HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long.
WHAT IS YOUR FEE?
My fee is $180 per 50-minute session.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I currently accept cash or check. Please make checks out to Kindra DiGiacomo.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE ?
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
WHAT INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE YOU CONTRACTED WITH ?
At this time, I am contracted with the following Insurance companies:
United Health Care/ Sutter Select
If your mental health coverage is not under any of the above companies, then I would be considered an out-of-network provider. With this in mind, I can provide a super bill at the end of the month for you to send to your insurance company to receive full or partial reimbursement.
DO I REALLY NEED THERAPY? I CAN USUALLY HANDLE MY PROBLEMS.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
HOW CAN THERAPY HELP ME?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
HOW OFTEN WILL I SEE YOU?
In order to receive and maximize the full benefits of therapy, it is recommended that clients initially participate in weekly sessions.
HOW LONG WILL THERAPY LAST?
This is different for everyone. The duration of therapy depends on several factors including, but not limited to: how complex your challenges are, your commitment to grow and learn, and the amount of change or support you desire.
WHAT IS CONFIDENTIALITY?
Confidentiality, at its most basic level, means that the information you share with me in session will not be shared outside of the therapy room. There are, however, legal and ethical limits to confidentiality, where specific instances require me as a mandated reporter, by law, to break confidentiality. These specific instances include: suspected child abuse, elder abuse (65+ years old), dependent adult abuse, self-harm, or harm to others.
WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO THERAPY AND HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
WHAT IS THERAPY LIKE?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, I may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process ,such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
WHAT ABOUT MEDICATION VS. PSYCHOTHERAPY?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Kindra DiGiacomo, MFT
Office Location: 775 Sunrise Ave Suite 110 Roseville, Ca 95661
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For more information on obtaining talk therapy, you may contact me by phone or text or contact me via email by using the form below and we can schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation.
*Please note: If this is a life threatening emergency and need immediate attention, Please contact 9-11 or go to your closest emergency room.
* Kindra DiGiacomo is a psychotherapist and provides talk therapy in Roseville, Ca.