Montgomery Counseling Group
The amount you pay out of your pocket varies based on what your medical insurance will pay if use insurance or what your income is if you are going to pay personally. An advantage of using your insurance may be a lower cost out of your pocket but you also may face limitations in confidentiality, access to the therapist of your choice, limitations on the number of sessions, and the necessity of a mental health diagnosis to qualify for care. At MCG, we also offer a sliding scale based on your income if you chose to pay out of pocket. Please contact us to explore your options.
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 our work together, We will help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing. Mental health therapy is helpful for anyone. It doesn’t matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in.
The difference is between someone who can do something and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, mental health therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approaches to your specific needs.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. Mental health counseling is a collaborative process. You only get what you give.