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Frequently Asked Questions

You may have questions about therapy. We're here to help.

How can therapy help me?

  • Help me accomplish my goals

  • Stop self-defeating behaviors
  • Better resolve conflict
  • Help me communicate my feelings
  • Work through trauma and past hurts
  • Improve my relationships
  • Sort through my emotions
  • Change negative thinking
  • Know that I'm not alone
  • Improve my coping skills
  • Set healthier boundaries
  • Better love myself
  • Achieve a greater sense of purpose and meaning
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How do I know if I should start therapy?

Engaging in the therapeutic process is an emotional and financial investment that takes time. Counseling requires bravery, vulnerability, and commitment, but the lasting rewards of living a happier, healthier, more authentic life may well worth the effort.

How do I choose a therapist?

Finding the right therapist is an important decision. Our competent scheduling coordinators are ready to help match you with a counselor who is the best fit for your presenting issues, location, availability, and insurance. You may also browse through our therapist biographies to learn more about their education, experience, therapeutic methods, and treatment philosophy.

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What treatment services do you offer?

We offer individual therapy and couples therapy virtually and in-person for teens and adults to treat a wide-range of emotional, psychological, behavioral, and relationship issues. We also offer Play Therapy for children, Group Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Art Therapy in-person at our 5 locations in greater Houston, .

What ages do you work with?

Licensed therapists at The Resilience Center of Houston specialize in working with clients across the lifespan, including children as young as 3 years old, teenagers, young adults, adults, and adult seniors.

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How much is a counseling session?

We are in-network with many insurance companies and employee assistance programs. Clients typically owe a copay for each session with some plans covering treatment at 100%. We also offer competitive private pay rates ranging from $125 to $150 a session.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Yes! Our therapists are in-network with most major insurance companies, so finding affordable care has never been easier.

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Can I use my Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for therapy?

To best serve our clients' needs, The Resilience Center of Houston contracts with many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in the greater Houston area with zero client cost.

How do I pay for counseling sessions?

Our practice requires a credit card or health savings card to pay for services, which is securely kept on file and conveniently charged for each session remotely.

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What should I expect in the first therapy session?

After reviewing your paperwork and informing you about client confidentiality and responsibilities, your therapist will get an understanding of your presenting issues, concerns, history, and goals. Your therapist will decide if he or she is the best person to provide the services you need, and you will decide if your therapist feels like the right fit.

How do I switch therapists?

It is important you have a trusting relationship with your therapist, free of judgement, in which you feel to safe to share authentically and vulnerably. If ever, over the course of treatment, you decide your therapist is not the best person to meet your needs, you may request a new therapist from our scheduling staff by calling our office.

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How often are therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions are typically scheduled once a week, often at the same time on the same day each week. As a client improves and meets goals, it's not unusual to move to meetings ever 2 weeks or once a month.

How long are therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions are typically 55 minutes in length but may sometimes be limited to 45 minutes by certain insurance plans.

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When are therapy sessions scheduled?

For your convenience, some therapists at The Resilience Center of Houston offer evening and weekend appointments to meet meet client needs. Sessions are scheduled in advance and occur between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm on weekdays and between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:30 pm on weekends.

What is a therapy session like?

An open and comfortable relationship is built between the counselor and client in which the client feels free to explore their current stressors and functioning, emotions, past hurts, strengths, and hopes and dreams for the future. The trained therapist will be guided by proven methodologies, but the client is in-control of the pace and direction of the therapeutic process.

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How will I know therapy is working?

Thinking and feeling more positively, behaving in healthier ways, and experiencing improved relationships may all be clear signs that counseling is working. Change often takes time, however, and may not be easy. In exploring complex issues during therapy, you may experience some uncomfortable emotions, like fear, anger, or anxiety, which is an expected part of the therapeutic process toward growth. You and your therapist will routinely review your progress toward treatment goals and make changes when needed.

How long will I need therapy?

Some clients may experience relief or accomplish identified goals within just a few sessions. Others often need months or longer to reach wellness, and those with more serious mental health issues may benefit from lifelong clinical support. You and your therapist will regularly access your progress and modify goals modified when necessary. Your counselor will assist you in deciding on a good time to end therapy, but it's always your right to end treatment at any time for any reason.

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Are therapy sessions confidential?

In almost every instance, counseling is absolutely confidential. Your therapist is required to keep your identify and everything said in sessions private. While there are laws and regulations in place to protect your rights, confidentiality is also a key part of a licensed therapist's code of ethics. Your counselor keenly understands that you need to know your information is safe to feel comfortable sharing openly. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, like when a court subpeonas records or when there is suspicion of abuse or neglect of minors, the elderly, or the disabled. Your therapist will go over these exceptions before starting treatment.

Where do sessions take place?

At The Resilience Center of Houston, counseling sessions take place in a private therapy room at one of our five locations in greater Houston or through virtual online therapy in the comfort of your home or office.

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What is virtual online counseling?

Therapy is provided from a distance through live video sessions through a computer, tablet, or smart phone. We treat Texas residents using a HIPAA-compliant, confidential platform for our virtual services. Since online therapy may not be the most effective method of treatment for all individuals and all presenting issues, a referral will be made if another form of treatment is judged to be more appropriate.

Do therapists prescribe medication?

No, therapists are not legally authorized to prescribe medications. Your therapist may provide a psychiatrist recommendation if you would like to learn more about medication as a treatment option.

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What are my therapist's credentials?

The titles, abbreviations, education, and licenses for therapy providers can be confusing for the average person. The Resilience Center of Houston therapists all have a masters or doctoral level education and are licensed in Texas as either a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). These professionals have all been trained and authorized to provide therapy to treat a wide range of mental health and behavioral health issues.

When should I see a therapist?

We all go through ups and downs in life, but if your emotions are becoming overwhelming, or you’re having trouble functioning in daily life, it might be time to see a counselor.

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How do I book a therapy session?

Ready to make an investment in yourself and future? The Resilience Center of Houston can help. Request appointment or call our office to get matched with a therapist who will be a partner on your healing journey.

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