoming the fear of asking for help and taking steps toward a happier and healthier lifestyle.

You are courageous.

Seeking mental health support and asking for help are some of the most courageous decisions one can make. We admire your proactivity in wanting to be the best version of yourself.

We’re here to help.

Our goal is to provide you with vetted professionals who align with your needs. If you have feedback for us or would like to share your experience using Advekit, please do not hesitate to reach out. We’re here for you!

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