FAQs

What is counseling/therapy?
The terms ‘counseling’ and ‘therapy’ can be used interchangeably. You will work collaboratively  with a trained professional who will support you in resolving personal conflicts and emotional difficulties. There are numerous therapy modalities but all offer support as you make the changes you wish to see in your life.

How do I know if I should see a counselor/therapist?
If you are not content with your current life and have been unable to make lasting changes that you desire, then therapy might be a good option. If you are hesitant, start with the free 15 minutes phone consultation, 608-628-7147. Your initial appointment can be used to explore whether therapy is a good fit for you. During your first visit, your therapist will work with you and make recommendations based on your concerns and goals.

What should I look for in a counselor/therapist?

“Fit” is one of the most important factors in choosing a counselor.  Speaking with the counselor before the first session will help determine whether we can successfully work toward your goals. Call today for your free 15 minutes phone consultation, 608-628-7147.

How long are sessions?
A typical session is between 45 to 50 minutes. Longer sessions are provided as needed depending onr your goals.

Is it confidential?
Yes. We follow HIPAA guidelines as well as professional counselor ethical guidelines.  These guidelines impose some limitations to your rights to confidentiality. The following is a list of situations when you may lose your right to confidentiality:

  • Any maltreatment of minors or vulnerable adults (including physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect).
  • Any serious harm you intend to inflict on yourself or another.
  • Any information that is ordered or directed by Court Order to conform to state or federal law, rules or regulations.

Minors also have a limited right to privacy. Parents may have access to your records. However, if your therapist believes sharing this information will be harmful to you, confidentiality will be maintained to the limits of the law.

Group Therapy: The right to confidentiality is addressed in the group setting; however, Authenticity Counseling and group therapists are not responsible for any breaches of confidentiality by group members.

How often do I need to see a counselor?

Depending on your budget and need, many clients show success with weekly or bi-monthly sessions.

How long will I need to be in therapy for?
Just as each client is unique, so is their time in therapy. Depending on your needs and goals, you might be able complete therapy in just a few sessions while others require ongoing therapy. During our first session, I will help you exploring what therapy will look like for you.

What populations do you work with?

Adults, teens, children and their parents

 

What issues do you work with?

Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, school difficulties, parenting concerns, and life transitions

 

How much does counseling cost?

Initial Session: $165 for 90 minutes

Regular Session: $130 for 50 minutes

Wrap-Around Care: weekly session w/child, monthly parent groups, weekly e-mail check-ins with parents, and unlimited texting support for teens (flat monthly rate applies)

 

No you take insurance?

Cash, check or credit card payments are due at the beginning of each session. I am an out-of-network provider which means that you can check with your insurance company about out-of-network benefits. I will provide you with something called a 'superbill' which you would then submit to your insurance for partial reimbursement (depending on plan) or for flexplan/medical savings account disperment.

 

How do I get started?
Call or e-mail to schedule your free 15 minutes phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, 608-628-7147 or tricia@authenticitycounseling.com. I am excited to hear from you!

 

 

Contact Us Today!

Authenticity Counseling
6409 Odana Rd.
Madison, WI 53719


Phone: 608-628-7147

E-mail: tricia@authenticitycounseling.com

 

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