Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if it's time to bring my child or teen to see a therapist?
Every child experiences up and downs as they face new situations, more academic and social demands, changes in the family structure and search for their own personal identity. Just as adults do, children respond differently to changes that life brings their way.
Sometimes these changes in mood and behavior come and go, but other times children and teens may experience disruption in their daily functioning. This is when it is a good idea for children and teens to meet with a therapist – when the behavior can be worked with and positive changes can be made.
Psychotherapy provides children a safe space to process the necessary emotions so that they can move forward and live happy, productive lives – and so they can enjoy being a kid again.
What is my first step if I think therapy might be beneficial for my child?
How often will we meet and how long will it take for my child or teen to feel better?
How does it work? What does my child have to do in sessions?
Because each child or teen has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to the individual’s specific needs.
How often will we meet and how long for it to start working?
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Does it mean I'm weak/broken if I go to therapy?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In fact, about 42% of all Americans have seen a therapist at some point in their lives. In our work together, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
I want to get the most out of my therapy. What can I do to help?
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. For all other insurances, we are out of network, but we can provide a detailed “superbill” for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. You can also make a payment online by visiting our payment portal. Payment is due before or at the beginning of each session.