Research has revealed that the type or modality of therapy is less important to a successful therapeutic outcome than the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Thus, to have a good result, it is critical that you find someone whose approach you feel comfortable with and whom you feel understands you. A good “match” between a therapist and client is essential. You should feel a sense of safety and acceptance with your therapist along with a confidence that they can help you.
Therapy does involve a significant financial investment. Therapy is a specialized treatment process that facilitates insight, personal and relational healing, and behavioral change that in most cases cannot be gained without professional intervention.
Therapists have years of graduate training and professional experience. This training and expertise takes a great deal of time and financial investment to acquire. In most professions (including therapy), the more specialized and experienced the practitioner, the more they charge for their time.
We do not work directly with managed care companies for several reasons. First, insurance companies put profound restrictions on the number of sessions they will cover and how much they will reimburse. Many will only “authorize” a few sessions at a time. This type of practice is disruptive to continuity in therapy. Secondly, insurance companies often require reports and treatment plans from therapists on their panels. Confidential and personal information processed by insurance companies is stored in a database and can jeopardize client confidentiality.