Parent-Child Therapy FAQ

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Find Answers for Parent-Child Therapy FAQ

What is Parent-Child therapy?

Parent-Child therapy is an opportunity to improve your relationship with your child. Together, we can work on improving communication, working through a difficult or traumatic event, or establishing an effective household routine.

Many parents and kids benefit from this type of therapy because it helps to address and work through unspoken resentments, feelings, or behaviors. Read on for more parent-child therapy FAQ!

How long is the parent-child therapy appointment?

Each parent-child therapy session lasts 45 minutes.

How long does parent-child therapy take to work? And how long does it last?

While every parent and child’s relationship challenge is unique, I believe that therapy should not be a crutch for you or your child, and that therapy should not drag on forever. Research tells us that clients usually see progress on their therapy goals after about 4-6 sessions and that the average therapy case takes about 16 sessions.

How do I set up my first parent-child therapy session?

Before scheduling your first session, let’s first make sure we’re a good fit for each other.

Research shows that the quality of the client-therapist relationship has a lot to do with how effective therapy is for the client.

As such, I like to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation first. It’s super easy to set up this phone consultation:

  • Click on the green button below that says “Schedule an Appointment”
  • Then, simply click on the option “Initial Phone Consultation – No Charge”
  • Finally, select a day and time that works for you.

It’s that easy to start your or your child’s journey of healing!

Is this therapy just for me and one child?

Yes. This therapy format is just between you and one child. There are times I work with the just the child individually or with the whole family. This therapy format is beneficial if you have soemthing specific you would like to improve reagrding the realtionship between you and one of your children.

Is everything my child and I say in therapy confidential? Can anyone find out about it?

Pretty much everything you and your child talk about in therapy is private and confidential.

However, by law I MUST report any instances of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse that is discussed in therapy.

I explain this in way more detail during our first session.

Do we have to come every week for therapy to work?

No. I understand that families are busy and that school, extra-curricular activities, and family functions are part of the healing process. As such, I am flexible with how frequently we see each other. This means that I usually see clients weekly or bi-weekly.

Do you do couple's therapy? I think my bad relationship with my spouse might be what is affecting my kids.

No. My training is with kid and parents. I think there are some really great couple’s therapist out there, and I can give you a referral if needed.

How much do you charge? Do you take my insurance?

I charge $150 per session.

I am in-network with several insurance companies, and can provide a “Superbill” for insurance companies where I am out-of-network (and you can possibly be reimbursed).

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