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    FAQ's About Relationship & Trauma Therapy throughout Florida, Virginia & South Carolina virtually & in person in Orlando, FL

    Where are you located?

    Our office is in Orlando, in the Dr. Phillips area. We see clients in person in our office and virtually throughout Florida, Virginia and South Carolina.

    What therapy services do you offer?

    We focus on individual therapy, couples counseling and family counseling helping people heal from difficult early life experiences, anxiety, depression, life transitions, challenging relationships, PTSD and trauma. We are well skilled in EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Body Based Interventions.

    Do you work with children and adolescents?

    Yes, we work with children 10 and over, as well as teens

    What can I expect during my first few therapy sessions?

    Your first 1-3 therapy sessions typically involve an initial assessment where you and your therapist discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your goals, and your background. These sessions are an opportunity for you both to get to know each other and to design a plan for therapy that helps you reach your goals. The next few sessions focus on building your tool kit for navigating difficult symptoms, taking a deep dive to get to the root of your challenges that brought you into therapy.

    How long does a therapy session typically last?

    Therapy sessions typically last 50- 60 minutes, although some sessions may be longer depending on the therapist’s recommendations and your goals.

    How often should I attend therapy sessions?

    The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your individual needs and goals. Initially, weekly sessions are common, and we feel meeting weekly helps you reach your goals and sustain meaningful change. Of course, we can discuss a plan that works best for you.

    Do you specialize in treating specific issues or populations?

    Yes, our therapists specialize in treating various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, cultural, racial and religious concerns and more. We understand that we all utilize our brains differently and enjoy working with clients who identify as neurodivergent. We offer therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

    How do I know if therapy is right for me?

    Therapy can be beneficial for anyone experiencing emotional distress, life transitions, relationship challenges, or seeking personal growth. If you’re unsure if therapy is right for you, we offer consultations to discuss your concerns and determine if therapy is something that you could benefit from.

    Is therapy confidential?

    Yes, therapy is confidential. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and all information discussed in therapy is kept strictly confidential, except in cases where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others, or as required by law.

    How do I choose the right therapist for me?

    Choosing the right therapist involves considering factors such as their approach, expertise, personality, and availability. We encourage you to schedule an initial consultation to see if the therapist is a good fit for you.

    Do you offer therapy sessions in-person, online, or both?

    We offer both in-person and online therapy sessions to accommodate your needs and preferences. We can meet in-person in our Orlando, FL office or virtually throughout Florida, Virginia, and South Carolina. Our online therapy platforms ensure confidentiality and convenience.

    Do you ask clients to do homework?

    Yes, there are new tools and coping skills that we will ask you to use between sessions. We find that clients can find relief quicker when they practice at home the things we do in session. The homework supports in the integration of the work we do together in session.

    Do you offer sliding scale or reduced fees?

    Yes, we offer a limited number of sliding scale and reduced fee sessions. Please inquire with our office for more information.

    What is the cost of therapy, and do you accept insurance?

    Therapy fees vary depending on the therapist and the type of service provided.  Our hourly session fees are between $100-$170.   We accept various forms of payment. We are considered Out of Network with most insurance providers and can provide you with a Superbill for reimbursement.  We do accept Health Savings Accounts (HAS’s).  Please read more here: https://growingbranches.net/rates-insurance/

    What should I do if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

    If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact our office as soon as possible. We do have a 24-hour cancellation policy to avoid charge for full session fee.

    Can therapy help with medication management or psychiatric concerns?

    While our therapists do not prescribe medication, they can collaborate with psychiatrists or primary care providers to coordinate medication management if needed. Therapy can also complement psychiatric treatment by addressing emotional and behavioral concerns.

    How long does therapy typically last, and when can I expect to see results?

    Most of our clients begin to feel calmer and experience relief from their symptoms after 6-8 sessions and begin to feel significant change after 4-6 months of therapy. Sustainable change begins to occur after about 6 months of therapy. Our clients report feeling more in control of their emotions and reactions, and less hijacked by difficult situations. Clients report feeling relief from needing to utilize old, outdated coping skills and now view the world with a renewed sense of freedom and insight.

    I am ready to begin therapy at Growing Branches, what’s next?

    You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 407-488-9043 or emailing [email protected].  Using this link will allow you to schedule a free consultation:  https://growingbranches.net/appointment-request/.  Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient appointment time.

    If you’d like to schedule an appointment or have questions, please call our office at 407-488-9043 or email to [email protected]