Individual Therapy

We assist a wide range of clients, including those experiencing:

  • Anxiety

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Behavioral issues, such as school refusal

  • Chronic pain/chronic illness

  • Depression

  • Eating Issues

  • Gender/Sexual Identity Issues

  • Grief

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Mood Issues/Disorders (such as Bipolar Disorder)

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma related symptoms, including those who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Work Stress

What You Can Expect:

  • INITIAL CONTACT: After you request services, we will respond to you via phone or email. If we have availability, we will send you an initial list of questions, such as what you are hoping to work on in therapy. When you are referred to a therapist within the group, this is a great time for you to ask any initial questions you have about the process.

  • PAPERWORK: If you are becoming a client, your therapist will send you intake paperwork before you start your first session. Please review all paperwork carefully and let your therapist know if you have any questions.

  • VIDEO PLATFORM: Your therapist will send you a link so that you can easily access their video platform for sessions. Our clients are consistently reporting that video sessions are either as good or almost as good as in-person sessions.

  • ASSESSMENT: Your first 1-3 sessions with your therapist will be for assessment purposes. If you are using insurance benefits, your insurance company will require that you have an applicable mental health diagnosis in order to use your benefits.

  • GOALS: Your therapist will develop a treatment plan which outlines several of your primary goals in therapy.

  • AT YOUR OWN PACE: Therapy can go at your pace! If there is something you are hesitant to talk about, you can rest assured that any disclosure of personal information can happen on your timeline, if/when the time feels right to you. 

  • TAILORED APPROACH: The therapeutic approach is always individually tailored to each client, allowing the therapist to weave together different therapeutic models to best assist you in your path.

  • DEVELOPING INSIGHT: Your therapist will ask questions to help them get a better understanding of your perspective and life experience. They will use this information to identify patterns, stressors, support systems, and coping strategies. This has the potential to bring great insight into the current emotional state and behavior.

  • HOMEWORK: Your therapist may assign "homework" between sessions so that therapeutic work is not restricted to the therapy hour, allowing greater room for personal growth.

Our Approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Dance/Movement Therapy (scroll down for details)

  • Expressive Arts Therapy (scroll down for details)

  • LifeForce Yoga

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (scroll down for details)

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Therapists that Offer Individual Therapy:

To request a session with any of the above therapists please fill out and submit our contact form.

 

FAQ's:

  • How long are sessions?

    • A standard session is 55 minutes​

  • How often do I go to sessions?

    • Weekly sessions are recommended at the start of treatment, then frequency may decrease over time as progress is made. If you are unable to attend therapy weekly due to financial or logistical reasons, then bi-weekly therapy is possible, however, please do note that this can impact how quickly you make progress on your goals.​

  • Will insurance cover the cost of my sessions?

    • Many insurance plans will pay for part of the session cost after any applicable deductible has been met. To inquire about your benefits, contact member services at your insurance company and ask them "What is my benefit for outpatient mental health in an office, via telehealth?" Give them your therapist's name and ask if your therapist is in-network with your plan.  If your therapist is not in-network, ask them "What are my out of network benefits for outpatient mental health in an office, via telehealth"? This will help you to determine the cost of sessions if you have insurance coverage. Keep in mind, you must have a qualifying mental health diagnosis in order to use your insurance benefits, and insurance companies will deny coverage if you do not have a qualifying diagnosis. If an insurance company denies coverage, the session cost becomes your responsibility.

  • How much will sessions cost if my insurance plan does not pay for them?

    • $150/55 minute session​

  • Should I go to individual therapy or couples therapy if I am experiencing relationship issues?

    • Individual therapy is appropriate if you are experiencing domestic violence, do not want to continue in your relationship, your partner has a significant substance use issue, if you want to individually explore your relationship issues, your partner is not willing to attend therapy, or you are questioning if you'd like to continue in your relationship. Couples therapy is appropriate if both partners are committed to change and personal growth, even if to a mild degree, and both are receptive to engaging in ongoing couples therapy.​ If you are questioning which service is right for you, it is often helpful to start with individual therapy and your therapist can help to assess if couples therapy is indicated.

  • What ages do you work with?

    • We work with clients of all ages​

  • Are you LGBTQ friendly?

    • Yes​! We are proud to create a safe space for all clients who work with us. Furthermore, we understand how prejudices can have a profound impact on one's life and impact mental health, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and xenophobia. We are allies to POC and the LGBTQ+ community. 

More Information About Our Approaches:

Dance & Movement Therapy

 

What is dance/movement therapy?

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.

As Dance/Movement Therapists we are aware that dance and/or movement of the body in therapy can be intimidating and vulnerable. With this in mind, we encourage clients to verbalize their comfort level with movement and we strive to meet the clients where they are at in their movement process, even if that means a lack of movement. As DMT's we are also trained in other areas of Expressive Arts Therapy such as visual art, music, drama, bibliotherapy, and play therapy. If one of these other modalities of Expressive Arts Therapy would be more comfortable to you in your process we are more than happy to utilize them within our practice.

 

Click below for "An Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy", 

published by The American Dance Therapy Association

Dance/movement therapy is:

  -    Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship.       

  -    Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment.  Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.

  -     Practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, daycare centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs, and in private practice.

  -     Effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical, and psychological impairments.

  -     Used with people of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds in individual,

        couples, family, and group therapy formats.

American Dance Therapy Association  https://adta.org/faqs/ ADTA © 2016 

Substance Use Treatment 

We provide evidence-based substance use treatment using dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing,  seeking safety curriculum, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. We provide addiction treatment for people struggling with substance use, including those who have just completed detox or residential treatment and who are looking for ongoing support in an outpatient setting. Substance use disorder can be difficult to navigate on your own and having the support to assist you through your recovery process could be helpful in maintaining your sobriety. We will also help connect you to local resources in the community to help build your recovery community. The opposite of addiction is connection and that’s the approach we use at Mindful Balance Therapy Center. 

 

For more information:

https://www.samhsa.gov

Expressive Arts Therapy

At Mindful Balance Therapy Center we have therapists who offer expressive arts therapeutic interventions for people wanting mental health treatment and who are looking for a creative way to explore their feelings, thoughts, and emotions.  

 

What is expressive arts therapy?

According to the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies, “ Creative Arts Therapists are human service professionals who use distinct arts-based methods and creative processes for the purpose of ameliorating disability and illness and optimizing health and wellness. Treatment outcomes include, for example, improving communication and expression, and increasing physical, emotional, cognitive and/or social functioning". 

 

For more information:

https://www.nccata.org

 
 
 
 
 

Offering Individual, Couples and Family Therapy  

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Mindful Balance Therapy Center PLLC

(603) 903-1414