Frequently Asked Questions
How much does counseling cost?
Our fees range from $100 – $150 per session. We are an insurance friendly practice and will use your insurance when possible. Your co-payment is driven by your insurance plan and is due at the end of each session.
How long is each session?
Sessions are approximately 45 – 60 minutes in length.
I don’t have mental illness, could I still benefit from counseling?
Yes! Whole Health assumes you are the expert in your own life. We work to navigate goals and issues that you would like to address. While we are trained to work with mental illness, we are also adept at helping people work through solutions for life transitions, relationship enhancement, career enhancement, and more.
What do you do in a typical counseling session?
In your first session, your therapist is focused on creating a safe environment for you. There is time to discuss the reason you made an appointment, discuss frequency of visits, learn more about your life, and generally get to know one another. Subsequent sessions are spent working on the goals you and your therapist establish for your time together.
How many sessions will I need?
The length of treatment will depend on your goals. Some people are able to find resolution in 3-6 sessions while others engage in a longer process. Once people begin therapy they often find regular supportive sessions helpful in keeping them on track in their lives.
Will other people know I’m coming to therapy?
Your sessions are confidential. Our offices are located within a comfortable building with many different professions. We deeply understand the desire for privacy during this process and we work diligently to ensure those needs are met.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy helps people express thoughts and feelings that they cannot put into words. It is just what it sounds like- art combined with therapy. Art media and the creative process are woven into the session and then reflected upon with a trained art therapist.
Who can benefit from art therapy?
Anyone can benefit from art therapy. It is commonly used with people who are dealing with the effects of trauma, illness, or other challenges, as well as people who are seeking personal insight and growth.
“But I’m not artistic or creative!”
Art therapy is different from what we typically think of when someone mentions “art.” It is not a place to judge or critique, but rather a space for self-exploration. It is most often focused on the process and the meaning of the imagery rather than the quality or aesthetics of the resulting artwork.
What kind of art do you use in art therapy?
It depends on what the goals of the project are as well as the therapeutic benefits of certain materials. Sessions could potentially include a wide variety of art materials and processes, including but not limited to drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, found object sculptures, and mask making.
Who keeps the artwork?
Your artwork belongs to you. Some people choose to keep their artwork, while others may choose to leave it in the care of the art therapist. The code of ethics followed by art therapists specifies that an art therapist must safeguard a client’s artwork the same way he/she would protect any other protected health information.
Will the art therapist “interpret” my artwork?
Art therapists do not interpret your art. It is focused on helping you find the personal meaning within your own creative work. You are the expert on your own experience, and the art therapist’s role is to facilitate explorations of your work rather than analyze or interpret it.
What makes Whole Health different from other places?
We are so glad you asked! Whole Health is built on the premise that you already have everything you need inside of you. From that starting line we engage with your strengths and work on goals you define. Our offices are comfortable and feel like you are in someone's living room. Our desire is for you to be completely comfortable while you are with us.