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Sound Mind Body Healing Institute

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Frequently Asked Questions


What type of therapy do you use?

I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques predominately.


What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviors and helps them change the way they feel by modifying those thoughts and responses to everyday situations. CBT is generally short-term therapy, focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or negative thought patterns that influence their behavior.CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, with thousands of research studies demonstrating its effectiveness for such problems as:
  • Anxiety (Including Social Phobias and Specific Phobias)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Perfectionism
  • Insomnia
  ...and other disorders. Hence, CBT is termed an “evidence-based treatment.”



How do I know if this type of treatment will work for me?

CBT has been shown to be effective treatment for many disorders. One hallmark of CBT is “homework,” which can take many forms but always involves mutually agreed upon assignments for you to do between sessions to practice new skills. Despite CBT’s excellent, research-tested track record, there is, of course, no way to guarantee a particular individual’s response. Treatment outcomes are based on participation and personal involvement in the changing process. You will have to determine in the first few sessions if this treatment type fits your expectations.


How often do I need to come?

The recommended frequency of sessions will vary depending on your condition.  At the start of counseling, you can expect to come at least weekly while we are developing, learning and then practicing cognitive-behavioral strategies.  Once you have implemented the techniques, sessions will take place on a more extended schedule, as you need them. 


How long will the treatment take?

CBT is designed to be short-term counseling—months, not years. The length of treatment will vary depending on the nature of your problem and the time you’re willing to devote to the therapeutic assignments between sessions. Many people notice improvements in as few as six to eight sessions. However, many people average between 10 to 20 sessions.



How long is a session?

Sessions are 45 minutes in length. You may want to change the length of your sessions. For example, I often have clients that find that they need 15-20 minutes to touch base or to have a “Pep” talk, where they are struggling to remind themselves of the tools that they have learned.  Others want a more intense session (60 minutes up to three hours). These alternative options (Concerige or Retreat) can be discussed if you are interested.


Do you accept insurance?
Yes.

For in-Office sessions
, I am paneled with the following insurance: FIRST CHOICE, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, VALUE OPTIONS, AETNA, GEHA, REGENCE, TRICARE, TRIWEST/CHOICE and UNITED HEALTH CARE (UHC).

(If you have insurance other than what is listed, please check with your insurance provider to see if they include out-of-network benefits.)

If you are using insurance to pay for sessions, please verify with your plan that you have coverage and that I am a network provider. It is your responsibility to verify your benefits with your insurance company prior to scheduling an appointment.

If you are using your out-of-network benefits, you are responsible for paying the session amount out of pocket. If you would like to submit a bill to your insurance company to see if they will reimburse you, I will be happy to provide you with an insurance form at the end of each month. It is your responsibility to file your own claims.

Co-Pays are due at the time of each session.

All payments can be made over the phone using credit or debit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express). Credit cards, cash or checks are accepted in the office at the time of your appointment.


Where are you located?

Our office location is:
9951 Mickelberry Rd. NW

Suite 215
Silverdale, WA 98383
(888) 868-6952
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When is online counseling helpful?

Research shows that online counseling can be a good choice for people who:

  • have difficulty getting to a therapist (due to lack of transportation or childcare issues)
  • live in a rural area
  • work long or irregular hours
  • are agoraphobic, have difficulty leaving your house for emotional or physical reasons
  • have anxiety or stress issues and need support to make changes

How do I schedule an appointment?

When you are ready, you can call or e-mail our office and leave a message requesting an appointment. We will return your call within 24 hours.

What if I Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about Online or In-Person counseling, need clarification of my office policies or want to determine if I’m a good fit for you, then email info@accountablefuture.com or call us at 888-868-6952 and leave us a message so that we may get back to you.