What is therapy?
It is a way of addressing mental health and behavioral problems. During psychotherapy, you will learn to identify your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. You will regain control of your life and develop your own healthy coping skills. What you gain through psychotherapy is yours to keep, which is why psychotherapy usually has long lasting results.
What are symptoms?
Symptoms are an outgrowth of defensive mechanisms. Defenses protect us from unpleasant experiences from the outside and inner worlds. When these defenses fail, we tend to increase our efforts until it becomes so distressing that you start looking for help.
Will you blame my parents?
At times I might ask about your parents or about your past. I am not trying to cast blame; just trying to understand and help you understand how you got to this point. By gaining understanding, you’ll free yourself from unhealthy behaviors, and increase self-confidence.
What if I am not feeling well?
While most sessions will help you feel sound, some sessions might leave you feeling erratic and fraught. You might want to quit. Try to hold on. You came into therapy looking for change. Feeling erratic and fraught are signs of a resistance to change. It means therapy is working. Please, always let me know when you are not feeling well.
Will you tell me what to do?
You’ve probably been given advice so many times that you can’t sort out whom to listen to. Know that psychotherapy is not advice. I am here only to help you become aware of what’s happening to you, overcome emotional pain and find the self-confidence to create your own path through life.
How long does it take?
This varies with the problem and the patient. Most people see symptom relief within 8 or 15 sessions.
Will I need medication?
Medication is not a substitute for psychotherapy. Most studies show that long lasting results are achieved through psychotherapy; and only in some cases medication is required. Pills usually quiet the emotional turmoil, and keep some symptoms in line. Know that symptoms may arise when medication is interrupted. Let me know if you ever feel in need of medication. I can always make an appropriate referral.
Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality between a client and psychotherapist, but there are some limits:
-When there is suspicion of child abuse, abuse of an elder or abuse of handicap person of any age. Such abuse may be emotional, physical, financial, sexual or even by neglect.
-When the patient threatens to hurt her/himself or to hurt others.
-When a judge requests information with a subpoena. Subpoenas are a court-ordered command for the production of documents, or a request to appear in court or other legal proceeding and they need to be taken seriously.
Therapist wish to assist toward the wellbeing of others. This means that when someone is at risk of life, therapists are mandated to report the risk and take all appropriate actions. In all cases the therapist will make every effort to work with the patient to ensure their safety and the safety of others. However, if an individual does not cooperate, then additional procedures may need to be taken.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, Roth Clinic works in network with some insurances such as United Health, TriCare, MHN among others. Please, make sure to ask.
How does insurance work?
Each coverage is different. Therefore, one of the first things you might want to do is call your insurance and ask about your coverage, your deductible and co-pay, as well as whether you are eligible for Employee Assisted Program. Get an authorization code and bring all the information to your first appointment.
Do you accept third party payers?
Yes. A monthly receipt for payment and appointment dates can be forwarded to the third party payer at request
Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
Through EAP program employers pay for some or all the cost involved. If you have a small business and you would like to coordinate an EAP program for your staff, please contact Roth Clinic and we will be happy to set it up for you.